Entrepreneurship

Microsoft buying voice-services firm Tellme Networks

REDMOND, Wash. – Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced it will acquire Mountain View, Calif.-based Tellme Networks Inc., a provider of voice services including...

Viacom sues YouTube, parent Google for $1B

NEW YORK – Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) today announced it has filed suit against YouTube and Google alleging “massive intentional copyright infringement...
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Allied Consulting Engineering opens R.I. office

WARWICK – Allied Consulting Engineering Services Inc. of Sudbury, Mass., today announced the opening of a second office, at 43 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick. “Our new...
JASON HARRY founded Afferent Corp. in Providence in 2000, with technology developed at Brown University. /

Ocean State is growing ‘new economy’

Jason Harry started the Afferent Corp. in Providence in 2000 after acquiring technology from a personal contact at Boston University. Since then, the medical...

Metal stampers get creative to stay in business

These days, you might see the work of Hamilton Tool resting in the hands of athletes such as New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees...

City expects recognition from coming virtual view

Imagine visiting a Web site that allowed you to stroll down a city’s streets, check out the architecture, browse through stores, visit hotel rooms...
URI PROF. Yan Sun, a computer engineer, has won a five-year grant to work on designing a 'trust infrastructure' for wireless networks. /

URI researcher building ‘trust’ network tools

A computer engineer at the University of Rhode Island has been awarded a five-year, $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support her...
George de Tarnowsky, executive director of the Central Rhode Island Development Corporation, said funding for CRIDCO has dried up. /

Lack of funds shuts down key Central R.I. resource

Municipalities simply do not have enough money in their budgets to support the Central Rhode Island Development Corporation. That’s the short answer to why...
CELL PHONES and other mobile devices are the newest banking channel for BofA customers. The service is due to become available in Rhode Island later this year. /

BofA sees mobile phones as the next frontier

Bank of America’s customers will soon be able to do online banking from Internet-enabled cell phones and PDAs. Last month, the bank – the nation’s...

RIC group to live in ‘experimental city’

PROVIDENCE – A new program at Rhode Island College enables students to earn college credits while living and working in an “experimental city” in...
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