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NEXT: The Future of Data Privacy

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Future of Data Privacy

The Me.Ring is just a concept design at the moment. But if it were to be actually built and widely marketed, its impact would be dramatic.   The ring consists of a switch: when you are open to having your data shared, you flip the switch to the “on” position. To remain anonymous, a user would switch […]

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OCLC Helps the Library Industry Operate in the Time of COVID

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman OCLC Helps the Library Industry Operate in the Time of COVID

Nonprofit library technology and research organization OCLC has been around since the late ’60s, providing a variety of services and applications to help libraries locate, acquire, catalog, share, preserve and manage their materials and collections. OCLC, formerly known as the Online Computer Library Center, was established in 1967 in the main library at The Ohio […]

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Parallel Technologies Reflects on Transition to Employee Ownership

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Parallel Technologies Reflects on Transition to Employee Ownership

Dublin-based voice communications company Parallel Tech has recently moved into a new era. Founded in 1983 by Executive Vice President Marty Jacobs and Chairman of the Board Joe Redman, the company has 45 employees with an average tenure of 18 years, says Vice President of Major Accounts Jamie Baird. “[It’s] pretty crazy in our industry, […]

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NEXT: Virtual Reality and the Future of the Arts

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Virtual Reality and the Future of the Arts

I have a friend who recently confided in me—somewhat sheepishly—that she had spent $50 on a virtual concert ticket for her favorite band, Blackberry Smoke. She worried that others might judge her for such a seemingly extravagant purchase for what amounted to a live stream of a concert. (I should note that the $50 also got […]

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Dublin’s T-Cetra on Pandemic Transitions, Praise for State TechCred Program

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Dublin’s T-Cetra on Pandemic Transitions, Praise for State TechCred Program

Updated 10/5 at 4:00 p.m.: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated COVID-19 related donations were sourced to the staff of Ohio’s Lieutenant Governor, not Ohio Attorney General David Yost. Over 12 years ago, a startup called T-Cetra set out to disrupt the wireless industry, after witnessing wireless retailers struggle with automating carrier payments. […]

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NEXT: Seeing the Unforeseen Effects of Technology

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Seeing the Unforeseen Effects of Technology

Why are some future effects of technology “unforeseen,” and is there anything that can be done to prevent this?  A recent white paper from the consulting firm McKinsey explored the future of the “Bio Revolution.” Their analysis anticipated that the leading sectors in biotech over the next decade would include biomolecules, meaning the engineering of […]

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Columbus Foundation Announces Fund to Address Broadband Access

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Foundation Announces Fund to Address Broadband Access

Between more time spent at home and school, and work and methods of entertainment increasingly taking place online, the coronavirus pandemic has seen a renewed interest in the state of internet access in both urban and rural communities. With several Central Ohio school districts unveiling plans for fully remote or hybrid education models in the fall, […]

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