Syracuse, NY, Mar 12, 2012 — Search engines and social media have put a whole new spin on managing your good name. An entire industry has developed in the quest to control what people find when they punch your name into Google.
The Innovation Trail's Ryan Delaney reports that a Syracuse-based firm is hoping to flip that industry on its head, and investors have noticed. Go to full article
Former waiters James O'Leary and Ansar Khan designed Ambur, an app for restaurants. It's available on the App Store for $999. Photo: Daniel Robison, Innovation Trail
Buffalo, NY, Mar 08, 2012 — The days of waiters and waitresses scribbling down orders on a small note pad may be coming to an end. Yes, there's now a smart phone app for that. As the Innovation Trail's Daniel Robison reports, it's the work of two former waiters turned digital entrepreneurs. Go to full article
In 2008, a technician was found to be falsifying data at the State Police Forensic Investigation Center in Albany. He escaped detection for 15 years. Photo: Mike Melita, Innovation Trail
Albany, NY, Mar 05, 2012 — There's a new effort in Albany to pass a bill that would bring about a major expansion to the New York's DNA databank.
Both prosecutors and defense attorneys agree that having more DNA can help solve more crimes, but not everyone agrees that this bill does enough to ensure justice. WMHT's Marie Cusick reports for the Innovation Trail. Go to full article
Buffalo, NY, Feb 22, 2012 — Finishing college in four years is becoming less common. Now, SUNY Buffalo is piloting a new State University of New York program that guarantees students will finish in the traditional time frame, or the school picks up the cost of remaining tuition. The Innovation Trail's Daniel Robison explains. Go to full article
Are they jumping for joy relative to state government? Not yet (but) itís a major improvement from a year ago.
Colonie, NY, Feb 02, 2012 — A new survey of upstate business leaders produced nearly identical results as last year's. But as the Innovation Trail's Zack Seward reports, one finding saw a major change: the opinion of state government. Go to full article
Roswell Park Cancer Institute CEO Dr. Donald Trump. Photo: Roswell Park
Buffalo, NY, Feb 01, 2012 — The Roswell Park Cancer Institute relies on $100 million in taxpayer funding each year. Governor Cuomo wants to zero out that budget line for the Buffalo research facility by 2014.
As the Innovation Trail's Daniel Robison reports, Roswell officials accept that state funding will likely be reduced. They fanned out through Albany this week trying to work out the best deal possible. Go to full article