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Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”

July 22

Analyst says: Pokemon GO will expand the AR market

Pokemon GO Pokemon GO is set to become a significant contributor to the expansion of the global augmented reality (AR) software market, which will reach $30 billion in scale by 2020. So says analysis from global market research firm, Trendforce. Revenue from Pokémon GO alone is forecast to top $800 million in 2017.

July 21

Snapchat, YouTube, Google Maps top 3 Android phone resource hogs

Android Snapchat, YouTube and Google Maps are the top 3 apps most likely to drain Android device resources, according to The AVG Android App Performance and Trend Report H1 2016. Apps doing better are surprises.

Updated July 19

Premium Lock Lenovo's big $1.35B China real estate project - any RTP impact?

Lenovo is teaming with big international real estate developer Tishman Speyer for a huge $1.35 billion real estate project just outside Hong Kong. Will there be any impact on the Triangle? WTW talks with a Lenovo executive about the deal.

Rendering of huge Lenovo project Rendering of huge Lenovo project

July 18

Softbank's $32B ARM buy; Tesla Autopilot upgrades; filtering porn on Wi-Fi; Vine sweeps Japan biz

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology headlines: Sprint owner Softbank buys ARM for $32 billion; upgrades set for Tesla Autopilot; McDonald's and Starbucks to filter Wi-Fi porn; and Japanese businesses caught up in Vine.

July 18

Catching 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, has WRAL TechWire apps for iOS and Android devices.

Reading WTW on iOS devices Reading WTW on iOS devices

Updated July 15

Premium Lock AT&T, CommScope, Verizon join 5G group; feds pledge $400M to wireless effort

Wasting no time in capitalizing on new FCC rules designed to free up spectrum for high-speed wireless, the Obama administration is pledging $400 million to drive 5G research. An industry consortium is lining up private sector partners for the effort.

Updated July 15

New app to replace customs card at RDU + Watch video

Passport app There is now an easier way to make it through customs at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

July 14

Premium Lock Industry praises FCC after opening spectrum for 5G

Often at odds with the FCC over such debates as "net neutrality," communications giants AT&T and Verizon as well as two industry groups had only words of praise with the fed regulatory agency after it voted to open up spectrum for the next generation of wireless communications: 5G.

July 14

Consumer Reports to Tesla: Disable Autopilot now

Consumer Reports is calling on Tesla to disable its "Autopilot" feature that enables hands-free operation. Citing the recent fatal accident involving a car with Autopilot engaged, Consumer Reports labels the feature as "Too Much Autonomy Too Soon." Tesla says it will continue development of Autopilot, insisting that drivers supported by Autopilot "remain safer than those operating without assistance."

Updated July 14

Premium Lock RTP Google Fiber countdown: Launch dates may come 'soon'

If you are eager to sign up for Google Fiber in the Triangle, you have to be patient at least a little while longer. Plus: More details about GF's fiber offer for businesses.

Google Fiber business plans Google Fiber business plans

Updated July 14

Premium Lock Messaging app Line pulls off big $1.1B IPO + Watch video: What is Line?

The Japanese messaging app Line is set to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday and in Tokyo on Friday. It's the biggest IPO this year. But what is Line? Watch an introductory video.

July 11

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, has WRAL TechWire apps for iOS and Android devices.

Reading WTW on iOS devices Reading WTW on iOS devices

July 8

Consumer Reports: Samsung phone not water resistant + Watch the video

"Samsung claims its 'rugged' Galaxy S7 Active can handle up to 5 feet of water for 30 minutes. Consumer Reports' latest testing shows that wasn't the case for the phones we tested," the consumer oriented news site says.

Updated July 7

Premium Lock Report: Shake-ups coming even as wearables market growth explodes 500%

A new report forecasts that the wearables market will drive revenues up 500 percent over the next 10 years. However, there will be a great deal of disruption along the way.

Wearables growth to keep soaring Wearables growth to keep soaring

Updated July 7

Raleigh going bananas over Amazon's Prime delivery service

Amazon Prime Now delivery service  While remaining fuzzy about the details, Amazon says Raleigh residents are buying lots of bananas and other goods through its "Prime" delivery service. To celebrate Prime's growth here and elsewhere, Amazon is offering a host of specials.

Updated July 7

Premium Lock Startup Validic's latest big deal: SAP to utilize its mobile health technology

Durham mobile health data startup Validic is about to receive a global boost from software giant SAP. Validic's health care platform will be made part of SAP's Connected Health platform.

Validic's growing ecosystem Validic's growing ecosystem

Updated July 7

New Verizon options; Wal-Mart pay by phone; hoverboard recalls (+ video); $1.3B IBM vs. Indiana fight

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Verizon revamps its wireless plans - which could save you money; Wal-Mart offers pay-by-phone; more than 500,000 hoverboards are recalled due to fire hazards; and a new judge is named in the $1.3 billion dispute between IBM and the state of Indiana.

July 4

Premium Lock 5G could be the great Internet of Things enabler - if ...

The unfolding development of the next generation in wireless broadband technology known as "5G" could mean a tremendous expansion in network capacity and growth for the Internet of Things, says the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. But the group says FCC and local government support will be crucial to "streamline deployment."

July 4

Getting WTW to 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, has WRAL TechWire apps for iOS and Android devices.

Reading WTW on iOS devices Reading WTW on iOS devices

Updated July 1

Yahoo CEO optimistic; Google Android update; Samsung unlocks phone; Windows update still free

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Yahoo's CEO remains optimistic; Google updates Android with Nougat; Samsung unlocks a new phone; and Windows 10 update is still free.

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