Posts tagged “Internet”

Updated December 2, 2009

Premium Lock Google allows publishers to limit free content

Rupert Murdoch Concession from search engine giant follows mounting criticism of Google's practices from media publishers - most notably News Corp. chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch - that argue the company is profiting from online news pages.

December 2, 2009

Premium Lock Nokia Siemens objects to Nortel’s sale of optical, Ethernet business to Ciena

Nortel The Skinny: Calling Ciena’s bid that includes convertible notes as posing ‘considerable risk,’ Nokia Siemens also ups its offer $40 million to $810 million – in cash.

Updated November 24, 2009

Premium Lock Nortel’s M&A scoreboard – Moving toward the end of a former giant

Nortel's selloff scorecard grows All About Nortel: In a year since declaring bankruptcy, Nortel keeps selling off pieces. Not much is left.

Updated November 23, 2009

Premium Lock Ciena tops Nokia Siemens to win Nortel optical, metro Ethernet business

Ciena prevails in auction for Nortel business unit Maryland-based telecom gear maker says it tops bidding process with $769 million offer of cash and notes. In a statement, Nokia Siemens confirms it lost out. Courts will review offer on Dec. 2.

November 16, 2009

Premium Lock IBM rolling out 'Smart Analytics' cloud service

IBM Big Blue is starting the service to compete with Google Inc. and others, the Reuters news service reported Monday.

Updated November 14, 2009

Premium Lock Nortel, citing 'ongoing discussions,' postpones optical, Ethernet business auction

Nortel delays auction Maryland-based Ciena is the front runner entering the bidding. In other news, Ericsson closes on $1.1 billion acquisition of other Nortel assets.

Updated November 12, 2009

Premium Lock Watch out, Cisco: HP's takeover of 3Com is a shot at networking giant

HP The 3Com acquisition represents the latest attempt by HP, the world's No. 1 maker of personal computers, to expand into more profitable areas than PCs. HP's PC division made up nearly a third of the company's total revenue in the last nine months, but only 17 percent of its operating income.

November 12, 2009

Premium Lock Regulators OK Avaya’s $900M Nortel enterprise business unit buy

Nortel's breakup continues Most of Nortel’s remaining employees in RTP work for enterprise business unit. The deal is expected to close in December.

Updated November 9, 2009

Premium Lock Smart phone shipments reach record level in third quarter

Smart phone shipments defy recession The global smart phone market set a record for shipments in the third quarter as it continues to weather the economic turmoil, according to research firm IDC.

November 5, 2009

Premium Lock NCREN reaches 25-year mark

NCREN Begun as a microwave network connecting some modems, the North Carolina Research and Education Network has grown.

Tags: Internet, MCNC, SAS
November 4, 2009

Premium Lock Hosted Solutions' Lee to speak on cloud computing

Rich Lee will lead a discussion about cloud computing during the Internet Summit in Raleigh.

Updated October 30, 2009

Premium Lock Google Voice blocks fewer than 100 numbers, search giant tells FCC

Google Voice The tussle over Google Voice is part of a larger battle over a push at the FCC to develop "network neutrality" rules, which would prohibit phone and cable companies from favoring or discriminating against Internet traffic flowing over their broadband networks.

Updated October 30, 2009

Premium Lock Bravo! U2 webcast delivers almost 10 million viewers to YouTube

Sunday’s live concert from the Rose Bowl generates a record number of viewers, YouTube says.

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October 29, 2009

Premium Lock NBA Cavaliers pick ‘cloud’ services from Hosted Solutions

Raleigh firm’s service enables the Cleveland franchise to ‘burst’ IT infrastructure needs on demand. Cavs uses Web site for tickets, news and other services related to its schedule plus hockey games and other events at the “Q” arena.

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October 28, 2009

Premium Lock Cisco expands security footprint with $183 million deal for California firm

Cisco ScanSafe, which is based in San Francisco, offers Web-based security services. The deal is the third Cisco has made in October.

October 26, 2009

Premium Lock After dot com, dot net: Internet domain names go multi-lingual

ICANN “This is the biggest change technically to the Internet since it was invented 40 years ago," says chairman of Internet naming authority. Use of non-Latin characters could be approved this week by ICANN.

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