Posts tagged “Internet”
Gail Roper, chief information officer for the City of Raleigh and a key player in the bringing of fiber-optic Internet networks to the Triangle, is resigning as of June 5. She's taking a job in the private sector.
Google Fiber, which is the process of building an ultra high-speed Internet network in the Triangle, is teaming with the Triangle Literacy Council to launch a mobile computing lab. Google Fiber also will fund a fellowship for its "digital inclusion" effort to help more people utilize the Internet.
Analysis: Secure, scalable intelligent networks light the path as Cisco works to reconstruct its reputation as a trusted advisor of the connected world, but what impact will new CEO Chuck Robbins have when he takes over from John Chambers?
A syndicate of investors, including two ones, is pouring $16 million worth of new capital into Samanage, a provider of "cloud" service software solutions. The company plans to hire additional personnel and expand its global operations.
Analysis: As consumers' focus on and dollars move to digital devices, marketers and agencies follow. In the past marketers and agencies dictated the terms of engagement with consumers through traditional media formats, such as print, TV and radio. Today's digital consumer dictates terms of engagement with brands. As a result, marketers and agencies are turning to data-driven marketing technology (martech) and advertising technology (ad tech) platforms to create personalized, engaging user experiences. Technology Business Research examines what these changes mean.
The founder of Denver-based One World Labs has warned consistently that hackers could seize control of aircraft systems while in flight. And recently he says he did so, leading to inquiries from the FBI about whether he did. Are passengers at risk?
NetApp, its stock price under pressure and with competition "disrupting" its data storage business, is cutting some 15 percent or 200 positions of its work force at the company's big campus in Research Triangle Park, sources say. NetApp says it can't comment.
CenturyLink is bringing fiber-optic Internet speeds to much of eastern North Carolina and parts of the Triangle, targeting what the communications company calls the "Fiber Gap." CenturyLink thus becomes the latest firm trying to cash in on the demand for ultra-fast net services.
Randall Stephenson, chair and CEO of AT&T, takes on the FCC in very blunt language during a presentation at a JPMorgan technology conference. AT&T has already sued against Internet regulation as imposed by the FCC and is also seeking a "stay" of some rules in another case. But Stephenson sees change on the horizon and thus AT&T will continue to invest in broadband. Our Insiders get the full story.
The Broadband Report: The Federal Communications Commission said last week that schools and libraries throughout the country will receive full funding for their E-Rate program requests this year as a result of budget changes and the modernization policy adopted in 2014 by the commission.
BlackGirls Code, Bandwidth hackathon, Triangle Startup Weekend TrailBlazers, Internet Summer Social highlight upcoming tech calendar
WTW is expanding its weekly calendar. Why? Because more people than ever are looking for information and organizers are submitting an ever-increasing number of events. So be sure to check each Monday for the latest event update. WTW has details on four recent additions to the Triangle's always busy technology events calendar: BlackGirls Code chapter launch; a Bandwidth.com hosted hackathon, the next Triangle Startup Weekend event, and an International Summer Social from the Organization of Women in International Trade.
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.
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission seeking to overturn the FCC's decision to allow the City of Wilson to expand its community broadband network service known as Greenlight. The state has been "aggrieved," according to Cooper.
For all you techies who have been waiting to make the "Internet of Things" a reality of linked devices in your home with help from Apple and Sirri voice commands, its HomeKit will be arriving soon, the company tells tech news website TechCrunch.
Analysis: Chuck Robbins takes over as CEO from John Chambers at networking giant Cisco in July. He inherits a company that's primed for growth - if he can solve the challenge that software-defined networking poses., says a Technology Business Research analyst.
The trade group USTelecom and AT&T are not giving up their fight to stop FCC rules that would impose regulation on the Internet, taking their case to federal court. The FCC last week rejected a "stay" on the rules. But AT&T and the group insist they are not opposed to "net neutrality." They oppose overall net regulation, predicting a "Department of the Internet."
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