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Like the owls that deliver packages and carry messages in Harry Potter’s world, drones are about to become commonplace in ours: small, flying objects perfectly engineered to drop off burritos, pick up prescriptions and photograph revolutions. Within the next three years, drone-driven commerce will amount to $13.6 billion and create 70,000 new jobs, an industry trade group estimates. more
Rhode Island is filled with brilliant, creative people, the ones who make a difference. Featured on Page 1 of this week’s edition is Sean C. Deoni, an assistant professor of engineering at Brown University. more
BankNewport’s vice president of direct banking/ebanking talks about what went into the building of two new digital products. more
Collaborating on science, technology, engineering, arts and math through a highly selective workshop that involved students at three universities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts has led participants to new insights and, for some, pursuit of a new STEAM initiative. more
Ford Motor Co. drew the attention of truck owners and the automotive industry last month when it unveiled a new version of its best-selling F-150 pickup built largely out of aluminum. more
Michelle Novello, a program coordinator at the Providence Community Library, got wind of a $250,000 grant on reading readiness last year but had only two weeks to apply. more
On an icy December evening, about a dozen local technology enthusiasts gathered over pizza and beer at the Founders League offices in Providence to discuss Bitcoin, the popular digital currency that’s soared, crashed and soared again in value over the past year. more
There is a saying in sales: “Find the pain.” more
TOKYO – Gov. Deval L. Patrick last week announced a partnership between Massachusetts-based Desalitech and Japan’s Toyo Engineering Corp. that will “introduce environmentally responsible and highly economical water and wastewater treatment solutions to Japanese, East Asian and international markets.” more
Technology giants like Facebook, LinkedIn and Amazon – along with the data analysts at legacy media companies like Disney and Time Warner – spend their days trying to seduce their audiences by creating ultra-targeted streams of news, television clips, opinions and other pop-culture ephemera. When members of that same audience log on to social networks, Hulu accounts, Netflix or Amazon Prime they consume ads, videos and news items that cater to what the algorithms driving those services believe users want. more
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