Posts tagged “Social Media”
AT&T-DirecTV merger; Bell and Howell spinoff; IBM analytics at Wimbledon; Facebook vs. Cisco; parking app blocked;
In today's Bulldog blog wrapup of technology news: AT&T goes to Congress to pitch DirecTV deal; Triangle firm Bell and Howell spins off a software operation; IBM analyzes Wimbledon; Facebook switch a threat to Cisco?; San Francisco says "no" to parking space app.
Twitter and Facebook lit up in a World Cup frenzy last week as millions of people around the world took to social media to share in the ups and downs of the matches
The American Bar Association says lawyers now have a green light to scan the social media sites of jurors, but warns against actively "following" or "friending" jurors or otherwise invading their private Internet areas.
Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with more than 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.
Google's wireless broadband play; BlackBerry in black; Apple's smarthwatch; $1.2M loss for Scynexis; Twitter exec shuffle
In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: Google acquires wireless broadband startup with gigabit speed capability; BlackBerry reports a profit; Triangle drug firm Scynexis reports a loss; Apple's smartwatch plans advance; and Twitter shuffles executive roles.
The Supreme Court has tossed out an Australian company's patents for business software in a closely watched case that offers new guidance on the standards for awarding patents. Red Hat was among the firms filing briefs against the patents.
Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.
Yet another top Twitter executive, Chloe Sladden, head of media at the micro-blogging site, said she will be leaving the company in a series of tweets posted Thursday night. Lindsay Schauer, senior manager of Twitter's internal communications, also said she was leaving the company, Friday.
This year's World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps like WhatsApp just as it progresses in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro.
Anyone who has met Richard Boyd - tech entrepreneur and 3D pioneer - over the years knows that Boyd is a visionary thinker. Now he has a new startup after having left a top job at defense contractor Lockheed Martin. And in a recent"manifesto," Boyd makes clear his vision for a future in which humans make technology serve us rather than the other way around. Here, here!
TechLaw: Many government agencies are focusing on how employers use information learned from employees' social media posts. The EEOC recently held an important meeting on social media and employment discrimination.
Data analytics as a tool to help save lives in an emergency? Yes. Thanks to the compassion of billionaire Jim Goodnight, rescue organizations in the Philippines were able to make rapid use of analytics to crunch big volumes of data - such as tweets from a disaster zone - to deliver actionable results. I.e., helping to save lives. Analytics is not thought to be a quick process. In the case of super Typhoon Haiyan, that belief turned out to be wrong.
"When you go to select a filter, you'll now see a new wrench icon," Instagram says. "Tap it and you'll find a tray of photo editing tools ready for you to explore. You can also now adjust how much of a filter you apply to a photo by double tapping the filter icon."
"Education is incredibly expensive and this is a drop in the bucket. What we are trying to do is catalyze change by exploring and promoting the development of new interventions and new models," Priscilla Chan said in an interview.
Google's continuing embrace of new technology, such as Google Glass wearable computing devices, vaults the Internet giant past Apple in annual 'Top 100' brands report. And Google is't stopping there. It reportedly has a 3D tablet in the works. Meanwhile, 'Share of Life' firms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Tencent cash in, too, on bringing more value.
Business is growing at social media analysis firm ArchiveSocial, but not everyone need apply. CEO Anil Chawla talks about the qualities he is seeking. Many of those would be found at other startups, too.
To the general public, a "Cool Vendor" selection by research firm Gartner may not mean much. Maybe not as headline worthy as a big deal or some new financing, they say. But to industry insiders, selections such as this one by Gartner mean a huge boost to a company's credibility. Anil Chawla knows that first hand since the company he used to work for -IBM - uses such awards as credibility benchmarks. And Anil's ArchiveSocial just got a big one, he says. WRAL TechWire has the exclusive interview.