Posts tagged “Other Firms”

February 1

Premium Lock Recruiting firm: Google dominates in talent poaching

Help wanted        Research from talent recruiting firm Talentful shows that Google dominates other high-tech firms when it comes to poaching talent. Microsoft is its biggest target, Talentful says.

February 1

Premium Lock Apple is back: Services, iPhone, Mac segments fuel record quarterly revenue

Apple  Analysis: While the iPhone is the core of Apple's future initiatives, Apple's latest earnings show that the initiatives the company put in place to monetize nearly every aspect of the iPhone user experience helped restore revenue growth, says Technology Business Research Analyst Jack Narcotta.

January 31

Premium Lock As fiber expansion continues AT&T gears up for ultra-fast AirGig trials

Project AirGig - utilizing patented technology to transmit data at fiber-like speeds over power lines - is coming closer to reality at AT&T with "at least" two trials coming this fall. Meanwhile, the communications will continue expanding its fiber network in the Triangle and elsewhere while also testing next-generation wireless broadband (5G).

Updated January 31

Premium Lock Report: Cyber breaches trigger huge customer, revenue losses (+ watch video)

A new report from Cisco spells out the real costs for businesses who suffer cybersecurity breaches with companies saying they suffer huge customer and revenue losses as well as future opportunities. Plus: Watch a video summary of executives' concerns.

January 31

Premium Lock Google Fiber expanding high-speed Webpass Internet service

Google Fiber, which recently paused its nation-wide expansion plans, is adding new markets again. But this time it's through high-speed point-to-point service called Webpass. No word on RTP expansion at this point, but gigabit Internet could be coming to a building near you for $60 a month.

Updated January 30

Red Hat, IBM, other tech giants express alarm over Trump immigration order

IBM, Red Hat, Google, Apple and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from President Donald Trump that bars nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

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January 30

Premium Lock IBM buys software startup focusing on cybercrime prevention (+ video)

IBM is looking to improve its cybersecurity offerings by acquiring San Francisco-based software startup Agile 3.

January 30

Wallet wars: After chip card headaches, will we embrace mobile pay?

E-Commerce Given the abundance of hacking and "snoopers" that can sniff your PIN, so-called chip cards seemed like a good idea. But the inconvenience - every merchant seems to have a different way to handle them plus there is a noticeable time delay - this ecommerce shopper is ready for "contactless" transactions such as Apple Pay. So are millions of others, says a new study from Juniper Research.

January 27

Premium Lock Google launches person-based initiatives to best Facebook in the $210B digital ad industry

Google's New Logo Analysis: Google is knitting together an array of media and technology assets to provide a unified view of the consumer at an individual level. In doing so, Google is borrowing a page from Facebook's people-based playbook.

January 27

Premium Lock Google ads, devices spell record $$$ for Alphabet but moonshots falter

Analysis: Google's advertising and device businesses powered record revenue and profits for Alphabet in 4Q16, reports Technology Business Research Analyst Jack Narcotta.

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January 26

As 'Trump bump' lifts Dow to 20K, many Triangle tech stocks join party

Bullish    The Dow hit the 20,000 mark Wednesday, and other Street benchmarks are at record levels as well as the post-election "Trump bump" continues. Several Triangle tech stocks have joined the surge, but management changes at Quintiles and Red Hat show not even Donald Trump means every stock rises.

Updated January 26

As another reorg hits, IBM employee turmoil grows despite CEO's pledge to add 25,000 jobs

Despite Chair and CEO Ginni Rometty's pledge that IBM would add 25,000 jobs over the next four years, current employees report that layoffs in the U.S. continue.And now comes word of a restructuring in its emerging cloud business with a long-time executive stepping down.

IBM's Ginni Rometty       IBM's Ginni Rometty

Updated January 26

Premium Lock Why did Cisco buy cloud tech startup AppDynamics for whopping $3.7B?

Analysis: Cisco made headline news worldwide Wednesday with the announcement it was buying pre-IPO cloud tech firm AppDynamics for $3.7 billion. That's nearly double AppDynamics' valuation. So why make such an expensive deal? And what else is happening in the cloud business? A lot. Here's an analysis for our Insiders.

Updated January 26

Premium Lock Inside AT&T: Earnings reflect organic growth struggles

AT&T                       Analysis: AT&T reports a year-to-year decline in consolidated revenue for the first time in nearly four years, reflecting its struggle to increase growth organically, says Technology Business Research analyst Steve Vachon.

January 25

Premium Lock Inside Verizon: Tepid holiday season = wireless revenue decline

Verizon   Analysis: Tepid holiday phone additions keep Verizon's wireless revenue in decline as competitors' unlimited data plans limited its subscriber growth in 4Q16, says Steve Vachon, Research Analyst at Technology Business Research.

January 25

Premium Lock Cisco buys AppDynamics for $3.7B + Why Cisco wants app intel startup

Cisco's headquarters      Just ahead of a planned IPO, AppDynamics is being acquired by tech giant Cisco in a deal valued at some $3.7 billion. Plus: Why Cisco made the deal.

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