TribLIVE

| Business


Number of jobs in high-tech industry outpace workers in Pittsburgh, nation

By Megha Satyanarayana
Aaron Friedlander stared at the equation, written in black marker with a challenge above: “Spot the bug! Win a shirt.” Lost among a sea of …

Pittsburgh may hold key to future of tech

By Megha Satyanarayana
Hardware and software coming together. Women. CEO-level talent. More venture capital. These are some of the things that will make Pittsburgh’s tech future, according to …

Mt. Lebanon business district, drivers both profit from free, new parking app

By Matthew Santoni
Voice guidance and GPS can guide drivers to parking spaces in Mt. Lebanon’s Uptown business district, thanks to a trial partnership with a California app-maker. …

Case of Ukrainian wanted in Western Pennsylvania spotlights difficulty of hacker fight

By Andrew Conte
Federal prosecutors can’t even agree on the spelling of his name. But across three jurisdictions, they believe a Ukrainian hacker has been responsible for a …

Reveal of Apple items a mixed bag

By From Wire Reports
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple introduced a watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service on Tuesday as Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook seeks to …

Thrival Festival to showcase Pittsburgh’s music, tech scenes

By Megha Satyanarayana
Pass through East Liberty and Larimer this week, and you might hear some music and see some gadgets made right here in Pittsburgh. The Thrival Festival starts Monday, featuring a week’s worth of novel computer products and people brainstorming about …

Video game industry stung by stigma of objectifying women

By Megha Satyanarayana
Jennifer Green plays video games. She also builds them as a student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. In the past week, Green, 21, and the gaming world have watched as a drama unfolded online. A woman who pointed out …

TED Talks event to appeal to Pittsburgh millennials

By Bobby Kerlik
When Shadyside teenager Sophia Sterling-Angus got involved with a local group offering TED Talks, she thought it would be cool to plan an event focusing on millennials. So she did. “I was 15 when I went to my first (TED) …

Trac Fabrication all-terrain wheelchairs open world for disabled

By David Conti
Mark Driscoll will soon go hunting in the woods of Montana for the first time since multiple sclerosis took his ability to walk in 1995, …

Google Maps opens business doors to online views for shoppers

By John D. Oravecz
Patti Danforth tells about a customer who comes into her deli in Aspinwall to buy grits. “This gentleman came in, he saw these grits online, …

Scientists hope tiny robotic bee’s big dreams take flight

By Rick Wills
Nearly a decade into a honeybee crisis, the idea was inevitable — a robotic bee. Harvard University researcher Robert Wood, professor of engineering and applied …

PNC building virtual branch

By Chris Fleisher
PNC Bank’s top executive said he wants to be the Main Street bank for the virtual world as customers handle more of their transactions online and through mobile devices. “We need to build in a digital world what used to …

CMU program lets photo editors manipulate objects in 3-D

By Megha Satyanarayana
Photo editing software is so common that smartphones, tablets and social media sites come with programs — with a major limitation. No matter the desired …

Improving Internet skills focus of Strip District event

By Tribune-Review
Pittsburghers will have a chance to party with the world and pick up new Internet skills Saturday when the Society for Contemporary Craft hosts the Pittsburgh Maker Party. The event, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the society’s …

Feds admit cooperation remains obstacle with corporations, cyber threats

By Tom Fontaine
A key to reducing cyber crime is getting victims — often major corporations — to cooperate with authorities, two top federal law enforcement officials said …

Sprint customers can now send texts to Allegheny County 911

By Aaron Aupperlee
Sprint customers can now send emergency text messages to the Allegheny County 911 dispatch center, county officials said Tuesday. Sprint is the third wireless service provider to offer customers the ability to text to 911 in Allegheny County, joining Verizon …

Is T on schedule? There’s an app for that

By Bobby Kerlik
Port Authority of Allegheny County took a key step on Thursday toward offering T passengers real-time train arrival data. A board committee recommended spending $6.8 million to buy equipment and software through a contract with Clever Devices Ltd. The contract …

UPMC software eases physicians’ access to diverse patient records

By Natasha Lindstrom
His new cardiology patients may not realize it, but Dr. Shivdev Rao typically does some complicated homework before he enters their rooms. Rao sits down …

St. Vincent’s $1M technology upgrade part of school’s 5-year plan

By Stacey Federoff
A $1 million technology infrastructure upgrade across the campus of St. Vincent College in Unity is a welcome change for Cameron Robinson, a 22-year-old junior …

Chinese hackers crack database of federal workers, contractors

By The Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Authorities are investigating a breach of the computer networks of the Office of Personnel Management, which stores detailed data on as many as  5 million federal employees and contractors who hold sensitive security clearances. Authorities have traced the …