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In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Twitter cracks down on terror; J&J pursues diabetes cure; McKinney loses major account; LinkedIn's shares plunge 44 percent; and Merck sales miss estimates.
Google Fiber, which is in the process of deploying in the Triangle, is promising free ultra-fast Internet access to all public housing properties in cities where it offers service. The aim is to deliver the fast Internet "to those who need it most," a Google executive says. Google says it is doing so "voluntarily."
Apple faces $626M patent loss; Comcast comeback; 15-second thriller series; WhatsApp, Gmail, Apple top 1B
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Apple faces a huge loss in a patent case; Comcast mounts a comeback; a 15-second trhiller series at Instagram; and WhatsApp, Gmail as well as Apple top 1 billion mark in customers or devices.
Frontier Communications offers praise for the ConnectHome plan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which includes a partnership with Google Fiber. But Frontier, which provides services in the Durham area, points out its own efforts to expand broadband access.
Cisco Systems is buying Jasper Technologies for $1.4 billion in cash in a move to help its customers connect, automate and manage billions of Internet-connected devices ranging from cars to jet engines to implanted pacemakers. Jasper is a "unicorn" - a venture capital-backed startup valued at more than $1 billion. Why make the deal?
AT&T applauds Google Fiber's 'free' offer to community centers, notes its own efforts to bridge 'digital divide'
While praising Google Fiber's announced plans Wednesday to offer free ultra-fast Internet access to public housing communities, AT&T notes it is already doing so at several Triangle and Triad locations. And a new program for discounted access is coming.
Digital marketing agencies are the hot acquisition target for IBM these days. On Wednesday, Big Blue said it was buying Germany-based Ecx.io. It's the third digital agency the tech giant has moved to buy in the past week.
Here's a snapshot of just how wildly popular social media is becoming at sporting events: Cam Newton and the NFC Panthers generate a record buzz in championship game. Yes, Cam's enthusiasm is infectious. My, how the sports experience is changing - in the stadium and at home.
Analysis: Google's latest earnings report shows that the technology giant is beginning to solve the mobile advertising conundrum as YouTube, mobile and programmatic advertising services begin firing on all cylinders, writes Technology Business Research analyst Jack Narcotta.
Alphabet now comes before Apple atop the list of the world's most valuable companies after a robust fourth-quarter earnings report. Plus: Take an interactive graphical view of Google's stock.
Big Blue is further ramping up efforts to provide digital marketing services, acquiring a German firm that represents high-profile clients such as Airbus, Volkswagen and Siemens. Last week, IBM made its first digital agency deal, buying an Ohio-based company.
Tablet sales plunged more than 10 percent in 2015, including a 14 percent drop in the fourth quarter. But sales of "detachables" - on which Lenovo is betting heavily - are a bright spot, according to research firm IDC.
IBM says former Weather Co. CEO David Kenny will be the new boss for Watson, the Jeopardy-winning "cognitive computing" service that's a central element of CEO Virginia Rometty's campaign to find new revenue for the struggling tech giant. IBM also has formed a team of 2,500 to focus on IoT.
Analysis: Microsoft is a study in contrasts as cloud, search and Surface segments soar past its legacy Windows business, writes Technology Business Research analyst Jack Narcotta after reviewing the tech giant's latest earnings. Insiders also get a graphical look at Microsoft's stock.
Facebook is broadcasting live video on its iPhone app. The option to show live video was turned on Thursday for everyone in the U.S. with Facebook's app installed on an iPhone. Wired offers a quick guide to how the app works.