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Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”

6:58 a.m. Friday

AT&T joins Verizon in pushing 5G wireless technology

Wireless spectrum    AT&T says it will test the next evolution of wireless technology known as "4G" in Austin, Texas by the end of this year. The communications giant joins rival Verizon in exploring a network that could deliver data 100 times as fast as current 4G service known as LTE.

2:09 p.m. Monday

Accessing WTW on the 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, now has an WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.

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February 5

Premium Lock Researcher: Exploding sharing economy driving growth in mobile payment tech

Trying out Apple Pay As Uber, Airbnb, Lyft and other startups in the sharing economy ($335 billion by 2025, says PwC) continue to grow, their success is driving growth in mobile payment technology so consumers can take advantage of "sharing" opportunities. So believes an expert in the field at the Warwick Business School.

Updated February 3

Big drop in revenue triggers 11% plunge in Lenovo shares

Lenovo is doing well in India Lenovo, which is fighting a global downward trend in PC sales and has seen its smartphone sales fall sharply, is taking a beating in the stock market today after reporting an 8 percent drop in revenues for 2015's year-ending quarter. Layoffs and cost-cutting helped improve profits, however, the company notes.

February 3

Premium Lock Inside Lenovo: Enterprise Group, cost discipline keys to weathering challenges

Earnings    Analysis: Lenovo disclosed revenues today that fell below analysts' expectations, triggering an 11 percent drop in its stock. But the company did report a bigger-than-expected profit, something the world's No. 1 PC seller attributed largely to cost cuts. So what's happening to Lenovo? Our Insiders get an in-depth analysis.

Updated February 3

Cam and the Selfies: A mobile data record for Panther fans

Here's a snapshot of just how wildly popular social media is becoming at sporting events: Cam Newton and the NFC Panthers generate a record buzz in championship game. Yes, Cam's enthusiasm is infectious. My, how the sports experience is changing - in the stadium and at home.

February 1

Reading WTW on the 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, now has an WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.

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January 29

Premium Lock Facebook goes live on iPhones with video - a quick guide

Facebook  Facebook is broadcasting live video on its iPhone app. The option to show live video was turned on Thursday for everyone in the U.S. with Facebook's app installed on an iPhone. Wired offers a quick guide to how the app works.

Updated January 28

Premium Lock Grim stats show how badly Lenovo smartphone biz is struggling

If you want to understand why Lenovo is turning its smartphone business inside out - from dropping the Motorola name to gutting Motorola's headquarters through layoffs to management changes - then check out the latest global statistics from IDC. They aren't good for Lenovo.

Motorola's Lenovo banner   Motorola's Lenovo banner

Updated January 28

New wireless service promises ultra-fast gigabit Internet

Cable's pricey Internet packages may get some competition from the founder of Aereo, whose first attempt to shake up the cable industry was quashed by the Supreme Court. It's called Starry, and the service is scheduled to launch in Boston. The price is expected to be less than $80 a month.

Updated January 27

Amid possibilities, legal questions punctuate drone forum

A drone forum on Tuesday night in Durham highlighted the possibilities of a technology that's still in its infancy but was punctuated by a disagreement about the legality of commercial drone flight.

Updated January 27

Inside Apple: Revenues could fall but CEO touts 'biggest quarter;' interactive graphic tracks details

​Apple is bracing for its first sales decline in 13 years, despite selling a record 74.8 million iPhones in the final three months of 2015, in what may prove to be a turning point for the world's most valuable company. What did the CEO and CFO have to say? Plus: An interactive graphic provides additional details.

Tim Cook introduces iOS 8  Tim Cook introduces iOS 8

Updated January 27

Amid possibilites, legal questions punctuate drone forum

WRAL TechWire drone event A drone forum on Tuesday night in Durham highlighted the possibilities of a technology that's still in its infancy but was punctuated by a disagreement about the legality of commercial drone flight.

January 27

Inside AT&T: Earnings miss but CEO optimistic; interactive graphic plots earnings

AT&T                   AT&T on Tuesday reported a quarterly profit that slightly missed Wall Street expectations as it added fewer customers on contracts and other core plans than it did the year before. Our wrapup includes an interactive graphic on the earnings and what AT&T's top executive had to say about the financials.

Updated January 26

Drones are hot: Report projects 84% growth in 2016

A new report shows why several startups and hosts of researchers in North Carolina see potential for high-flying success in the drone industry. Sales of commercial drones such as those being developed by Raleigh-based PrecisionHawk are expected to skyrocket 84 percent in 2016.

A PrecisionHawk drone  A PrecisionHawk drone

Updated January 26

Sprint cutting jobs; Lenovo security bug; GSK investor pressure; Arista counter-sues Cisco

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Sprint is cutting jobs and closing six call centers; another security problem for Lenovo; investor pressure mounts for change at GSK; and Arista counter-sues Cisco.

January 25

Premium Lock Study: Connected cars business to grow 10X to $600M by 2020

Explosive growth is at hand for connected vehicle "infotainment" systems, says a new report from Juniper Research. And emerging applications won't necessarily need smartphones. New apps will flood the market to help drivers and riders deal with traffic, optimize routs - and also to play games.

CarPlay as displayed on dash CarPlay as displayed on dash

Updated January 25

Premium Lock Smartphone with VR for $184? Lenovo sells 10k in <1 second, but ...

It's time for Lenovo to bring its smartphones to America. A deal only available in India combines a new smartphone with virtual reality for $184. Is there a market for mobile VR? More than 500,000 people registered to buy the K4-VR combo. Wow.

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January 25

Don't miss Bob Young, other leaders talking drone opportunities at WTW event

Are you ready to fly? Join us for the WRAL TechWire Executive Exchange on Tuesday, January 26, from 4-7 p.m. at the PNC Triangle Club at Durham Bulls Athletic Park to learn about the business and opportunities presented by drones along with legal issues and demonstrations of the latest technology.

Bob Young Bob Young

January 25

How to get WTW on the 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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