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Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”

7:55 a.m. today

Premium Lock Cary startup GoConnect crowdsources to develop real estate mobile app

The two founders of Cary startup GoConnect have never developed software. WRAL TechWire's Frank Vinluan offers our Insiders an exclusive look into how crowdsourcing shaped their new real estate mobile app.

GoConnect GoConnect

7:54 a.m. today

Premium Lock Reality bites: Microsoft still faces challenges in devices despite CEO-led changes

Inside Microsoft's earnings: A sweeping reorganization points Microsoft in the right direction, but obstacles in its PC and mobile businesses will remain through 2014, writes Jack Narcotta, an analyst with Technology Business Research.

The Surface The Surface

10:47 a.m. yesterday

Comcast earns beat street; TW Cable deal progressing; Verizon earns soar

Comcast pursues Time Warner Cable Comcast on Tuesday beat Street estimates for earnings with high-speed Internet customer growth leading the way; meanwhile, Comcast updates Time Warner acquisition; in other news, Verizon earnings soar.

6:39 a.m. yesterday

Apple's 80M big smartphone order; new GE jobs in N.C.; Netflix soars; Verizon FiOS upgrade; Yahoo buys apps firm

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology news: Apple reportedly is ordering up to 80 million large-screen iPhones; GE adds jobs in Mebane; Netflix hits 50M subscribers; Verizon ups its FiOS service; and Yahoo buys apps firm Flurry.

3:01 p.m. Monday

Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

Verizon Verizon is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers but with a twist.

11:24 a.m. Monday

BlackBerry taps Marty Beard as new COO

BlackBerry BlackBerry on Monday named the former chief executive of LiveOps, Inc. as the new chief operating officer of the struggling Canadian company.

Updated 9:19 a.m. Monday

Facebook enters Wi-Fi space in Rutherford County Schools

The Broadband Report    The Broadband Report: The Town of Forest City, Rutherford County Schools, PANGAEA Internet, and Facebook are launching a pilot program to bring free Wi-Fi to local students.

6:51 a.m. Monday

Latest news on wearable medical devices, wireless growing pains, Facebook and muni broadband

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Wear your medicine; Wireless operators' growing pains; Facebook says if you like it, buy it; and Mr. Wheeler, tear down these walls.

Updated 6:00 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock AT&T already seeking permits for rollout of ultrafast network

Don't be surprised if you are a Triangle resident - even in Durham, a non-AT&T market in the old telco days - and you see an AT&T crew touting "Gigapower" logos on shirts or trucks in the near future. The telecommunications giant is wasting no time in rolling out a fiber-optic network as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. With all six cities involved now on board, AT&T is moving fast - the old Ma Bell knows that Google could be a threat. So, too, is RST Fiber which has already targeted Wake Forest for testing. Watch out, folks, fiber is coming quickly.

AT&T touts its GigaPower   AT&T touts its GigaPower

July 17

A startup founder's please for net neutraility - and why you should care, too

ExitEvent Nick Bhargava, co-founder of Raleigh-based GroundFloor, wants entrepreneurs to take a stance on net neutrality before the FCC's comment period ends on Friday. Bhargava spells out his argument in a blog written for ExitEvent.

Updated July 17

Premium Lock Is IBM-Apple deal a slap in the face for Lenovo?

If Lenovo has a "parent" in its rise as a global technology powerhouse, it's IBM. After all, Big Blue's sale of its PC division to Lenovo in 2005 took the China-born company international. Now, Lenovo is trying to buy IBM's x86 server business and Google's Motorola Mobility to accelerate growth in servers and smartphones. So what does IBM do as Lenovo grows as a threat to Apple? The Skinny talks with an analyst about IBM's big deal with Apple. Is it a slap in the face to Lenovo? By the way, BlackBerry already is caught up in fallout from the deal.

Apple teams with IBM Apple teams with IBM

July 16

Premium Lock Inside Apple-IBM partnership: A big win for both companies

Analysis: Both companies benefit; Apple increases its business presence, at the expense of Android, Windows and Blackberry, and IBM extends the utility of its analytics solutions and gains from sales of management and security solutions for iPhones and iPads. Neither company gives up anything.

Apple's CEO Tim Cook Apple's CEO Tim Cook

July 16

Sling Media unveils two devices for out-of-home TV

The new SlingTV is identical to the Slingbox 500 currently on the market, but with new software to recommend things to watch. On the living-room TV, you can see scores and stats for games currently on TV, along with a guide to what's exciting at the moment, such as a team making a comeback. The new software will also give you more information on movies and TV shows.

Sling's SlingTV  Sling's SlingTV

Updated July 16

Once enemies, now allies: IBM, Apple team up for iPhone, iPad sales

Apple teams with IBM Bitter enemies in the past, Apple and IBM on Tuesday disclosed they are teaming up to sell more iPads and iPhones to corporate clients with IBM developing apps and providing services geared to enterprise customers.

July 15

WRAL achieves another technology first with 4K documentary

With it's documentary "Take Me Out to the Bulls Game," WRAL will became the first local television station to in the country to produce a program in the new broadcast technology called 4K, or Ultra High Definition.

WRAL produces documentary in 4K WRAL produces documentary in 4K

July 14

Premium Lock USA leads the way in global fixed, mobile network rankings

In terms of subscriber numbers, all ultra-fast broadband architectures combined, the United States is by far the global leader with 62.5 million subscribers at the end of 2013, compared to 42.4 million for China and 27 million for Japan, according to analysis by IDATE and the DigiWorld Institute.

IDATE World FTTx market (June 2014) IDATE World FTTx market (June 2014)

July 14

FCC moves forward with E-Rate reforms

The Broadband Report    The Broadband Report: The Federal Communications Commission on Friday voted along party lines to begin to transition E-Rate, the country's largest educational technology subsidy program.

Updated July 14

Your 46 WRAL TechWire headlines from last week

Week in review Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with 46 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

July 11

Can FotoSwipe do right what Bump did wrong?

ExitEvent Similar to bumping mobile phones to transfer a photo or contact card from person to person, FotoSwipe lets you swipe a photo (or several) from one phone to the next, regardless of model of phone and cellular provider.

July 11

Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback

The company is now using the Supreme Court's own language to force broadcasters to treat it just like a cable TV company. In Aereo's view, that means broadcasters must license their signals to Aereo under a 1976 copyright law.

Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia talks tech transformation Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia talks tech transformation

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