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High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona,, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo, Lenovo-owned Motorola and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices.
Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen -- from selling smartphone data plans, to using solar-powered drone aircraft as floating cell towers to partnering with telecom providers in the developing world to get people hooked on apps.
Vice President Sundar Pichai says Google, the leading Internet search engine and mobile software provider, is working with unnamed network operators on developing a cellular plan. He says "you will see us announce it in the coming months."
"Enterprises are facing a mobile-first world and are looking for solutions that help them transition legacy investments to the new style of IT," HP CEO Meg Whitman says. "By combining Aruba's world-class wireless mobility solutions with HP's leading switching portfolio, HP will offer the simplest, most secure networking solutions to help enterprises easily deploy next-generation mobile networks."
Drug giants GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis say they have formally closed on a deal valued at more than $21 billion to changes each company in dramatic fashion. Plus, they are moving ahead with a joint venture focusing on consumer healthcare.
In a blog post on Friday, Internet giant Google reversed a change in policy about pornography that it had only announced on Tuesday. "A ton of feedback" triggered the reversal. Here's what Google had to say at Google Blogger.
Google's new headquarters will mix work space with hiking and biking trails, all under a kind of biosphere dome.
Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of business and technology news: Google places ads in Android apps store; Uber strikes a deal with hotel chain; Cempra looks for big 2015; Nickelodeon's new app; WhatsApp suspended in Brazil.
In a media briefing ahead of an investor conference in New York on Thursday, Virginia Rometty said the company plans that the new tech markets should make up 40 percent of IBM's business, or $40 billion, in the next 4 years. That's up from 13 percent five years ago and 27 percent by the end of this year.
Reddit, Google crack down on nude photos; GSK-Novartis deal nears close; Apple loses $539.M dispute; INC's first results; honor for Quintiles
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Reddit and Google are cracking down on nude photos; GSK says Novartis deal nears close; Apple loses a big patent verdict; INC reports results; an honor for Quintiles.
IBM spells out in great detail the vision of Chair and CEO Ginny Rometty as she reshapes Big Blue in her image. In an SEC filing, IBM stresses three points as "strategic imperatives" to the turnaround: Data (transforming industries and professions); cloud: (reinventing IT); and engagement (re-imagining work). In IBM's own words, the plan ...
IBM's reboot as a company to focus more on cloud computing and software under top executive Ginni Rometty led to a massive reduction of its global work force in 2014. According to a filing with the SEC, Big Blue says it reduced headcount by more than 12 percent to under 380,000 from 431,000. The cuts came primarily through the sale of business groups such as the x86 server unit based in Raleigh to Lenovo. IBM says more change is coming in a "remix" of skills and resources.
IBM reports it is making a $1.5 billion profit in the $2.1 billion sale of its x86 server business to Lenovo. The disclosure came in IBM's annual report filed with the SEC on Tuesday.
Lovers of emoji, the cute graphics that punctuate online writing and texts, will soon be able to pick from different skin tones on Apple devices.
Bronto's upbeat update; IBM targets hybrid cloud; Quintiles' new exec; YouTube for Kids half-baked?; Comcast earnings
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Bronto's CEO offers a 2014 review via YouTube; IBM targets hybrid cloud; Quintiles adds a new exec; VentureBeat writer criticizes new YouTube for Kids; and Comcast income rises.
The Raleigh-Durham metro area is one of seven metropolitan areas selected for a Google program that will teach elementary and middle-school students about computer science in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and AmeriCorps.