RefReps has grown so fast in the six months since its launched that company officials have had to show some fancy footwork and change directions to capitalize on a national, if not global, opportunity.
Local tech vets join forces on platform to tackle unsolved crimes
The three co-founders of Uncovered.com have launched a crowd-funding initiative to raise money for their tech startup, which is focused on cracking unsolved missing persons and murder cases.Read More
Sen. Todd Young’s bill could lead to innovation hub in Indiana
Government and business leaders are preparing to bid to host one of the regional tech hubs that would be created by the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, even though the bill has yet to pass.Read More
IBJ Podcast: Chris Baggott on how he’s used innovation to disrupt industries
Chris Baggott—co-founder of ExactTarget and ClusterTruck—talks with host Mason King about what makes an idea disruptive and explains why it’s so much easier for startups, rather than established companies, to come up with innovations.Read More
A software bug at a major network provider briefly knocked dozens of financial institutions, airlines and other companies across the globe offline during peak business hours on Thursday.
As of midmorning, Southwest had canceled nearly 300 flights and more than 400 were delayed, according to tracking service FlightAware. Combined, that’s about one-fifth of the airline’s schedule for Wednesday.
The selection of legal scholar Lina Khan, 32, to head the Federal Trade Commission is seen as signaling a tough stance toward tech giants Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple.
The announcement comes five months after the company introduced its new product Halo, which uses artificial intelligence to make recommendations related to the quality of medical devices.
Engineers from Purdue University, Whirlpool Corp. and Air Squared Inc. have developed a refrigerator prototype to help solve the problem of astronauts not having a fridge to store food for long missions.
The startup has already signed deals with schools and metro bus services in Baltimore, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Fort Wayne and Jacksonville, Florida. The firm also rolled out a system two months ago for rail cars and has it in place in Philadelphia.
The embrace of “maximum telework flexibilities” amounts to a massive shift for the federal government, which has long lagged behind the private sector when it comes to offering remote work.
The bill sponsored by Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., includes $10 billion to fund regional technology hubs—one of which Indiana officials are hoping to land—for five years.
Sharpen’s latest round of financing brings the total amount raised by the firm to more than $55 million. It follows a year when its cloud-based customer service platform became much more relevant.
Dozens of websites briefly went offline around the globe Tuesday, including CNN, The New York Times and Britain’s government home page, after an outage at the cloud service Fastly.
Dozens of high-traffic websites including the New York Times, CNN, Twitch and Reddit could not be reached Tuesday morning.
The escalating havoc caused by ransomware gangs raises an obvious question: Why has the United States, believed to have the world’s greatest cyber capabilities, looked so powerless to protect its citizens?
Boost is a phone app that sweeps up information about students’ class assignments and uses it to nag them (in a friendly way) to get stuff done on time.
The Carmel-based business communications software company said the new funding will be used for ongoing product development and to boost hiring.
Shares of General Motors Co. closed at a record high Thursday after the company said its efforts to manage the global computer chip shortage have worked better than expected.
Five of JBS’ largest beef plants in the United States ceased processing because of the attack, knocking out almost one-fifth of the country’s beef production capacity.
The Indiana State Board of Education will consider Wednesday whether to accredit the schools, which would pave the way for them to participate in the state’s expanding voucher program.
For decades, one industry—health care—has largely clung to its traditional model of person-to-person visits in brick-and-mortar buildings, even as other industries have gone virtual. It took a pandemic to disrupt everything, almost overnight.
A global semiconductor shortage, driven in large part by pandemic-related factors, is forcing many central Indiana manufacturers and distributors to broaden their supply base and forecast their needs longer term, along with hoping for federal aid from the president’s infrastructure proposal.