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Teaching the 'fourth literacy': Codery goes live

Call me hacker.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 29, 2012
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Here’s the pitch: clothing is broken

If you're one of the investors who received an invitation to Betaspring's Demo Day September 8, you might see Jamal Motlagh threatening to turn the clothing industry on its head with a blast of light.
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By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  September 09, 2011
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Catapulter wants you to travel smarter

You’re headed to New York and you need to keep the trip as cheap as possible, but also want WiFi, so you can work. Or perhaps you’re due in Boston’s Back Bay area, ASAP, and you need the ride to be quick and direct, even if it costs a little extra.
Point A to Point B
By MARION DAVIS  |  February 25, 2011
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11 Big ideas for Rhode Island

Rhode Island has problems. We all know it. Unemployment, political corruption, the Providence College basketball team.
Great notions to make things better in tough times: internpreneurships, dance parties, and Netflix for underwear 
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 01, 2010
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Can the geeks save Rhode Island?

The tech sector offers promise for the economic future, but a small labor pool and other hurdles must be overcome
The tech sector offers promise for the economic future, but a small labor pool and other hurdles must be overcome
By MARION DAVIS  |  February 04, 2009
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The upside of hope in Rhode Island

Everywhere one turns these days, there's seemingly more bad news about Rhode Island: the unemployment rate, one of the highest in the nation, tops 10 percent — and the state's running out of unemployment assistance.
Nine individuals who are bullish and optimistic amid the state's current tough times
By IAN DONNIS  |  January 28, 2009