Local News Sites:
Tech News Sites, Other
State, National Papers
Big West Coast Deal
April 7, 2000:
Motorola Invests in
Local Biotech Company
March 15, 2000
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
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.
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.
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.