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Potential for Data Sharing to Create a Holistic Approach to Family Services

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Potential for Data Sharing to Create a Holistic Approach to Family Services

Data sharing is nothing new. Though, it is gaining more notoriety, especially locally as the city and its partners work on developing their Smart Columbus initiative. Once Columbus becomes “smarter,” it’ll use data sharing to create a city of interactive mechanisms that’ll expedite traffic flow, make streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and lessen the […]

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NEXT: Next-Generation Educational Technology

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Next-Generation Educational Technology

GPS, Google Maps, The Internet, robotic (driverless) cars, virtual personal assistants. These are just some of the civilian applications that were originally developed at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA is the R&D group within the Department of Defense responsible for developing next-generation technologies for the military. Often, the ideas emanating from DARPA spill […]

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Local Non-Profits & Companies Bridge the Gender Gap in Technology

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Non-Profits & Companies Bridge the Gender Gap in Technology

It’s no mystery that women are underrepresented in the fields of technology. Columbus Underground has reported on just that. But, companies are waking up to the issue of diversity, realizing that women and other minority groups offer perspectives that, until recently, have been largely missing from the corporate world. Some are involved locally in initiatives on […]

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Applications Open for Smart Columbus Startup Accelerator

Brent Warren Brent Warren Applications Open for Smart Columbus Startup Accelerator

A Silicon Valley think tank will bring a ten-week startup accelerator program to Downtown Columbus in the fall, the latest in what has been a steady stream of announcements in recent months from the Smart Columbus team. Singularity University announced the program today, to be called the Smart City Accelerator. It will be open to […]

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Tech Startups Find Unique Opportunities for Cyber Security in Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Tech Startups Find Unique Opportunities for Cyber Security in Columbus

When considering technology startups in Columbus, it’s apparent that most adhere to industries that are prominent in Central Ohio — biotech, healthcare, education. With the absence of big-name cyber security companies in the area, that sector has remained relatively small. Even so, activity around the industry is growing because of the unique opportunities Columbus offers. […]

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Scientists, Their Allies and Families March Through Columbus

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Scientists, Their Allies and Families March Through Columbus

Millions across the world marked Earth Day by marching in the streets to support scientists and the scientific process in the face of what many perceive as growing opposition from the US federal government as well as governments and powerful institutions around the globe. In a cloud-covered Columbus, thousands of scientists and science allies arrived […]

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IT Startup Community Engages in Smart Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega IT Startup Community Engages in Smart Columbus

Columbus won the Smart City Challenge last June, beating out 77 competing cities, including Austin, Portland, OR, San Francisco and Denver. With a $40 million grant from the USDOT, and adding in local public and private investment, a total of $417 million is going into the initiative. Mayor Andrew Ginther wants to raise that to […]

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