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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

RI goes DIY at the Maker Faire

Kipp Bradford builds things. For commercial clients, he puts together high-end mini-computers and other electronic gizmos. For his friends and himself, anything goes — a sea of LED-lit balloons, sound-activated light displays, circuit boards strung aro
Makin' It Work
By MARION DAVIS  |  August 21, 2009

A fusillade of tweets ring in the new year in RI

The feed is like a collective stream of consciousness, served up in tidbits of 140 characters or less (this sentence, for perspective, is 100).
New Media
By MARION DAVIS  |  February 04, 2009
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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
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Media rebels in the Internet age

Bloggers have “used a new and powerful medium and ‘crashed the gates’ to ensure that information — the most important ingredient in a democracy — would be available to anyone who wanted to write, read, or debate.”
The debate-defining posts of Rhode Island activists wield influence beyond their readership
By IAN DONNIS  |  May 01, 2008


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Geek power

Like a lot of people, Soren Ryherd and Vida Jakabhazy were drawn to Providence by their fondness for the city.
Techies and digital innovators are injecting fresh life into the Rhode Island economy
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 18, 2007
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Unplugged

An argument can made that just as the Industrial Revolution was sparked in Rhode Island, so, too, did the withering of the Industrial Age.
Rhode Island is poised for a wireless leap forward with the first-in-the-nation statewide network
By MATT JERZYK  |  May 24, 2007