Data editor McCartney departing Cincinnati Biz Courier

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Hannah McCartneyCincinnati Business Courier data editor Hannah McCartney is leaving the paper, writes editor Rob Daumeyer.Daumeyer writes, “We snagged her six years ago from City Beat, and she created and refined not only our comprehensive weekly top 25 lists but also some of our most important and valuable publications, including the Book of Lists, Fast 55 and Cincinnati’s Largest Private Companies. Hannah directed our social media efforts, jumped in whenever and wherever we needed her on the editing side and was just generally a good egg. She’s moving on to Grey Advertising.”Read more here. 

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IoT News – Sprint Curiosity™ IoT Expands Into Europe

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Already in the U.S. and Australia, new relationships with Swisscom and Telia Company extend Curiosity™ IoT across Europe.Sprint today announced collaborations with Swisscom and Telia Company to extend the Sprint Curiosity™ Internet of Things (IoT) platform to Europe.On the heels of the Australian expansion with Telstra, Curiosity IoT continues to go beyond roaming, enabling customers to activate their IoT solutions on local networks in parts of Europe. This will help customers to reduce roundtrip time and improve performance of their IoT applications by keeping traffic local. Swisscom and Telia Company customers will now also be able to better serve their…

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Former Columbus Dispatch biz editor dies at 87

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Former Columbus Dispatch business editor Diana Britt Franklin died Monday after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was 87.Luke Feck and Chris Amatos write, “Franklin, born Peter D. Franklin in Bournemouth, England, in May 1932, transitioned in March 2003, explaining that, ‘For many years I felt as though I was born into the wrong body. Now, my mind and body are at peace with one another. That is the only way I can explain it.’“After her transition, she became active in the LGBTQ community, helping others transition. She also was active with the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, where she helped coordinate the annual…

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How HBR and The Economist are using narrated audio articles

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Gabe Bullard of Nieman Reports examines how the Harvard Business Review and The Economist are gaining readers with narrated audio articles.Bullard reports, “The Economist, which is available on Noa and Curio, has made podcasts since 2006 and has offered subscribers a narrated audio edition of each issue since 2007. Like with Zetland’s narration, The Economist’s audio edition is a way of maintaining its subscription base. ‘We are a premium-priced publication and people feel guilty if they don’t read many stories,’ says Economist deputy editor Tom Standage, who oversees audio strategy. ‘Our evidence suggests that the audio edition is a very effective retention…

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Chicago Magazine hires Smith to cover real estate

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Ryan SmithChicago Magazine has hired Ryan Smith to cover real estate in the city.He will be writing for Chicago Magazine’s website, and he’ll be responsible for a weekly Friday newsletter about real estate.“I’ll be covering Chicago-area real estate but part of the idea is to go beyond the typical beat of listings round-ups and market trends,” said Smith in an email. “I’ll also be writing about the history, design, architecture of Chicago’s built environment and the politics of housing and gentrification issues.”He replaces AJ LaTrace who left in November.Smith is a freelance Chicago-based journalist with recent bylines in Chicago Sun-Times, The Guardian,…

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Middlesbrough launches £250m project to become a leading digital hub

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A town synonymous with the chemical and steel industry today announced its intention to become a thriving digital hub with a £250m living and working tech campus which includes an amphitheatre, rooftop terrace and helipad as well as a working farm. Independent Middlesbrough Mayor and entrepreneur Andy Preston outlined the details of his plans to develop three skyscrapers in the heart of Teesside which looks to combine a thriving digital sector with state of the art residential apartments. The digital industry is currently worth £700m to the Tees Valley region, but the mayor believes this can increase tenfold thanks to the…

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Digital producer Caproni departing Cincinnati Business Courier

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Erin CaproniErin Caproni, the digital producer at the Cincinnati Business Courier, is leaving the American City Business Journals publication after seven years.Her last day will be Friday. She will become director of public relations at Crossroads Church starting in March.Caproni manages the web operations for the weekly print publication with a digital-first philosophy. She edits stories, uploads them and maintains the homepage while also managing social media accounts and doing some reporting of her own.She previously worked as a copy editor at the Cincinnati Enquirer. She is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio.

