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Posts tagged “Internet”

1:51 p.m. today

Premium Lock Cisco pays $665M for security firm OpenDNS; here's why

Cisco is acquiring security technology firm OpenDNS for $665 million, the latest in a series of recent acquisitions. So why is the networking giant making this buy? Cisco Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Hilton Romanski explains the deal in his own words.

Tracking data at OpenDNS Tracking data at OpenDNS

Updated 9:04 a.m. today

Premium Lock 5G is the next big thing - and the EU is getting ready to cash in

The Broadband Report       What's the next big thing in wireless communications after 4G? 5G, of course. But right now there's a lot of myth mixed with reality. In the second of a two-part analysis, Michael Sullivan-Trainor of Technology Business Research goes inside the next communication wave. Sullivan-Trainor is the executive analyst in the telecom practice at TBR.

Updated 8:49 a.m. today

Need to hit friends up for cash? There's an app for that

Dollar sign     Person-to-person mobile payment services like PayPal-owned Venmo are catching on as a way to bypass searching for an ATM or splitting a bill on multiple cards when the dinner check comes. And they're particularly popular among millennials, a generation that seems to have their own way of doing everything.

Updated 3:23 p.m. yesterday

Google to add railroad crossing warnings to digital maps

Railroad Crossings-Google The federal agency that oversees railroads is asking digital mapping companies to alert users as they approach track crossings. Google agrees. In a blog post, the agency's acting administrator wrote that Google will stitch the locations of approximately 250,000 public and private crossings into its maps.

11:20 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Cisco's 'Six Pillar' approach to Internet of Things, including 'Fog' computing.

Networking giant Cisco is unveiling a new Internet of Things system on Monday with what it calls a "six-pillar approach" for infrastructure to deliver IoT solutions. These cover much more than bandwidth and routers, including "fog" computing and security. So what are the "six pillars"?

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9:58 a.m. yesterday

Google (and Red Hat) lose in Java copyright case vs. Oracle

Oracle The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over copyright protection for a computer program that powers most of the world's smartphones and computer tablets. Red Hat had allied itself with Google in the case.

8:58 a.m. yesterday

Durham's SportsMedia expands to London, promises new unmanned camera tech

SportsMedia Technology, the Durham-based firm that offers an ever-increasing number of ways to turn sporting events from Wimbledon to the Super Bowl into tech showcases, is expanding to London. The company also is promising a new technology to offer computerized control of cameras at events.

SMT's "Pitch Tack" SMT's "Pitch Tack"

Updated 7:36 a.m. yesterday

Airbnb raising $1.5B as rival gets $40M; SapceX rocket explodes; Office goes Android; Facebook, Instagram updates

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Airbnb is raising $1.5 billion; a rival to Airbnb is raising $40 million; SpaceX rocket explodes; Microsoft takes Office to Android; and updates from Facebook as well as Instagram.

Updated 7:35 a.m. yesterday

Tech calendar: Deadline at hand for startups to apply for CED tech event

Social networking Time is running out for startups to apply to present at the CED Tech Venture Conference; the early bird discount rate to attend for everyone also is at hand. Plus more tech calendar news.

6:30 a.m. yesterday

WTW news in review: Week of June 22 (Part 1)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for last week.

6:27 a.m. yesterday

WTW news in review: Week of June 22 (Part 2)

Week in Review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

6:23 a.m. yesterday

Get WTW on the go: Mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps available

WRAL TechWire, a comprehensive source of coverage of companies in the Carolinas and beyond with a focus on the growth industries of broadband, life sciences, and on entrepreneurs and venture funding, announces the release of the WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.

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Updated June 26

Politico headline captures Uber's global challenges: 'France's Uber-taxi war is on'

France Taxi Strike Uber continues to grow, expanding service areas and hiring more "partners" as it describes drivers, across North Carolina. But around the world the company continues to face challenges.

June 26

Premium Lock Inside IBM's Box cloud partnership: A silver lining?

IBM Cloud   Analysis: Week after week, month after month, IBM deepens its commitment to "cloud" computing as part of its new strategic vision. From a recent OpenStack acquisition to committing "hundreds of millions" of dollars to big data analytics to this week's deal with Box, Big Blue keeps making headlines. But is the Box deal one that erases its cloud challenges?

Tags: IBM, Internet
Updated June 26

Cisco's Warrior to Wipro?; T-Mobile dumps upgrade fee; Taylor Swift's 1989 to stream; Tinder-Match spinoff; Facebook's new security head

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior may advise Wipro; T-Mobile dumps its upgrade fee for phones; Taylor Swift allows "1989" to be streamed by Apple; and Tinder being spun off; and Facebook has a new security officer.

June 25

To sway regulators in bid for Time Warner Cable, Charter pledges to play nice on Internet

Cable Charter is trying to convince the government that consumers will benefit if it is allowed to create a cable giant through its proposed $67.1 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House.

June 25

UN: Internet companies should respond to extremist exploitation

U.N. A U.N. panel is calling for Internet and social media companies to respond to the exploitation of their services by al-Qaida and other extremist groups who use the web to recruit fighters and spout "increasingly horrific propaganda."

Updated June 25

Google goes renewable for data center; anti-Uber strike; Monansto still wants Syngenta; new Verizon video service?

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google's new data center to be powered by renewable energy; taxi drivers go on strike in France over Uber; Monsanto won't give up on buying Syngenta; and Verizon hints at new video service.

Updated June 24

CIA-backed tech company finds stolen government log-ins all over Web

Hackers ​A CIA-backed technology company has found logins and passwords for 47 government agencies strewn across the Web -- available for hackers, spies and thieves. The agencies are "vulnerable to espionage" and more, the report says. It also recommends a series of steps be taken to address the security weaknesses.

Tags: Internet
June 24

Premium Lock Report: 'Cloud' services not necessarily cheaper than internal platforms

Is "cloud computing" cheaper than running information technology applications on your own internal resources? It's often touted that way, but a new report from Information Services Group says "cloud" is not always cheaper. WTW Insiders can access the details.

Pricing in the "cloud" Pricing in the "cloud"

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