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Verizon is the clear winner in the latest round of wireless networks testing by research firm RootMetrics. AT&T slips to No. 2 after sharing or winning the top spot in each of the previous five tests. But the data shows competition is close with Sprint and T-Mobile showing signs of strength, too.
In today's update of technology news from around the web: the market for drones to qrow by 25 percent for the next five years; Apple, Samsung grab most smartphone profits; and Verizon rated tops in network coverage and performance in NC.
Lenovo will load Microsoft's productivity apps -- including Microsoft Office, OneDrive and Skype -- on select Lenovo devices that use the Android operating system in a deal Fortune Magazine says matters.
Analysis: Cisco this week announced plans to cut 5,500 jobs as the networking giant continues to pivot from its traditional networking hardware reliance to software and services. Those revenues have grown for 53 consecutive quarters. Technology Business Research analyst Elitsa Bakalova takes a look at what's happening.
GlaxoSmithKline takes home the honor as the top business on Fortune's annual "Change the World" list. Two other tech/biotech companies with a big North Carolina presence also are recognized: Novozymes and IBM.
Analysis: Cisco is cutting 5,500 jobs as part of a transition toward an increasing reliance on software, not hardware. Notes Technology Business Research analyst Patrick Filkins: "Monetizing software solutions will help Cisco mitigate the negative impact that virtualization is expected to have on its network and IT hardware businesses."
Analysis: NetApp, which has a major operation in RTP, shows some promise in certain areas such as all-flash technology in its latest earnings report. But shrinking research and development could hurt, says Technology Business Research analyst Krista Macomber. "This is a threat as agile and cutting-edge innovation increasingly influences storage vendors' ability to differentiate, as long-standing architectures and purchase models become massively disrupted by customers' need to serve rising, data-centric demands from lines of business with greater efficiency and agility," she writes.
Despite reported delays elsewhere, Google Fiber is still on its way to RTP. Sources involved in Google Fiber's Triangle project say the digging and installing of cable continues in what the company boasts is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever taken in the Triangle. And it's not cheap.
Analysis: HPE's $275 million purchase of Silicon Graphics International is part of its drive to disrupt the high-performance computing market, says Technology Business Research analyst Krista Macomber.
In response to a series of questions about Google Fiber's plans for the Triangle, a spokesperson doesn't have much to say. But the statement is an eye-opener. GF says its proposal to test the Triangle for high-speed wireless Internet access doesn't mean a lessening of its Triangle commitment. Google Fiber targets the Triangle as one of the metro areas where it is asking the FCC for permission to test a wireless system as a means to provide ultra-fast Internet service.