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’60s rock Web site sues 2 record companies

Warner Music Group Corp. and Sony BMG Music Entertainment are being sued by a rock-music archive that accuses the record companies of conspiring to...

Verizon seeking $197M from Vonage in lawsuit

A Verizon Communications Inc. lawyer told a federal jury in Virginia last week that Vonage Holdings Corp. infringed five patents covering Internet telephone services...
RATHER THAN CHASING trends, Larry Keeley advises maximizing the potential of existing ideas, as Sylvania is doing with LED lighting. /

Warning: Brainstorming may destroy innovation

Almost anyone who's worked to develop an innovation at a big company knows the drill. The senior executives give a stirring speech about how...
TATTOO'S TACKLE, a small fishing-lure maker in Portsmouth, is using video on its Web site to show customers how its lures are made and how they work. /

Web video streams a hot marketing tool

As Web video sharing sites such as YouTube.com continue to grow in popularity, businesses are taking notice of streaming video as a relatively inexpensive...
'WHAT I TRIED TO DO was analyze the opportunity to serve a mix of different audiences," says Hope Alswang, director of the RISD Museum of Art since 2005. /

No hard hat needed: RISD thrives amid renovation

Hope Alswang faced many challenges when she became director of Rhode Island School of Design's Museum of Art in September 2005.Attendance had declined by...
AFTER: A $7.7 million project that brought together Rhode Island Country Club, Save the Bay and government officials has removed the hated reeds and restored the marsh. /

Salt marsh project helps nature and golfers

It sounds like a plague that Greek gods would rain down on their enemies: phragmites (pronounced frag-mighties). It may not be the product of...

Legislators to consider tax break for fire-code costs

A bill introduced in the R.I. House of Representatives this month would finally give some relief to business owners who have incurred costs associated...
AFTER 10 YEARS as a legislator, Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts now has a higher-profile post from which to pursue her vision. /

Lt. Gov. Roberts gains new forum for policy issues, problem solving

An interview with Elizabeth H. Roberts Position: Rhode Island lieutenant governor Background: Roberts worked as a business strategy consultant, policy analyst and health care manager before...
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A celebration of R.I. artists

Firehouse 13, a new arts space in Providence, is exhibiting the work of 28 artists who have received fellowship grants this year from R.I....
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Our economy’s unsung heroes

National Entrepreneurs Week is Feb. 24 through March 3. For people like me, it's a pretty special event. Not that there's some big celebration,...
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