This Week in Tech

Friday, 14 January 2022 06:28

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-1-14-22: Startup Culture Featured

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Take this job and...love it! Tech "Startup Culture" is in the spotlight, with Columbus-based Branch Insurance, which recently received the State of Ohio's Tech Startup Culture Award. Featured guests include Branch Insurance President and CEO, Steve Lekas, and Ohio X President and CEO, Chris Berry, explain what "startup culture" is,…
More and more companies are beginning to see that they can both improve their bottom line, and the planet, when they adopt sustainable business practices. That's the word from best-selling author, and business expert, Andrew Winston, who talked to us about his new book, Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by…
The Ohio Division of Securities has issued an investor advisory on Decentralized Finance, also known as DeFi. It is a relatively new blockchain-based set of financial services. Companies entering this space are now offering banking and investing services that rely on cryptocurrencies instead of conventional currencies, such as the U.S.…
Friday, 17 December 2021 08:14

This Week in Tech -12-17-21: Cybersecurity Year in Review Featured

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2021 was a banner year for cybersecurity,  and not in a good way, as US government agencies, businesses, and private citizens suffered the serious effects of major cyber attacks. Cybersecurity expert, Dr. John Nicholas, from the University of Akron, recaps the year's biggest threats, what is being done to address…
This week, a potentially major breakthrough in cardiac care, as Cleveland Clinic announces the successful start of a clinical trial on new wireless pacemakers and defibrillators. We talked to Cardiologist, Dr. Daniel Cantillon, who is the Associate section head for Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at the their Heart and Vascular institute.…
This week, we're looking at some innovative new technology aimed at both preventing, and cleaning up toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie. This is not only designed to protect swimmers and boaters on the Great Lake, but is also important to keep drinking water safe for nearly three million people…
Wednesday, 24 November 2021 06:53

This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro-11-24-21: DIY Apple Repairs Featured

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Do you dare to repair? If so, we have an early Thanksgiving treat today for Apple device owners, as the company has decided it will sell repair parts along with directions to install them, to consumers. This could be great news for consumers and repair shop owners, but there will…
Although 24 hour operations at West Coast Ports have put a dent in the backlog of containers waiting to be unloaded and shipped across the country; the ongoing supply chain disruption is having a serious impact on Northeast Ohio manufacturing. Find out more about how that disruption, plus a microchip…
The University of Akron is shutting down its long-running Confucius Institute program, after the US Department of Defense made it clear they will no longer fund military research at Colleges and Universities that continue to allow that Chinese Government-funded program on campus. The goal is to protect US Military technology…
This week, President Biden pledged the US will take action to reduce fossil fuel emissions, in an effort to protect forests worldwide. Forests, which absorb harmful pollution from the atmosphere, are one of the earth's main lines of defense against the devastating effects of climate change. Those include rising temperatures,…
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