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Updated October 11

Premium Lock AT&T, Verizon top US 'investment heroes' list; Duke Energy is No. 10

Economy AT&T leads the new "U.S. Investment Heroes of 2016" report that ranks non-financial companies by investment in the American economy. The top 25 is dominated by technology and energy companies with AT&T leading for the fourth consecutive year.

October 10

Samsung Galaxy phone woes deepen; AT&T, T-Mobile halt sales

Galaxy Note 7s Samsung's crisis with its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone deepened Monday as the company confirmed it has adjusted its production following reports that newly released versions offered as replacements for recalled fire-prone devices have also overheated or caught fire.

Updated October 10

Premium Lock Merged Dell-EMC confirms layoffs begin; up to 3K expected

Dell Technologies, the name for the recently merged Dell and EMC, has begun laying off some of the combined company's 140,000 employees. As many as 3,000 cuts are predicted, according to Bloomberg news. Dell confirmed layoffs started earlier this week but calls the number "not material." EMC has a large operation in the Triangle.

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Updated October 10

Premium Lock Cisco exodus: CTO leaving after only 15 months on the job

Zorawar Biri Singh, named chief technology officer at tech giant Cisco just 15 months ago in one of the first executive moves made by new CEO Chuck Robbins, is leaving. The departure is the latest in a series of engineering executive departures under Robbins.

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October 7

Premium Lock AT&T to trial ultra-fast Internet via wireless outside its 'footprint'

AT&T                    In another possible way to extend ultra-fast Internet service without having to install fiber and thus further stepping up the battle with Google and other providers, AT&T is la launching a trial of high-speed access through point-to-point fixed wireless. Plus: The technology could take AT&T connectivity beyond its 21-state "wireline" network. Plus: AT&T explains how the technology works.

October 7

Premium Lock Inside IBM's Promontory buy: Why it's such a big deal for Big Blue

IBM Watson avatar    Analysis: IBM's plans to acquire Promontory Financial Group and making it part of Watson Financial Services reflects IBM's strategy of making cognitive computing solution offerings a top priority. However, its Global Business Services group also will benefit.

October 6

7 up: Galaxy beats iPhone in testing by Consumer Reports

Samsung and iPhone are still the top dogs when it comes to smartphone wars despite Samsung's recent problems and dwindling hype over iPhones. New and more complete tests results from Consumer Reports show which is best.

Updated October 5

Premium Lock AT&T brings fiber to Wilmington, rebrands GigaPower

AT&T is adding 11 more metros to its fiber network, including Wilmington. It's also tossing the GigaPower brand in favor of a new name: AT&T Fiber.

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October 5

Google exec: Nov. launch in US for Lenovo 3D augmented reality phone

Lenovo is getting ready to Tango, if you will, in the U.S. smartphone market. A Google exec says Lenovo is rolling out its Lenovo Phab2 Pro equipped with Google-developed Tango 3D augmented reality technology next month.

Updated October 5

Googlel's device deep dive + video: hands-on with Pixel, headlines from around the web

Google is making a greater commitment to hardware in unveiling new phones, a smart speaker and other gadgets. The products announced Tuesday also underscore Google's hope that by designing both hardware and the software - the way Apple has long done - products and features will work better, with little input needed from users. PLUS: Video of a Pixell demo and coverage from around the web.

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October 4

Premium Lock Lenovo exec: 'We don't have Windows phones or any plans to introduce a Windows Phone'

Lenovo won't be adding any Microsoft Windows smartphones to its lineup because the company isn't convinced Microsoft is committed to the Windows mobile operating system, says Chief Operating Officer Gianfranco Lanci. Lanci also warns that global PC sales continue to slide.

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October 4

Premium Lock Google Webpass: Fast wireless net coming soon to a building near you? (+ video)

It's official. Google Fiber has closed on its acquisition of Webpass, a provider of point-to-point wireless high-speed Internet access for multi-dweller and business buildings. As GF builds out in the Triangle, a planned hybrid fiber-wireless network could mean high-speed Internet as simple as plugging into a wall outlet. Don't forget, AT&T has its own "Air Gig" in development.

September 30

Premium Lock Big Blue's big Watson news: Acquiring, adding banking smarts

IBM Watson avatar    IBM's supercomputer Watson is about to get plenty of financial "smarts" thanks to Big Blue's acquisition of financial consulting firm Promontory Financial Group. Thus IBM takes artificial intelligence into banking and regulatory issues. And a sampling of news headlines reflects the significance of the deal.

Updated September 29

The AI future: Utopian or dystopian ... that is the question

Five of the world's tech giants - Google, Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft - are teaming up in an effort to persuade us that artificial intelligence is our friend, not a threat to our jobs or a human future. The Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society, they call it. Will this be education or brainwashing?

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