Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”

10:10 a.m. today

PrecisionHawk lands key permit as FAA unveils drone rules

There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate. And a Raleigh firm, PrecisionHawk, is among the early recipients of good news under FAA guidance, having received the first permit for out-of-line-of-sight pilot control.

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9:28 a.m. today

Charlotte telecom software startup raises $1.1M

FullCube FullCube, ‚Äča Charlotte-based startup company, has raised $1.1 million from four investors, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Updated 6:13 a.m. today

Verizon: Network upgrade doubles download speeds in RTP, US

Verizon is promising a doubling in download speeds as it brings online a network upgrade technology called LTE Advanced. The Triangle, Fayetteville and North Carolina's major metro areas are among the 461 markets where the upgrade officially took effect on Monday.

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Updated 7:59 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock What a RIoT! Fast-growing IoT group hires exec director, changes name. broadens agenda

If there is anything growing as fast as the Internet of Things, it's the IoT organization based in the Triangle formerly known as NC RIoT. With more than 3,000 members now and a growing reach of events, the group is evolving quickly into a business itself.

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Updated 6:52 a.m. yesterday

CED Tech Venture profile: Stealz, 'revolutionizing' business-customer engagement with IBM Watson's help

A new partnership with IBM Watson is bringing supercomputing analytics capabilities to Raleigh startup Stealz' capabilities for delivering real-time customer feedback to its more than 1,000 paying clients. Stealz will be telling its story about revolutionizing business-to-customer relationships at CED's Tech Venture conference.

Updated 6:16 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Inside Verizon: Doubling down on advertising, media for growth

The Broadband Report       Analysis: The latest analysis of wireless networks from RootMetrics ranks Verizon No. 1, but the communications provider is relying on much more than network quality for growth. Technology Business Research says Verizon is doubling down on investments outside its network to drive growth.

6:07 a.m. yesterday

59 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.

6:04 a.m. yesterday

59 headlines not to be missed: WTW's week in review

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:

5:52 a.m. yesterday

Reading 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 August 26

Advanced transport system, medical innovation effort share $250K Triangle grants

Research Triangle Park's new Park Center will soon become a hub for development and testing an innovative and futuristic transportation system and The Medical Innovator's collaborative. An RTP-based university/industry consortium is awarding $250,000 to two organizations that will work from space in the Park Center's Frontier building.

August 26

NCSU scientists find iPhone, iPad security holes

Apple iPhones  Adding to security headaches for Apple and iOS users, researchers at N.C. State have discovered security vulnerabilities in the operating system for iPhones and iPads. These holes differ from problems reported internationally about Apple security problems on Thursday.

Updated August 26

Raleigh-based Castle Information Systems raises $875K for community info app

Castle Information Systems Castle Information Systems Inc., a web and mobile app company, raised $875,000 in a private offering, according a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Updated August 25

CED Tech Venture profile: Helium Cine aims to sharpen smartphone photography

Helium, a startup based in Durham, sees an opportunity in the growing use of smartphones as the primary camera for "content professionals" and media. They aim to offer accessories to support that trend and will be showcasing their offerings at the CED Tech Venture conference.

Updated August 24

Premium Lock Verizon makes clean sweep in latest wireless testing

Verizon   Verizon is the clear winner in the latest round of wireless networks testing by research firm RootMetrics. AT&T slips to No. 2 after sharing or winning the top spot in each of the previous five tests. But the data shows competition is close with Sprint and T-Mobile showing signs of strength, too.

Updated August 24

Premium Lock R65 Labs, startup from Modality founder, files debt offering

Durham-based R65 Labs Inc., a digital health startup founded by S. Mark Williams, who previously created Modality, is seeking more than $1 million in a debt offering, according to a regulatory filing.

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August 23

Drone market growing, who gets all the smartphone profits; Verizon tops

Bulldog In today's update of technology news from around the web: the market for drones to qrow by 25 percent for the next five years; Apple, Samsung grab most smartphone profits; and Verizon rated tops in network coverage and performance in NC.

Updated August 23

Staying alive: After heart attack, Fitbit inspires me to walk the world

Those of us fortunate enough to be given another chance at life have a responsibility to share our stories - and hopefully encourage others to aspire to better days. Part of my inspiration to live better after a near-fatal heart attack comes from a fitness tracker that offers a daily reminder how close a dream to walk the world is becoming a reality.

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August 22

Facebook stock prediction, new Android OS, Samsung to refurbish phones

Bulldog In today's update of technology news: Barron's says Facebook stock may soar; Android operating system "Nougat" out of Beta; and Samsung to sell refurbished smartphones.

Updated August 22

Top mobile health leaders headline WRAL TechWire Executive Exchange event

What are the benefits, opportunities and challenges of mobile health? Finding the answers is the focus of the next WRAL TechWire Executive Exchange event with some of the top entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the Triangle participating. Joanne Rohde, the former Red Hat executive who founded and is CEO of health information startup Axial Exchange is the keynote speaker.

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