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Bill White is the chief author of the new book, “Winning the War Against Concussions in Youth Sports,” a topic that has risen in public awareness due to expanding research on the effects of sports-related head injuries. White grew up playing many sports and is the father of five children who have been high school athletes, one of whom suffered a concussion and had some long-term effects that only became clear several years later. more
Before crowdfunding changed the world of startup investing, the federal government was supposed to change the rules of crowdfunding. more
Marketing firms are going back to college. 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
Teespring, a custom apparel-making platform founded by Brown University graduates, has raised $35 million in venture capital from Silicon Valley investors. more
If at first you don’t succeed, etc., etc., is often a bromide said to comfort those having a string of bad luck. But that attitude is a key ingredient for the burgeoning success of the fast-growing East Providence manufacturer, NuLabel Technologies Inc. more
As the Maker Movement spread across the country, Todd Thomas became one of its leading supporters in Rhode Island. more
Social Enterprise Greenhouse – a social venture itself – may be explained best as the fuel for other startup efforts that promote positive change in Rhode Island and beyond. And while there are other organizations helping social entrepreneurs, SEG is the only one of its kind in Rhode Island. more
When signs National Marker Co. was shipping to customers kept getting damaged, the North Smithfield-based company started looking for a solution. That was in 2011. The result was a scratch-resistant product that the company realized could also be treated to protect signs from fading and allow graffiti to be easily removed. The new product, unveiled in 2012, has led to strong growth, says owner Michael Black. Above, Black moves a sheet of Fatheads to a cutting machine. more
By the end of this year, toymaker Hasbro Inc. will have launched a console gaming channel featuring two versions of “Monopoly” to start, plus a third version soon after and eventually “Trivial Pursuit Live” and “Risk.” more
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