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Maine, nation slow in rollout of EMV-capable ATMS

Maine ATM operators in the Mastercard network are slow to embrace EMV chip-enabled cards, putting customers at a high risk for fraudulent activity.

CourseStorm raises $760K, sees fast growth in education software

Lori Valigra |

CourseStorm Inc., an Orono-based company that provides cloud-based software to help informal educational programs like after-school learning, adult education and workforce development, has raised a...

Maine tech companies come out strong with $118K from MTI

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The Maine Technology Institute approved 11 grant applications for September totaling $117,824 to Maine businesses specializing in advancements in the fields of aquaculture and marine technology,...

Redzone adds 7,500 businesses, 50,000 homes to broadband network

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Rockland-based wireless service provider Redzone Wireless LLC continues to expand its wireless broadband network, this time to communities including Sanford, South Portland and Falmouth.

High usage leads to FairPoint’s ‘cost recovery’ fee

FairPoint Communications says that an added monthly charge of $2.97 to its customer’s bills is needed to keep up with the heavy use of bandwidth by an ever-increasing number of connected...

#MBNext16: James McKenna keeps Maine's diverse economy connected

Jennifer Van Allen |

As president of Redzone Wireless LLC, McKenna's role — in his mind — is to make it easier to make a living in Maine, by making reliable wireless internet service available whether you're...

$750K in fed funds bolster Sanford broadband access

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The entrepreneurs that call the 600-acre industrial Mill Yard complex in downtown Sanford home will soon have access to an open-access municipal fiber optic network that will come to fruition through...

South Portland InterSpec scores $23K MTI grant

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The South Portland-based firm InterSpec received a $23,000 grant from the Maine Technology Institute to develop, market and integrate the Unified Field Guide Specification documents, which are guides...

ON Semiconductor completes Fairchild acquisition for $2.4B

The Phoenix-based chipmaker, ON Semiconductor Corp., completed its $2.4 billion acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. on Monday, including its plant and offices in South Portland,...

Humanizing robots and drones

Lori Valigra |

I've long been a fan of R2-D2 and other movie robots. As a reporter, I've always jumped at the chance to cover researchers making prototype robots. The idea of what robots could potentially do to...