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Posts tagged “Internet”

36 minutes ago

Aereo vs. broadcasters: Justices skeptical, concerned

Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.

Aereo's mini-antenna  Aereo's mini-antenna

1:49 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock MCNC expands network capabilities in deal with Sentinel Data Centers

MCNC, the operator of the statewide North Carolina Research and Education Network, is adding capabilities to its own fiber and data infrastructure in a deal with Durham-based Sentinel Data Centers.


1:14 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Cisco picks RTP as a hub for new 'Threat Defense' service

Cisco Cisco is rolling out a new "Managed Threat Defense" offering to help networks deal with mounting security challenges. RTP will be one of two hubs for the service, according to Network World.

Updated 12:37 p.m. yesterday

AT&T joins investment group to launch $500M online video venture

AT&T The move comes amid rapid growth in online video services. AT&T, a telecoms giant, already offers TV content through its U-Verse service, which competes with more traditional cable TV providers. With online video, though, it could attract customers of Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and other services - including people who've stopped paying for traditional broadcast, cable or satellite TV.

9:59 a.m. Monday

Atlanta-based Cbeyond being acquired in $323M deal

Cbeyond "This transaction will create a nationwide communications and technology services powerhouse and significantly advances our strategy to drive top-line revenue growth by enhancing the premier communications, cloud and managed services that are available to our business customers," says Vincent Oddo, CEO of Birch. "The combined company will have a nationwide IP-network with a significant fiber infrastructure, an extensive data center presence in multiple markets, and a relentless focus on providing superior customer service."

Updated 8:04 a.m. Monday

Aereo case shows that in technology vs. tradition we all win - and lose

Scot Wingo, CEO at ChannelAdvisor, asked me why I wanted to learn about the book business. "What makes you think there will be a book business in the future," he asked. Excellent question. As the Aereo vs. broadcasters case unfolds before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, its CEO defends the right of innovation and says no industry is "sacred." But as more and more traditional businesses disappear, who really are the losers? Us.

A screenshot from Aereo A screenshot from Aereo

Updated 8:01 a.m. Monday

Aereo CEO on broadcasting: No companies 'sacred' from tech changes

Why shouldn't broadcast and cable companies fear Aereo? "What they should be afraid of, and I'm sympathetic to this, is the Internet is happening to everybody, whether you like it or not. It happened to books, news people, it happened to music people, it happened to Blockbuster. There is nothing in our Constitution that says there is a sacred set of companies that will never be affected by new technology," says Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia.

Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia talks tech transformation Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia talks tech transformation

Updated 7:56 a.m. Monday

Supreme Court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being. The target is startup Aereo, which takes free television signals from the airwaves and sends them over the Internet to paying subscribers in 11 cities.

Aereo's pitch  Aereo's pitch

Updated 5:27 a.m. Monday

National broadband events spotlight hot trends in networking

The Broadband Report  The Broadband Report: From Silicon Valley to the nation's capital, high-speed connectivity and gigabit speed are front and center on the national networking agenda this spring.

Updated April 17

Premium Lock Inside IBM's earnings: Software, 'cloud' could galvenize growth

Analysis: Amid a mixed growth picture for IBM as a whole, 2% year-to-year growth in overall software revenue illustrates that IBM's existing software assets continue to drive customer conversations and purchasing across the IBM install base, writes Elizabeth Hedstrom Henlin, an analyst with Technology Business Research.

IBM breaks down its software performance IBM breaks down its software performance

Updated April 17

Hardware woes drive IBM revenues down for 8th straight quarter

IBM earnings IBM revenue fell 4 percent to $22.5 billion, below the $22.9 billion that analysts polled by FactSet had expected. It's the eighth consecutive quarter of revenue decline. The biggest drop was in its systems and technology unit, or hardware, where revenue tumbled 23 percent to $2.39 billion from $3.11 billion.

Updated April 17

Shrinking ad prices cut into Google's earnings

Google logo Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas.

April 17

Fired former No. 2 Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work

Yahoo! Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job. CEO Marissa Mayer dumped de Castro in January after concluding he wasn't executing on her plan for reviving Yahoo's lackluster ad growth. De Castro had been in charge of ad sales.

Tags: Internet
Updated April 16

Wake Forest is test bed for gigabit internet

RST Fiber began installing the fiber Tuesday that the company says will bring internet speeds up to 100 times faster than cable to Triangle-area homes.

RST network map RST network map

April 15

Twitter buys its data analytics partner Gnip

Twitter    Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day -- to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.

Updated April 15

Premium Lock As Google Glass hits street, group warns: Don't be a 'Glasshole'

The Drudge Report almost daily links to reports about how those wearable computers known as Google Glass are being abused - from invasions of privacy to just plain old obnoxious uses. And as Glass becomes widely available today for $1,500, a consumer group unveils a Top 10 list of reasons why not to be a "Glasshole."

WRAL's Bill Leslie dons Google Glass WRAL's Bill Leslie dons Google Glass

April 15

Drone wars? Like Facebook, Google acquires a drone maker

Drones to deliver Internet access Both Google and Facebook have launched ambitious projects that aim to get everyone on the planet online. Google's Project Loon sends giant balloons bearing Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere. Facebook, meanwhile, leads, a coalition of companies that wants to get everyone in the world access to basic Internet service.

April 15

Netflix's Comcast streaming deal improves quality of video

Netflix Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to a recent deal that bought Netflix a more direct connection to Comcast's network. The data released Monday by Netflix Inc. may become another flash point in a debate about whether the Federal Communications Commission should draw up new rules to ensure that all online content providers are treated the same by Internet service providers.

April 14

Study shows increase in online information thefts

How safe are you? The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday.

Updated April 14

The Broadband Report: It was one 'gigafied' week

The Broadband Report  Broadband discussions were plentiful at national events held last week in Denver and Austin. MCNC President and CEO Joe Freddoso talks about his travels and how the country's future relies on gigabit infrastructure.

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