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Posts tagged “Internet”

Updated 7:11 a.m. today

Premium Lock Inside HP's latest deal: HP and Avaya team up to differentiate in unified communications

HP Analysis: HP Enterprise Services gains Avaya's unified communications (UC) and private cloud capabilities as well as service delivery personnel, while Avaya benefits from HP's cloud portfolio and global reach.

7:10 a.m. today

Federal judge refuses to reinstate $1.3B Oracle victory over SAP

Oracle A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.'s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German rival SAP SE in a long-running copyright dispute.

7:09 a.m. today

Visual search: A gimmick or a game-changer?

Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea -- but it doesn't quite work.

Visual Search Visual Search

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Updated August 29

Premium Lock How old do you really look? FaceMyAge has an app for that

A software spinout from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington called FaceMyAge hopes to connect analysis of facial features to better estimates of lifespan. Commercial potential includes the insurance and financial planning industries, cosmetics and plastic surgery.

Testing facial recognition at UNCW Testing facial recognition at UNCW

August 29

Frontier's' top NC exec joins 'Fiber Transforms the Triangle' lineup

Fiber Transforms the Triangle event Dennis Bloss, the top executive for Frontier Communications in North Carolina, is now part of the speaker lineup for WRAL TechWire's conference "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" on Oct. 13 at SAS. More speakers are being added from AT&T, Frontier Communications and other firms.

August 29

Google Express? Internet giant to test delivery via drones

Watch out for "Project Wing." Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

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Updated August 28

Time Warner Cable: 'Erroneous configuration' triggered nationwide Internet outage

Time Warner Cable says its nationwide Internet outage on Wednesday was triggered by an internal mistake during network maintenance. TWC apologizes, saying "a failure of this size is very serious."

TWC map shows extent of outage at 8 a.m. Wednesday TWC map shows extent of outage at 8 a.m. Wednesday

Updated August 28

Time Warner Cable's Internet outage hammers small businesses

Time Warner Cable's nationwide Internet outage on Wednesday outraged customers. But perhaps the hardest hit were small businesses that rely on the Internet for their livelihood. Among those were a 17-year-old entrepreneur running his own business in Wake Forest and a full-time telecommuter in Raleigh seeking to manage business analysts in New York.

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Updated August 28

Premium Lock ChannelAdvisor commits to new 136,000 square foot HQ in Morrisville

ChannelAdvisor's new logo ChannelAdvisor keeps expanding its global footprint to provide ecommerce services. Now it's expanding at home, signing a contract for a new headquarters in Morrisville to the tune of $3.2M a year.

Updated August 27

Time Warner Cable says Internet service restored after nationwide outage

Time Warner Cable battled a massive Internet outage Wednesday morning - and it used Twitter to provide updates. But even the user of Twitter by TWC is slow, the cable giant acknowledges. Service has been largely restored, the company says.

TWC map shows extent of outage at 8 a.m. Wednesday TWC map shows extent of outage at 8 a.m. Wednesday

Updated August 27

Outrage! Twitter reacts to Time Warner Cable outage

TWC If you're a Time Warner Cable Internet customer and couldn't get access Wednesday morning, you weren't alone. Here's how Twitter reacted to the outage.

Updated August 27

TWC customers unleash anger over massive Internet outage

Readers from around the Triangle, eastern N.C. and as far away as San Antonio reacted with frustration and anger as Time Warner Cable's nation-wide Internet outage dragged on for hours early Wednesday. Some say problems began as early as 1 a.m. TWC didn't acknowledge a problem until just after 4 a.m. through Twitter. Others say they have had trouble for several days.

Time Warner Cable Time Warner Cable

August 27

How did your business deal with TWC Internet outage?

Fiber optic network            How did your business deal with the hours-long, nationwide Time Warner Cable Internet outage early Wednesday? We want to know.

Updated August 27

Premium Lock Rather than 'build,' Premier does a 'buy' in $48.5M cash deal for Raleigh-based Aperek

Charlotte-based Premier Inc., which works with healthcare clients to improve purchasing and internal performance, has been on an acquisition hunt in recent months. And Raleigh-based Aperek is the latest at a price of $48.5 million. Premier's CEO explains her thinking in making the deal.

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Updated August 27

Premier, Inc. acquires Raleigh-base supply chain software firm Aperek for $48.5M

Healthcare    Aperek, which formerly was known as Mediclick and focuses on supply chain software solutions for the healthcare industry, is being acquired by Charlotte-based Premier, Inc. in a deal valued at $48.5 million.

August 26

NC Next Generation Network to discuss plans at 'Fiber Transforms Triangle' event

What's happening with the North Carolina Next Generation Network? Director of Technology Services at Town of Cary, Bill Stice, who is a member of the NCNGN steering committee, is part of the speaker lineup for WRAL TechWire's conference "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" on Oct. 13 at SAS. More speakers are being added from AT&T, Frontier Communications and other firms.

Fiber Transforms the Triangle event Fiber Transforms the Triangle event

Updated August 26

Red Hat beefs up 'cloud;' Heat Bio-Square 1 $7.5M deal; VM vs. EMC?; Tivo's non-cable recorder

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Red Hat unveils new cloud product; Heat Biologics lands $7.5 million in financing from Square 1; VMware targets cloud; Tivo's new recorder for "cord-cutters."

August 26

With streaming deal, Amazon aims to be ESPN of video games

Amazon.com   Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. The ecommerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport.

Updated August 25

Study: America leading in broadband economic costs, activity

The Broadband Report: How true are fears that the United States is falling behind the rest of the world when it comes to broadband? Not so much, according to a new study from George Mason University.

Tracking broadband economic activity Tracking broadband economic activity

August 20

MCNC's chief technology officer joins lineup for 'Fiber Transforms the Triangle' conference

Fiber optic network            Mark Johnson, chief technology officer at MCNC and a former executive with Internet 2, is part of the speaker lineup for WRAL TechWire's conference "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" on Oct. 13 at SAS.

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