Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”

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Premium Lock Top 10 2017 tech predictions: eSports, bank disruption, virtual reality and more

Information technology Watch out for a "watershed" year in eSports, more disruption in banking and "mass expansion" of virtual reality content in 2017, says Juniper Research in making its top 10 tech predictions. Our Insiders get the details.

11:52 a.m. Tuesday

Top court backs Samsung in Apple case, insider trading crackdown

Samsung logo Ina pair of unanimous decisions, the Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its patent dispute with Apple and also stood behind crackdowns on insider trading.

9:51 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Mobile, PC turmoil: Disruption hits 'nearly every product segment'

Analysis: Disruption is evident in nearly every PC and mobile device product segment and price band as vendors prioritize profit per sale over restoring revenue growth or chasing market share. The race to claim greater profits is changing these traditionally static markets. A greater focus on premium devices -- especially thin-and-light notebook PCs, gaming PCs and high-end smartphones -- is resetting the dynamics within the market, says Technology Business Research.

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3:11 p.m. Monday

Charlotte-based FairPoint Communications sold in $1.5B deal

FairPoint Charlotte-based FairPoint Communications acquired by Consolidated in $1.5 billion deal.

5:40 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock IoT is emerging as newest target for T-Mobile

The Broadband Report       Analysis: T-Mobile is positioning itself to take its Un-carrier movement to the IoT realm, says analyst Steve Vachon of Technology Business Research.

5:25 a.m. Monday

58 headlines not to be missed: WTW week in review, part 3

Triangle headlines Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part three.

5:20 a.m. Monday

58 headlines not to be missed: WTW week in review, part 2

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part two.

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58 headlines not to be missed: WTW's week in review, part 1

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part one.

5:00 a.m. Monday

Staying up with 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.

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Updated December 2

Premium Lock Republic founding CEO: 'David' is 'better armed' to fight Goliaths

David Morken is turning loose the "David" he helped create to take on the "Goliaths" in the wireless industry as Republic Wireless spins out from Raleigh-based Bandwidth. But Morken says Republic's new CEO and the company are ready to fight even more aggressively while he turns his attention to Bandwidth, which is ready for "cleared hot" growth.

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Updated December 2

FCC: AT&T, Verizon shouldn't exempt own apps from data caps

FCC        U.S. regulators are calling out AT&T and Verizon for exempting their own video apps from data caps on customers' cellphones.

Updated December 1

Premium Lock Exclusive: Republic CEO talks growth, profitability, $100M in revenue and climbing

Did you know that Raleigh-based Republic Wireless is close to a $100 million-a-year company and growing fast? New CEO Chris Chuang talks about Republic's rapid growth, its awards for service, profitability, and how the company plans to defend its WiFi calling technology.

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Updated December 1

Premium Lock Exclusive: Republic Wireless plans more jobs, marketing, new products with $30M spinout

Chris Chuang, the CEO of newly spun-out Republic Wireless, has big plans to grow the former Bandwidth company thanks to a $30 million cash infusion and ongoing growth. In the first of a two-part exclusive Q&A with WRAL TechWire, Chuang spells out his goals.

Chris Chuang, left, and David Morkin Chris Chuang, left, and David Morkin

Updated December 1

Raleigh-based Republic Wireless spins out as own company

Raleigh-based Republic Wireless, a five-year-old company that at launch was among the first telecommunications providers to offer WiFi-based calling, is spinning out as a separate company from parent Bandwidth. It also is getting a $30 million cash infusion.

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November 30

Premium Lock Hot item: Millennial 'smart home' owners want voice control

Looking for a tech Christmas present? Having voice control such as those Amazon "Echos" and Google "Home" devices we see advertised more every day is a big priority for young home owners and nearly half of all age groups, a new survey finds.

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Updated November 30

Mobile devices help Cyber Monday sales hit record $3.45B

Cyber Monday Cyber Monday was one for the record books with consumers going online to spend a record $3.45 billion. And a big enabler of all that spending was people using smartphones as well as other mobile devices, says global ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor.

Updated November 30

Game on! Facebook adds free games like 'Pac-Man' to Messenger

Games available include classics such as "Pac-Man," ''Space Invaders" and "Galaga," as well as newer titles. Plus: Watch a video demo.

November 28

Don't drive distracted: Feds want phone makers to lock out most apps (+ a look at 'lock out' apps)

Fatal crashes caused by distracted drivers are on the rise, and that's contributing to a spike in traffic deaths during the past two years. The government says 3,477, or about 10 percent, of the more than 35,000 traffic fatalities last year involved distracted drivers. That's up 8.8 percent over 2014. Traffic deaths spiked 10.4 percent in the first six months of this year and rose 7.2 percent last year, after years of declines. Plus: A look at apps that might be subject of a "lock out."

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November 28

Premium Lock Analysis: 10 regulatory challenges that impact telecom operators and regulators.

The Broadband Report       The trends of convergence have been with us for decades. While communications, content, and computing have been converging--and even the regulators of these industries--the actual regulation has not converged, and remains sector specific. Telecom regulators and competition authorities are challenged by these technological trends. Here's why in the view of U.K.-based Strand Consulting.

November 28

51 headlines not to be missed: WTW week in review, part 3

Triangle headlines Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part three.

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