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South Portland InterSpec scores $23K MTI grant

Staff |

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...

Navigating Medicare billing — and creating rural Maine jobs

Lori Valigra |

Dr. Dan Mingle knew he was onto something when he founded the South Paris-based Mingle Analytics in 2011. Health care costs were spiraling up, and national reimbursers like Medicare were starting to...

The Bambino scrapbooks: Portland's HistoryIT digitizes Ruth's storied career

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Babe Ruth: Legendary Boston Red Sox pitcher, record-setting New York Yankees outfielder, American icon — prolific scrapbook model? Thanks to the Portland-based HistoryIT, digital versions of...

FairPoint strikers win victory in Maine's business court

James McCarthy |

Maine's Business and Consumer Court handed a pre-Labor Day victory to workers at FairPoint Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: FRP) when it canceled a decision of the Unemployment Insurance Commission that...

On the record with John Rooks and Justin Jaffe, co-founders of Rapport

James McCarthy |

In October, Rapport won a $100,000 investment from AOL founder Steve Case's Revolution Growth during a “Rise of the Rest” pitch competition. “In terms of importance, I've been...

How To: Communicate after a data breach

Linda Varrell |

While companies tend to have disaster recovery plans that emphasize restoring critical systems, communication plans are too often ignored until after a data breach. An oversight of this kind at the...

A wild Wyeth appears! PMA launches its own spin on Pokemon Go

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While the Portland Museum of Art has been inundated with hopeful Pokemon Masters since the launch of Pokemon Go — both the museum and the McLellan-Sweat Mansion are Pokestops — the PMA,...

South Portland Wi-Fi program gauges public interest

South Portland city officials will use a pilot program that provides free Wi-Fi to visitors of Mill Creek Park to assess the plausibility and interest of public wireless access within the city.

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