Posts tagged “Other Firms”

July 12

Premium Lock Microsoft eyes buffer zone in TV airwaves for rural internet (+ video)

Microsoft wants to extend broadband services to rural America by turning to a wireless technology that uses the buffer zones separating individual television channels in the airwaves. A Microsoft exec explains the key points of the program. Plus: Watch a video overview about the initiative.

July 11

Premium Lock Inside the data center evolution - what's going on?

What are the latest trends, challenges and obstacles in the ever-evolving data infrastructure market? Technology Business Research Analyst Stephanie Long takes a look.

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July 10

Premium Lock IBM pledges $200M to support climate change projects (+ Video: Community Grid project)

Big Blue is pledging $200 million to support climate change research in collaboration with the World Community Grid, which utilizes free computing power on devices from more than 730,000 volunteers.

Updated July 5

Microsoft reorganizes, NASA to DART asteroid; kit turns some cars into autonomous vehicles

In today's survey of technology news: Microsoft reorganizes to focus on the cloud; NASA to test asteroid deflection technique; kit turns some cars into self-driving vehicles.

July 5

IBM, NC State find new way to patch holes in the cloud

Cloud computing Researchers from North Carolina State University and IBM have invented a way to update computer systems packaged in virtual machines (VMs) in a computer "cloud" - even when those programs are offline.

Tags: IBM, Internet, NCSU
Updated July 3

Premium Lock Report: Cloud hardware sales surge; Cisco's share climbs

In the cloud Sales in infrastructure hardware to support private and public cloud services are surging this year with Cisco cutting into the lead of Dell and HPE. In fact, cloud-related spending is going up while traditional non-cloud hardware spending is going down. What's happening? IDC explains.

June 30

Premium Lock IBM, Cisco: Cyber assault a 'wiper,' not ransomware (+ video)

A growing number of cybersecurity experts are reaching a consensus about the latest cyberassault that's hit companies worldwide: It's not a ransomware attack designed for financial gain. Rather, it's a "wiper" - a deliberate attempt to inflict sabotage through malware.

June 30

Google conondrum: We can't live with it or without it

Google The Internet promised us a perfect market--that is, one where there are many buyers and sellers with full information who freely and effortlessly strike deals unfettered by rules and regulations. But did it also give us a perfect monopoly?

June 29

Premium Lock Inside Dell Technologies: Declining revenue show hurdles to be cleared

Dell EMC Dell Technologies achieved $17.8B in revenue in the first quarter, but an operating loss indicates it still has some hurdles to overcome, says Technology Business Research Analyst Stephanie Long.

Updated June 27

EU fines Google a record $2.72B in antitrust case + Timeline

Google The European Union slapped a record $2.72 billion fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own online shopping business. Plus: A timeline of the battle.

June 27

Premium Lock Duke prof on iPhone past, future: 'It's changed how we interact with the world'

It's hard to believe that iPhones and the smartphone revolution began a decade ago. Duke Professor Debu Purohit, who teaches marketing technology, talked then about the launch on June 29, 2007, and talks now about the changes iPhones continue to trigger.

Updated June 27

Premium Lock Want job at IBM? Big Blue is looking for 'content directors'

IBM Watson avatar     Looking for a job? Want to work for IBM? A very intriguing job posting recently showed up for a position at Big Blue in Research Triangle Park and in Raleigh: A "content director." Here's a look.

Updated June 26

AT&T launches wireless broadband for NC rural, 'underserved' areas + How to get the service

AT&T                            AT&T is expanding its fixed wireless broadband efforts across North Carolina and seven other states, targeting rural and what it calls "underserved" areas. Plus: How much the service costs and how to find out if you can get access.

Updated June 23

Premium Lock Drones in DC: PrecisionHawk CEO shares face time with Trump

Michael Chasen, the recently named CEO of Raleigh drone startup PrecisionHawk, went to the White House on Thursday for some face-to-face time with President Trump. He asks the President to consider less regulation for the drone industry.

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June 22

Premium Lock North Carolina not on list for Foxconn $7B tech plants in US

Foxconn, the manufacturer that assembles smartphones for Apple and electronic devices for other firms, expects to announce plans soon for $7 billion in investments to build plants in the U.S. But North Carolina isn't on an early list of possible sites.

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