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March 3, 2015

State Launches ‘Business Finder’ App For Emergencies

by Cara Rosner | Mar 3, 2015 12:00pm
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie

Connecticut residents can now have a database of pharmacies, dialysis centers and oxygen suppliers at their fingertips during an emergency, state officials announced Monday.

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December 5, 2014

Blumenthal Warns of Mobile Shopping App Dangers

by Christine Stuart | Dec 5, 2014 1:12pm
Posted to: Business | Congress | Corporate Watch | CT Tech Junkie | Public Safety

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants consumers to beware of the dangers of using mobile shopping applications.

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June 13, 2014

Database of State Information Could Trigger Start-Ups

by Madeline Stocker | Jun 13, 2014 11:00am
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie | The Economy | Jobs | Labor | Transparency

Connecticut's Data Portal A recently-launched database will give Connecticut citizens unprecedented access to widespread amounts of raw government data, information that has been previously unpublished or buried deep in the recesses of agency websites.

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May 27, 2014

Nappier Calls On Google To Disclose Lobbying Activity

by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2014 11:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | CT Tech Junkie | Pensions

Courtesy of the Center for Responsive Politics The Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, along with a coalition of institutional investors, called on tech giant Google Inc. to increase its disclosure of its lobbying activities.

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May 14, 2014

ANALYSIS | Connecticut Astronaut Arrives Home on Russian Soyuz to Uncertain Political Environment

by Lon Seidman | May 14, 2014 5:49am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | CT Tech Junkie | White House

NASA/Bill Ingalls Astronaut and Waterbury native Rick Mastracchio landed safely aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule at 9:58 p.m. EST Tuesday evening, capping an eventful six months aboard the International Space Station both in orbit and on the ground as relations between the United States and Russia deteriorated.

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March 28, 2014

Two Tech Companies, Pitney Bowes Get Money From Bond Commission

by Christine Stuart | Mar 28, 2014 1:13pm
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie | Jobs | Labor | Branford | Stamford

istockphoto The state Bond Commission released funding Friday for a number of projects, including $25 million for two technology companies and Pitney Bowes.

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March 25, 2014

Blumenthal Joins Post Panel On The Internet

by Staff Report | Mar 25, 2014 6:02am
Posted to: Congress | CT Tech Junkie

CTNJ file photo U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal will participate in a Washington Post Live forum that will explore this next phase of the Internet and the things connected to it. The forum will be streamed online starting at 9 a.m.

The forum will gather business leaders, tech entrepreneurs, regulators, and privacy and security experts to look at how our “interconnected world” is quickly evolving and to tackle the questions being raised by the “Internet of Things.”

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February 17, 2014

ANALYSIS | Connecticut’s Electric Marketplace Fraught with Unscrupulous Marketing Practices

by Lon Seidman | Feb 17, 2014 12:00pm
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie | Energy

Retail electricity suppliers aggressively market low fixed rates to Connecticut residents, but many consumers are finding those initial savings give way to expensive variable rates that have more than doubled their bills.

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February 5, 2014

FCC Sees Possible End to Land Lines, Plans Experiments in Limited Markets

by Lon Seidman | Feb 5, 2014 6:18pm
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie

While efforts in Connecticut to relax telephone provider regulations failed in the last legislative session, the Federal Communications Commission is beginning a set of experiments to prepare for “historic technological transformations” in the telecommunications industry as more consumers move away from traditional wireline services.

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January 20, 2014

State Plans A Website Makeover

by Christine Stuart | Jan 20, 2014 5:30am
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie | Equality | FOIA | Transparency

The state of Connecticut’s official website ct.gov is about to get a makeover and state officials say it will increase its functionality and usability.

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