Ring Central Integrates Cloud Communications Suite with Google for Work

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January 29, 2015 — SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of cloud business communication solutions, today announced that RingCentral Office® is now available with Google for Work, a suite of tools that includes Gmail and Google Docs. RingCentral Office® turns Google for...Learn More

Google Fiber Expansion is Here, Four Additional Markets on Tap

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Google will announce this week Google Fiber expansion plans to four additional markets, according to numerous reports, including the Wall Street Journal. The markets are all in the Southeast and include Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Raleigh. Google has not formally confirmed these reports, but has...Learn More

Smartwatch Forecast Calls for 68% Annual Growth

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Allied Market Research is forecasting extraordinary growth for the global smartwatch market – 67.6 percent compound annual growth (CAGR) – from 2014-2020. That would bring smartwatch market revenue to $32.9 billion by the end of the decade, according to Allied’s “Global Smartwatch Market – Size,...Learn More

Google and Title II: Company Sees Infrastructure Cost Benefits

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Although it was initially quiet on the topic of Net Neutrality, Google now sees at least one potential benefit of reclassifying broadband as a Title II, or telecommunications service. In a letter to the FCC sent December 30, Google Director of Communications Law Austin C....Learn More

2014’s Gigabit Network Boom: A Recap

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The gigabit network trend accelerated substantially in 2014. I took a look back at Telecompetitor’s coverage (see list below) and was astonished how many new players this year entered the market or announced plans to do so. In addition, several carriers that announced gigabit plans...Learn More

Gigabit Services: Who Has the Inside Track – Google, Telcos, Municipals, or Cable?

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The rise of Gigabit services has attracted a wealth of interest from broadband service providers of all types, both old and new. The movement began with municipal provider EPB of Chattanooga with their Chattanooga Gig initiative. Since then, Gigabit action has come from large tier...Learn More

Study Finds 1.9 Connected TV Devices Per U.S. Home

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Americans’ ownership of connected TV devices grew 5 percent quarterly and 28 percent year-over-year (YoY) in 3Q 2014 to reach 168 million units, according to Strategy Analytics’ latest USA Connected TV Device Tracker. Researchers found nearly two (1.9) connected TV devices per U.S. home. That...Learn More

Google Fiber Austin Launch: An Anti-Climax?

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Homes and businesses in parts of south and southeast Austin, Texas can now sign up for Google Fiber ultra-high-speed broadband service. And according to a Google blog post, “This is just the beginning. We’ll be opening new areas of the city for signups on an...Learn More

Parks: Streaming Media Players Will Be Popular Electronic Gifts

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Smart watches and connected consumer electronics (CE) entertainment devices, such as game consoles and streaming media devices, will be this holiday season’s most popular electronic gifts, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Surveying purchases of connected CE devices this year, Parks found that...Learn More

Google Fiber for Small Business is Poised to Disrupt the SMB Internet Access Business

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The market for Internet access for small and medium business (SMB) just got a lot more interesting. Google Fiber has officially launched a business services package of gigabit fiber access to small business customers for $100 per month. The Google Fiber Early Access Program launched...Learn More

iPad’s Tablet Traffic Share Measured at 80%

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Apple iPad users were responsible for a whopping 79.9 percent of Web traffic from North America’s population of media tablets in September. That’s actually down from 81 percent a year ago, but 1.9 percentage points higher than this past July, according to online advertising network...Learn More

Zayo Announced as Google Cloud Platform Authorized Services Partner

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Boulder, Colo. – November 5, 2014 – Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”), a global provider of Bandwidth Infrastructure services, today announced Google Cloud Interconnect (GCI) has been added to Zayo’s Connect to the Cloud program. Zayo is offering its customers connections to Google Cloud Platform via...Learn More