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300 students vie for $20K at UMaine competition

Staff |

The last time Mainebiz checked in with students at King Middle School's “makerspace” in Portland, students were hard at work constructing model wind turbines in advance of the annual...

Virtual reality at Husson becomes reality thanks to $1M gift

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Students attending Husson University in Bangor will no longer have to rely on daydreaming in the middle of a lecture to find themselves in another world — thanks to a $1 million donation from...

MTI awards $665K for tech-focused development in state

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The Maine Technology Institute's Cluster Initiative Program awarded three organizations in the state $658,765 that will be used to develop technology-intensive clusters in the state.

UMaine and Kepware unveil new undergraduate lab

Staff |

The University of Maine and the Portland-based Kepware Technologies unveiled the Kepware Digital Systems and Robotics Laboratory in Barrows Hall on Tuesday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

WEX first quarter financials beat analysts’ expectations

James McCarthy |

WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX) reported today its total revenue for the first quarter ended March 31 increased 2% to $205.9 million, compared with $202.3 million reported in the first quarter of 2015. First...

Fed R&D funding up 6%, reversing flat trend

Lori Valigra |

Total federal funding for research and development rose 6%, or $3.7 billion, in the most recent government statistics, reversing flat funding last year, mainly because of a $1.3 billion upswing in...

The foibles of new technology

Lori Valigra |

The first time I observed just how frustrating new technology can be to consumers unfamiliar with it was in the lobby of a bank in Coolidge Corner in Brookline, Mass.

How To: Protect a small business from computer disaster

Nick Knowlton |

According to a recent CNN Money article, there are an estimated 1 million malware threats released every day. Many businesses, however, fail to implement appropriate security for their network and...

No need to leave the party with Portland launch of Drizly

There’s a new, spirited addition to on-demand delivery services in Portland as Drizly, a Boston-based technology firm, officially launched its beer, wine and spirits delivery service in...

U.S. tallies strong tech biz R&D performance; Maine lags

Lori Valigra |

Two reports released this week show that the U.S. information and communications technology, or ICT, industries accounted for $133 billion of business R&D performance in the country in 2013, while...

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