Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”
On Friday, Apple Inc. began using the iBeacon technology at its 254 U.S. stores to send you messages about products, events and other information -- tailored to where you are inside, provided you have downloaded the Apple Store app and have given Apple permission to track you.
On the second day of the 12 Days of Broadband, MCNC highlights some of the critical steps North Carolina made this year to find better and more effective federated identity management (FIM) solutions for education institutions throughout the state.
Beginning Sunday, customers will be able to switch to the cheaper plans if they buy or bring their own phone. That includes paying for the device in installments through the frequent-upgrade Next plan. Those whose contracts have run out also qualify.
On the first day of the 12 Days of Broadband, MCNC takes a look back to the summer when President Barack Obama announced the ConnectED initiative at Mooresville Middle School, sparking conversations about high-speed broadband connectivity all over the country.
"We are very much alive, thank you," says John Chen, who took over as CEO of the struggling Canadian smartphone maker last month. "We understand the realities of the enterprise mobility market better than anyone, and we're in the game for the long term."
When Jud Bowman decided to further ramp up his global expansion efforts at Appia, the veteran entrepreneur chose to do so by raising another round of debt financing rather than sell some equity. Bowman says he wants to avoid getting "really diluted." With the new funding, he plans additional hiring as Appia expands locally and internationally.
Now in its third year, the 12 Days of Broadband begins this week highlighting a dozen innovations in 2013 directly impacted by the expanding reach of high-speed connectivity in North Carolina.
Andrew Bauer's company Royce has developed a wallet embedded with GPS tracking to thwart would-be thieves. Read more about how this young entrepreneur got his start and took over Royce all before he was old enough to even vote.
How popular are new iPhones in Japan? Apple sold three of every four smartphones in Japan last month after the country's largest carrier, NTT Docomo began carrying the iPhone, according to a market researcher.
In a new review of Raleigh-based Republic Wireless, which blends Wi-Fi and cellular technology to make calls, Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal gushes with praise. That contrasts sharply from a more somber review back in February.
The Moto G starts at $179 without a contract requirement. That compares with $600 or more that people must typically pay for high-end phones without traditional two-year service agreements.
The wig would communicate wirelessly with another device and include tactile feedback, Sony says. Depending on the model, the hairpiece may include a camera, laser pointer or global positioning system sensor, it said.
U.S. broadcasters say they're near an agreement to share frequencies with the Defense Department, a move that could help free airwaves for use by mobile providers led by Verizon Wireless and AT&T while preserving spectrum for local TV stations. More broadcast news: Nielsen buying Harris Interactive.
The renewables energy unit of Duke Energy is working with a Mooresville-based construction firm to build solar sites in Halifax, Bertie and Pitt counties. Combined they will produce energy for 6,000 homes, Duke says.
High school student Brooke Johnson takes classes near her home in Jacksonville and at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. Read how the statewide NCREN network allows her to do that.
The South Carolina-based company, which also has a major presence in Morrisville, plans to use its 3D printing technology to help the Google firm produce individualized phones. Its Geomagic group in the Triangle will be involved.
Companies making expansion plans look beyond the telecom infrastructure of the present. They're more interested in what that picture will look like in 25 years. Read why dark fiber is crucial to future rural economic development
The North Carolina Next Generation Network project, in which local entities will work with the private sector to make broadband more accessible and affordable, is in the process of choosing a vendor. But the rollout is being pushed back. WRALTechWire has the exclusive story.