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Posts tagged “Internet”

1:47 p.m. today

Twitter growth sputters; Yelp shares plunge; CommScope sales drop; CleanTech cluster grows

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter's slow user growth hurts; Yelp financials trigger share drop; CommScope sales fall from a year ago; and the Triangle Cleantech cluster adds a new member.

Updated 3:25 p.m. yesterday

Allscripts competes for military contract; Windows 10 tutorial; Amazon's startup page

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Allscripts could be the military's next health records provider; Windows 10 tutorial site; Amazon shows off startup products.

6:04 a.m. yesterday

Google detaches YouTube from Google+

Google+ Google is taking another step back from its aggressive promotion of Google+, the ambitious social network it launched four years ago. In a blog post, Google said it is eliminating the need to have a Google+ account to create a YouTube channel or to share content.

5:42 a.m. yesterday

Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means

  Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.

7:23 a.m. Monday

Major security flaw revealed in Android phones

Android Security researchers have revealed a security flaw in 95 percent of Android phones that could let hackers access them remotely via a text message without an owner knowing.

5:27 a.m. Monday

Lawsuit shows extent of Ethiopian hacking as Obama visits

Obama As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia this weekend, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device.

July 24

Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack?

Twitter Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.

July 24

IBM acquires cloud database firm Compose

IBM Cloud   IBM (NYSE: IBM) has acquired Compose Inc., aprivate San Mateo, CA-based company that sells database offerings such as MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, among others, to web and mobile app developers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Tags: IBM, Internet
July 23

Premium Lock Cisco's incoming CEO: 'Going to be a fantastic ride'

Chuck Robbins Cisco is selling its set-top business - a $10 billion deal the company made for Scientific Atlanta a decade ago - for $600 million. It's also making more organizational changes internally as UNC graduate Chuck Robbins prepares to take over as CEO.

July 23

UNC Reese News Lab wins grant to track campaign speech

A group made up of students and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will receive a $150,000 grant to develop a project to help track political speeches on the campaign trail.

Working at Reese News Lab Working at Reese News Lab

July 22

Premium Lock Inside EMC: Look for growth, but transformation costs to hurt

EMC  Analysis: Look for growth from EMC this quarter. But the storage tech giant, which has big operations in the Triangle, also faces transformation costs.

Tags: Internet, EMC
Updated July 22

San Francisco firm acquires Raleigh-based social marketer Expion

Raleigh-based Expion, a five-year-old social marketing firm with a high-profile list of clients and offices in the U.K. as well as China, has been acquired by San Francisco-based Sysomos. In an exclusive interview, Expion founder and CEO Peter Heffring discusses the deal.

A sample of Expion's work A sample of Expion's work

July 22

FCC chair backs AT&T-DirecTV merger - with conditions

AT&T wants DirecTV     The head of the Federal Communications Commission has recommended approving AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. The deal would create the country's largest provider of cable or satellite TV. But there are conditions.

Updated July 21

AT&T kicks off ultra-fast Internet, U-verse in Durham, Greensboro

AT&T GigaPower    AT&T executives along with business leaders from Durham will be on hand today for the formal launch of ultra-fast Internet service in the Bull City and Durham County as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. AT&T is also offering its U-verse entertainment network.

July 21

AT&T expands gigabit Internet service to Greensboro

Fiber optic network                    AT&T expands the reach of its fiber-optic Internet service to Greensboro on the same day it also took GigaPower into Durham. The network now offers service in parts of eight N.C. cities.

Updated July 21

Premium Lock PayPal positions itself as broader commerce platform

E-Commerce PayPal is now repositioning itself as a broader commerce platform as it separates from eBay The strategy will be critical to its long term survival in an increasingly competitive space. Here are thoughts from Ovum's Financial Services Technology Analyst.

July 21

PayPal shares jump 5 percent as it splits from eBay

e-commerce PayPal shares jumped in its first day as a separate and publicly traded company as the firm outlined plans to capitalize on the rise of mobile payments and the growing digitization of money. And an analyst sees a lot of potential in PayPal's future.

July 21

Hawking looks for ET; cheating website hacked; strut doomed SpaceX rocket; Novartis earnings

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Stephen Hawking goes looking for ET; cheating website Ashley Madison is hacked; SpaceX says a strut failure doomed a rocket; and a strong dollar hurts Novartis.

July 20

Uber's next big battle: Taking on New York City mayor

Uber   ‚ÄčA dispute is simmering between the ride-booking service Uber and Mayor Bill de Blaiso's City Hall, an increasingly pitched disagreement playing out on smartphones, over the airwaves and in the press over a fundamental question: Who controls access to the streets of the nation's largest city?

Updated July 20

AT&T formally launches ultra-fast Internet service in Durham

AT&T GigaPower    AT&T executives along with business leaders from Durham will be on hand today for the formal launch of ultra-fast Internet service in the Bull City and Durham County as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network.

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