Posts tagged “Internet”

July 13, 2010

Premium Lock N.C.’s ‘sparsely wired’ receive coverage in N.Y. Times report

Broadband  In “High Speed for the Sparsely Wired” report, some North Carolina residents lament lack of broadband, and AT&T says it’s trying to meet needs.

July 9, 2010

Premium Lock Global wireless subscriptions tops 5 billion

iPhone 4 The estimate is based on data from carriers worldwide, and compares to the global population of nearly 6.9 billion people, as estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2000, there were 720 million wireless subscriptions.

Updated July 9, 2010

Premium Lock China renews Google's operation license

Google's China Web site The renewal of the license to provide Internet content had been in doubt due to the rocky relations between Google and Chinese authorities over alleged hacking of Gmail accounts and censorship of Google search results.

July 8, 2010

Premium Lock WRAL content now available on Internet-enabled TVs

Working with Yahoo!, Capitol Broadcasting makes headlines, weather, video and much more available through new widget engine. Capitol, the parent of Local Tech Wire, also was the first firm to operate a commercial HDTV station and is a pioneer in mobile TV.

WRAL TV through Yahoo's widget WRAL TV through Yahoo's widget

July 8, 2010

Premium Lock U.S. remains a 'third-world country' for mobile web

Use of mobile web increases New survey from Center for Digital Future shows U.S. lags in using mobile phones for more than just making calls.

July 7, 2010

Premium Lock Facebook, Google under legal scrutiny in Europe

Facebook Germany takes legal steps against Facebook; EU looking “very carefully” at Google search allegations.

Updated July 6, 2010

Premium Lock NASA goes back to Moon – with help of Triangle’s Virtual Heroes

“Moonbase Alpha,” a 3-D immersive internet game co-developed by the space agency and the Raleigh-based virtual reality training arm Applied Research Associates, launches on Tuesday.

July 6, 2010

Premium Lock What's news for you? Google lets users decide

Google  A reader can ask Google to highlight broad topics such as sports, entertainment or business. Readers can also choose something more specific, such as the Los Angeles Lakers. The news section will automatically show customized summaries, as long as the user is logged in.

Updated July 2, 2010

Premium Lock Research firm cuts back IT spending forecast for 2010

Gartner now expects IT services spending will rise 2.9 percent to $786 billion, while telecom spending will rise 3.4 percent to $1.97 trillion. Software spending will rise 3.1 percent to $229 billion.

Updated July 2, 2010

Premium Lock MCNC not on list of new broadband grants, but …

Two Western N.C. and two Georgia projects make the cut for federal funds. MCNC’s application for $78 million to expand in N.C. is still in the queue. Most of the $7.2 billion in federal funds haven’t yet been awarded.

MCNC's broadband plan MCNC's broadband plan

July 1, 2010

Premium Lock Google vs. China showdown – Will search giant keep its license?

A surveillance camera outside Google's HQ in China As Google awaits word about renewal of its operating license in China, some search queries in world’s most populous country are reportedly being blocked.

Updated July 1, 2010

Premium Lock Frontier takes over Verizon service area in Durham, parts of N.C.

Frontier The Connecticut-based telecommunications firm promises U.S.-based customer service.

June 29, 2010

Premium Lock Tunes-to-go: Two more firms enter mobile streaming music

rdio MOG, Rdio are new entrants to the $10-a-month mobile “cloud music” service.

June 29, 2010

Premium Lock Web map wars: MapQuest retools in battle for eyeballs with Google

True to parent company AOL's mission to provide original content to attract traffic, MapQuest's beta version links search results for particular hotel and restaurant addresses, for example, to websites or content about those addresses.

MapQuest's new look MapQuest's new look

Updated June 29, 2010

Premium Lock Google bows to Chinese pressure, won’t automatically reroute users

Google faces "going black" threat in China After China threatens to take away Google’s Internet license, the search engine giant now offers Chinese searchers the option of switching manually to its servers in Hong Kong to avoid censorship.

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