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Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”

Updated 12:22 p.m. Monday

Cisco phone hack vulnerability; Google Glass not dead; gluten-free wheat; Square's biz fee; Ikea stops online mag in Russia

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and biotech news: Cisco warns about a vulnerability in its Internet phones; Google's Eric Schmidt backs Glass; researchers to seek gluten-free wheat; Square's "Cash" app for businesses; and Ikea drops its online magazine in Russia over gay law concerns.

Updated 8:23 a.m. Monday

RDU's wireless access plunges in latest report on performance

RDU's wireless service slips Travelers passing through Raleigh-Durham International Airport are not getting the fastest and most reliable wireless Internet and phone service as they get at other airports, according to a new report. RDU drops to No. 40 from No. 14 among 50 major airports.

6:17 a.m. Monday

Latest news on broadband and telecom options, wireless, E-Rate and NBP turns 5

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: Here is a roundup of broadband and telecommunications stories making headlines this week including The New York Times Editorial Board commenting on more and better telecom options; NTCA and Vantage Point release report on why wireless broadband is not a viable substitute for wireline broadband; the FCC has extended the new E-Rate filing deadline to April 16, and FCC Chairman talks about the fifth anniversary of the National Broadband Plan.

5:59 a.m. Monday

Catching WTW to go: Mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps available

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.

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March 20

Luxury watch maker Tag Heuer teams with Google, Intel

A closeup of Apple's Watch ‚Äč Watch out Apple: Swiss company Tag Heuer is developing its own smartwatch with tech rivals Google and Intel.

Updated March 19

Lenovo names former Acer CEO as president in corporate realignment

Lenovo, the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer, is making changes in its management structure following the recent closing of deals for IBM's x86 business and Google Motorola. Under the new structure, Lenovo has a president - industry veteran Gianfranco Lanci - who reports directly to chair and CEO Yang Yuanqing. The move affects Lenovo's two top executives in the Triangle: Gerry Smith and Jay Parker.

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March 19

Premium Lock So what do Lenovo executive changes mean to Triangle? To company?

Lenovo's Jay Parker In an exclusive interview, Lenovo's head of North America operations talks about the impact of the tech giant's many management changes announced on Thursday mean to the company, the Triangle and the top two Lenovo execs in the Triangle.

Updated March 19

Can you really save money by cutting the cord? Reviewing streaming TV

Even as more services are becoming available, no single streaming service offers everything. And you still need to pay for your Internet connection, typically at a higher price when unbundled from your TV service. Depending on how and what you watch, cutting the cord won't necessarily save you money

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March 19

IBM BlueMix-Twitter analytics; Cree lights up Habitat for Humanity; T-Mobile's small business offer; Yahoo exits China; 'Line' app toys and more

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: IBM's BlueMix and Watson analytics are analyzing Twitter; Cree boosts its commitment to Habitat for Humanity; T-Mobile targets small businesses; Yahoo exits China; and watch our for lots more from those Line app emoticons.

Updated March 18

Streaming TV series: Comparing what services offer, charge

Sony jumped into the pay-television business Wednesday with an online package of more than 50 channels starting at $50 a month. It's the most complete of the Internet-only offerings, but also the most expensive. Here's a look at the menu of options from various providers -- what you get and what it costs.

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March 18

HTC promises to replace new 'One' phones if damaged

HTC Damaged Phones Starting next month when new phones go on sale, HTC will replace damaged phones free of charge during its normal 12-month warranty period -- no questions asked. The offer expands on HTC Corp.'s current pledge to replace cracked screens for the first six months.

March 16

North Carolina invests millions into big data research

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: This multi-million dollar investment by North Carolina and the UNC system will change the way businesses, government agencies and universities think about data and use data to solve problems in North Carolina.

March 16

Catching WTW to go: Mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps available

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.

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Updated March 9

ISPs add 3 million new broadband subscribers in 2014

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: Leichtman Research Group reported that 17 of the largest cable and telephone providers in the U.S. acquired three million net additional high-speed Internet subscribers in 2014.

Updated March 6

Epic's grants; Microsoft-Google co-develop in Java; Red Hat's cloud Atomic Host; Google's wireless (Lenovo) phone and insurance move

In today's Bulldog wrapup on technology news: Epic Games awards its first grants from a $5 million pot; Microsoft and Google unveil co-development plans for Java; Red Hat launches a new operating system for Linux in the cloud; Google to offer one phone for wireless service and it's made by Lenovo's Motorola; Google begins offering car insurance quotes.

March 4

Red Hat's 'cloud' practice; AT&T, Cisco link cars; Uber's buy; AT&T's mobile health move; Sony VR headsets coming

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Red Hat launches a "cloud" practice offering services and technology; AT&T and Cisco team up to connect vehicles; Uber buys a mapping firm; AT&T moves into mobile connected health; and Sony to launch virtual reality headsets next year.

March 3

FCC chief on net neutrality: Internet needs a 'referee'

FCC Chair defends vote Speaking at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that "there needs to be a referee" for the Internet.

March 3

BlackBerry to offer new phones even as focus turns to software

Blackberry CEO John Chen  BlackBerry may be launching four new smartphones over the coming year, but the struggling company is staking its future on becoming a giant in software.

March 3

Lenovo, Motorola join product parade at global wireless show

High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona,, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo, Lenovo-owned Motorola and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices.

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March 3

How to connect the world? Google, Facebook offer contrasting ideas

Connecting the world  Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen -- from selling smartphone data plans, to using solar-powered drone aircraft as floating cell towers to partnering with telecom providers in the developing world to get people hooked on apps.

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