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IoT News – Cisco Innovates Cellular IoT Connectivity Management with 5G Readiness and Machine Learning

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Cisco IoT Control Center becomes more intelligent with anomaly detection and Smart billing.Cisco IoT Control Center introduces new machine learning capabilities for improved cellular IoT connection management, control, and increased securityService provider partners increase customer satisfaction with optimized billingCisco works with service provider partners and customers to develop 5G use casesToday, Cisco announced advancements to its IoT portfolio that enable service provider partners to offer optimized management of cellular IoT environments and new 5G use-cases.New wireless technologies – such as 5G, Wi-Fi 6 – will lead to more devices and new advanced Industrial IoT (IIoT) use cases and will give…

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Company warns ex-employees not to talk to journalists

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Former employees of Crux Informatics received a memo stating that former employees who had signed severance agreements could be sued by the data company if they were found to be speaking with journalists or making online comments about the company, reports Business Insider reporters Bradley Saacks and Dan DeFrancesco.Saacks and DeFrancesco report, “The memo, which was viewed by Business Insider, was sent by the firm’s CFO Marie Sonde following a story written by Business Insider on the firm’s changes to its executive and technology teams, including the closure of its San Francisco office, over the last 18 months.“The memo notes…

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IoT News – Semtech and iioote Extend LoRa®-based Water Leakage Detection to the Industrial Market

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The SenseIoT solution leverages new artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms to predict and prevent costly water leaks.Semtech Corporation announced that iioote, a Sweden-based independent systems integrator offering Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and services, is introducing new functionalities to its WebIoT platform and initially the SenseIoT solution for water leakage detection and prevention in homes and businesses.The solution leverages Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms to detect mold and humidity in at-risk locations throughout a building, predicting and preventing costly damage.“Industries are responsible for up to 22 percent of…

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Bloomberg News, Seattle Times win Polk Awards for business journalism

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Bloomberg News and the Seattle Times received George Polk Awards in business journalism categories on Wednesday.The award for financial reporting goes to Noah Buhayer, Caleb Melby and David Kocieniewski of Bloomberg News for groundbreaking stories on how wealthy, well-connected individuals perverted the stated intention of “opportunity zone” incentives in the 2017 federal tax code for their own profit.The program was aimed at spurring economic growth in depressed areas, but some developers reaped tax breaks by using it for such high-end projects as a long-planned $4 billion luxury North Miami development and the construction of a Ritz-Carlton hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon.Dominic Gates, Mike Baker, Steve Militech and Lewis Kamb of The Seattle Timesare honored in…

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UK house prices rising fastest in Yorkshire than London

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The North-South divide in house price growth saw property values climb more than three times as much in Yorkshire and Humber as in south-east England. Land Registry figures for December also revealed a post-election boost, with London prices rising 1.6%. The end-of-year surge meant all regions saw a positive annual growth rate for the first time since February 2018. UK average house prices increased by 2.2% over the year to December 2019, up from 1.7% in the previous month. They rose 3.9% in Yorkshire and Humber last year, but just 1.2% in the South East. According to the Office for…

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IoT News – Orange Business Services and Abu Dhabi Municipality develop smart city IoT application

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IoT Cockpit is a bespoke App developed through a smart cities co-innovation program in the UAE3D visualisation provides immersive visual experience to monitor city servicesAbu Dhabi Municipality (ADM) and Orange Business Services – a network native digital services company – have collaborated to develop a cutting-edge smart cities virtualisation App that will enhance the city management services delivered in Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE.The bespoke App, ‘IoT Cockpit’, provides visualisation via an immersive, interactive user interface for the city authorities monitoring elements of the urban landscape. Orange Business Services’ co-innovation approach supports ADM’s vision for Abu Dhabi and its…

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Stocks fall as Apple warning raises China virus concerns – Long Island Business News

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AP Photo/Richard Drew By: The Associated Press February 18, 2020 Apple is the latest company to warn investors that the virus will hurt its financial performance. Enter your user name and password in the fields above to gain access to the subscriber content on this site. Your subscription includes one set of login credentials for your exclusive use. Security features have been integrated on this site: If someone signs in with your credentials while you are logged in, the site will automatically close your ongoing…

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WSJ makes changes on corporate beats

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Wall Street Journal business editor Jamie Heller sent out the following announcement on Tuesday:Hello,I’m excited to announce more moves and opportunities in Corp.Collin Eaton joins the Houston energy team to cover shale companies. He previously wrote about U.S. energy markets for Reuters, delivering market-moving scoops. Prior to that, he covered energy for the Houston Chronicle, where he won a business reporting award from the Texas AP managing editors for a project on meth use in the oil patch. He also wrote about banking and finance for the Houston Business Journal. He reports to Miguel Bustillo.Also within the Houston bureau, Chris…

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