Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”
AT&T is buying Virginia-based Straight Path in a $1.2 billion all-stock deal that provides the communications giant with wireless spectrum across the top 40 U.S. metropolitan markets. The company says the acquisition positions itself for delivery of forth-coming, faster 5G wireless services.
A new report from International Data Corporation shows that Lenovo's troubled server group is showing signs of recovery - at least in terms of sales targeting cloud information technology spending. Meanwhile, Cisco sales surge, cutting into market share held by leaders HP and Dell.
MediaPost's Gavin O'Malley published this commentary: "In some respects, the mobile boom is officially over in the States. Indeed, Adobe's latest global mobile report found double-digit declines in both app installs (38%) and launches (28%) over the past two years." So what can companies and app developers do to counter the trend?
Editor's note: ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman takes a detailed, inside look at serial entrepreneur Jud Bowman's third startup, Sift Media.
Silicon Valley app startup moves to RTP, plans hiring binge after landing Cofounders Capital deal (+ video)
Serial investor David Gardner's latest deal is bringing Map My Customers, a fast-growing Silicon Valley app startup to the Triangle along with as many as 50 jobs. Some 20,000 users have already signed on, including one who says the app "is a must have for me."
NCSU researchers create touch-sensitive, elastic fibers for new electronic device interface (+ video)
Researchers from North Carolina State University have created elastic, touch-sensitive fibers that can interface with electronic devices. "We have created soft and stretchable fibers that can detect touch, as well as strain and twisting," an NCSU professor says. "These microscopic fibers may be useful for integrating electronics in new places, including wearable devices."
The number of people using instant messaging services through chatbots will more than double to 4.2 billion over the next four years with artificial intelligence that enables smarter apps driving demand, says a new report.
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.
AT&T wins a multi-year contract to build a nation-wide high-speed network for first responders and says it will invest $40 billion in building it. The communications giant will receive up to $6.5 billion in funding from an independent arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce as well as access to wireless spectrum. Plus: Deatils about the network and video.