Thursday, December 11, 2008
Give it a read: link
The Regional Growth Partnership was the source.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
The University of Toledo received a total of $4,000,000. The donors include Norman Nitschke and grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration and some State and local money as well.
The grant will go toward a new, 40,000-square-foot building that will consist of laboratories and office space to house a mix of technology startup companies. Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2009.
Link to UTNews
Link to ToledoBlade
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Source (Toledo Blade)
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Steve Weathers, CEO of the RGP speaks with one of Fox Business's Corespondents. I think that he does a great job of getting information out about the region and the alternative energy scene in Toledo. Something that I thought was interesting was that the corespondent did not really seem to have done any real research on our region outside of the usual headlines of unemployment. Mr. Weathers did a wonderful job of making sure that usual stuff wasn't all that was heard.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Toledo based solar power start-up Xunlight recently, August 29th 2008 announced that they raised 11 million in funding from Rabo Ventures. The funding will go toward their manufacturing facilities.
They are also going to be exhibiting at Solar Power International October 13th through 16th
We will have to see if opening up all of their properties will draw the developers in to program on their platform and add value to their properties like it did for the likes of Facebook, the iPhone, Meebo, and many of the other sites and tools that have opened up.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
Initial impression to me is that there had better be more this first ad was pretty underwhelming.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
I like to look up and report about events that are going on around Toledo which is why I started this blog in the first place. I've been mulling over how people learn about and find events going on in town. I know from first hand that it is very difficult to find out what is going on. There are a lot of people who post on their organization's website but that is as far as they get which to the uninitiated is too difficult to find.
There are quite a few sites out there that try to put things together. Eventful, Eventsetter, Craigslist, various local solutions, Toledo.com, dotoledo.org . No product is perfect and some of these products fill a void that others don't but Out of all of them I think that due to the social aspect of the site my vote is with Upcoming.
With Upcoming you can post an event and make it public or private (telling only some of your friends). I believe you can make the location of the event public or private. You can create groups which are moderatable for those of you involved in churches, clubs, governments, classes, families, major public events, whatever.
For those of us who are interested enough you can develop a program that uses it API. Some people already have. You can put an Upcoming badge on your website, blog, myspace page. There is a Facebook application that you can hook your account up to notify the people closest to you about events.
The main problem is that there just aren't that many current active posting users. There are currently some interesting events that the library, zoo and some local bands have posted but I think that there need to be more posters on this site to make it more effective. I'm going to start posting event that I find around town. Initially I'll probably start with only the ones that I find interesting but who knows. This site is wholely user generated content so it is up to us to fill it.
Check me out on Upcoming.yahoo.com http://upcoming.yahoo.com/user/185306/ my username is Laser... yeah I know it is kind of lame but so what maybe I'll change it sometime but I kind of like it.
If you feel like joining the fun start posting your events and maybe people will start to realize that there really are things going on in Toledo.
I know I'll be there.
I don't know if I can make it but it sounds interesting.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
There is a bit of a friend curve. It is more fun the more people you follow and talk to. So if you want to try it out you can follow one of the top twitterati they give you a good idea of what you can do with Twitter but don't forget that they are Celebrities and most likely will not have time to talk to you. Some of these are followed by thousands of people. To get the most out of Twitter you will want to enlist your friends or you can just search for people in your area.
I'll probably be posting about the developments that I come across this service. So stay tuned.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Thursday, May 08, 2008
They will be giving away copies of Visual Studio 2008 and possibly raffling Windows Vista Ultimate ( Must be more than 20 people in attendance) .
Thursday, April 10, 2008
The Northwest Ohio chapter of ACM is holding a social gathering at Cucina di
Betto’s in Bowling Green on Thursday, April 17, 2008. We will be there
from 6:30 to 8:30 enjoying some drinks and dining. Anyone interested in
attending, please respond to this email or send one directly to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 so we
can reserve enough seating at the restaurant.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
A word of caution about this is that if you are going to donate your computer with old sensitive data on it either run a data wipe program, (format isn't necessarily the best option) or remove your hard drive from the computer completely.
This is a great option for people who have an old computer that they aren't going to use anymore.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The Northwest Ohio chapter of ACM is holding a social gathering at Cucina di Betto’s in Bowling Green on Thursday, February 21, 2008. They will be there from 6:30 to 8:30 enjoying some drinks and dining. Anyone interested in attending, please RSVP to chair at nwoacm.org by 8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 so they can reserve enough seating at the restaurant.
Topic: Whatever suits the mood
Date: February 21, 2008
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Cucina di Betto, 121 S. Main St., Bowling Green, OH, 43402
Monday, January 14, 2008
They have launched a 3rd party platform for developers that allows you to add widgets to their mobile service. You can do something as simple just attach a RSS feed or you can write an XML based application. You do have to use their simplified markup language called Blueprint. It seems pretty straight forward. I'm kind of tempted to write something for it. Unfortunately I don't have a mobile data plan so I wouldn't be able to test it but I seems easy enough you could probably throw something together in a matter of a couple of hours. MySpace is launching a widget that will allow you to post and see your friends moods, browse photos, and send messages.
One of the benefits of this is that Yahoo wrote the platform which works on many different types of cell phones so you don't have to write your application for every different type of phone.