technology http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Economy & Innovation Rundown: Ladies First. Sometimes. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/economy-innovation-rundown-ladies-first-sometimes <p>By the time this post is published, people across St. Louis are reveling from having watched the first Cardinals’ home game of the season and are gearing up for a fabulous season.</p><p>I’m hoping that is the case because this week's rundown on economy and innovation isn’t all sunshine and flowers. Actually there could be flowers, but you’ll have to wait to read about that.</p><p>First, let’s talk entrepreneurship.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:44:12 +0000 Shula Neuman 35096 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economy & Innovation Rundown: Ladies First. Sometimes. Innovation Rundown: Agriculture Meets IT In A Big Data Way http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/innovation-rundown-agriculture-meets-it-big-data-way <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Is there any aspect of life that technology hasn’t touched?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While I’m sure people can cite examples in the non-digital sphere, agriculture is not one of them. It hasn’t been for some time – farmers are adept at using all kinds of technology to monitor weather, pricing, soil content. But a new development is taking the idea to a new level. And St. Louis's own Monsanto seems to be leading the way.</span></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 04:52:01 +0000 Shula Neuman 33596 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Innovation Rundown: Agriculture Meets IT In A Big Data Way Inspector Gadget? The Role Of Tech For St. Louis-Area Police http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/inspector-gadget-role-tech-st-louis-area-police <p>The technology available to a police officer on the beat has come a long way from a pen and a notebook.</p><p>Thanks to in-car computers, police now have the internet and sophisticated databases at their fingertips. Cameras can find a specific license plate or reduce the need for eyewitnesses.</p><p>But the speed at which the changes are taking place has even those using the technology concerned.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 32537 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Inspector Gadget? The Role Of Tech For St. Louis-Area Police Update: Investments In St. Louis Tech Startups Nearly Doubled In 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-investments-st-louis-tech-startups-nearly-doubled-2012 <p><em>Updated 6/13 4:56 with news of entrepreneur&nbsp;fund.</em></p><p>Business leaders and St. Louis City and County officials met today (Thursday) to announce a new effort to support entrepreneurs in the area.</p><p>The goal is to raise $100 million over the next five years.</p><p>The announcement comes on the tail of a recent report that found last year was a record-breaking year for St. Louis tech startups, which brought in $30 million dollars in investments.</p><p>St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley said the $100 million goal is bold, but doable.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 27278 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Update: Investments In St. Louis Tech Startups Nearly Doubled In 2012 Major Boston-Area Startup Incubator To Join Wash U In New Cortex Facility http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/major-boston-area-startup-incubator-join-wash-u-new-cortex-facility <p></p><p>One of the country’s largest startup incubators will soon be moving into the <a href="http://www.cortexstl.com/">Cortex</a> bioscience district in St. Louis.</p><p>The move marks <a href="http://cic.us/">Cambridge Innovation Center’s</a> first expansion out of the Boston area, where it houses more than 500 small to mid-sized companies.</p><p>CIC’s president and CEO, Ranch Kimball, says he expects <a href="http://cicstl.com/">the new St. Louis facility</a> to attract mostly technology startups, but says CIC will be open to a variety of businesses.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 26475 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Major Boston-Area Startup Incubator To Join Wash U In New Cortex Facility Local congregations take worship to the web http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-congregations-take-worship-web <p>The internet pervades almost every aspect of modern life and religion is no exception. From Facebook and Twitter, to live streaming services and online donations, churches across the country are redefining what it means to worship.</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Joseph Leahy takes a look at how some local congregations are embracing the net to expand their missions online.</p><p><strong>Including the &quot;dot com&quot;</strong></p><p>During a livestreaming service on Easter Sunday, Pastor David Crank recalled the story of Jesus and the Adulteress -- adding one unusual detail:</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 11:25:32 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3561 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Local congregations take worship to the web "Final Four of Smarts" robotics competition takes over Chaifetz Arena http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/final-four-smarts-robotics-competition-takes-over-chaifetz-arena <p>Forty-three teams of teens from Missouri and four surrounding states be competing in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics&nbsp;Competition regional this weekend at Chaifetz&nbsp;Arena in St. Louis.</p><p><em>(You can see <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/student-made-robots-take-over-chaifetz-arena-next-stop-edward-jones-dome">a full feature on last year&#39;s FIRST competition here</a>, too).</em></p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:27:12 +0000 Alex King 3330 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org "Final Four of Smarts" robotics competition takes over Chaifetz Arena Making tech start-ups stick in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/making-tech-start-ups-stick-st-louis <p>Silicon Valley has been the place for IT development since the dawn of the computer age, but new technology and cheaper resources are leveling the playing field for other cities across the country. As St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Joseph Leahy reports, a network of local business leaders is pushing to make St. Louis a regional hub for IT start-up companies.</p><p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 11:25:39 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3304 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Making tech start-ups stick in St. Louis Rural US sharing federal money for broadband Internet http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rural-us-sharing-federal-money-broadband-internet <p>Telecommunications companies in 16 states are sharing more than $103 million in federal funding to help expand broadband Internet access to rural America.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture <a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&amp;contentid=2011/08/0375.xml">announced the grants and loans</a> through its rural development office on Monday.</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 16:58:55 +0000 The Associated Press 1916 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rural US sharing federal money for broadband Internet Student-made robots take over Chaifetz Arena. Next stop? The Edward Jones Dome! http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/student-made-robots-take-over-chaifetz-arena-next-stop-edward-jones-dome <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-965423.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-965423.mp3</a></p><p>This week in St. Louis, close to 9,000 high school students from five countries will compete in the <a href="http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/content.aspx?id=4190">FIRST Robotics Championship</a>.</p><p>Teams of student-built, remote-control robots will take to the field at the Edward Jones Dome. Organizers hope the competition will draw more than 20,000 spectators and generate at least $18 million in local spending.</p><p>Véronique LaCapra was at the <a href="http://www.stlouisfirst.org/">St. Louis Regional event in March</a> and has this inside look at the competition.</p><p> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 11:35:23 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1032 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Student-made robots take over Chaifetz Arena. Next stop? The Edward Jones Dome!