Category: Technology

By Michael Bradley There are 3,000 falcons spread throughout the United Arab Emirates that owe their pain-free flight to a laser treatment from Litecure, a Newark-based technology company with a pioneering solution for injury recovery. The 10-year-old company has customers in 40 different countries and has helped countless people and creatures of all kinds shorten…

By Michael Bradley Chase Cotton has an exercise he used to perform with his University of Delaware students when he taught them about cyber security. He would ask for a show of hands of people who don’t have a lock of sorts on their cellphones. Usually, about “15 to 20 percent” of the students would…

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Officials say more than 200,000 Delaware residents have been put at risk of identity theft following a breach of a state Labor Department job-seeker database earlier this month. Delaware Department of Labor Secretary Patrice Gilliam Johnson said Wednesday that the attack occurred after a hacker created a job-seeker account in the…

Horizon Services’ Mark Aitken says he knew more than 18 months ago that to continue the company’s growth at a clip of 25 percent to 30 percent each year, he and co-owner Dave Geiger would have to change their strategy. “We needed a partner,” said Aitken, of the heating, plumbing and air- conditioning business he…

The Science Center, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that connects innovation and technology in the region, will honor immigrant entrepreneurs in its Innovators Walk of Fame. The “walk” itself consists of large concrete blocks inscribed with the names of notable entrepreneurs. The Science Center adds new names every other year as part of a biannual contest. Nominees…

2017 Idea Challenge brings nonprofits and tech community together

The 2017 Idea Challenge, organized by the Technology Forum of Delaware, partnered local non-profit organizations with teams of entrepreneurs, students, and community members interested in innovative technology. The teams had three and a half hours to work out a rough draft of their idea. The Food Bank of Delaware, Wilmington University, the Committee of 100,…

It’s time for the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, and millions of Americans have filled out their brackets, started office pools, and are prepared to stream games to their mobile devices at work – potentially costing businesses billions of dollars in lost productivity. But instead of fighting March Madness, corporate America should embrace the…

Ambia Fund, a Dover-based tech startup, is working on a social media platform called Belacam that would allow users to get paid for their work using digital dollars. By integrating the platform with Belacoin, a proprietary “cryptocurrency,” the idea is that users will pay a few cents each time they like a post. In a way,…

Two longtime stalwarts in business machines merge

It’s been more than 75 years since a Collins and a Hilyard shared space in the same building. But today, a caller to Hilyard’s Business Solutions is greeted with this: “Thank you for calling Hilyard’s, the new home of Collins Business Systems.” It’s a new chapter in a story that began back before World War…

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Delaware scores high on internet connectivity, according to Akamai Technologies’ fourth quarter 2016 State of the Internet Report, which tracks connection speeds, broadband adoption, internet disruptions and internet protocol implementation. Delaware ranked first among states and the District of Columbia in average data transfer speeds, with 83 percent at 10 megabits per…