This Week in Tech

Today, we're looking at the potentially devastating community effects of mass layoffs.  Over the past few months, Tech companies have laid off thousands of employees. Some of the big names include Twitter, Tesla, Meta, Amazon, Microsoft, Zillow, Oracle, Intel, Spotify, and Peloton. While many of those employees will find jobs elsewhere;…
Thursday, 17 November 2022 08:38

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-11-18-22: Crypto Collapse Featured

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Shocking news out of the world of Cryptocurrency this week, as the $32 billion dollar FTX cryptocurrency exchange goes belly up, declares bankruptcy, and leaves investors in the lurch. How did this all happen? What's next? Listen now, as explore those questions and more, with Kent State University Finance Professor,…
This week, local tech startups in the spotlight, as we talk to Akron's Bounce Innovation Hub CEO, Jessica Sublett. We'll also take a look at what's happening with some of the largest, and most well-established tech companies this week; Twitter, and Facebook parent, Meta, as they slash thousands of jobs,…
Thursday, 03 November 2022 11:58

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-11-4-22: AI Santa Claus! Featured

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What if Artificial Intelligence got so good at predicting what consumers want, that a virtual "Santa" could just automatically deliver Christmas toys without parents even having to order them in advance? That was just one of many intriguing questions I explored this week with Joshua Gans, who recently co-authored the…
Ohio's ongoing Manufacturing renaissance means so much more for job seekers than just opportunities in big headline-grabbing facilities like Intel's Chip plant, and Honda's new EV battery facility. According to the CEO of Northeast Ohio's Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET); Ethan Karp, those big name projects are just the…
Ohio wins big again this week, as Honda announced a $4.4 billion dollar partnership with LG to make electric vehicle batteries in Fayette County. They're also expanding production at three Ohio plants, and hiring thousands of new employees. On the flip side, there was a nationwide cyber scare this week,…
When Tech Entrepreneur and billionaire, Elon Musk, unveiled his new humanoid-looking "Optimus" robot recently; it caused a big splash. It also caused visions of "Skynet" to dance in my head, as I imagined Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Terminator" movie character ominously promising; "I'll be back!" But, maybe I'm just a Scaredy Cat.…
Friday, 30 September 2022 06:17

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-9-30-22: Quantum Clinic Featured

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The Cleveland Clinic is taking medicine to the next level, as they collaborate with IBM on a 10 year "Discovery Accelerator" research project that will include using a Quantum computer. Listen now, as Jeanne Destro finds out why with Cleveland Clinic Chief Research Information Officer, Dr. Lara Jehi.
Privacy, security, and disinformation on social media in the spotlight this week. In the past ten days, the former head of security from Twitter testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, a former policy director at Twitter revealed that she testified about threats posed by former President Donald Trump…
Great news for people in the Akron area who are having trouble getting online at home, because they either don't have a computer, or an internet connection. Now, they can get both, for free, from the Akron Summit County Public Library. Listen now, for details from library Technology Director, Ryan…
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