Must be Santa

Garden and yard ‘toys’ for the jolly elf’s 2015 backpack Santa is coming to town – checking his list twice, seeing who’s naughty and nice, and here’s hoping he keeps me in mind with rewards in kind. A smartwatch for the garden gnome? Maybe not – but a smart pot from Parrot would be fun. […]

UBreakiFix to open first SC store in Greenville

UBreakiFix, a same-day repair service of small electronics, is opening its first South Carolina store on Monday, Dec. 21, at 475 Haywood Road in Greenville.

Greenville to get ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower fiber network

Greenville businesses and residents will soon be able to download 25 songs in less than a second, a TV show in three seconds and an HD movie in less than 36 seconds, thanks to AT&T’s plans to expand its high-speed Internet service GigaPower to the Greenville, Columbia and Charleston markets.

Greenville’s iDrive pivots, takes aim at consumer car shopping

The consumer auto industry is a hard one to disrupt, but after a few years of trial and error, Greenville startup iDrive On Demand thinks it’s found another avenue: a personal shopping service for cars.

2 Greenville tech companies named to Fast 500

Two Greenville-based companies – DOM360 and Website Pipeline – were named to the Technology Fast 500 compiled by Deloitte US. DOM 360 was named the 167th fastest-growing technology company in North America; Website Pipeline was ranked 481st.

17th InnoVision Awards honors eight

Eight organizations, businesses and people were recognized for accomplishments in innovation during the 17th annual InnoVision Awards. Founded by Deloitte in 1999 and presented by McNair Law Firm, the InnoVision Awards program aims to highlight innovation and technological progress in the state.

Biotech focuses on new trends in healthcare

Next month’s conference “What’s Next? Life Sciences 2012” will let biotech professionals explore developments in the industry, areas where local companies are poised to take hold, and the public and private activities that can help that happen.Biotech continues to be a significant growth area in the Upstate, with medical devices leading for more than a […]

Best Buyers beware: Scams are afoot

Scammers with plots new and old crop up every year as the Upstate transitions from summer to the pre-holiday season.The latest reported is the Best Buy gift card scam where consumers are reporting getting a text message that claims they have won a $1,000 gift card.The retailer warns this is a scam intended to provide […]

New technology keeps hearing-impaired ‘in the loop’

Lucy Woodhouse, director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Furman, had never heard of hearing loops before two different OLLI members asked her if she knew anything about them. But once she and Tim Hightower, Furman’s media systems manager, started researching them, they realized that hearing loops had great potential to help hard-of-hearing OLLI […]

Greenville aims to become a technology hub

Coming to Greenville for the summer: 12 software teams with bright ideas for the Next Big Thing, mentors from big-name companies to coach them and venture capitalists with dollars to get the best of them to consumers. There’s more at play than taking high-tech startups to market. The Next Big Thing at the NEXT Center […]

New ideas, connections shared at TEDx Greenville

“We can’t see any of your faces,” said emcee Phil Yanov to the TEDx Greenville audience, “but we can see all of your iPad screens.” With iPads, laptops and smartphones in hand, more than 400 people crowded into the Kroc Center auditorium last Friday for the third annual TEDx conference. Throughout the day, a dozen […]

Their words are worth plenty

What began with a website advising visitors on places to go for food or fun in Cleveland, Cairo or any major city, Greenville’s EnVeritas Group today sees itself as the go-to place internationally for companies wanting to outsource content in the Internet age. From a start 12 years ago as with half a dozen […]

BMW studies use of landfill gas

BMW and the South Carolina Research Authority have begun the first phase of determining the technical and economic feasibility of converting methane gas from a landfill into hydrogen fuel to power the automaker’s entire fleet of material-handling vehicles at its Spartanburg plant. “This landfill gas-to-hydrogen project at BMW will seek to demonstrate a first-of-its-kind solution […]

Google says no to Greenville

Google chose Kansas City, Kansas, over Greenville and more than 1,100 other cities for its Google Fiber project, the company announced Wednesday. Google said one of the reasons it chose Kansas City is because the necessary infrastructure for the project can be built quickly and efficiently there. Aaron von Frank, one of the organizers of […]

Google on Main, but better

Last year, more than 2,000 people gathered in downtown Greenville to spell out “Google” in glowsticks. The effort, designed to woo Google into picking the city as one of the company’s ultra-high speed Internet initiative, put the Greenville in the pages of “Newsweek” magazine. The organizer of the event is planning something bigger and better […]