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Posts tagged “Internet”

Updated 6:14 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock As Facebook adds Open Source partners, Red Hat wants more women in tech

DeLisa Alexander at All Things Open Facebook and Red Hat made appeals to other technology companies to further embrace Open Source and recruit more women at the All Things Open Conference. While Facebook adds IBM, Microsoft and Yahoo to its OS group, Red Hat's chief people officer calls for more women to get involved in technology - period. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the details for our Insiders.

Updated 5:42 p.m. yesterday

Frontier rolling out gigabit Internet in several Durham, RTP locations

Frontier Communications is providing the Triangle's first taste of gigabit Internet speeds - some 100 times faster than cable connections - at several Durham and Research Triangle Park locations. Capitol Broadcasting plans fast wireless access at Bulls stadium. An RTP building also is being rewired to support gigabit access for tenants. But gigabit service is not cheap.

Frontier  Frontier

10:27 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Inside AT&T's earnings: Still trailing Verizon but positioning for long-term growth

Earnings    Inside AT&T's earnings report: AT&T's 2Q14 results are promising heading into 4Q14, with solid subscriber and wireless revenue growth. Both the wireless and U-verse subscriber bases continued to gain traction in 3Q14 and will continue to propel the operator forward to challenge Verizon for the top position in the U.S. market, writes Eric Costa of Technology Business Research.

Updated 9:32 a.m. yesterday

A new 'Frontier' in speed: Gigabit Internet hits Triangle

Frontier Chair and CEO Maggie Wilderotter is kicking off the launch of the first gigabit Internet service in the Triangle at an event in Durham today. AT&T is coming, and look for Google Fiber to hit town in December. But for now, Frontier is the only game in the Triangle.

Maggie Wilderotter Maggie Wilderotter

6:09 a.m. yesterday

Tablets, net-connected cars drive AT&T wireless gains - not phones

AT&T      AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from cheaper non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars. The nation's second-largest wireless carrier is facing pricing pressure from smaller rivals T-Mobile and Sprint in a competitive environment in which most Americans already have a cellphone.

2:44 p.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Analyst: Open Source is on the rise, especially in China, India

Inside the All Things Open conference: Open source software is on the rise even in enterprise settings, Forrester Research analyst Jeffrey Hammond told a packed room as the All Things Open conference got under way at the Raleigh Convention Center on Wednesday. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the details for Insider subscribers.

All Things Open  All Things Open

10:20 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Stormy weather: Verizon shifts cloud strategy toward hybrid IT

Verizon Analysis: Limited penetration, increasing competition and low margins in the public cloud market drive Verizon to realign its cloud portfolio, writes Jillian Mirandi of Technology Business Research.

Updated 8:01 a.m. Wednesday

Apple issues security warning for iCloud, which is under attack

iTunes on iCloud   Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

2:51 p.m. Tuesday

Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix

Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

Google Mood Music Google Mood Music

Updated 8:21 a.m. Monday

Frontier CEO coming to Durham for fiber news; Capitol is first customer

Frontier is rolling out its top gun - chairman CEO Maggie Wilderotter - on Thursday for its big network expansion and upgrade in Durham on Thursday. Look for Frontier to announce its own fiber network plans as it prepares to take on AT&T. And the American Tobacco Campus is the first "ground zero" battlefield.

Maggie Wilderotter Maggie Wilderotter

7:09 a.m. Monday

Public libraries are more than just books in digital age

The Broadband Report: A new report from the Aspen Institute looks at how - in an age of instant and abundant information - public libraries can drive community advancements unlike any other public institution.

More than books More than books

Updated October 17

Big hiring binge helps drive down Google's earnings

Google           A big chunk of the higher expenses went toward bringing in more employees, mostly engineers, to supplement Google's already large brain trust. The 3,000 workers added in the third quarter nearly doubled from the roughly 1,600 employees hired at the same time last year.

October 17

Premium Lock Inside Google earnings: Monetizing mobile remains big challenge

Earnings    Analysis: Even as Google's total revenue continues to flourish - overall revenue climbed 20.1% year-to-year in 3Q14 to $16.5 billion - there are signs that it is struggling to adapt, ironically, to the increasingly mobile-first advertising environment it created, says analyst Jack Narcotta of Technology Business Research. So what's happening? Our Insiders get the detailed analysis.

October 16

Facebook launches tool for use during disasters

Facebook  The tool, called "Safety Check," will be available worldwide to the social network's 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices. This includes the basic "feature" phones many people still use to access Facebook, especially in developing countries.

October 16

CBS joins cord-cutting rush; WRAL to 'evaluate' streaming service

CBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows. But it's not available in Raleigh yet where WRAL-TV plans to "evaluate" it.

A screenshot of CBS' streaming product A screenshot of CBS' streaming product

October 16

LabCorp-LipoScience deal advances; Red Hat's new women awards; a comet landing; eBay's miss; NetFlix plunge

Bulldog In today's wrapup of tech and life science news: LabCorp's $85M acquisition of LipoScience clears a key hurdle; Red Hat announces women in Open Source awards; a comet landing is at hand; eBay's miss; and NetFlix stock plunges.

October 16

End of pay-TV as we know it? HBO GO cuts cable cord

HBO's "Silicon Valley" Next year HBO is cutting the cord and selling its popular streaming video service HBO Go as a stand-alone product, as more Americans choose to watch the Web, not the TV. Viewers longing to watch "Game of Thrones", "True Detective" and "Veep" will no longer have to pay big bucks for cable and satellite contracts. Is this the end of pay-TV as we know it?

October 15

Premium Lock Inside Intel: Even as PC chip demand rebounds, Intel eyes Internet of Things for growth

Intel Analysis: PC and Data Center chip demand help Intel deliver highest quarterly revenue in company history. But Intel also is strategically positioning itself to be on the leading edge of computing and connected devices which comprise the Internet of Things.

October 14

Entegrion lands $7.8M from DoD; Zuckerbergs donate $25M for Ebola fight; Bioventus acquires product line; Yelp fights extortion claims

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of life science and technology news: Entegrion lands $7.8 million Department of Defense contract for platelet development; Zuckerbergs donate to fight Ebola; Bioventus acquires a product line; Yelp fights extortion claims.

Updated October 14

Frontier vs. AT&T in Durham: Let the fiber fight begin

Frontier Communications plans to announce on Oct. 23 details about its own gigabit Internet service in Durham County. The announcement sets the stage for head-to-head competition with AT&T, which is bringing its U-verse with GigaPower to the Triangle.

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