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CMU Signs Big West Coast Deal
Story About Transgenic Technology
Possibility of Local Tech Greenhouse Investment
Annoyingly Successful Wrasslin’ Site Run By Local Teen Twits
U of Pittsburgh’s Part of Important Cellular Find
Astonishing Story About Energy from Radio Waves
Pitt Grad Involved in Planet Hunt
Local Tech Incubators Might Go Under
Sci Fiction Legend Joe Haldeman Writes About CMU Tech Con
Youngstown Free Energy Machine Apparently Fake (Duh)
CMU Team Working on Copter For Titan (Sci Tech)
Profile of ProlX CEO/PH D Leader
Digital Greenhouse Winners (Round One, Round Two)
Great PG Series on Future of Genetics
Jetson's Rosie By 2003 Sez Moravec
NASA Works To Create "Mature" Software
Sightsound Makes History with Quantum Project
Profile on Local Tech Incubators
CERT Gives Wrap Up of Love Virus
Boy Wonder Astro Teller Creates Smart Clothes
Another Profile on CMU's Driverless Cars
Stargate Expands Into Strip District
CERT Advisory on New DoS Methods
Sightsound Signs Deal With Miramax For Film Downloads
Microsoft Eyes Local Smart Card Producer
Antionline Questions Mafiaboy Arrest in DOS Attacks
Seinfeld's "George" To Speak for Wishbox Website
CMU Launches Private Addition to CERT
Interesting Graph Heavy Benchmarks on Local Business
Local Investors Creating Virtual Conventions
Award Given By Pitt To Scientist Who Helped Find Telomeres
Groundbreaking Neural Replacement Work
Area Power Plants Big Polluters

Jetson's Rosie By 2003 Sez Moravec
NASA Works To Create "Mature" Software
Sightsound Makes History with Quantum Project
Profile on Local Tech Incubators
CERT Gives Wrap Up of Love Virus
Boy Wonder Astro Teller Creates Smart Clothes
Another Profile on CMU's Driverless Cars
Stargate Expands Into Strip District
CERT Advisory on New DoS Methods
Sightsound Signs Deal With Miramax For Film Downloads
Microsoft Eyes Local Smart Card Producer
Antionline Questions Mafiaboy Arrest in DOS Attacks
Seinfeld's "George" To Speak for Wishbox Website
CMU Launches Private Addition to CERT
Interesting Graph Heavy Benchmarks on Local Business
Local Investors Creating Virtual Conventions
Award Given By Pitt To Scientist Who Helped Find Telomeres
Groundbreaking Neural Replacement Work
Area Power Plants Big Polluters

 

April 7, 2000:

Motorola Invests in Local Biotech Company
Silicon Valley Legend Gives Talk
Birth of Local Internet Television?
Salon Interview With Antionline's Vranesevich
Local Look At Wind Power
Big Investment Into Fiber Optics
Scary CMU Braniac To Lead Rand Outpost
Pittsburgh Leads War Against Cyber Crime
SneakerLabs Latest to Strike Big Time Money
Raj Reddy Quoted on Future of Computer Interface
Mastech Transforms Into Something New
Profile of FreeMarkets IPO Designer

March 15, 2000

Free Markets Gets Big New Skyline Logo, Acquires Smaller Company: Pittsburgh's version the new economy company gets both a skyline logo and engulfs smaller surplus auction company.

Survey of MP3 Issues: Interesting survey of  MP3 issues.

Pitt Grad Part of India's Tech Surge: Pitt Grad is quoted on tech growth in India.

IVillage Founder Gives Talk: Rich founder of IVillage gives talk about internet and her company.

Profile on CMU's Driverless Cars: Update on CMU's Navstar system.

CMU Makes a Big Biotech Hire: CMU, seeking to expand its high tech dominance, moves into biotech with the hire. The hire is a specialist in growing organs on scaffolds.

 March 10, 2000

Cert Chief Says Software Security Lax: A number of security experts in congress testified that current security efforts just aren't good enough.

Mastech Worth Surge after Dot Com Image Makeover: Image really is everything in the new dot com economy.

Local Techs Give Ridge/State Rep the Whatfor: The PG headline is kind of misleading. The techs weren't happy with everything that was going on in the state.

CMU Helps Develop Revolutionary VRAM Memory: Story about a tech that could create ram with the capacity of hard drives.

Vranesevich Sez "no" To Online Voting for the Usual Obvious Reasons: It speaks for itself.

