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Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”

Updated 2:12 p.m. yesterday

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Now, the coverage you've come to expect online at WRALTechWire.com and in your morning and afternoon email, is delivered in a format designed especially for Android users. Download the app for free today in the Google Play store.

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2:08 p.m. yesterday

Just in time for Black Friday: 4 apps that save you money

Black Friday  Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps. Here are four as reviewed by The Associated Press.

Updated 3:06 p.m. Tuesday

Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that

Apple's bigger-than-ever iPhones    Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time.

Updated November 21

Consumer Reports: Republic Wireless is top prepaid provider

Raleigh-based Republic Wireless is the top-rated provider of prepaid wireless services, says Consumer Reports in a new survey of cell-phone service providers.

A Moto X as sold by Raleigh-based Republic Wireless A Moto X as sold by Raleigh-based Republic Wireless

Updated November 19

AT&T topples Verizon in latest Raleigh wireless tests

A substantial boost in download speeds helps AT&T regain the top spot from Verizon in wireless service, according to independent testing firm RootMetrics. However, Verizon keeps its grip on the top spot at RDU International Airport.

AT&T tops RootMetrics score in Raleigh AT&T tops RootMetrics score in Raleigh

Updated November 17

Premium Lock A resurgence in core business fuels Cisco's return to revenue growth

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP Analysis: While the service provider and emerging market headwinds will persist for the next several quarters, TBR expects Cisco's revenue growth to accelerate in 4Q14, reaching midsingle digits due to momentum in Switching and continued growth in key segments such as Services, Security and Data Center.

Updated November 17

Review: Apple's new iOS 8 provides a smarter type

With the free upgrade, typing on the iPhone's touch keyboard doesn't seems as tedious, cumbersome or infuriating as it did before, when a rather dim-witted "auto-correct" system would slip in words that made people look illiterate or, even worse, inappropriate.

Digital Life Review iPhone Keyboard Digital Life Review iPhone Keyboard

Updated November 17

Premium Lock Appia's CEO plans to 'stay engaged' as $100M deal unfolds

Appia  Don't look for Jud Bowman, founder and CEO of Appia, to step away from his post or from a spot on the board of Mandalay Digital any time soon. Bowman shares with WRAL TechWire his plans and thoughts about the $100 million deal that will make the Durham startup part of Mandalay Digital.

November 17

Verizon keeps its 'super cookies' to track smartphones

Verizon  Verizon Wireless, the country's largest mobile firm, said Friday it still uses this type of tracking, known as "super cookies." Verizon spokeswoman Debra Lewis said business and government customers don't have the code inserted. There has been no evidence that Sprint and T-Mobile have used such codes.

November 17

FCC's rural broadband experiments draw national attention

The Broadband Report      The Broadband Report: The FCC's experiment on exploring how to expand robust broadband in rural America in the most cost-effective way has attracted nearly $885 million worth of projects across the country.

November 14

FCC wants AT&T to explain 'pause' in fiber deployments

FCC The FCC has sent a letter to AT&T seeking more information about CEO Randal Stephenson's declared "pause" in fiber network deployments due to concerns about Internet regulation.

November 14

AT&T Mobility stops attaching hidden tracking codes to data transmitted from users' smartphones

AT&T        AT&T Mobility, the nation's second-largest cellular provider, said Friday it's no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users' smartphones. The practice made it nearly impossible to shield its subscribers' identities online.

Updated November 14

8 NC firms crack Fast 500; Dignify Therapeutics grant; BlackBerry offers software; Monsanto settles seed dispute; Turing award now $1M

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Eight N.C. firms crack the Deloitte Fast 500 list; Dignify Therapeutics receives $50,000 N.C. grant; BlackBerry offering security software; Monsanto reaches modified seed settlement; and the Turing award is now worth $1 million.

Updated November 14

Despite pause, AT&T to 'continue working' with NC Next Generation Network

North Carolina AT&T President Venessa Harrison says the company will "continue working" with the ultra-fast North Carolina Next Generation Network project even though the telecommunications giant has put a "pause" on fiber projects. NCNGN also reaffirms its commitment to AT&T.

Venessa Harrison Venessa Harrison

Updated November 14

Mandalay Digital acquires Durham-based Appia for $100M

Appia, a provider of mobile user acquisition services with an international customer base, is being sold to California-based Mandalay Digital for $100 million in a stock deal. It's the second "exit" for Appia founder Jud Bowman.

Appia's website offers constant updates on app installs Appia's website offers constant updates on app installs

November 14

Premium Lock Jud Bowman: Why I sold Appia for $100 million

Durham startup Appia, founded by Jud Bowman six years ago, is becoming part of Mandalay Digital in a stock deal worth some $100 million. Why sell? Bowman knew Mandalay as a business partner and in a conference call he told analysts: "[T]he revenue metrics from our partnership with Mandalay Digital are better than anything we've seen to-date. It's so great that we wanted to be a part of it." Read why Bowman made the deal in his own words.

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Updated November 13

Premium Lock Frontier's top exec blasts 'net neutrality instigators'

Maggie Wilderotter, chairman and CEO at Frontier Communications, is very critical of renewed calls for "net neutrality" in the ongoing Internet access debate. "The Internet, which has thrived under a light touch regulatory approach, will stagnate under a regime developed for monopoly common carrier providers," she warns. Frontier is building out a fiber network in Durham and Durham County.

Maggie Wilderotter Maggie Wilderotter

Updated November 13

CEO: AT&T to delay fiber networks over Internet rules dispute

Fiber optic network                  AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says the telecommunications giant will not roll out ultra-fast Internet access in some 100 cities due to the debate over Internet regulation. Several cities in the Triangle as well as the North Carolina Next Generation Network are on AT&T's fiber-optic deployment list. AT&T won't comment on possible Triangle impact.

November 12

#WTWTrends for Wednesday: Internet Summit and AT&T's fiber delay explode on Twitter

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated November 12

Duke No. 1, UNC 12, NCSU 54 in MBA ranking; Yahoo's $640M buy; AT&T drops 4G in-flight 4G; Cisco earnings due; Microsoft drops Nokia name

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Duke rules the roost in MBA rankings but UNC and NCSU rise, too; Yahoo buys BrightRoll for $640M; AT&T drops plans for in-flight 4G; Cisco earnings are due today; and Microsoft drops Nokia name from phones.

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