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'AFTER SOME TIME, I can estimate whether I can trust this rater or not,' explains Yan Sun, an assistant professor of computer engineering at URI and who recently was awarded a five-year National Science Foundation research grant. READ MORE /

Rating the raters is at the core<br> of URI professors’ research

A team of computer engineers at the University of Rhode Island has requested patent protection of a technology to combat the manipulation of user-generated...

Slater invests $250,000 in software startup

PROVIDENCE – The Slater Technology Fund last week announced that it has provided financing to Public Display, a Providence startup that is developing Web...

Traction Software offers free wiki downloads

PROVIDENCE – Traction Software is offering free downloads of TeamPage5, a five-user, five-projects version of its TeamPage collaboration wiki. Traction TeamPage – a blog...

Designing economy breeds vitality

A key component of the “innovation economy” is the commercialization of intellectual capital. To wit: the brainiacs have to leave the comfort of the...

QVC, Kirks Folly team up to raise money for autism

Jenniefer Kirk, co-founder of Kirks Folly, a Providence-based designer and manufacturer of fantasy jewelry, home accessories and clothing, has embarked on a “Dreams Come...
WOODING DESIGN is a small family-owned firm, but its innovative ideas and broad range of expertise have helped it land several high-profile projects. Above, founders Peter and JoAnn Wooding and their son, Rob, an architect and Web designer. /

Design to fit how people live, work

Rhode Island has plenty of interior designers, architects, industrial designers and Web artists. But it has no other firms quite like Wooding Design, a...

Nautic equity aims for $1.2B with next fund

PROVIDENCE – Private equity firm Nautic Partners is aiming to raise $1.2 billion for its sixth fund, for which Credit Suisse is serving as...

FCC approves $12.3B sale of Univision group

LOS ANGELES – Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE: UVN) yesterday said the Federal Communications Commission has approved its $12.3 billion acquisition by Broadcasting Media Partners...

JWU to create Feinstein Technology & Design Center

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University today announced plans to create the Alan Shawn Feinstein Technology & Design Center, to benefit local nonprofits.Starting this...
CLASSROOM and lecture hall space, faculty offices and a business incubator for biotech startups will be included in the 140,000-square-foot center. /

Amgen gives $1M as URI breaks ground <br> for Center for Biotechnology...

KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island is breaking ground today for its Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences, a project to which the...
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