Posts tagged “Internet”

Updated October 6, 2009

Premium Lock Federal government awards e-NC more than $2M for N.C. broadband efforts

e-NC The state-chartered authority receives $1.6 million for mapping of current broadband availability and another $434,000 for planning to broaden access. MCNC, meanwhile, awaits word on its application for $28 million to expand N.C. Research and Education Network.

Updated October 5, 2009

Premium Lock Samsung takes aim at Apple’s iPhone with PocketGear as a partner

Jud Bowman Durham-based venture-backed startup led by Jud Bowman is providing the infrastructure and support for Samsung’s new ‘Widget Store.’ Top distributor of mobile phones in North America rolls out new phones, including touch screen Mythic.

Updated October 2, 2009

Premium Lock Media's future: ‘Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age’

Knight Commission issues report on media future ‘The United States stands at what could be the beginning of a democratic renaissance, nurtured by innovative social practices and powerful technologies,’ Knight Commission says. However, there are many challenges to be overcome. ‘Creating informed communities is a task for everyone,’ report says.

Updated October 2, 2009

Premium Lock Just as U.S. built interstates, now it must enable cyber highways, report says

Knight Commission report Report from Knight Commission on information says flow of information is ‘as vital to the healthy functioning of communities as clean air, safe streets, good schools and public health.’

Updated October 2, 2009

Premium Lock Foreign exchange: Cisco taps into cash reserves for $3B Tandberg buy

The world’s largest maker of computer networking equipment, had a cash balance of more than $35 billion at the end of July, most of that overseas. By buying an international company, Cisco is avoiding the U.S. taxes it would have to pay to bring the money home. The all-cash deal is Cisco’s first acquisition of an overseas public company.

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Updated October 2, 2009

Premium Lock ‘Trouble for Google’ – IBM launches cloud-based, cheap e-mail service

IBM goes after Google Big Blue is responding to the increasing corporate demand for inexpensive e-mail that's run on computers owned by an external supplier through a cloud environment instead of the company relying on the service.

Updated October 2, 2009

Premium Lock ‘Preserving a free and open Internet: A platform for innovation, opportunity and prosperity’

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski outlines Internet rules. ‘I am convinced that there are few goals more essential in the communications landscape than preserving and maintaining an open and robust Internet,’ he says in speech. 'I also know that achieving this goal will take an approach that is smart about technology, smart about markets, smart about law and policy, and smart about the lessons of history.’

Updated October 1, 2009

Premium Lock Network neutrality? How about FCC neutrality?

Debating Internet regulation Opinion: Instead of FCC chairman’s call for ‘network neutrality,’ the best policy toward Internet communications would be FCC neutrality.

Updated October 1, 2009

Premium Lock Cisco to buy videoconferencing firm Tandberg for $3 billion

Cisco's California headquarters Networking giant seeks to expand presence in collaboration market. CEO of Norwegian-based company will lead Cisco TelePresnece group after deal closes.

Updated September 30, 2009

Premium Lock AIT hosting services back online after 'catastrophic' router failure

Bill raises concerns about Internet Advanced Internet Technologies, which hosts more than 200,000 Web sites, was offline for much of the day Tuesday as a result of a 'catastrophic core router failure.'

Updated September 29, 2009

Premium Lock Update: Analyst’s upgrade sends Cisco shares near 52-week high

 Barclays Capital says multiple indicators point to ‘drive’ for more revenue.

Updated September 25, 2009

Premium Lock Big payday: Cisco’s John Chambers receives $14.2M in compensation

John Chambers  Even though Cisco sales and revenues declined in past fiscal year, Chambers as chairman and CEO received a $2 million discretionary bonus. He also was awarded stock options worth $11.8 million and more 401(k) matching contributions in addition to $375,000 base salary, which was unchanged from the previous year.

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