Posts tagged “Internet”

Updated May 6, 2010

Premium Lock Tekelec makes two deals, but stock plunges 20% in heavy trading

Shares tumble after a revenue and profit forecast that doesn’t meet analysts’ expectations. Tekelec did top Street expectations for quarterly profits. It also is acquiring two network software firms in deals worth some $165 million.

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Updated May 5, 2010

Premium Lock ‘Metamorphosis’ at Google – Search giant fine tunes its tools

The most noticeable changes appear to the left of its search results. That area offers more tools for reshuffling search results into specific categories, such as news, images, blogs and video. The new alternatives also open more doors to other possible topics of interests.

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May 4, 2010

Premium Lock Vint Cerf, one of Internet’s ‘fathers,’ wins a Webby

Webby Awards The Internet evangelist for Google is recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Updated May 3, 2010

Premium Lock A million and counting: iPads selling faster than original iPhones

In first month of availability, the iPad reaches seven figures in sales. Demand continues to exceed supply, Apple’s Steve Jobs says.

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May 3, 2010

Premium Lock International network security experts seek common ground

 The idea behind the World Cybersecurity Summit in Dallas this week is to get government officials, industry executives and others talking, informally, about common challenges in dealing with hackers, cybercrime and other threats.

April 29, 2010

Premium Lock WWW 2010 stumper – What’s the Dew?

WWW 2010  Heard and seen at the WWW 2010 conference: Web creator tells attendees: “Get involved”; The title Vint Cerf really wanted; Obama Administration wants “net neutrality”; ibiblio’s Paul Jones catches his breath – and some cheesecake.

Updated April 28, 2010

Premium Lock LTW is live at WWW

WWW2010 Local Tech Wire is covering the WWW2010 conference via blog and Twitter.

Updated April 28, 2010

Premium Lock 'Oh My!' Internet’s ‘father’ is evangelizing about the Net

WWW 2010 Vint Cerf, the Internet evangelist for search engine giant Google, kicks off the speaker program for the WWW 2010 conference. And he has a lot of advances in technology to preach about. Web's creator is speaking, too.

Updated April 27, 2010

Premium Lock Raleigh hosts Web visionaries for week-long conference

More than a thousand people representing 42 countries are expected to attend this week’s conference. Events began on Monday and will run through Friday.

Updated April 26, 2010

Premium Lock Hub of Web universe: Raleigh hosts annual global WWW Conference

This should be a fascinating and enlightening five days about the state of the Web today – but more importantly, how the Web’s developers, leaders and users are evolving it for even wider use in the future. UNC-Chapel Hill and NCSU bring the five-day event to the Triangle.

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April 25, 2010

Premium Lock Felony charges coming in next-generation iPhone case?

The loss, sale and posting of news about the iPhone left in a bar by an Apple engineer who is an NCSU graduate triggers criminal probe in California.

Updated April 23, 2010

Premium Lock CEO and the volcano – RTP entrepreneur finds his way home

Ryan Allis Ryan Allis, chief executive officer at e-mail marketing firm iContact in Durham, turned from tech into travel entrepreneur as he tried to find his way home from Europe this week due the eruption of the volcano in Iceland. “I still do not know how to pronounce that darn volcano’s name,” he says.

April 23, 2010

Premium Lock North Carolina offers a deal if e-retailers collect sales taxes

Amazon is fighting N.C. over taxes. The state Revenue Department said it would give online retailers through August to sign an agreement to collect and pay taxes on goods sold to North Carolina customers. In return, the state will forgive taxes, penalties or interest for periods before September, and won't demand data about consumers who bought from the Internet retailer.

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Updated April 22, 2010

Premium Lock CenturyTel, which operates in N.C., to buy Qwest for $10.6B

Qwest Qwest and CenturyTel hope the acquisition can make their combined company more competitive as a provider of telecommunications services to businesses and expand the reach of their broadband Internet service for consumers. It may also provide TV services over phone lines to compete more aggressively with cable.

Updated April 22, 2010

Premium Lock Verizon signals more layoffs coming; wireless sales slow

Verizon CFO John Killian tells analysts in conference calls that layoff pace could increase. "In the last couple of years we've reduced our wireline work force by about 13,000 per year and I said we'd do the same this year. I now actually think we have the ability to do more this year," he says.

April 20, 2010

Premium Lock Earnings: Yahoo 1Q profit nearly triples, tops analyst views

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz. (AP) The results are Yahoo's best quarterly performance since it hired CEO Carol Bartz to engineer a turnaround 15 months ago.

Updated April 9, 2010

Premium Lock Mapping N.C. broadband’s future: The Center

This map outlines MCNC’s expansion plans for the North Carolina Research and Education Network in central North Carolina.

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Updated April 9, 2010

Premium Lock Mapping N.C.’s broadband future: The East

This map outlines MCNC’s expansion plans for the North Carolina Research and Education Network in eastern North Carolina.

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Updated April 9, 2010

Premium Lock Mapping N.C.’s broadband future: The West

This map outlines MCNC’s expansion plans for the North Carolina Research and Education Network in western North Carolina.

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