 March 6, 2000

It's Easy Being Green Sez Solar/Wind/Fuel Cell Spokesman3/6
Big Time Money Behind Future Broadband Infrastructure
Will Wild Local Stock Rides Plummet into Sickening Thud?

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March 3, 2000

Prolume Gets Profile3/3:   Nice profile of this innovate Pittsburgh company. Just for the record, I'm supposed to be doing a project for them, I hope. But even if I weren't, I would still find this a fascinating company.

Antionline Skewers DOS Arrest Attempts: Effective debunking of all the alleged suspects in those DOS attacks some weeks ago. Then again, Antionline hasn't come up with anybody either, or at least they're not telling.


Ex Hoopster Goes High Tech: Charles Smith, who had an okay career as a pro player, is taking his money and investing it in the high tech arena.


Cell Phones Allow Parents to Monitor Teens: Yet another story about how tech changes relationships.

February 25th - 27th, 2000

Nonlethal Software Weapons Used by Pittsburgh Police2/27/00:In the wake of that disgraceful killing in New York and that equally disgraceful verdict, here's a technology that would have saved Dialo's life. There's a left wing conspiracy that states that nonlethals are being designed for urban pacification, but considering the accidental alternative of death, I'll take it.

Area Techs Predict Future of Pittsburgh: In case you didn't get enough of future predictions, here are some predictions home made and home grown.

Profile of Cool Mobot Telepresence Company: Very cool telepresence company that allows kids and other people to look at insects at the ground level.

Pitt University Gets $52 Million Grant to Fight Diabetes, Coronary Disease2/25/00: One of the biggest grants ever awarded.

New Security Firm Opening in the South Side: Yet another CMU university defection to the private sector.

February 22nd, 2000

Profile of Local Net Company Exec: I learn a little about the manager of this company and almost nothing about what the company does.

Free Markets Snags a Big Deal: Free Markets gets a big deal. Weren't these the same guys who dumped them earlier?

Local Oakland Firm Specializes in Wearable Computing: Tech person here argues that wearables will be "in" as soon as they become fashionable, like high end watches.

Update on Growth of Be Free: Yet another profile of a promising internet company.

Feb. 17th,  2000

State Brings Lightning to B to B Commerce: Governor Ridge's plan to bring Business to Business Commerce to companies statewide. Is this competition for Free Markets or an additional boost? Who knows.


DQE Encircles City With Fiber Optic Lines: Local energy behemoth Duquesne Light is working to expand its reach into telecom by laying strands of fiber optic cabling throughout the city. Bandwidth nirvana is fiber optics directly to the home. Stunning quote of the story: This is 18 million times faster than modem connections.


Be Free Vows Not To Skip Town Like Lycos: Be Free sez they'll stick around town awhile and not move everything to Boston like Lycos. We'll see.


ECommerce Seminar at Carnegie Mellon: One of distinguished (and many) CMU alumni gives the gospel on the future of E Commerce.

February 14th, 1999:

State of the Art of Pittsburgh Robotics: Nice piece detailing the robotics scene here in Pittsburgh. Includes an explanation as to why starting robotic companies is harder than starting internet companies and also the area's success stories. There's even a new website called www.roboburgh.com that's supposed to detail the revolution, but it has no content as of yet.

Antionline Scores Interview Coup with the "Mixter": Antionline, run by John Vranesevich, apparently the internet's most unpopular guy, scores a coup with the first person letter turned in by the "Mixter", the German Hacker who apparently designed the code that allowed those massive DOS attacks sometime last week. He defends himself and his ideas. Plus, several more articles on the DOS hacks appear.

"Knee Deep in Bodies" or Guess What City Would Be A Great Target for Bio Terror: Terribly depressing story about how well bio warfare would play here in the Steel City. Initial role playing didn't work out too well or as my favorite macabre quote goes "We'd thought we would be knee deep in bodies before anyone realized what happened." Story also explains why Pittsburgh would be an ideal target for your average aspiring bio terrorist. Just the kind of visitor the town needs.

Carnegie Mellon West: An attempt to get people to recognize where both CMU and Pittsburgh are.

Trib's Collection of Technology 2000 Stories: This is about 10 stories I think, my count is probably off. But they're not only an interesting overview of technology prospects in Allegheny County, but the surrounding county area. Most intriguing idea is sticking a Free Markets sign atop One Oliver Plaza. It was suggested by the CEO of FreeMarkets.

 

 

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