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Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance teams with Amazon to improve patient care

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 8:30am
The Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance announced Tuesday that it's partnering with a big player in the tech industry. According to a release, the PHDA will be teaming with Amazon Web Services, part of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). The partnership will include a machine learning research sponsorship, with the goal of advancing innovation in areas like cancer diagnostics, precision medicine, voice-enabled technologies and medical imaging. The PHDA was formed four years ago by UPMC, the University of…

Proptech can do more for real estate than save energy

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 8:20pm
Proptech — using information technology to manage real estate — is also a tool for businesses to recruit and retain top talent, according to Brandon Tinianov, vice president of industry strategy at Milpitas, California-based View Inc.

ScreenX, a 270-degree cinematic experience, comes to Hawaii

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 8:16pm
A new, immersive theater experience called ScreenX arrived at Regal Dole Cannery this summer, and it's changing the ways moviegoers experience films across the globe. ScreenX gives viewers the feeling of being inside the movie by expanding the center screen image to the side walls of the auditorium in key scenes of the movie, surrounding the audience with extended imagery. CJ 4DPLEX, a cinematic effects group under cinema CJ CGV, the largest cinema chain in South Korea, initiated an expansion agreement…

Why this just-announced $85M deal is big news in Durham

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 7:15pm
As a Durham-based company shifts its focus to next-generation semiconductors, it’s inked another top-dollar deal that analysts are celebrating.

Kids programmed robots in Amazon's D.C. office. It was fun — and HQ2 workforce development.

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 6:24pm
Ardine Williams, vice president of workforce development for Amazon.com Inc.'s second headquarters, gestured to young children playing with robots in the company's Capitol Hill office Tuesday. "This is workforce development," she said. Inside the conference room, boys and girls watched golf ball-sized robots they programmed maneuver tight corners of paper mazes. By the end of the summer, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) hopes to have hosted about 200 kindergarten to high school-aged students from schools…

Seattle University women leaders build a culture to support diverse students

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 5:54pm
A $250,000 Boeing grant supported Seattle University faculty and student workshops on how to recognize and react to microaggressions and implicit bias this year.

Cisco to acquire Mountain View startup that adds AI-powered transcription to Webex

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 5:49pm
Cisco is buying a three-year-old Mountain View-based artificial intelligence startup that offers transcription and voice search for team meetings. The deal fits with Cisco's shift toward providing subscription-based software and services.

A behind-the-scenes look at Amazon's massive fulfillment center in Troutdale (Photos)

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 5:40pm
The normally buttoned-up Amazon peeled back the curtains for a tour of its massive PDX9 fulfillment center in Troutdale on Friday. The 855,000-square-foot facility, which opened in August 2018, now has more than 2,000 full-time employees who pick, pack and ship customer orders. General Manager Michael Moore led the Friday tour, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how Amazon processes roughly a million orders — toys, books, DVDs and the like — every day. The process includes everything…

Trestle wants to help consumers make better online buying choices

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 5:37pm
The Portland startup is tapping into a growing consumer trend that sees people using their purchasing power to support their values.

Why SpaceX is launching its next rocket for free

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 5:36pm
Spacecom’s last payload on a Falcon 9, the AMOS-6, was destroyed when the rocket exploded on the launch pad in September 2016.

Guidewire stock falls after company leadership change

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 5:28pm
Guidewire Software Inc. found its new CEO in Salesforce.com Inc.’s ranks as the San Mateo-based company shifts to the cloud. The company hired Mike Rosenbaum, former executive vice president of product at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) as CEO and board member, effective Aug. 5. Guidewire co-founder and CEO Marcus Ryu became chairman, while former Chairman Peter Gassner continues to serve as an independent director. “The scale of the opportunity in this next chapter calls for the right leadership to…

A federal contractor plans to shed hundreds of jobs. Here's how many are in NC

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 9:36am
A federal contractor is cutting 500 jobs – including in multiple NC counties.

Safelite expansion exceeds hiring goal with more jobs on the way

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 9:33am
Hundreds of additional positions may be up for grabs in the coming years.

GE unions will vote next week on revised four-year contract

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 9:25am
General Electric has reached a new tentative four-year contract with leaders of a labor union representing thousands of GE workers after some unions — including the locals in Schenectady and Lynn, Massachusetts — voted down an earlier proposal last month. The unions, including the IUE-CWA Local 301, which represents GE Power workers in Schenectady, will vote on the new deal on Tuesday, Aug. 13. "Although the Company did not accept all of our proposed improvements, we are pleased to announce…

Colorado has a new $1 billion unicorn — and it's ready to keep growing

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 9:21am
It's a tech company, but in an unusual subsector for Colorado.

Care.com CEO and founder to step aside

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 9:15am
Care.com CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo said Tuesday that the company she founded 13 years ago is looking for a new chief executive. She plans to transition to the role of executive chairwoman.  Marcelo will continue to serve as chief executive until a new CEO is named. In her new role, Marcelo will also advise the yet-to-be-named CEO in areas such as client relationships, policy initiatives and public engagement. Waltham, Mass.-based Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM) is an online site that seeks to find…

This Maryland opportunity zone fund aims to raise $100M — and invest it in startups

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 9:10am
CEO Leonard Mills said he thinks returns on the fund "will be higher than in real estate."

Care.com CEO and founder to step aside

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 8:52am
Care.com CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo said Tuesday that the company she founded 13 years ago is looking for a new chief executive. She plans to transition to the role of executive chairwoman.  Marcelo will continue to serve as chief executive until a new CEO is named. In her new role, Marcelo will also advise the yet-to-be-named CEO in areas such as client relationships, policy initiatives and public engagement. Waltham-based Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM) is an online site that seeks to find and manage…

13 female-led health care startups selected to Houston accelerator program

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 8:38am
The Ignite Healthcare Network, consisting of over 150 women with C-suite experience in leading health organizations, selected 13 startups to its annual accelerator program. Ignite accepted 13 women-led startups in the health care space from around the nation to take part in its Customer-Partner program — which pairs early-stage companies with providers, payers, consultancies and venture-backed companies in the health care sector. The 13 startups will be paired with notable health care organizations…

Allegheny Technologies CFO announces intention to retire

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 8:14am
Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ATI) is losing a member of its C-suite. On Tuesday, the company announced in a release that Patrick DeCourcy, who has served as the company's senior vice president of finance and Chief Financial Officer since 2013, intends to retire. According to the release, DeCourcy will stay on for briefly to ensure a smooth transition, and will remain in his current role until his successor is appointed. However, he plans for his final day to be March 31, 2020. "Pat…

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