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Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”

Updated 6:41 a.m. today

'Fast, fair and open:' FCC Chairman lays out his big picture for broadband

The Broadband Report: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler delivered a thought-provoking address on the importance of broadband in today's world last week at the annual Broadband Communities Summit in Austin, Texas.

Broadband Communities Summit 2015 Broadband Communities Summit 2015

5:15 a.m. today

Read WTW on the go: Mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps available

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, announces the release of the WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.

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Updated April 17

Breaking smartphones on purpose? Samsung's Galaxy S6 passes the test

Samsung Galaxy S6 Samsung's new Galaxy S6 phones proved durable in the face of drops and other pressures, according to SquareTrade, a provider of extended-protection plans for gadgets.

April 15

Dude Solutions acquires Sanford-based mapping software firm

SchoolDude For the second time in less than a month, SchooleDude.com Dude Solutions has made an acquisition. This time it's a software firm in Sanford.

April 14

Nokia-Alcatel merger; Vzio's $600 4K TV; Apple Watch battery booster; China's IP crackdown; Sprint fined $15M

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: Nokia and Alcatel are in advanced talks about a merger; Vizio unveils a $600 4K TV; a battery booster for Apple Watch; China is cracking down on intellectual property violations; and Sprint pays a $15M fine.

April 13

Report: AT&T performance leads wireless providers in Raleigh

AT&T             AT&T is the No. 1 wireless provider in the Raleigh metro area for the second consecutive time, based on independent testing by RootMetrics. Verizon is second. AT&T led in all tested categories but one. However, T-Mobile is rising fast.

Updated April 13

National broadband summit aims to 'Gigafy America'

The Broadband Report: As the leading conference on broadband technologies for communities, the annual Broadband Communities Summit this week in Texas attracts broadband system operators, network builders and deployers of all kinds. And, several from North Carolina will be making the trek out to Austin this year.

Gigafy America Gigafy America

April 13

Reading WTW on the go: Mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps available

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, announces the release of the WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.

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Updated April 9

AT&T beefs up standard Internet speeds in Triangle

AT&T             Competition is driving up choice and Internet speeds across the Triangle with AT&T launching the latest round of faster access on Thursday. Customers can now get much faster net access even if they can't get AT&T's fiber network or don't want it. Time Warner Cable also recently began upping its Internet speeds.

Updated April 9

Time for an Apple Watch? Here's your trying on, ordering guide

The smartwatch is Apple's first new product category in five years and comes in 54 configurations -- more than any other Apple gadget. So starting Friday, Apple stores will have staff trained to help you choose. You'll then have to place your order for shipping starting April 24. Even after that date, there's no walking in and walking out with awatch.

How To Buy an Apple Watch How To Buy an Apple Watch

April 9

Buyers' choices for Apple Watch: 54 combinations of case, band, size

Apple Watch comes with a choice of watch case, band and size -- there are 54 possible configurations in all.

Apple's "Watch" Apple's "Watch"

April 9

Techies' shopping delight: Apple Watch, streaming services, new Android phones out this week

A closeup of Apple's Watch  The public will have its first chance to see, touch and buy the Apple Watch on Friday, as Apple stores in the U.S. and eight markets abroad start previews and online orders commence. But the Apple Watch isn't the only gadget available this week. Here are five other new devices and services targeting your wallet.

April 7

Report: Uber's popularity surges; business travelers avoiding taxis

Uber Popular Business Travelers A new report by expense management system provider Certify shows that 47 percent of the ground transportation rides by its users in March were through Uber. That's more than tripled from the 14 percent of rides that Uber had just over a year ago in January 2014. In a few cities, Uber now tops taxi rides for business travelers.

Updated April 6

Report: Business fiber penetration hits 42.5% in U.S.

The Broadband Report: More commercial and multi-tenant buildings in America are being wired with optical fiber, marking steady growth of fiber build outs over the last decade, according to new research.

Fiber Boom Fiber Boom

April 6

Catching WTW on the go: Mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps available

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, announces the release of the WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.

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April 3

Premium Lock Report: Lenovo smartphone shipments plunge in first quarter

Motorola's new Lenovo banner Digitimes Research in Taiwan is reporting that Lenovo shipped far fewer smartphones in the first quarter of this year than had been expected following its acquisition of Motorola Mobility and a rebirth of interest in that brand.

April 2

Republic shares PC Mag wireless award but criticized for lack of phone choice

A Moto G     Raleigh-based Republic Wireless, which earned the top prepaid honor from Consumer Reports last November, is co-No. 1 in a new "Readers' Choice" survey from PC Mag. And the company is moving to address the one big complaint from customers: Lack of phone choice. Big carriers offer more phones but ranked much lower in the survey: T-Mobile No. 5, Verizon No.7, AT&T No. 12 and Sprint No. 13.

Updated March 31

Silicon Valley accelerator throws lifeline to Raleigh startup CellBreaker

A snapshot of Cellbreaker's web page A spot in the three-month accelerator 500 Startups, along with the $75,000 investment that came with it, is critical to launching the CellBreaker software that promises to get people out of cell phone contracts initially, and other contracts eventually. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman has the details.

March 30

Review: New HTC One phone is strong contender

Digital Life Review HTC One Phone In Samsung's and Apple's shadows, HTC barely has any market share despite having good phones. But the latest edition of the HTC One, dubbed M9, is even better than previous year's models, as it addresses a major shortcoming: the camera.

Updated March 30

Deep dive on Obama's new Broadband Opportunity Council

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: The president officially launched a new broadband council last week with the goal of increasing investments in high-speed connectivity and lowering deployment barriers.

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