Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Are Olympic cities better or worse after the games?
- Should marijuana be legal - or at least more accessible? Government's latest move sparks debate
- Europe hits Apple with a $15 billion-plus tax bill
- US stocks mostly lower as investors wait for jobs report
- Intoxicated in the air: drunk pilots make news but are rare