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Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”

5:57 a.m. Friday

Premium Lock Inside Lenovo: Will reorg of PC business offset plunging prices?

Analysis: Facing an "ongoing dive to the bottom in PC prices" as well as other challenges such as in its smartphone business, Lenovo is reorganizing its world-leading computer business. But will that be enough as Lenovo profits and revenue drop? Technology Business Research Analyst Daniel Callahan takes a look.

A Lenovo PC A Lenovo PC

Updated 3:05 p.m. Thursday

Vivek Wadhwa: Trump's iPhone manufacturing in US idea isn't crazy

Vivek Wadhwa Former Triangle tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa, now an author, academic and frequent blogger, says Apple bringing iPhone manufacturing to the U.S. from China is not a far-fetched idea.

1:12 p.m. Thursday

Tech links: Peter Thiel-Gawker war; Snapchat raises $1.8B; AT&T bids for Yahoo; Red Hat boosts Ansible; IBM breakout coming?

High tech In today's wrapup of technology headlines impacting on the Triangle: The backstory of billionaire Peter Thiel's war against Gawker; Snapchat raises $1.8 billion; AT&T may be battling Verizon for Yahoo; Red Hat gives a boost to Ansible, the Durham startup it acquired; and TheStreet says IBM is posed for a "breakout."

Updated 6:51 a.m. Thursday

Lenovo reports bigger loss than expected, 3% revenue drop

Lenovo   Lenovo, the world's largest PC manufacturer, reports its first annual loss in six years as revenues decline 3 percent. The company cites several reasons for the drop, including a huge decline in smartphone sales as well as internal "operational issues," in the words of Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing. Meanwhile, its Triangle-based server group gets a new name.

Updated 11:43 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock AT&T invests $325M in Triangle, says DirecTV streaming coming in '16

AT&T GigaPower      AT&T's expansion of its fiber and wireless networks in the Triangle have cost the company some $325 million over the past three years. That's the most the communications giant has invested in any geography across the state. Plus, streaming for DirecTV is coming.

7:43 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Bloomberg: Lenovo analysts cut outlook due to 'mobile crisis'

Lenovo   Lenovo reports its latest quarterly earnings Thursday, and expectations are the numbers won't be good, Bloomberg news reports. In a story that documents how analysts are downgrading the stock, Bloomberg notes one common theme: Lenovo's struggles in the mobile phone market.

11:59 a.m. Monday

3D-printed motorcycle; startup staff mentors in NYC; not all Android phones equal; vulnerable airport security

In today's Bulldog wrapup of the latest technology news: Airbus unveils 3D-printed motorcycle; startup staffers are mentoring in NYC schools; why not all Android phones are equal; and tech can't make airport security perfect.

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6:00 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Look for more acquisitions to drive cloud growth

Analysis: Expect Cisco to acquire hybrid cloud management and orchestration software and expand its hyperconverged solutions to effectively compete with HPE, Dell, EMC and Nutanix. So believe analysts Andrew Smith and Patrick Filkins at Technology Business Research break down what's happening inside Cisco in the last of a three-part review.

5:40 a.m. Monday

Getting WTW on the go: Use our mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps

WRAL TechWire, a comprehensive source of coverage of companies in the Carolinas and beyond with a focus on the growth industries of broadband, life sciences, and on entrepreneurs and venture funding, now has an WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.

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May 20

Tech links: 'Watson' at Moogest; free Cisco IoT training; AT&T connects cars; Red Hat bitcoin; Epic grants; China drug prices

High tech In today's tech Links roundup of news affecting Triangle companies: IBM's Watson at Moogfest; Cisco plans free IoT training online; AT&T links cars and data; Red Hat offers more details on its bitoin initiative; Epic Games awards $75,000 in grants; and China slashes prices for GSK, AstraZeneca drugs.

Updated May 19

Google echoes Amazon's Echo, opens VR door + Recap of major announcements

Google is showing off a new smart-home speaker, a virtual reality system called Daydream and a chat service called Allo during its annual conference that serves as a launching pad for its latest products and innovations.

Google Showcase features VR Google Showcase features VR

May 18

Uber unveils app to track family members' travels

Ride-sharing service Uber is rolling out a new app that it says will help users "stay in the know" about where family or group members are traveling anywhere in the world. It's called Trip Tracker.

Uber Trip Tracker Uber Trip Tracker

May 17

Tech links: AT&T GigaPower; Lenovo phones; Twitter limits; IBM faster storage; AT&T's buy

High tech In today's WTW wrapup of technology news: AT&T takes GigaPower to San Francisco; Lenovo unveils new phones; new limits possibly coming for Twitter; IBM's new storage breakthrough tops flash; and AT&T makes a streaming buy.

May 17

Robot truckers; Huawei expands smartphones ; Zuckerberg-conservative meetup; Amazon brands

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: A startup wants to bring robotic trucks to highways; China's Huawei aims to grow in phone market; Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to meet with conservatives; and Amazon is expanding its brands.

Robot Truckers Robot Truckers

May 16

Reading WTW on the go: Use our mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps

WRAL TechWire, a comprehensive source of coverage of companies in the Carolinas and beyond with a focus on the growth industries of broadband, life sciences, and on entrepreneurs and venture funding, now has an WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.

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Updated May 11

Premium Lock Google Demo Day loser? Hardly, says Mira CEO; $$$ coming

Marine Corps/war-on-terror vet Jonathan Frangakis knows what real pressure is. Life or death based on his decisions as an officer. So while prepping for and presenting at Google Demo Day was pressure filled, the CEO of startup Mira prepped well for the "pitch battlefield." He didn't win - or did he? There's much money still coming his way.

The Mira pitch The Mira pitch

Updated May 11

Raleigh-based Republic Wireless expands network, adds phone choices

Republic Wireless, the Raleigh-based provider of telecommunications and data services that helped pioneer WiFi calling, is beefing up its national network coverage and also providing customers with more phone choices. Also coming is a new unlimited talk/text plan for $20 a month plus a gig of data.

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Updated May 11

Premium Lock Moogfest creates 'data lake' to help crunch, analyze festival

Moogfest offers family-friendly events Moogfest is coming to Durham next week promising four days of fun, tech and music. To help festival goers as well as organizers capitalize on the experience, big data consulting firm Mammoth Data is creating a "data lake" to analyze what's happening in real time.

Updated May 10

Premium Lock Morgan Stanley says 'sell' Lenovo as management shuffling continues

Lenovo   Another top executive post at Lenovo is changing hands in what has become a game of musical chairs over the past year. And to make matters worse, Morgan Stanley says "sell" Lenovo shares, warning that profits are not going to meet expectations as smartphone sales plunge.

May 10

Iowa regulates Uber, Lyft; Sprint woes hurt Softbank; Nokia's loss; streaming surges at Warner

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Iowa law cracks down on Uber, Lyft; Sprint's challenges weigh on Softbank; Nokia reports a loss; and Warner reports a surge in streaming vs. downloads.

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