Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”
Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers. The company also faces the possibility of regulation in North Carolina.
Tech giant Intel shook up its management ranks in a big way Thursday, setting off pre-July 4 fireworks of speculation and reporting. Intel's CEO shared his thoughts with workers in a lengthy letter. The shakeup includes the firm's president - a 28-year Intel veteran - plus the head of Intel's venture unit and two high-profile execs leading efforts in mobile technology.
The Senate Transportation Committee has passed a bill that would require ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to carry insurance and run background checks on drivers.
If you're headed to the beach or any other weekend getaway, don't forget these "essential" gadgets for reading, charging batteries - and the best ways to get there.
Motorola's chairman recently was ousted in an executive shakeup but the Lenovo company is continuing to develop new products. And website Technobuffalo says it has "leaked" photos of what would be the first smartphone produced under Lenovo's ownership. Will Republic Wireless offer it?
What's the next big thing in wireless communications after 4G? 5G, of course. But right now there's a lot of myth mixed with reality. In the second of a two-part analysis, Michael Sullivan-Trainor of Technology Business Research goes inside the next communication wave. Sullivan-Trainor is the executive analyst in the telecom practice at TBR.
Person-to-person mobile payment services like PayPal-owned Venmo are catching on as a way to bypass searching for an ATM or splitting a bill on multiple cards when the dinner check comes. And they're particularly popular among millennials, a generation that seems to have their own way of doing everything.
Networking giant Cisco is unveiling a new Internet of Things system on Monday with what it calls a "six-pillar approach" for infrastructure to deliver IoT solutions. These cover much more than bandwidth and routers, including "fog" computing and security. So what are the "six pillars"?
In the business world, the rise of mobile platforms is dramatically transforming many industries, from transportation (think Uber and Lyft versus taxis) to banking and photography. Consumers everywhere now have access to functionality on their smartphones that makes traditional taxis, bank branches and cameras redundant. This is rapidly changing the competitive landscape in plenty of markets and creating huge headaches for incumbents. So it's quite surprising that while there has been an outpouring of innovation in consumer apps, there has been relatively little imagination displayed so far in the world of business apps.
What's the next big thing in wireless communications after 4G? 5G, of course. But right now there's a lot of myth mixed with reality. In the first of a two-part analysis, Michael Sullivan-Trainor of Technology Business Research goes inside the next communication wave.
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.
Cisco's Warrior to Wipro?; T-Mobile dumps upgrade fee; Taylor Swift's 1989 to stream; Tinder-Match spinoff; Facebook's new security head
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior may advise Wipro; T-Mobile dumps its upgrade fee for phones; Taylor Swift allows "1989" to be streamed by Apple; Match.com and Tinder being spun off; and Facebook has a new security officer.
Lenovo earlier this week entered the "dongle" market with its PC-on-a-stick called the Ideacentre Stick 300. And it's the leader over Intel as well as Google and Asus, declares Technology Business Research analyst Ezra Gottheil.
Google goes renewable for data center; anti-Uber strike; Monansto still wants Syngenta; new Verizon video service?
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google's new data center to be powered by renewable energy; taxi drivers go on strike in France over Uber; Monsanto won't give up on buying Syngenta; and Verizon hints at new video service.
Red Hat wasted no time in capitalizing on news about its mobile apps suite based on FeedHenry technology acquired last year. Tuesday evening, just hours after announcing it's going mobile, Red Hat disclosed a partnership for apps with Samsung, taking direct aim at the Apple-IBM partnership in the same arena.
In light of the recent massacre in Charleston, a company in the U.S. would be well advised to stay away from a "Killer" campaign. But Lenovo is hyping what appears to be a new smartphone "Killer" in India and is offering a contest in which smartphone users can "bury" their old devices. Smart? Distasteful?
When cars fly; iTunes vs. music industry; ChannelAdvisor's new deal; Uber wins in NYC; who will lead Twitter?
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: A Polish company unveils a car-sized jet; it's Apple vs. music industry in royalty battle; ChannelAdvisor expands Amazon support; Uber scores a victory in New York City; and who will be the next CEO at Twitter?
Uber Technologies, which has a rapidly growing presence in North Carolina, says it is banning firearms of any kind during rides arranged through the Uber platform, and drivers or riders who violate the rule may lose access to the platform. The rules also apply to Uber's affiliates.