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Posts tagged “Internet”

Updated 12:03 p.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Inside IBM's earnings: Software, 'cloud' could galvenize growth

Analysis: Amid a mixed growth picture for IBM as a whole, 2% year-to-year growth in overall software revenue illustrates that IBM's existing software assets continue to drive customer conversations and purchasing across the IBM install base, writes Elizabeth Hedstrom Henlin, an analyst with Technology Business Research.

IBM breaks down its software performance IBM breaks down its software performance

Updated 7:41 a.m. Thursday

Hardware woes drive IBM revenues down for 8th straight quarter

IBM earnings IBM revenue fell 4 percent to $22.5 billion, below the $22.9 billion that analysts polled by FactSet had expected. It's the eighth consecutive quarter of revenue decline. The biggest drop was in its systems and technology unit, or hardware, where revenue tumbled 23 percent to $2.39 billion from $3.11 billion.

Updated 6:30 a.m. Thursday

Shrinking ad prices cut into Google's earnings

Google logo Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas.

5:50 a.m. Thursday

Fired former No. 2 Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work

Yahoo! Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job. CEO Marissa Mayer dumped de Castro in January after concluding he wasn't executing on her plan for reviving Yahoo's lackluster ad growth. De Castro had been in charge of ad sales.

Tags: Internet
Updated 7:21 a.m. Wednesday

Wake Forest is test bed for gigabit internet

RST Fiber began installing the fiber Tuesday that the company says will bring internet speeds up to 100 times faster than cable to Triangle-area homes.

RST network map RST network map

4:28 p.m. Tuesday

Twitter buys its data analytics partner Gnip

Twitter    Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day -- to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.

Updated 8:49 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock As Google Glass hits street, group warns: Don't be a 'Glasshole'

The Drudge Report almost daily links to reports about how those wearable computers known as Google Glass are being abused - from invasions of privacy to just plain old obnoxious uses. And as Glass becomes widely available today for $1,500, a consumer group unveils a Top 10 list of reasons why not to be a "Glasshole."

WRAL's Bill Leslie dons Google Glass WRAL's Bill Leslie dons Google Glass

5:37 a.m. Tuesday

Drone wars? Like Facebook, Google acquires a drone maker

Drones to deliver Internet access Both Google and Facebook have launched ambitious projects that aim to get everyone on the planet online. Google's Project Loon sends giant balloons bearing Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere. Facebook, meanwhile, leads Internet.org, a coalition of companies that wants to get everyone in the world access to basic Internet service.

5:24 a.m. Tuesday

Netflix's Comcast streaming deal improves quality of video

Netflix Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to a recent deal that bought Netflix a more direct connection to Comcast's network. The data released Monday by Netflix Inc. may become another flash point in a debate about whether the Federal Communications Commission should draw up new rules to ensure that all online content providers are treated the same by Internet service providers.

3:22 p.m. Monday

Study shows increase in online information thefts

How safe are you? The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday.

Updated 7:37 a.m. Monday

The Broadband Report: It was one 'gigafied' week

The Broadband Report  Broadband discussions were plentiful at national events held last week in Denver and Austin. MCNC President and CEO Joe Freddoso talks about his travels and how the country's future relies on gigabit infrastructure.

6:22 a.m. Monday

Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems

Data security It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet.

6:04 a.m. Monday

Sebelius: Healthcare.gov launch 'terribly flawed'

Obama Health Secretary Resignation The Obama administration's timeline for having ready the new health care law's online sign-up system "was just flat out wrong," outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview that aired Sunday.

April 11

US Internet ad revenue surpasses broadcast television

ecommerce     For the first time, U.S. Internet advertising revenue has surpassed that of broadcast television thanks to sharp growth in mobile and digital video ads.

April 11

Google to sell its Glass devices to bigger pool of consumers

WRAL's Bill Leslie dons Google Glass Google will sell the "Explorer" version of Glass to any U.S. resident who places an online order for the device beginning at 9 a.m. PDT April 15. The product will cost $1,500, the same price that Google Inc. has charged for Glass since sales of the device began last year.

Updated April 10

Triangle ultra-fast Internet group backs AT&T plan

The race to be first to bring gigabit-speed Internet access across the Triangle and Triad may be won by AT&T, not Time Warner Cable or Google Fiber. The North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium says it is recommending that six city governments approve AT&T's proposal. However, the group is not precluding other companies from the project.

Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP

Updated April 9

Premium Lock Remember this? Raleigh startup creates website for senior memories

Mother and son entrepreneurs have started a social site aimed at providing a secure place for people over age 50 to tell their stories the way they want them told. WRALTechWire Insider Allan Maurer reports the details in this exclusive interview.

Family Business Family Business

April 9

Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

Data security An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.

Updated April 8

Premium Lock Bravo! 'The Escapist' is a finalist for a 4th Webby Award

The Webby game is on again at The Escapist. The Durham-based news and entertainment web site that is the self-proclaimed "mouthpiece for the gaming generation, is gunning for a fourth Webby Award. Founder and General Manager Alexander Macris is one excited exec - and he shares with WRALTechWire the five reasons why he believes the site could be giving another five-word acceptance speech - but "funner" this time.

The Escapist goes for another Webby The Escapist goes for another Webby

April 8

Comcast argues Time Warner Cable takeover will help consumers

Comcast pursues Time Warner Cable Comcast says the $45 billion takeover will allow it to boost Internet speeds for Time Warner Cable Inc. customers, provide better video on demand service and broaden its commitment to "Net neutrality" -- the idea that Internet providers should not discriminate against web traffic.

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