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Posts tagged “Wireless”

July 27

Premium Lock Software turns smartphones into medical research tools

 Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.

July 15

Premium Lock Wake Forest dumps gigabit provider, seeks new partner

Wake Forest street scene An initiative that was expected to earn Wake Forest the distinction as one of the Triangle's first gigabit communities has been put on hold. Town officials say that RST Fiber, the Shelby-based company that provided gigabit-speed Internet service to Wake Forest, is no longer an option following long delays in meeting commitments and news that RST is in business trouble.

Updated July 8

Premium Lock Microsoft slashing 7,800 jobs

Microsoft Corporation    Microsoft will cut 7,800 jobs and take a $7.6 billion impairment charge as it attempts to revive its flagging phone hardware business.

Updated April 20

Premium Lock Latest news on Tiger Eye Sensor, Apple Watch, the Pope's iPad

Bulldog Tiger Eye Sensor founder among finalists for SBA competition; Apple Watch delivery delayed; the Pope's iPad sells for $30,500; Steve Case honored., Republic Wireless, NC School of Science and Math.

Updated March 11

Premium Lock Digital Turbine closes merger with Apia

Jud Bowman Digital Turbine Inc. (Nasdaq: APPS), a mobile technology company, has completed its previously announced stock-for-stock merger with Appia Inc., the previoulsy Durham-based mobile user acquisition network.

January 30

Premium Lock FCC changes broadband definition, rakes in $45 billion in wireless auction; Your broadband probably isn't broadband; Google vs. traditional media; Bill Gates is worried about AI

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrap up of technology and life science news: FCC approves significant change to the definition of broadband while also raising a record-breaking $44.9 billion in a wireless spectrum auction that officially ended Thursday; tons of internet customers woke up today probably not with broadband internet at home anymore; New report says Google now surpasses traditional media as a trusted source for news; and Bill Gates tells Reddit that he's worried about AI.

July 14, 2014

Premium Lock FCC moves forward with E-Rate reforms

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: The Federal Communications Commission on Friday voted along party lines to begin to transition E-Rate, the country's largest educational technology subsidy program.

Updated June 10, 2014

Premium Lock Google buying satellite maker Skybox for $500M

Google                 Google is buying Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launching pad for the Internet company to send its own fleet of satellites to take aerial pictures and provide online access to remote areas of the world.

Updated April 10, 2014

Premium Lock Triangle ultra-fast Internet group backs AT&T plan

The race to be first to bring gigabit-speed Internet access across the Triangle and Triad may be won by AT&T, not Time Warner Cable or Google Fiber. The North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium says it is recommending that six city governments approve AT&T's proposal. However, the group is not precluding other companies from the project.

Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP

April 10, 2014

Premium Lock NCNGN issues full statement about AT&T network proposal

NC NGN Early Thursday, the North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium issued a full statement explaining why it is recommending that six cities in the Triangle and the Triad "enthusiastically approved" support for AT&T's proposal to create an ultra-fast Internet network for the region.

Updated March 26, 2014

Premium Lock CommScope shares rally after drop 5% triggered when biggest investor moves to sell 10% of shares

CommScope's HQ After a 15 percent surge in share price last week, investors in CommScope were hit by a 5 percent drop Tuesday after the biggest investor in the networking technology firm moved to sell 10 percent of its holdings.

March 6, 2014

Premium Lock Verizon Wireless ranks highest in new performance study

Wireless spectrum   Verizon Wireless ranked highest among its peers in four out of five categories in a national study by RootMetrics.com that measured network performance. In a six-month review of reliability, speed, call quality, data and text messaging, Verizon Wireless's score was 89.7 out of 100 and AT&T Inc.'s was 86.2.

Updated February 24, 2014

Premium Lock BlackBerry and Ford; Lenovo and Windows phones; WhatsApp voice; Cisco small cell

News from the annual Mobile World Congress in Madrid: Ford may dump Microsoft, embrace BlackBerry for smart cars; Microsoft says Lenovo will make Windows phone; Microsoft aims for cheap cellphones; WhatsApp adds voice; analyst likes Cisco's "small cell" play.

Mobile World Congress Mobile World Congress

February 17, 2014

Premium Lock Wirelress carriers predict 30% surge in Internet-connected devices

M2M - or machine-to-machine - communications is a surging business for mobile carriers around the world, says the GSMA industry association in a new report. WRALTechWire has the details.

GSMA charts show M2M demand surges GSMA charts show M2M demand surges

December 18, 2013

Premium Lock Sprint, Dish team up to test wireless broadband service

The Broadband Report       Many Americans have limited or no access to broadband service because it's expensive to extend cables to rural areas. Satellite is an option, but it works better for receiving data than sending. Cellular networks could address that limitation -- so long as the service doesn't get too popular that the airwaves become congested.

Updated December 12, 2013

Premium Lock 12 Days of Broadband, Day 6: Local group pushing wireless boundaries

Day 6 On the sixth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, MCNC examines a Wake Forest non-profit organization that is leveraging the local engineering talent pool to push the boundaries of wireless technologies for North Carolina and the world.

Updated September 9, 2013

Premium Lock For many, satellite still only answer for fast Internet access

The Broadband Report       The Broadband Report: Satellite internet may come with challenges, but it still remains the only option for many in North Carolina wanting more than dial-up service.

August 5, 2013

Premium Lock FCC looks to modernize E-Rate program

The Broadband Report       The FCC announced plans to modernize the E-Rate program in July. But, what does it mean for many in North Carolina?

Updated July 9, 2013

Premium Lock Sprint's Clearwire acquisition complete; adds spectrum to compete against AT&T, Verizon

Sprint Sprint hopes acquring Clearwire will make it more competitive with bigger rivals Verizon Wireless and AT&T.

Updated May 6, 2013

Premium Lock Wireless group in Wake Forest has golden Rolodex of engineer talent

Wake Forest non-profit leverages the local engineering talent pool to push the boundaries of wireless technologies for North Carolina and the world.

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