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Nexeon Medsystems explores where technology and the nervous system intersect

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:47pm
Nexeon Medsystems is a finalist in the Emerging Company Innovation Award category for the 2019 Tech Titan awards. Category winners will be announced at an awards event on Friday, Aug. 23. For more information about the awards event, click here. Nexeon Medsystems (OTC: NXNN) is a medical device company that’s exploring new ways to use established technology to fight diseases in a different way — someday that could mean integrating information sources directly into your nervous system. One…

GE's largest union OKs agreement, putting labor woes to rest

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:26pm
The recent labor unrest at General Electric Co. came to an end on Tuesday when members of the IUE-CWA union — including workers at the GE plant in Lynn — voted to approve a labor agreement after rejecting an earlier version last month. The IUE-CWA was the last of the unions involved in the negotiation of the agreement to approve a pact. It was also the largest union involved in the talks.  The agreement lasts until June 2023. An exact breakdown of the IUE-CWA vote was not available Tuesday…

GIACT systems has an 'EPIC' solution for identity fraud

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 8:53pm
GIACT Systems is a finalist in the Emerging Company Innovation Award category for the 2019 Tech Titan awards. Category winners will be announced at an awards event on Friday, Aug. 23. For more information about the awards event, click here. GIACT Systems is on a growth trajectory, and finding enough people to feed its expansion has proven to be a challenge. The company is a leader in identity and authentication products, and its EPIC Platform safeguards the complete customer lifecycle, from enrollments…

Benjamin Pearce, owner of ACP Technologies, on scaling an IT company

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 8:10pm
Pearce's company recently moved into much larger Hamburg office space to accommodate its growing team.

Carbon Lighthouse helps cut energy use at Aloha United Way's Hawaii HQ

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 6:26pm
Carbon Lighthouse, which helps owners and managers of commercial real estate analyze and optimize energy usage, is implementing measures at Aloha United Way’s headquarters in Honolulu that will save the building’s nonprofit tenants some $40,000 a year through their common area maintenance charges. Carbon Lighthouse completed the analytics process at the 57,000-square-foot Castle and Cooke Community Service Center at 200 N. Vineyard Blvd. earlier in the spring and is in the process of implementing…

DOD inspector general is reviewing JEDI, but a restart unlikely

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 5:46pm
There’s not a lot of time left on the clock to get JEDI off the ground. For that reason, the DOD might consider awarding the contract to a single vendor and then farming out other capabilities.

Amazon signals Frisco's Stonebriar mall getting its new 4-star store

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 5:45pm
A sign in Stonebriar Centre indicates the store is headed to South Frisco.

Blend CEO talks hiring (they are) and real estate (they need more)

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 5:43pm
The startup is giving a lot of thought to real estate these days as the CEO tries to accommodate the fintech's growth and hiring.

JEDI reviews offer DOD ‘a ton of options,’ but restart unlikely

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 5:14pm
There’s not a lot of time left on the clock to get JEDI off the ground. For that reason, the DOD might consider awarding the contract to a single vendor and then farming out other capabilities.

Report ranks ABQ worst city for women entrepreneurs

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 4:39pm
The Duke City has been ranked as the worst city with a population of over 500,000 for female entrepreneurs, with the authors citing high crime rates, relatively low amounts of startup funding and high-growth startups, and low incomes as main factors. The analysis was put together by Fit Small Business, a website dedicated to gathering research that could be useful for companies. The main metrics used in the study were market size and buying power, startup environment, quality of life, funding and…

Tumblr is now owned by a San Francisco company

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:09am
San Francisco-based Automattic is taking a roll on Tumblr, acquiring the social media blogging site from Verizon Media, the companies said Monday. Terms were not disclosed. Web developer company Automattic, parent of publishing site WordPress.com and a dozen other sites, plans to add it to its mix of offerings. “Tumblr is one of the Web’s most iconic brands,” Auttomattic CEO Matt Mullenweg said in a statement. “It is an essential venue to share new ideas, cultures and experiences, helping…

Oregon joins AGs fighting Sprint/T-Mobile merger

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:07am
Oregon has joined 15 other attorneys general in the fight to block the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. "It's important that Oregon join other states in opposing the Sprint-T-Mobile merger," Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said in a news release. "If left unchallenged, the current plan will result in reduced access to affordable wireless service in Oregon — and higher prices. Neither is acceptable." The attorneys general representing the 15 states and the District of Columbia represent…

Pitt's engineering school receives scholarship funding for low-income students

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:04am
The National Science Foundation awarded the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering $1 million to provide scholarships to “high-achieving, low-income” students, according to a news release.   The funding covers 30 two-year scholarships for Master of Science degrees in any of the school’s departments— bioengineering, chemical and petroleum, civil and environmental, electrical and computer and industrial and mechanical.   “Diverse backgrounds and experiences fuel…

Verizon sells Tumblr

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:03am
San Francisco-based Automattic is taking a roll on Tumblr, acquiring the social media blogging site from Verizon Media, the companies said Monday. Terms were not disclosed. Web developer company Automattic, parent of publishing site WordPress.com and a dozen other sites, plans to add it to its mix of offerings. “Tumblr is one of the Web’s most iconic brands,” Auttomattic CEO Matt Mullenweg said in a statement. “It is an essential venue to share new ideas, cultures and experiences, helping…

CMU to compete in DARPA challenge this week

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:59am
The team, called Explorer, has students from both CMU and Oregon State University.

Stealthy cloud backup biz from Oracle and VMware vets emerges with $51M funding

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:52am
Clumio Inc. until now has gone from "three founders and a couple of dogs" in the Palo Alto offices of Sutter Hill Ventures to a 75-employee startup in Santa Clara without attracting too much attention.

Tesla challenger Nio vows big comeback after taking a hit over battery recall

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:47am
One of Tesla Inc.’s biggest rivals in the electric vehicle space has seen its sales drop by more than a third after a voluntary recall in June. TechCrunch reports that Shanghai-based Nio Inc. delivered 837 electric vehicles in July, about a 38 percent drop from the previous month. The company recalled 4,803 of its high-performance ES8 SUVs after an investigation into a series of battery fires in China revealed a design flaw in the battery pack that could cause a short circuit. “We completed…

Fastest Growing Companies: Marrone Bio has ambitious plans for continued growth

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:29am
From 2016 to 2018, Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. experienced 50.7% revenue growth to $21.16 million.

Ladenburg Thalmann invests in startup for millennial investors

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:15am
Miami-based Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services has made an investment in Newday Financial Technologies, a San Francisco-based startup that focuses on millennial investors. Ladenburg (NYSE: LTS) didn’t announce terms of the deal or how much of an ownership stake it would have. Primarily an investment brokerage, advisory firm and investment bank, Ladenburg recently launched an “innovation lab” to invest in startups. This is its second such investment, following Track Technologies in 2018. "Our…

TECH TITANS: Razberi Technologies is plotting a better security roadmap

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 8:51am
Razberi Tecnologies is a finalist in the Emerging Company Innovation Award category for the 2019 Tech Titan awards. Category winners will be announced at an awards event on Friday, Aug. 23. For more information about the awards event, click here. Razberi Technologies is working to make the roadmap to better video surveillance system solutions clearer not only for its clients, but also for its technicians. Designed to meet the needs of any organization, Razberi’s hardware and software can be…

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