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July 2, 2018

From Tool Manufacturing Hub To Data Center

by Christine Stuart | Jul 2, 2018 3:54pm
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie | The Economy | New Britain

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NEW BRITAIN, CT —  An old dilapidated Stanley, Black & Decker factory in downtown New Britain is in the midst of being transformed into a high-performance computing and data center for the 21st Century.

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June 5, 2018

Spartan Aerospace Shows Off F-35 Simulator in Manchester

by Jack Kramer | Jun 5, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Congress | CT Tech Junkie | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Military Spending | National Security | White House | Manchester | Manufacturing Sector

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MANCHESTER, CT — Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II interactive cockpit demonstrator was the highlight of a Spartan Aerospace press conference Monday to demonstrate the fighter jet’s stealth technology and the positive impact building it has had on Connecticut’s economy.

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May 29, 2018

Hamden Mayor Uses Social Media For Tornado Updates

by Jack Kramer | May 29, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie | Local Politics | Media Matters | Public Health | Public Safety | Transparency | Weather | Hamden | Technology sector

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HAMDEN, CT — Municipal leaders are turning to social media more and more these days to directly communicate with constituents. One of those who is best at it is Hamden Mayor Curt Leng, who takes to Facebook generally several times a day to talk issues with Hamdenites.

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May 17, 2018

SeeClickFix Grows Into Role Helping Towns Manage Storm Response

by Jack Kramer | May 17, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie | Town News | Hamden | Oxford | Public Safety | Transparency | Weather

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NEW HAVEN, CT — It isn’t just public works crews and utility workers who have had little sleep since Tuesday’s late-afternoon storm hit Connecticut — New Haven-based SeeClickFix has been swamped helping municipalities deal with power outages and downed trees.

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May 4, 2018

Senate Resurrects Net Neutrality And Sends to House

by Jack Kramer | May 4, 2018 8:27pm
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie

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HARTFORD, CT — Democratic senators Friday successfully resurrected a bill that would give Connecticut’s utility regulators an opportunity to prohibit internet service providers from throttling internet speeds, blocking websites, or imposing prioritized pricing.

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April 17, 2018

CT TECH JUNKIE | Comcast Adds Gigabit Downloads, Faster Uploads to Connecticut Customers

by Lon Seidman | Apr 17, 2018 5:09pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | CT Tech Junkie

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Comcast rolled out gigabit Internet speeds to some Connecticut customers, but data will only move that fast in one direction.

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March 27, 2018

SeeClickFix Celebrates 10 Years With Launch of New App

by Jack Kramer | Mar 27, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Startups | CT Tech Junkie | Town News | Hamden | New Haven | Windsor | Media Matters | Public Safety

NEW HAVEN, CT — Right on the heels of celebrating its 10-year anniversary, an innovative New Haven company is launching a new global app which its co-founder said will make it much easier for its millions of users.

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March 19, 2018

Lawmakers Worry About Net Neutrality In AT&T, Time Warner Merger

by Christine Stuart | Mar 19, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie | Media Matters

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HARTFORD, CT — Sen. Bob Duff and Rep. Derek Slap are teaming up to ask Connecticut’s attorney general to investigate and possibly file a separate lawsuit to block the AT&T and Time Warner merger.

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March 14, 2018

Information Technology Company To Open Hartford Hub

by Christine Stuart | Mar 14, 2018 4:10pm
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT —Infosys, a global consulting and information technology services company, will be opening one of its four innovation hubs in Hartford and promises to create 1,000 jobs before 2022.

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February 15, 2018

OP-ED | The Smart Way to Fight Smartphone Addiction: Ban Them in Schools

by Barth Keck | Feb 15, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | CT Tech Junkie | Education | Opinion | Education Opinion | Public Health | Seymour

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What’s good for schools in France is good for at least one school in Connecticut.

Next fall, all French schools will ban cell phones for students 15 and younger because “children don’t play at break time anymore; they are just all in front of their smartphones, and from an educational point of view, that’s a problem,” said Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer.

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