Category: Technology

DuPont creates digital transformation HQ in Wilmington

By Peter Osborne DuPont is quietly building a group tasked with driving higher revenues, cutting expenses, and streamlining manufacturing processes across the company by using emerging technologies. The DuPont Digital Center employs 25 people at The Mill in downtown Wilmington, with the team working on as many as 40 transformation projects at any given time.…

Google on Monday announced plans to launch a local growth initiative in Delaware. The tech company’s Grow with Google initiative brings digital skills training through local library systems across the U.S. Google will kick start the effort in Delaware with free, one-day events in two libraries to help job seekers, small business owners, students, educators…

State’s fiber investments bring speed, reliability and recognition

By Dan Linehan l Contributing Writer Inside downtown Wilmington’s office towers, fiber-optic cables carry data at nearly the speed of light on strands of glass the width of a human hair. It’s the gold standard in connectivity. Two Wilmington buildings, 1201 and 1313 N. Market St., recently became the first in the state to be certified…

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Delaware Humanities is hosting a year of free public programming linking science, the humanities, and Delaware’s role in space exploration. The year-long initiative will begin with a lecture by Dr. Douglas Lantry titled “Apollo Spacesuits: History, Technology, and Culture.”Lantry is a curator at the National…

Millennial-centric banking app to hire 30-50 industry vets to drive growth

By Peter Osborne l DBT Editor Acorns, the company behind a simple investment application with more than 5 million account holders, will add up to 50 technology and operations jobs downtown over the next six months, expecting to find them among longtime Delaware bankers looking to return to the fast-growth days. The Irvine, California-based company’s core…

Wilmington City Council Thursday night voted to accept the Cable, Video & Telecommunications Commission’s recommendation to select DETV as the next manager of its Public Access/Leased Access (PALA) television station. Council Members endorsed the recommendation by a vote of 7 to 4 for DETV to take over the broadcast operation of Channel 28. DBT recently…

The Delaware Division of Small Business has launched a searchable database of local resources available to small business owners. Business Resource Connection, available on delbiz.com, provides information on approximately 300 programs from 80 different organizations across the state. “Small businesses are the backbone of Delaware’s economy,” Secretary of State Jeff Bullock said. “Our job at…

WSFS to use savings from merger to fund tech upgrades

By Dan Linehan Contributing Writer The bank is hardly alone in its need to adapt to digital disruption, but WSFS Financial Corp. is standing out for its novel way of paying for the transition. The Wilmington-based bank has found an elegant solution to funding its technology upgrades that relies on its merger with Philadelphia-based Beneficial…