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Ingersoll Rand acquires a longtime Maine distributor


Ingersoll Rand, a global company based in Ireland, acquired the compressor business assets of Trask-Decrow Machinery in Scarborough.

CashStar acquired by Calif. tech firm for $175 million


CashStar Inc., a Portland-based provider of gift card commerce solutions, was acquired by a California tech company for $175 million in cash.

Maine Food Insider: Forbes names Forager as startup 'likely to make a splash'


Portland-based digital food sourcing platform Forager was named by the Forbes Technology Council this month as one of eight startups across the country that are going to transform their industry.

Strong joins Franklin County high-speed internet initiative


Selectmen in the town of Strong agreed to help finance the Franklin County Broadband Initiative study, which in May received a grant for $43,000 from the state to pay for a six-month review of...

Maine Food Insider: Agtech expected to top $10B by 2025

Lori Valigra |

Tracking crop yields, disease and weather are only a few of the ways farmers can improve their businesses and, increasingly, technology is playing a role in helping them.

FairPoint seeks to end regulated service in five more communities

FairPoint Communications is moving forward on ending regulated landline service for new customers in five more communities.

Cybercrime is here to stay. Layered security is key

Laurie Schreiber |

A year ago, a Maine business was hit by ransomware for two days and was forced to pay up in order to get its information back.

Cyber headaches: How to stay ahead of the hackers

Maureen Milliken |

Businesses have always had things of value: Money and information. Bad guys, since businesses began, have tried to figure out ways to steal those things. Those basics haven't changed.

Expanding Biddeford company purchases Harrison calibration firm

James McCarthy |

Biddeford-based LAW Calibration LLC has acquired QC Services, a calibration lab based in Harrison with different capabilities and customers.

Belfast receives grant to evaluate and plan for broadband internet


ConnectME Authority has selected the city of Belfast to receive a $15,000 Community Broadband Planning Grant for the purpose of creating a community technology plan.