Technology

Q&A | A Conversation with Loni Rikard, Owner, Rocky Wells Agri-Services, and Co-Owner, Rocky Wells Farm

March 14, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Loni Rikard looking at the camera

Loni Rikard was one of the 2016 Palmetto Center for Women Honors recipients. The PCW Honors recognizes women whose outstanding achievements distinguish them as leaders and role models in the community. Rikard is the owner of Rocky Wells Agri-Services, LLC, and co-owner of...

Q&A | A Conversation with Kiosha Boyles About Social Media Use for Small Businesses

March 3, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Kiosha Boyles headshot

Kiosha Boyles is the owner of Digitize Marketing , a web marketing firm specializing in inbound marketing and digital media. Boyles is a Columbia College and University of South Carolina graduate with a master’s degree in mass communications. She is an active member of the...

The Growing Trend of Facial Recognition Technology: It’s Not Just for Law Enforcement

February 25, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Customer Service

Many of us have watched those TV dramas where the investigators use facial recognition to catch the bad guys. It’s something that actually happens and it’s not just used in law enforcement. Many private businesses are using this technology to garner more business and to...

PODCAST | Meet the Founders of Voterheads

February 18, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Karl McCollester and Matt Hudson, founders of Voterheads

It's a big election year, and the campaigns for the Presidential election have been dramatic to say the least. There has been a general increase in interest in national politics, but once the election is over, will the interest remain? Karl McCollester and Matt Hudson are...

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. "...

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...

Q&A | A Conversation with Todd Lewis about IT-oLogy's Initiative CoursePower

December 9, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
 Todd Lewis about IT-oLogy's Initiative CoursePower

Research shows that South Carolina will experience a shortfall in tech talent in the next decade. This comes at a time when technology jobs are expected to grow significantly. According to CoursePower.org , the Midlands of South Carolina will need 3,000 IT professionals...

Q&A | A Conversation with Laina Faber, Founder of the Startup DebutMagazine.com

November 23, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Laina Faber is the founder of DebutMagazine.com

Laina Faber is the founder of DebutMagazine.com , a start-up digital publication that publishes shoppable fashion and beauty content, and lifestyle articles for women. Laina is a Columbia native. She grew up in Forest Acres and attended A.C. Flora High School. She graduated...

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...

Silicon Harbor Growing with Technology Boom

February 3, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Charleston

Charleston is known around the world for its history and beauty. Recently, however, Charleston has landed on the map again as being ranked in the top 10 fastest growing cities for software and Internet technology. Charleston's Digital Corridor continues to expand its...

How it Works: From Sun to Electricity

December 30, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Randall
Solar

Solar Energy is generated from the Sun but how does it actually produce electricity that we can use? Don Zimmerman with the South Carolina Solar Council explains the process of how this all works together. “The sun illuminates the solar panel and we have this whole row that...

World’s Most Advanced Energy Testing Facility Opens in South Carolina

December 16, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Energy

Clemson University’s Restoration Institute dedicated the Drivetrain Testing Facility in North Charleston on November 21st. Palmetto Scene caught some of the highlights from the event. The facility was made possible because of a $45 million grant from the Department of...

Computer Science Education Week: Hour of Code

December 12, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Randall
Code

Did you know December 9-15 is Computer Science Education Week all across the nation? Anyone from children to adults can learn how to write code. The hands-on learning tool, “Hour of Code” , offers students the opportunity to try computer science for one hour. Over 10...

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