Posts tagged “Social Media”

Updated April 7, 2014

Premium Lock 'Maker' event puts a new spin on Triangle Startup Weekend

Triangle Startup Weekend's new focus is on "Makers." Ideas ranged from a software-hardware combination for parents to keep their children on a digital leash to manufacturing sustainable, washable and reusable sticky grip tape for kettleballs. And the event attracted a wide and diverse group of participants. WRALTechWire's Jason Parker has the Inside story.

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April 3, 2014

Premium Lock US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' in bid to stir unrest

The project, which lasted more than two years and drew tens of thousands of subscribers, sought to evade Cuba's stranglehold on the Internet with a primitive social media platform. First, the network would build a Cuban audience, mostly young people; then, the plan was to push them toward dissent.

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April 1, 2014

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Facebook's moonshot is a wise move in a time of radical change

Analysis: Facebook's recent acquisition of WhatsApp for a record-breaking $19 billion offers Facebook a unique advantage in the rapidly growing mobile-social-media space; and its acquisition of virtual-reality headset maker Oculus gives it an edge in the future market for virtual-reality displays. Though Mark Zuckerberg may have missed the opportunity to invent his own technologies, he is now doing the smart thing by using Facebook's stock as a currency to buy what he needs.

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March 31, 2014

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From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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Updated March 28, 2014

Premium Lock Beam me my Internet: Facebook launches net everywhere drive

"Today, we're sharing some details of the work Facebook's Connectivity Lab is doing to build drones, satellites and lasers to deliver the internet to everyone," says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. And Facebook is hiring to support the effort, including two open jobs at its North Carolina data center.

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March 26, 2014

Premium Lock Report: Digital sites bring momentum to news operations

Growing digital outlets are bringing "a sense of momentum" to the news business even as long-term problems continue to plague the industry, a journalism think tank says.

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March 26, 2014

Premium Lock Facebook buying virtual-reality company Oculus for $2B

Facebook is buying virtual reality company Oculus, betting $2 billion that its technology will become a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. "This is a long-term bet on the future of computing," says Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg

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March 24, 2014

Premium Lock Tweets forever: How Turkey still tweets despite Twitter ban

Not long after Turkey's prime minister imposed a ban on Twitter last week, Internet users in Turkey went on -- what else? -- Twitter to find ways to circumvent the blockade. Twitter and Turkish news media also shared some tips, as did Turkish residents through low-tech means such as graffiti and street posters.

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March 24, 2014

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From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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March 20, 2014

Premium Lock Alibaba investment gives Tango a reason to dance

Tango Tango is joining the conga line of mobile messaging services that have turned into hot commodities as more people use them to communicate and share photos, music and other content.

March 20, 2014

Premium Lock Driven by Facebook and Google, eMarketer sees 2014 mobile ad spending at $31.5B

Going Mobile? Global mobile ad spending increased 105 percent last year to hit $17.96 billion, according to new eMarketer estimates. Spending on mobile ads worldwide will rise another 75.1 percent in 2014, thanks largely to Facebook and Google.

Updated March 20, 2014

Premium Lock Hey Triangle, are you getting #FIBEREDUP?

How bad do you want Google Fiber in the Triangle? Maybe there's a way for you to show your excitement.

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March 17, 2014

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From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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March 14, 2014

Premium Lock Zuckerberg calls, voices frustration with Obama over NSA

Mark Zuckerberg Posting on his Facebook page Thursday, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg wrote that he's been "confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the behavior of the U.S. government. When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we're protecting you against criminals, not our own government."

Updated March 10, 2014

Premium Lock Wikileaks founder warns more secrets to be disclosed

Addressing the South by Southwest Interactive from London through Skype, Julian Assange says he has more secrets to share with the world. He also cites NSA leaks from Edward Snowden show a "military occupation" of the Internet.

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March 10, 2014

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From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news.

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March 5, 2014

Premium Lock Bitcoin bank robbed; Facebook eyes drone firm; Roku vs. Google; Dish eyes streaming

Bulldog In today's Bulldog technology roundup blog: A Bitcoin bank closes after being robbed; Facebook may buy a drone company; Roku steps up video-streaming fight with Google; and Dish takes the lead in offering Internet streaming.

Updated March 5, 2014

Premium Lock Two Durham startups land spots in Google Entrepreneurs 'Demo Day'

Automated Insights and Windsor Circle prevail in a 50-team Triangle shootout to win the right to present to potential investors at a Google for Entrepreneurs event in Silicon Valley on April 2.

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Updated March 4, 2014

Premium Lock Lenovo rips Ellen's Oscar selfie with a critical tweet, 'pic'

Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres posed a "selfie," and the star-studded photo immediately crashed Twitter. But who didn't make the photo taken with a Samsung smartphone? Lenovo tweets its own response noting that its camera would have captured more iconic star faces. So tweet, that, Samsung!

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Updated March 3, 2014

Premium Lock 'Persistence is everything:' What drives Bronto CEO Joe Colopy

How do you succeed as an entrepreneur? "Persistence is everything," says Joe Colopy of Bronto Software. As part of WRALTechWire's Insider Interview series, we are asking Triangle entrepreneurs about who they are, what they do, and what advice they can offer to those thinking about or have already launched their own businesses. Our Insider members can access the full story plus a video interview about Bronto's first footsteps.

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