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TechHire Maine gets $4M boost for IT employment training

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The Brunswick-based nonprofit Coastal Counties Workforce Inc. and EducateMaine have received a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support the TechHire Maine program that helps...

Could a Long-Term Stock Exchange stimulate innovation?

Lori Valigra |

A Silicon Valley investor wants to change the system, and already is advocating with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to create a new U.S. stock exchange called the Long-Term Stock...

Islesboro builds ‘digital bridge to the mainland’

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At their annual town meeting on Saturday, residents of Islesboro voted decisively, 145-23, to become Maine’s first gigabit island.

Rockport residents pass on broadband engineering study

Residents of Rockport rejected spending $300,000 for an engineering study looking at high-speed internet expansion, despite the proposal having support from both the selectboard and town budget...

Seven high schoolers honored for Maine App Challenge

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Tyler Technologies Inc., the Plano, Texas-based public sector software developer with offices in Maine, on Sunday presented the seven student winners of its Maine App Challenge with scholarships...

A call to action for Old Town, Orono about high-speed connectivity

Officials in Orono and Old Town are taking to the web to survey residents and area businesses about where the lines of an expanded high-speed internet offering should be located within the...

Maine nonprofits are big draw for federal R&D funding

Lori Valigra |

Maine's colleges and universities fell short in attracting federal funding for science and engineering in fiscal 2014, but the state's nonprofit institutions made a comparatively strong showing with...

Visiting a national park this year? There's an app for that

The Portland-based smartphone app developer Chimani Inc. has partnered with Subaru of America to launch 59 specialized mobile app travel guides for each of the 59 national parks in the United States,...

Help wanted: Tyler, Wayfair and SaviLinx searching for 1,700 workers

James McCarthy |

The prospect of hiring up to 550 new workers over the next decade, including dozens of highly coveted software developers and IT specialists, isn't keeping Tyler Technologies' Christopher Hepburn and...

App developer takes home $120K Microsoft prize at Top Gun pitch-off

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Team AR, the Brunswick-based software and app developer behind an augmented reality app that projects publicly available property boundaries into a smart phone camera view, won the $120,000 Microsoft...