Technology

USC Entrepreneurship Club Partners with Computer Science Department to Execute App Creation Project

January 28, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Person using a mobile app

For the first time at the University of South Carolina, the computer science department will be teaching a mobile app development class. The USC Entrepreneurship Club has partnered with a computer science class, CSCE 590, and plan to work on 15 student entrepreneur ideas. "...

Col. Charles M. Duke, Jr.

January 26, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by Mark Adams
Col. Charles M. Duke, Jr.

Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Charles Duke, Jr. is one of only twelve people to ever walk on the Moon as part of the historic Apollo 16 mission in 1972. Charles Moss "Charlie" Duke, Jr. was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 3, 1935. He attended...

Silicon Harbor

January 13, 2016 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Harbor

Charleston is best known for its historical significance. Just recently however, Charleston adopted the new label as "The Silicon Harbor" because of all the new technologies that are being born within the area.

Columbia Police Will Have New Body Cameras in Place by 2016

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
Blue lights on top of a police car, blurred taillights in background

Columbia City Council has approved the purchase of 300 body cameras for Columbia city police, according to The State . Police Chief Skip Holbrook said Thursday, Dec. 3, that the first cameras should arrive within 30 to 45 days and will provide further accountability to the...

SCRA Generated $1.4 Billion in Economic Activity Within South Carolina

November 16, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money
Economic Growth

The Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina reported that the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) has contributed $1.4 billion to S.C. in the past year in economic activity. The report also said that there was a 52 percent increase in the high-tech...

Students are Playing Angry Birds in Class to Learn Computer Science

November 9, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money
Angry Birds Game

Teachers at Ballentine Elementary School are using the video game Angry Birds to teach their students basic computer coding skills. This version of Angry Birds was created by code.org , and it is “similar to what computer programmers use to create software and websites,”...

Columbia-Based Technology Incubator Helping To Ignite Startup Companies

October 28, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
Technology Idea

The USC / Columbia Technology Incubator recruits and then consults with high-impact startup companies in the Midlands of South Carolina. The Incubator is a nonprofit corporation sponsored by the University of South Carolina, City of Columbia and other area governments. The...

PODCAST | Laura Corder, USC/Columbia Technology Incubator

September 30, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money
Laura Corder

The USC / Columbia Technology Incubator recruits and then consults with high-impact startup companies in the Midlands of South Carolina. Learn more about it from Laura Corder, director of communications for the Incubator and the USC Office of Economic Development.

Q&A | A Conversation with Philippe Herndon, Founder of Caroline Guitar

September 23, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Philippe Herndon, Founder of Caroline Guitar

Philippe Herndon, an USC alumnus, founded Columbia-based Caroline Guitar Company in 2010. His products are designed to appeal to the subset of rock music aficionados. The products have won accolades from buyers and critics alike, with its first model named to Guitar...

Cellphones: Do They Help or Hurt Social Gatherings?

September 1, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
people using phones in a group

A new survey from the Pew Research Center measured whether people think that cellphones help or hinder conversations in a social settings. The study mentions "82% of all adults (not just cell owners)" find phone usage in social gatherings to hurt the conversation and...

S.C. Legislators Consider Privacy and Safety in Drone Regulation

August 24, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
drone flying over field

Drone technology has moved from the abstract to the mainstream. The word “drone” held connotations to military operations in the past, but the technology is now being used in everyday tasks like wedding or home videos to capture an aerial view of activities. To understand...

Q&A | A Conversation with Lanford Holloway, Founder and CEO of TerraStride Inc.

July 29, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Lanford Holloway, Founder and CEO of TerraStride Inc.

Founded in 2012, TerraStride is a company based in Columbia, S.C. TerraStride designs and produces map-based software for high-value niche markets. They currently have two distinct product lines: TerraStride Pro, a land brokerage software, and HuntStand, a next generation...

Q&A | Blake DuBose, Owner of DuBose Web Group

June 30, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Blake DuBose, Owner of DuBose Web Group

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Blake DuBose graduated from Newberry College’s Schools of Business and Psychology and is president of DuBose Web Group . In 2007, father-son team Mike and Blake DuBose partnered to form DuBose Web Group , a full-service, turnkey website design and...

Q&A | Anthony Ambler, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at USC

June 10, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Anthony Ambler, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at USC

A native of the United Kingdom, Dr. Anthony Ambler is the dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina . Ambler has earned his undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and...

Q&A | A Conversation with Fuel Cell Collaborative Leaders

May 5, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Fuel Cell

Picture: Portable power unit demonstrated at numerous sites in Columbia, S.C. The Fuel Cell Collaborative is a consortium of organizations, including the University of South Carolina, the Savannah River National Lab, the City of Columbia, EngenuitySC, SCRA, and Midlands...

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