Category: Technology

The City of Wilmington is getting a new citywide smart lighting system. The roll out begins this month with the installation of 215 LED street lights and 50 smart sensors in West Center City, North Market Street, and Baynard Boulevard. Mayor Mike Purzycki and Delmarva Power Region President Gary Stockbridge on Tuesday, July 9 together…

Delaware’s vast and lasting contribution to NASA’s 1969 moon landing

By Michael Bradley Contributing Writer If you happened to drive past the Dover High School football field in 1962, you might have noticed a man dressed in a spacesuit running and throwing a football, while a collection of scientists looked on and scribbled notes.  This wasn’t some kind of prank. It was a test by…

Career and technical pathway programs in schools are insufficient

The career and technical education comeback is fierce across the country right now. At their best, curricula are being redesigned to give students industry-relevant experiences and set them on pathways to mid- to high-skills jobs. Students are acquiring industry-recognized credentials and even college credits while they’re still in high school. Businesses are forming closer partnerships…

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki on Thursday joined local entrepreneurs Christopher Bruce and Dan Pierce to celebrate the grand opening of King Creative, a combined video and recording studio at 727 N Market Street in downtown Wilmington. Bruce and Pierce, co-owners of King Creative, have an extensive background in video production, entertainment, and content development “Wow,…

Are these banking, tech, or fintech jobs? Does it matter?

Are JP Morgan Chase and Capital One tech companies, banks, or fintechs? While the answer is probably “yes” (or all of the above), the better response might be “Does it matter?” I have a great deal of sympathy for the challenge that faced John Taylor, director of economic research for the Delaware Prosperity Partnership. Taylor…

Northern Maryland communities lacking high-speed internet can now petition the Cecil County government to create a special taxation district to fund improvements. The new law requires the support of two-thirds of property owners and approval of the County Council to create these voluntary districts. “Having access to high speed internet service is vital in today’s…

By Patrick Callahan and Patrick Callihan Over the past few years, a spotlight has been put on measuring the efficacy of a nonprofit and its mission. This has come about partly because of the ease of new tools in capturing and analyzing data. It is now expected, by most funders and supporters, for a nonprofit…

What does the growing presence of financial technology firms such as Acorns, Marlette Funding, College Ave Student Loans and SoFi mean for Delaware? A new white paper on the fintech industry in Delaware is sort of the first draft of how to answer that question. A collaboration between the University of Delaware’s Institute of Public Administration,…

The Delaware Court of Chancery on June 11 issued a consent judgement forcing four limited liability companies to relinquish their Delaware certificates of formation. Backpage, which pleaded guilty to crimes related to promoting human trafficking, has ceased operations and forfeited its assets to the U.S. government. The judgment means Backpage.com, LLC, Website Technologies, LLC, Posting…

Delaware’s IT sector is growing continuously as new companies emerge, supported by a commitment to training young people in the field.  Initiatives like Zip Code Wilmington, OpenBracket and training programs at Delaware Technical Community College are producing talent ready to enter an industry loaded with jobs and opportunities. Meanwhile, incubators such as 1313 Innovation and…