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BALANCING ACT: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is beginning a phased reopening of the state’s economy but says it will be quickly halted if the state sees a surge in new cases of COVID-19. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Does the state’s new ‘Crush COVID RI’ mobile app raise privacy...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo recently unveiled the state's free "Crush COVID RI" mobile app. It can be used to track where people go to...

Rhode Island’s digital sports-betting website, app receive tech upgrade

PROVIDENCE – International Game Technology PLC subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corp. and William Hill U.S. have announced enhanced versions of the Sportsbook Rhode Island...
EXPERIENCED EMPLOYEES: ­Dennis McLaughlin, CEO and president of engineering and information technology company Rite-Solutions Inc. in Middletown, says employing veterans gives the company a leg up when bidding on military contracts. McLaughlin is a Navy veteran. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Vets provide upper hand for some defense firms

The veteran-owned Rite-Solutions Inc. isn’t really a small company. The Middletown-based engineering and information technology company has about 220 employees. But as a defense contractor,...

Five Questions With: Justin Marshall

Forbes magazine recently said artificial intelligence is a “must-have when it comes to being competitive in today’s markets.” When it comes to company websites...

Cox Communications charitable group donates $25K to R.I. Food Bank

WEST WARWICK – The charitable arm of the parent company of Cox Communications and Cox Automotive, the James M. Cox Foundation, has donated $25,000...

Tech Collective hosting virtual seminar on ransomware

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island native and cybersecurity expert Manny Jean-Georges will discuss ransomware during a virtual seminar hosted by Tech Collective at 11 a.m....
TECH IN USE: John Jarrell, left, president of Materials Science Associates, and Dr. Christopher Born, director of orthopedic trauma at Rhode Island Hospital, work to apply a patented anti-microbial technology in a surgical procedure to reduce infection of medical implants. ­Jarrell has increased his company’s investment in patent filings and other intellectual property activity to respond to ­COVID-19. / COURTESY MATERIALS SCIENCE ASSOCIATES LLC

Pandemic disrupts IP filings, licensing

Innovation is at the heart of John Jarrell’s entrepreneurial success. Over the last two decades, the Brown University graduate with degrees in engineering and medical...
Bin Li

Google awards URI professor with research award

BIN LI, an assistant professor of electrical, computer and biomedical engineering at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Engineering, is a recipient of...
Mark Shapiro

Rights of people with disabilities apply online, too

COVID-19 has disrupted how businesses reach and serve their customers. Stay-at-home orders have pushed companies to rethink and re-strategize how they can attract and...

Rhode Island Foundation raises $400K to support distance learning

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Foundation’s challenge to provide computers and Wi-Fi hot spots to school communities in need across the state has raised more...

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