Posts tagged “Internet”

2:33 p.m. Friday

Premium Lock Survey says: Many IT pros not ready for IoT security risks

Tripwire Inc., which sells security solutions, says its survey of more than 220 IT security professionals at the Black Hat USA conference in Nevada at the beginning of August shows that two-thirds are not ready for security risks connected to the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Updated 2:00 p.m. Friday

Source: Google still investing heavily in fiber despite job cuts report

Google Fiber went "live" in parts of Charlotte earlier this week, reflecting the Internet giant's continuing commitment to its network despite acknowledged heavy losses. While the company isn't talking on the record about a report it's cutting 50 percent of the Google Fiber work force, WRAL TechWire is told that Google is still chasing what it sees as a huge market opportunity.

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8:36 a.m. Friday

WRAL apps for Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV 'set new standard' for OTT (+ video)

A leader in new and innovative technologies, WRAL added to its portfolio of over-the-top (OTT) apps with the launch of a feature-rich app for Apple TV.

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Updated 6:43 a.m. Friday

Premium Lock Ransomware increased 172 percent this year

2016 has proven to be a year of online extortion through various malicious attack methods. Trend Micro Incorporated , a global security software and solutions company, has published its security roundup report, "The Reign of Ransomware," which analyzes the trends in attacks and vulnerabilities seen throughout the first half of this year. showing a 172 percent increase in ransomware and $3 billion in losses due to business email compromise scams so far in 2016.

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6:06 a.m. Wednesday

Netflix will hit 100M subscribers by 2018

Netflix   International Netflix subscribers will overtake the number of US domestic subscribers, and the streaming service will hit 100 million subscribers by 2018, says a new report.

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Updated 9:11 a.m. Tuesday

Staying alive: After heart attack, Fitbit inspires me to walk the world

Those of us fortunate enough to be given another chance at life have a responsibility to share our stories - and hopefully encourage others to aspire to better days. Part of my inspiration to live better after a near-fatal heart attack comes from a fitness tracker that offers a daily reminder how close a dream to walk the world is becoming a reality.

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9:01 a.m. Tuesday

CED Tech Venture profile: Bridgera aims to make IoT 'easier'

If your firm is puzzled by Internet of Things complexities, Raleigh startup Bridgera may be able to help. In a Q&A, WRAL TechWire provides a profile of the IoT and big data company ahead of its participation in the CED Tech Venture conference.

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Updated 7:31 a.m. Tuesday

Epic Games forums hacked again, 800,000 accounts affected

Epic Games More than 800,000 user names and email addresses were stolen from Epic Games forums. The company said most of the passwords are not easily read or crackable, however.

Updated 5:00 a.m. Monday

56 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug. 8-14 (Part 2)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 8. part two

4:57 a.m. Monday

Don't miss these 53 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug.15-21 (Part 2)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 15. part two

4:53 a.m. Monday

Don't miss these 53 headlines: WTW week in review, Aug. 15-21 (Part 1)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 15, part one of two.

4:48 a.m. Monday

Hot to get WTW-on-the-go: Use our mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps

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, has WRAL TechWire apps for iOS and Android devices.

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August 19

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Growing services revenue a bright spot in pivot to software

Cisco's headquarters      Analysis: Cisco this week announced plans to cut 5,500 jobs as the networking giant continues to pivot from its traditional networking hardware reliance to software and services. Those revenues have grown for 53 consecutive quarters. Technology Business Research analyst Elitsa Bakalova takes a look at what's happening.

Updated August 19

Generation app gap: Millennials' tech embrace dwarfs boomers, Xers

Baby boomers and Generation Xers don't even come close to the collective embrace of technology by millennials, a new survey shows. While the older folks aren't exactly Luddites, millennials are more ready for a brave new world of apps, streaming, and the shared economy.

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Updated August 19

Premium Lock Youth Digital, Windsor Circle, Smashing Boxes, Tergus lead RTP firms in Inc 5000

Inc. 5000  With a growth rate of more than 3600 percent over the past three years, education startup Youth Digital leads several Triangle firms that crack the latest Inc 5000 fastest growing private company list. Tergus Pharma, Windsor Circle and Smashing Boxes also are among the leaders. PLANIT Group, a Charlotte firm, ranks No. 1 in the state. Wilmington's nCino is 5th.

Updated August 19

Premium Lock 'Rethinking transportation:' Uber CEO makes case for autonomous vehicles

In a blog post announcing Uber's latest acquisition (Otto), a plan to utilize autonomous cars in Pittsburgh and a partnership with Volvo, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick makes his argument about the benefits of robotic vehicles. Working with Durham's TransLoc and GoTriangle fits his strategy.

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Updated August 18

Property sale helps Lenovo beat revenue, profit forecasts; phone sales plunge

Yang Yuanqing Leneovo boosts its net revenue 64 percent year-over-year even as revenue declined 6 percent, the world's top PC seller says. Cost cuts made over the past year help Lenovo overcome declining PC sales and a sharp drop in smartphone shipments. Plus, sale of a property adds to big one-time boost.

August 18

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: What 5,500 job cuts mean for tech giant's transition

Analysis: Cisco is cutting 5,500 jobs as part of a transition toward an increasing reliance on software, not hardware. Notes Technology Business Research analyst Patrick Filkins: "Monetizing software solutions will help Cisco mitigate the negative impact that virtualization is expected to have on its network and IT hardware businesses."

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August 18

Premium Lock Inside NetApp: Shrinking its R&D budget 'a threat'

Analysis: NetApp, which has a major operation in RTP, shows some promise in certain areas such as all-flash technology in its latest earnings report. But shrinking research and development could hurt, says Technology Business Research analyst Krista Macomber. "This is a threat as agile and cutting-edge innovation increasingly influences storage vendors' ability to differentiate, as long-standing architectures and purchase models become massively disrupted by customers' need to serve rising, data-centric demands from lines of business with greater efficiency and agility," she writes.

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