Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”
Verizon tops AT&T as the most reliable and fastest wireless service provider in the Triangle and across North Carolina, according to test data compiled by research firm RootMetrics. AT&T, which topped the survey in 2013, did score best in texting.
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The Broadband Report: The number of broadband subscribers at top pay TV firms has surpassed the number of pay TV subscribers for the first time in history, according to data from Leichtman Research Group.
Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with more than 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.
Inside Lenovo: Milestone quarter, mobility sales, IBM deal position add up to bright prospects for more growth
Analysis: Lenovo reported a "milestone quarter" in terms of revenue on Thursday with sales of mobile devices leading the way. For the first time, Lenovo - the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer - sold more smartphones than PCs. And more business is in the pipeline with the looming IBM x86 server deal, writes analyst Jack Narcotta.
Lenovo reports an 18 percent annual increase in quarterly earnings for the period ending June 30. And Yang Yuanqing, its top executive, sees "even more opportunity to grow rapidly." However, the firm's acquisitions of IBM's x86 server business based in RTP and Google's Motorola Mobility are still under review, Yang says.
Validic, a Durham-based startup focused on linking medical devices, app developers and healthcare clients and is backed by Dallas billionaire Mark Cuban, has landed $5 million in new venture capital.
AT&T is in the process of engineering its ultrafast Internet footprint in the Triangle as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative, and a preview of what's coming began Monday in Texas. Customers in Austin can now get access to gigabit Internet in some areas. Here's a look at what AT&T is offering and what competitors are doing.
The Broadband Report: Significant increases in the use of electronic health records among the nation's physicians and hospitals are detailed in two new studies highlighting the growth and need for high-speed connectivity and bandwidth.
BernieSez is a simple application for attorneys who handle traffic cases and other misdemeanor offenses. Clients log on, register and upload their tickets. Then the registered attorneys place bids to handle the clients' cases.
In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: GSK gets a lift as Express Scripts reinstates lung drug Advair; Comcast initiates amnesty, free service for the poor; FCC's Friends and Family Plan; and Wikipedia link to be hidden in Google under 'right to be forgotten' law.
The cloud services provider has been selected by Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative in California for managed cloud-based services and email, in this latest move of continued growth for the Raleigh-based firm.
They're a pain to use, and they aren't secure when they are based on easy-to-guess digits, such as a birth date or street address. Many people don't bother using them on phones, even though that means any thief can get instant access to email, banking apps and more. Fortunately, phone makers have started to come up with alternatives to passcodes.
The Broadband Report: Fourteen new candidates will kick-off the fifth cohort of the Certified Educational Chief Technology Officer (CeCTO) program this week at UNC Chapel Hill. One of Government Technology's "Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers" will be the keynote speaker at the first class scheduled on Wednesday.
In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: A judge rules against Microsoft in email privacy case; Sony and EA experiment with new business models for older games; Internet of Things is 70 percent hackable; and how to increase security and privacy on your Android or iOS device.
Twitter tests new hastags; Nortel pensioners fight deal; ChannelAdvisor-Yahoo deal; T-Mobile's new bidder
In today's wrapup of technology news: The Wall Street Journal says Twitter is testing new hashtags; Nortel pensioners don't like bankruptcy deal; ChannelAdvisor makes a deal with Yahoo; French firm bids for T-Mobile.