Posts tagged “Internet”

November 15, 2010

Premium Lock Week in review: A look back at LTW headlines

Week in review Sixty posts from Cisco's earnings disappointment to Lenovo's latest strong quarter, new venture funding - and more. Catch up on the news.

Updated November 12, 2010

Premium Lock Extra! Extra! StatSheet brings automated coverage to sports

The Durham-based startup rolls out an automated web network - read robotic - offering sites for news and stats from all 345 NCAA Division I basketball teams. StatSheet also helps Wall Street Journal forecast next spring's March Madness field.

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November 12, 2010

Premium Lock It's clobbering time: Cisco shortfall an omen for tech world?

The network communication gear's stock takes a 16 percent hammering after it issues a gloomy outlook. Cisco is a soothsayer of sorts for the technology world because it is the world's No. 1 maker of computer networking equipment, and its quarterly results lag others' by a month, meaning it includes an extra month of sales that most other companies haven't reported yet. So will other tech companies suffer, too?

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November 10, 2010

Premium Lock Dex One to shut down as separate entity

Dex One The Cary-based provider of yellow pages and interactive advertising services paid $345 million for California-based company in 2007.

Updated November 10, 2010

Premium Lock Cisco shares dive 14% after earnings report

Cisco Systems Selloff occurs after CEO John Chambers says capital spending on networking gear did "moderate" in the most recent quarter. Revenue forecast also is below analysts' expectations.

November 10, 2010

Premium Lock Communications provider expands management team Four executives join the Cary-based company, including former Kilpatrick Stockton law firm partner Chris Matton. He is's new general counsel.

Updated November 10, 2010

Premium Lock Early Christmas: Google awards employees 10% raises

Google  The raises are also the latest sign that Google expects to continue growing at a robust rate. The company has added 3,500 workers so far this year

November 10, 2010

Premium Lock Text this: Sex, drugs more common among hyper-texting teens

Texting  New study finds those who text at least 120 times a day are nearly three-and-a-half times more likely to have had sex than their peers who don't text that much. Hyper-texters were also more likely to have been in a physical fight, binge drink, use illegal drugs or take medication without a prescription.

November 10, 2010

Premium Lock abandons its search engine fight with Google

The company is laying off nearly one third of its staff and closing two offices as it chooses to concentrate on answering search requests posted as questions rather than indexing websites.

Updated November 9, 2010

Premium Lock Advertising sales fall 15% for Dex One in 'challenging' climate

Dex One The Cary-based advertising company reports a $391 million quarterly loss.

Updated November 9, 2010

Premium Lock Google unveils 'Instant Previews' - Snapshots for improving search

The search giant's new feature is meant to help people bypass websites that are either irrelevant or simply too visually cluttered for their tastes. It works for Google Web searches, as well as searches for news, video and local businesses.

Updated November 9, 2010

Premium Lock Attention, CEOs: New social browser RockMelt poses challenges

Analysis: RockMelt, whether it wins or loses, points us to where the Web is going. The low barriers to creating and sharing content are becoming no barriers to creating and sharing content. The user's reaction to a company website is literally two clicks away from being broadcast to her entire social graph.

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Updated November 9, 2010

Premium Lock N.C. ranks 37th in broadband penetration, new survey finds

The new report based on a Census survey showed "North Carolina has much work ahead" to spread broadband access, says MCNC's top exec who is spearheading expansion of N.C. Research and Education Network.

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November 9, 2010

Premium Lock SciQuest revenues climb 19% in first quarter after IPO

SciQuest The provider of e-procurement services reports a $1.5 million profit.

Updated November 8, 2010

Premium Lock Broadband usage soars, but not everyone has access - or wants it

Analysis of survey data shows huge increase in U.S. household data to 64 percent in 2009 from 9 percent in 2001. Still, a digital divide remains – often by choice.

November 8, 2010

Premium Lock Broadband digital divide persists in U.S. despite growth in use

The U.S. still faces a significant gap in residential broadband use that breaks down along incomes, education levels and other socio-economic factors, even as subscriptions among American households overall grew sevenfold between 2001 and 2009.

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Updated November 8, 2010

Premium Lock Web browser pioneer Andreessen backs new way to surf the Net

RockMelt RockMelt, a new Web browser closely linked to social media, makes its debut. Marc Andreessen, a driving force behind the Netscape browser, is an investor.

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