Posts tagged “Internet”
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: The government redefines "driver" in a boost for computer-controlled cars; Durham-based Adwerx launches new advertising product; Twitter tweaks its timeline; and Chinese investors offer $1.2B for Norwegian tech firm Opera.
A National Science Foundation-supported conference at NCSU over the next two days will explore the creation of a roadmap toward developing a national Internet of Things strategy. Here's a preview of what's going on.
A new research report from Juniper breaks down what its analysts view as the top disruptors in the financial technical services, or FinTech, space. Our WTW Insider subscribers get a look at the top three.
Watson will help Moogfest attendees compose their own songs, but there will be plenty of human performers, too, at the Durham event. New additions include synth-pop band Grimes and pop trio Mike Snow.
Analysis: Cognizant is increasingly encroaching on IBM and Accenture's territory by building out its consulting scale and digital and cloud expertise, writes Technology Business research Analyst Jennifer Hamel. Our Insiders get the full story.
WRAL TechWire, a comprehensive source of coverage of companies in the Carolinas and beyond with a focus on the growth industries of broadband, life sciences, and on entrepreneurs and venture funding, now has an WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.
Google Fiber, which is in the process of deploying in the Triangle, is promising free ultra-fast Internet access to all public housing properties in cities where it offers service. The aim is to deliver the fast Internet "to those who need it most," a Google executive says. Google says it is doing so "voluntarily."
As Uber, Airbnb, Lyft and other startups in the sharing economy ($335 billion by 2025, says PwC) continue to grow, their success is driving growth in mobile payment technology so consumers can take advantage of "sharing" opportunities. So believes an expert in the field at the Warwick Business School.
Commerce Secretary John Skvarla told a legislative panel Thursday that North Carolina needs to help small businesses find investment capital so they can grow, and one way to do that is to legalize crowdfunding.
Apple faces $626M patent loss; Comcast comeback; 15-second thriller series; WhatsApp, Gmail, Apple top 1B
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Apple faces a huge loss in a patent case; Comcast mounts a comeback; a 15-second trhiller series at Instagram; and WhatsApp, Gmail as well as Apple top 1 billion mark in customers or devices.
Want something like paper towels or milk or even a new computer? Don't want to leave the house but still want to get that shopping item in an hour? You can now. Amazon on Thursday launched its "Prime Now" service in Raleigh.
Frontier Communications offers praise for the ConnectHome plan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which includes a partnership with Google Fiber. But Frontier, which provides services in the Durham area, points out its own efforts to expand broadband access.
Cisco Systems is buying Jasper Technologies for $1.4 billion in cash in a move to help its customers connect, automate and manage billions of Internet-connected devices ranging from cars to jet engines to implanted pacemakers. Jasper is a "unicorn" - a venture capital-backed startup valued at more than $1 billion. Why make the deal?
Driven by increased sales globally, a surge in new customers and a near 10 percent increase in R&D spending to develop new products, Cary-based SAS set a record for revenue in 2015 at $3.16 billion. Revenues grew 2.3 percent despite a strong U.S. dollar as the privately held firm also stretched its streak of never losing money. The good news means SAS is adding jobs.
AT&T applauds Google Fiber's 'free' offer to community centers, notes its own efforts to bridge 'digital divide'
While praising Google Fiber's announced plans Wednesday to offer free ultra-fast Internet access to public housing communities, AT&T notes it is already doing so at several Triangle and Triad locations. And a new program for discounted access is coming.
Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer can save her own job. Plus: an interactive graphical view at Yahoo's shrinking headcount and other financial data.
Thinking of investing in Bitcoins? Bitcoin did have great potential, but it is damaged beyond repair, and a replacement is badly needed, writes former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa.