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In today's Bulldog Update of technology stories: life science industry fuels hot Triangle real estate market; Startup Grind to host David Garner of Cofounders Capital; NC CEO Forum set for November; Sprint layoffs likely.
United States investors rank the nation among the lowest in investor confidence in the "2015 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey" from Deloitte and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). On the other hand, venture capital fund raising gained momentum and "There is much for U.S. venture investors to be excited about," says an NVCA exec.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.