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CEO of recruiting software company focuses on diversity

CEO of recruiting software company focuses on diversity

February 7, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology

By Troy Wolverton The Mercury News (TNS) SAN FRANCISCO — At first glance, Jon Bischke would seem an unlikely spokesman for diversity. He’s white, 40, blonde — and the CEO of a tech company, an industry that’s been knocked for providing few opportunities for women, African-Americans and La...

Spectacles might get the buzz, but for investors Snapchat is all about the advertising

Spectacles might get the buzz, but for investors Snapchat is all about the advertising

January 26, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — The company behind Snapchat has two offerings — that beloved, 5-year-old app for messaging and video streaming, and Spectacles, a months-old, $130 pair of sunglasses that double as a camcorder. The Los Angeles company has promised more gadgets ...

Nontraditional funding may have nearly killed e-sports video firm

Nontraditional funding may have nearly killed e-sports video firm

January 19, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology, Video Games

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Video games as a professional sport made no sense to Lars Windhorst, a European oil and agriculture investor, until a summer evening in Seoul. Before him lay an impressive sight: Thousands of kids in lawn chairs outdoors watching teams battle in the 20...

Troy Wolverton: At CES, voice assistants assert themselves

Troy Wolverton: At CES, voice assistants assert themselves

January 17, 2017


Filed under Technology

By Troy Wolverton The Mercury News (TNS) LAS VEGAS — In the very near future, instead of controlling your gadgets by pressing buttons or tapping on screens, you may just talk to them. Intelligent assistant technology like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Echo is starting to spread widely. At this ...

Competing with Silicon Valley for engineers, aerospace firms start recruitment in pre-kindergarten

Competing with Silicon Valley for engineers, aerospace firms start recruitment in pre-kindergarten

January 12, 2017


Filed under Technology

By Samantha Masunaga Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — USC mechanical engineering junior Stephanie Balais developed a passion for aerospace after joining the university’s AeroDesign team and helping to construct an airplane fuselage hours before transporting the plane to a competition in Kansas. ...

Cleaning equipment-maker hopes to introduce industrial-sized Roomba-like floor scrubber

Cleaning equipment-maker hopes to introduce industrial-sized Roomba-like floor scrubber

November 28, 2016


Filed under Technology

By Dee DePass Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) MINNEAPOLIS — New robotics technology is seeping into every part of manufacturing — even the cleaning of the factory floors and assembly lines. Nilfisk, a cleaning equipment-maker based in suburban Minneapolis, and Pittsburgh company Carnegie Roboti...

Business & Technology: Dean of Business & Technology Dr. Wade Herley

Business & Technology: Dean of Business & Technology Dr. Wade Herley

Tim Johnson, Reporter

November 21, 2016


Filed under Campus, Meet Northeast, Top Stories

If you’ve had a Business and Technology class at Northeast, it’s likely that Dr. Wade Herley had a hand in making sure the students and faculty have what they need to make it an effective learning experience. Dr. Wade Herley is the Dean of Business and Technology here at Northeast Community College....

Despite state barriers, cities push to expand high-speed internet

Despite state barriers, cities push to expand high-speed internet

September 22, 2016


Filed under Technology

By Jen Fifield Stateline.org (TNS) WASHINGTON — Websites take minutes to load and photos take hours to upload at Ryan Davis’ home in the small southern Tennessee city of Dayton. If Davis gets in his car and drives about half an hour south to Chattanooga, though, everything takes under a second....

With Series 2, Apple admits its smartwatch isn’t for everyone

With Series 2, Apple admits its smartwatch isn’t for everyone

September 13, 2016


Filed under Technology

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) Two years ago, Apple Inc. executives made the case that anyone with an iPhone would be better off also owning the company’s new smartwatch. But as many gadget buyers remain unsure about the usefulness of high-tech timepieces, Apple this week pitched its seco...

Startups in Target’s Techstars accelerator race to finish line

Startups in Target’s Techstars accelerator race to finish line

September 8, 2016


Filed under Business, Technology

By Kavita Kumar Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) MINNEAPOLIS — Some of Target Corp.’s first class of Techstar startups are already running tests within the company. Others are in active talks about potential partnerships. In the last several weeks, many have zigged or zagged their original conce...

Troy Wolverton: 8 simple steps to secure your devices and data

September 1, 2016


Filed under Technology

By Troy Wolverton The Mercury News (TNS) It’s not easy protecting your devices and data these days. Ransomware, email scams, identity theft, hacking attacks, massive data breaches — the news is filled with stories of the security threats consumers, businesses and governments face. When even t...

Snapchat, looking to bitmojis for ad potential, buys Bitstrips

Snapchat, looking to bitmojis for ad potential, buys Bitstrips

March 30, 2016


Filed under Technology

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) You as a cartoon? That’s what Bitstrips Inc.’s app does, slapping customized avatars onto comical sketches designed to be shared on social media. The messages convey greetings, compliments, inside jokes and Internet memes. They’re the kind of bright, silly ...

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