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Posts tagged “Internet”

2:44 p.m. Friday

Premium Lock FCC: 'Big dogs' will sue any new net neutrality rules

FCC Not only is the FCC pushing back any new "net neutrality" guidelines but the chair warns that "big dogs are going to sue regardless of what comes out." That's hardly good news for backers of the N.C. Next Generation Network, which is to be built by AT&T. Fiber projects are already on hold at the telecom giant, and now the net neutrality debate is extending into sometime next year. What's this mean for NCNGN? Does this open the door for Google Fiber?

9:25 a.m. Friday

Online streaming service Aereo files for bankruptcy

Online streaming service Aereo, which at one time had the Triangle on its deployment list, says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company says an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.

Aereo's pitch  Aereo's pitch

6:37 a.m. Friday

Electronic records putting financial squeeze on doctors

Electronic medical records, digital medical records Digital medical records can improve coordination of care, but the high cost and reduced productivity involved in implementing them are hurting some health care providers.

11:17 a.m. Thursday

Human rights groups release anti-surveillance tool

Detekt Amnesty International says the tool released Thursday, called Detekt, is designed for rights activists and journalists but will be freely available to anybody who fears their computer is being used to monitor them.

Tags: Internet
Updated 8:04 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: A top exec lays out transition to services, adjusting work force

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers is transforming the hardware-focused networking gear giant into what he wants to be the world's No. 1 "full IT" company. That means offering more services. And the executive leading that transition tells an investors conference how Cisco is creating a services-oriented workforce. Cisco has laid off thousands of workers over the past two years but has continued to hire in service-oriented areas and in new efforts such as its "Intercloud." So What did Edzard Overbeek have to say?

6:43 a.m. Thursday

Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox's default search

Mozilla Firefox Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market.

6:21 a.m. Thursday

Uber investigating if exec broke 'God' app rules, snooped on rider

Uber  Uber Technologies confirmed Wednesday that it is investigating whether one of its general managers violated the popular car-booking service's privacy policies by snooping on a reporter's ride.

Updated 6:41 a.m. Wednesday

AT&T, Cisco team for conferencing; IBM's new email collaboration; Google buys wind power; Nokia's comeback; Netflix expanding

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup: Cisco and AT&T team up for new conferencing product; IBM unveils 'cloud' email collaboration suite; Google buys wind power; Nokia launches comeback; and Netflix plans to expand.

6:17 a.m. Wednesday

WhatsApp encrypts text messages from beginning to end

Facebook  WhatsApp, the globally popular instant messaging system owned by Facebook, has begun using a powerful new encryption program aimed at protecting users' conversations from unwanted surveillance and snooping.

Updated 11:54 a.m. Tuesday

Analyst forecasts $89B in online sales over holidays

ecommerce       Forrester Research expects U.S. consumers to spend $89 billion online in November and December. That's up 13 percent, or about $10 billion, from a year ago.

Updated 11:36 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Raleigh digital marketing agency hiring up to 30 after acquisition

Raleigh-based digital marketing agency Click Optimize Creative Group is looking to hire as many as 30 people following its acquisition by Healthgrades. COCG and its core management team will remain in Raleigh as the company expands under new ownership.

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Updated 7:52 a.m. Tuesday

FCC chair wants phone fee hike to expand schools' Internet access

Fiber optic network                 The U.S. should spend $1.5 billion more a year to make sure every child has access to high-speed Internet connections at school, the head of the Federal Communications Commission said Monday in a proposal endorsed by the Obama administration that would increase slightly the fees consumers pay each month on their phone bills. Two republican FCC members indicate they oppose the move.

Updated 12:12 p.m. Monday

Premium Lock A resurgence in core business fuels Cisco's return to revenue growth

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP Analysis: While the service provider and emerging market headwinds will persist for the next several quarters, TBR expects Cisco's revenue growth to accelerate in 4Q14, reaching midsingle digits due to momentum in Switching and continued growth in key segments such as Services, Security and Data Center.

Updated 8:04 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Appia's CEO plans to 'stay engaged' as $100M deal unfolds

Appia  Don't look for Jud Bowman, founder and CEO of Appia, to step away from his post or from a spot on the board of Mandalay Digital any time soon. Bowman shares with WRAL TechWire his plans and thoughts about the $100 million deal that will make the Durham startup part of Mandalay Digital.

6:49 a.m. Monday

FCC's rural broadband experiments draw national attention

The Broadband Report      The Broadband Report: The FCC's experiment on exploring how to expand robust broadband in rural America in the most cost-effective way has attracted nearly $885 million worth of projects across the country.

6:28 a.m. Monday

Looking back: 64 WRAL TechWire headlines in review

Week in review Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with nearly 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

November 14

FCC wants AT&T to explain 'pause' in fiber deployments

FCC The FCC has sent a letter to AT&T seeking more information about CEO Randal Stephenson's declared "pause" in fiber network deployments due to concerns about Internet regulation.

November 14

#WTWTrends: Follow Friday, fiber, clinical trials, jobs and flurries Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated November 14

Premium Lock Memo to broadband CEOs: Get your fiber in ground, sell like crazy - that's the American away

Who is better to weigh in on the "net neutrality" debate than an executive with plenty of network experience? That's why WRAL TechWire reached out to Joe Freddoso, former CEO at MCNC which built the state-wide N.C. Research and Education Network, to share his thoughts after President Obama re-ignited the Internet regulation debate earlier this week. Build and sell, Freddoso says.

Joe Freddoso Joe Freddoso

Updated November 14

Despite pause, AT&T to 'continue working' with NC Next Generation Network

North Carolina AT&T President Venessa Harrison says the company will "continue working" with the ultra-fast North Carolina Next Generation Network project even though the telecommunications giant has put a "pause" on fiber projects. NCNGN also reaffirms its commitment to AT&T.

Venessa Harrison Venessa Harrison

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