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Jun 8, 2021

Columbia companies among those approved for SCRA funding

A pair of area companies have been accepted as new member companies, while a Columbia-based existing member company and the University of South Carolina Office of Economic Engagement received additional funding.

May 11, 2021

Columbia technology startup receives $200,000 investment

SC Launch Inc. invested in Reporting Xpress Inc., which provides automated reporting solutions for nonprofits. Reporting Xpress users can view and print reports in any format and combine data from multiple systems into a single report.

May 7, 2021

New ZVerse technology to speed conversion of 2D drawings to 3D

The Columbia-based digital manufacturing company has launched an automation-assisted conversion that creates and stores 3D manufacturing files in a digital library. The development can cut some project times in half, the company said.

Apr 27, 2021

Columbia technology startup receives 2nd investment

Land Intelligence Inc., which provides software solutions for land development, home construction and investing, has received a second $200,000 investment from SC Launch Inc., an affiliate of S.C. Research Authority.

Apr 15, 2021

South Carolina ranks 31st in broadband funding distribution

An analysis from research company satelliteinternet.com found that S.C. was awarded $23.55 per resident in a federal program aimed at expanding broadband access in rural America. The FCC allocated $9.2 million in funding last year.

Jan 15, 2021

DEW launches mobile app to monitor unemployment claims

The free app, downloadable at app stores, allows users to complete weekly certification requirements and check claim status from smart phones. Initial claims still must be submitted via computer or mobile internet browser.

Jan 11, 2021

Lancaster, Chester county broadband networks receive $1.6 million

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $1.6 million in Lancaster and Chester counties as part of a $16 million grant package for broadband expansion in rural Illinois, Oregon and South Carolina.

Sep 28, 2020

Town hall to discuss expansion of high-speed internet access

The online discussion will provide an update of the rollout of high-speed internet across areas of Lower Richland as part of a two-phase project designed to improve area broadband, water and sewer infrastructure.

Sep 17, 2020

Program speeding the transition to tech

A new initiative at ECPI University accelerates the pathway to a degree in cyber and network security for those with a bachelor's degree. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts industry growth nationwide and in S.C.

Sep 4, 2020

USC ransomware attack removed personal data

The University of South Carolina said the attack on an outside vendor, discovered in May, may have led to the removal of data including names, contact information, birthdates, demographic information and charitable history.

Aug 17, 2020

USC upgrades wireless network in 6 weeks

The upgrade increased internet access points, speed and reliability in residence halls for the University of South Carolina's network, which serves 35,000 students.

Jul 31, 2020

Facebook offers tools as hurricane season heats up

Facebook users have several options, including local alerts, to keep up-to-date as Hurricane Isaias sets its sights on the East Coast.