This Week in Tech

The University of Akron's I-Corps program has helped launch a number of successful tech startups, turning big ideas into big profits through mentoring, focused market research, and award-winning business development support. Find out how, with University of Akron Foundation Director, Elyse Ball.
Elyse Ball, University of Akron Foundation Director
Wind and Solar power development in Ohio is now facing tighter regulation, as Ohio's Republican-controlled legislature this week approved adding an additional layer of government oversight to the site approval process, entirely along party lines. All of the Akron area's Democratic State Representatives, as well as Democratic Senator, Vernon Sykes,…
Fairlawn Gig officials say a grass roots movement including more than 700 emails from their customers, convinced Ohio legislators to restore more than $250 million dollars in state funding for the expansion of high speed broadband into rural areas, and to drop plans to shut down municipal broadband. Fairlawn Public…
You can find a great paying tech-related jobs in Ohio with only three to six months of training, which you can get for free through the State of Ohio's Tech Cred, and IMAP programs. But that's not all. Google is also offering free tech credentials, through their Grow With Google certificate…
The Ohio Senate is trying to stop broadband expansion in Ohio, and even shut down municipal broadband providers like Fairlawn Gig.   That's  why local officials, and other interest groups like AARP, are lobbying hard against a budget proposal being debated now in an Ohio House-Senate  conference committee.    Featured…
A colorful and creative art installation in downtown Akron has developed into something much more, with an Augmented Reality experience you can access through your mobile phone on Instagram. Find out how that works, how that changed the creative process, and get some insight into what local artists think about…
This week, the future of mobility and sustainability, both here on earth, and in outer space. Our featured guests are WWJ Radio, Detroit, Automotive Expert, Jeff Gilbert, and Bob Woloszynek, who is the Chief Engineer of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's Raw Materials Development Team. Jeff gives us some background on why…
This week, how the work from home trend could be great for individual Akron-based software developers, but maybe not so great for the future of tech startups in our area, and how you can directly contribute to scientific research on a timely, but very noisy, natural phenomenon. Featured guests are…
This week, 3-D printed teeth, and even food for future deep space missions! Special guests include Ohio 3-D printing device company executives, Makergear LLC Founder & CEO, Rick Pollack, and BeeHex Co-Founder & COO, Ben Feltner. Makergear LLC is a 3-D printing device manufacturer based in Beachwood, with clients all over…
Cybersecurity experts have been saying for years that an attack like the one that temporarilly shut down the Colonial Pipeline this week, was inevitable. Yet, a new report shows a majority of global chief information security officers (CISOs) say their organizations are unprepared to face such an attack, despite believing…
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