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Self-Driving Shuttle Planned for Linden

Brent Warren Brent Warren Self-Driving Shuttle Planned for Linden

A second self-driving shuttle could be roaming the streets of Columbus as soon as this fall. Smart Columbus has announced plans to establish a route in Linden for a vehicle that would function like the Smart Circuit shuttle that started operating downtown in December. The new route would connect the St. Stephens Community House, at […]

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Dublin-Based Updox Builds on a Unified Communication Platform

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Dublin-Based Updox Builds on a Unified Communication Platform

Dublin has been the home of healthcare customer relationship platform Updox since its 2009 founding. The company has grown from a team of just four to five people to a mainstay in Dublin’s tech community and has created a one-stop solution for healthcare collaboration in the process. Current methods of communication between doctor and patient […]

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Touch-Screen Kiosks Coming to Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Touch-Screen Kiosks Coming to Downtown

A new style of interactive kiosks that go by the name of “IKE” will be installed Downtown and in a handful of other neighborhoods. Developed by Columbus-based Orange Barrel Media, the new touch-screen design has been piloted in Denver and is now being rolled out in other cities. The Downtown Commission this morning heard about […]

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Dublin Welcomes a California Software Company to Growing Tech Hub

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Dublin Welcomes a California Software Company to Growing Tech Hub

Veeva Systems, headquartered out of Pleasanton, CA, is officially calling Dublin its second North American home. A cloud software company, its products and services are marketed to businesses in the life sciences industry — think big pharma and biotech companies — and has recently added some flagship customers outside life sciences field, including retail, cosmetics, and […]

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NEXT: The Future of Mobility

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Future of Mobility

When we use the word “mobility” today, we are talking about the infrastructure for moving people around in the world. Much of the talk about mobility, especially in Columbus, has to do with autonomous vehicles and the role they will be playing in how we move from place to place. But scooters, bicycles, light rail, […]

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Local Company Gets the Nod to Develop Trip Planning App

Brent Warren Brent Warren Local Company Gets the Nod to Develop Trip Planning App

Smart Columbus has selected the locally-based company MTECH Solutions to develop the trip planning and common payment system app that has been touted as a key element of the project. The app would allow users to plan trips across multiple platforms and systems, comparing (and combining) the many different mobility options now available in Columbus, […]

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NEXT: The New Corporate University

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The New Corporate University

The Economist reports that “American companies spent $91 billion on staff training last year, almost a third as much again as they did in 2016…This shift is highly encouraging. In broad terms, provision of on-the-job training has been shrinking.” Perhaps one reason companies shirk on training is because they expect new hires to arrive with […]

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