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Google Glass made quite a splash a year ago in the triangle with its first public demonstrations - and lots of media, including demos during WRAL TV's newscasts. Then Google pulled the wearable computers. Now they are coming back.
Analysis: IBM's acquisition of Y Combinator-backed startup Compose should deliver multiple benefits for IBM, driving its "cloud" strategy forward, conclude analysts Geoff Wollacott and Jilian Mirandi at Technology Business Research.
14M PCs run Windows 10; SciQuest profitable; Quintiles investors selling $500M in shares; Google's 'no' to right-to-be-forgotten; LinkedIn tumbles
In today's wrapup of technology and life science news: Microsoft says 14 million computers are running Windows 10; SciQuest turns a profit; Quintiles investors are selling $500 million in shares; Google says "no" to right-to-be-forgotten in France; and LinkedIn shares tumble despite good quarterly results.
In a new court brief, Internet providers including AT&T, CenturyLink and several trade groups are refusing to give up their fight against Internet regulation as a utility that the FCC imposed earlier this year. AT&T made concessions to FCC demands to win approval for its DirecTV buy, but the brief shows lingering concern about what the FCC is doing.
The phenomenon, dubbed the "Internet of Things," is raising the specter of Internet-connected microphones being secretly used as a wiretap, either by a company providing a digital service, government officials with court orders or intruders that seize control of the equipment.
IBM Watson, a unit of the U.S. technology and consulting company, is working with Japanese telecommunications and robotics company Softbank Corp. to share Watson with startups and universities in Japan for a variety of consumer applications, starting October.
Analysis: In the wake of government approval for the acquisition of DirecTV, investment in Internet of Things opportunities and other acquisitions, AT&T is positioning itself for growth beyond its traditional channels such as smartphone subscribers.
Google is taking another step back from its aggressive promotion of Google+, the ambitious social network it launched four years ago. In a blog post, Google said it is eliminating the need to have a Google+ account to create a YouTube channel or to share content.
In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Top companies, including Apple and Google, sign pledge to cut carbon emissions; Samsung monitor will wireless charge phones; Apple Watch headed to Best Buy; Square files for IPO.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) has acquired Compose Inc., aprivate San Mateo, CA-based company that sells database offerings such as MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, among others, to web and mobile app developers. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Cisco is selling its set-top business - a $10 billion deal the company made for Scientific Atlanta a decade ago - for $600 million. It's also making more organizational changes internally as UNC graduate Chuck Robbins prepares to take over as CEO.
Analysis: Apple shares took a hit Tuesday after the company remained coy about smartwatch sales, but the iPhone remains a strong core. Analyst Daniel Callahan at Technology Business Research spells out why he believes Apple remains strong.
Analysis: Microsoft took a big write-down for smartphone assets in its latest earnings, but a host of other changes such as a organizational and thousands of layoffs shows that CEO Satya Nadella is firmly committed to new ambitions.
The head of the Federal Communications Commission has recommended approving AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. The deal would create the country's largest provider of cable or satellite TV. But there are conditions.
Apple stock slides; Microsoft's $8.4B write-down; GSK suit; Yahoo's loss; Facebook loses warrant fight
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Apple stock tumbles as it stays coy on watch sales; Microsoft takes a huge write-down; GSK sues a software developer; Yahoo reports a quarterly bummer; and Facebook loses in warrant battle.
Money talks in Washington, D.C., and technology giants keep spreading around the cash as it lobbies for everything from tax breaks to more business. AT&T stepped up its lobbying, for example, as it continues to try to win approval for its DirecTV deal. But the communications giant has plenty of company when it comes to investing in D.C.