Even as Connecticut’s economic development leaders toil diligently to retain and attract industry-leading businesses to the Land of Steady Habits, market forces at times pull in different directions. That is again in evidence as Samsung has announced it will buy Stamford-based Harman for $8 billion.
The acquisition of will make Samsung a major player in […]
Aerospace Components Manufacturers (ACM) “Future WorkForce Opportunities” Fair and Trade Show draws over 850 students to learn about the many career paths available in the local aerospace manufacturing industry. The event takes place the afternoon of Nov. 9 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
ACM comprises one of the largest, most experienced concentrations of […]
Following three consecutive finishes ranking ninth in the nation in the State Technology and Science Index (STSI), Connecticut has moved up to number six in 2016, it’s highest finish in more than a decade. The state ranked ninth in 2010, 2012 and 2014 in the analysis produced every other year by the Milken Institute, following […]
A year ago, the first annual Digital Citizenship Summit was held in West Hartford, hosted by the University of Saint Joseph. This Friday, the second annual Summit will be held in San Francisco, hosted by Twitter at their global headquarters. The livestream is expected to reach 3.2 million people globally via Twitter Livestream.
The mission […]
Concluding a process that dragged on for nearly three years, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has renewed the broadcast license of Hartford’s WTIC-AM.
The FCC action, confirmed to CT by the Numbers, comes three months after a federal appeals court upheld former Gov. John G. Rowland’s conviction for violating federal campaign laws. Just days after […]
Information security experts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and InfraGard will keynote the Tech Impact Summit in Farmington on October 7, coordinated by The Walker Group, one of New England’s leading technology services firms.
FBI Special Agent Judy Eide, a 25-year veteran currently assigned to the Bureau’s New Haven Division Computer Crime squad […]
Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart University and Fairfield University were Connecticut’s stand-outs when The Princeton Review determined the best undergraduate and graduate schools for students to study—and launch a career in—game design.
The University of Utah captured the #1 spot on the undergraduate schools list and the University of Central Florida ranked #1 on the graduate […]
The three-day conference at the Connecticut Convention Center at the end of this month begins with technical tours of Sikorsky and UTC Aerospace Systems to provide industry experts with a first-hand look at their industry-leading innovations.
It is the opening of what organizers describe as a conference “unlike other aerospace and defense events,” focusing on […]
The website of the Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology explains that “as require by law, the Commission “reports annually; on its activities and progress made in the attainment of the state-wide technology goals, and provides recommendations” to the state legislature. At the next Commission meeting, scheduled for next week, the Commission is expected to “take a look […]
Two companies with Connecticut addresses are among the 500 fastest growing private companies in America, cited in the annual survey published by Inc. magazine in their September edition. Saatva, which sells “America’s best priced luxury mattress” exclusively on-line, is ranked at #316 and Discover Video, a video hardware and software company that works across multiple […]
Can chronic pain, often the lingering result of a workplace injury, be predicted?
The Travelers Companies, Inc. believes the answer is yes. The company has developed what it describes as the first predictive model designed to reverse a sharp rise in chronic pain caused by workplace injuries.
The Travelers Early Severity Predictor (patent pending) identifies the […]
Even as new federal rules restricting the sale of e-cigarettes take effect, advocates in Connecticut continue to urge state lawmakers to impose tougher restrictions on electronic cigarettes and vapor products when they reconvene next year. They warn that a growing number of young people are using these electronic delivery systems to “smoke” what could be […]
Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded.
That statistic underscores why Connecticut State Police and more than 50 local police departments across the state are participating in the “U Drive. U Text. […]
The 2012 London Olympic Games, the most watched event in U.S. television history with 217 million viewers, is so four years ago. NBC Sports, with the epicenter of its operations in Stamford, is looking to break its own Olympic and world record with coverage from Rio.
So far, it seems to be working.
Just over […]