Posts tagged “Internet”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"?
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.
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.
Airbnb raising $1.5B as rival gets $40M; SapceX rocket explodes; Office goes Android; Facebook, Instagram updates
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.
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.
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?
Cisco's Warrior to Wipro?; T-Mobile dumps upgrade fee; Taylor Swift's 1989 to stream; Tinder-Match spinoff; Facebook's new security head
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; Match.com and Tinder being spun off; and Facebook has a new security officer.
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."
Google goes renewable for data center; anti-Uber strike; Monansto still wants Syngenta; new Verizon video service?
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.
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.
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.