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A $641K DoD grant reinstated Maryland’s DefTech Center for defense innovation

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A $641K DoD grant reinstated Maryland’s DefTech Center for defense innovation

The DefTech Center will now operate with new funding and Maryland's TEDCO at the helm.
How has entrepreneurship changed over 25 years? Here are 4 major trends

Nov. 30, 2022 11:20 am

How has entrepreneurship changed over 25 years? Here are 4 major trends

Entrepreneurship has become more inclusive overall since the 1990s. Here's the breakdown.
Why it matters that Brookings called this Pittsburgh-area coalition an ‘extender’

Nov. 29, 2022 5:50 pm

Why it matters that Brookings called this Pittsburgh-area coalition an ‘extender’

The Southwestern Pennsylvania New Economy Collaborative is one of 60 groups getting federal Build Back Better Regional Challenge funding. A new report analyzes the maturity of the funded regions in relation to equity.
The Tech Behind: How many light bulbs does it take to celebrate the holidays at Franklin Square?

Nov. 28, 2022 6:00 pm

The Tech Behind: How many light bulbs does it take to celebrate the holidays at Franklin Square?

The Electrical Spectacle Light Show features 200,000 LEDs and a month and a half of prep to get the musical show going.
Why inequality is growing in the US and around the world

Nov. 28, 2022 2:50 pm

Why inequality is growing in the US and around the world

In short: The very rich are getting even richer, rather than the poor getting poorer. A Harvard development scholar explains how we got there.
As virtual currency theft grows, FBI cyber specialists echo calls for private sector help

Nov. 22, 2022 6:56 pm

As virtual currency theft grows, FBI cyber specialists echo calls for private sector help

Special agents in the bureau’s Baltimore field office discuss the fast-moving landscape of digital financial crime, what they’re doing about it and how prospective targets can help.
This influencer is busting the ‘boring Delaware’ stereotype

Nov. 18, 2022 2:00 pm

This influencer is busting the ‘boring Delaware’ stereotype

First State Destinations is Alexis Harris, a transplant from Raleigh, North Carolina and digital marketing phenom who became the influencer she was looking for.
A big investors event brings out bullish backers of rebranded ‘Baltimore Peninsula’

Nov. 17, 2022 7:11 pm

A big investors event brings out bullish backers of rebranded ‘Baltimore Peninsula’

Principals, boosters and sector leaders came to Rye Street Tavern to celebrate the latest iteration of what used to be Port Covington.
The House Oversight Committee says ID.me made baseless claims about the need for its software

Nov. 17, 2022 2:22 pm

The House Oversight Committee says ID.me made baseless claims about the need for its software

Newly released findings from the Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis and the Committee on Oversight and Reform say that the identity tech company was dishonest about its wait time estimates and the potential for fraud to make its services seem more valuable.
Understanding volatility and VIX spikes amid FTX bombshells

Nov. 16, 2022 11:23 am

Understanding volatility and VIX spikes amid FTX bombshells

Futurist Jim Lee explains the VIX Index, aka the "Fear Index," as crypto and tech stocks go wild.