Growth

As the world locked down, Duolingo saw users sign up

Dec. 16, 2020 6:01 pm

As the world locked down, Duolingo saw users sign up

New data shows that the Pittsburgh-based language learning app added 30 million new users during the first weeks after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Here's what it means for the region's first unicorn.
Uber sells self-driving unit to Aurora, with plans to keep Pittsburgh presence

Dec. 8, 2020 10:14 pm

Uber sells self-driving unit to Aurora, with plans to keep Pittsburgh presence

Aurora plans to keep a "majority" of Uber ATG's local team members, a spokesperson said.
This Week in Jobs Pittsburgh: Mysterious Monolith

Dec. 8, 2020 5:39 pm

This Week in Jobs Pittsburgh: Mysterious Monolith

Well, that’s one way to stand out.
How will COVID-19 change tech hiring in Pittsburgh?

Nov. 2, 2020 6:10 pm

How will COVID-19 change tech hiring in Pittsburgh?

Job posting data indicates companies are continuing to hire in the pandemic, but experts warn that work-from-home norms and a lack of mid-level jobs could stifle the long-term growth of the city’s tech sector.
How the growth of tech and energy are shaping Pittsburgh’s workforce

Aug. 26, 2020 2:33 pm

How the growth of tech and energy are shaping Pittsburgh’s workforce

Here's a look at the career pathways and job growth patterns of two industries where attaining the skills to get a job doesn't require a four-year degree.
LifeX’s incubator is on a mission to turn academic research into life-saving medical technology

Aug. 20, 2020 7:30 am

LifeX’s incubator is on a mission to turn academic research into life-saving medical technology

Learn more about how the life sciences startup accelerator is turning Pittsburgh into a center for biotech commercialization.
New forms of life (sciences) are developing at Pittsburgh’s LifeX Labs

Jul. 27, 2020 7:05 am

New forms of life (sciences) are developing at Pittsburgh’s LifeX Labs

Based just outside the heart of the Pittsburgh Innovation District, LifeX provides resources, training and community for the city’s burgeoning biotech community.
Big tech companies are flocking to Pittsburgh. The foundation was laid over decades

Jul. 9, 2020 9:24 pm

Big tech companies are flocking to Pittsburgh. The foundation was laid over decades

Zoom's expansion into Pittsburgh offers fresh evidence that the city can attract name brands in tech. But don't sleep on the unsung heroes who have been working for years.
There’s still PPP funding left for small businesses — and now funds can be used for 6 months

Jun. 20, 2020 7:54 am

There’s still PPP funding left for small businesses — and now funds can be used for 6 months

Here's a look at recent changes to the federal Paycheck Protection Program, and some updates on a couple other small business aid programs.
How Pittsburgh startups are navigating social distancing while serving communities in the pandemic

Jun. 11, 2020 3:13 pm

How Pittsburgh startups are navigating social distancing while serving communities in the pandemic

From small business funding to temperature checks, local startups moved quickly during the pandemic to recognize where resources were needed and adapt products for a contactless, crowd-free world.

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