Google http://wlrn.org en Can Google Safety Tips Cancel Net's Threats? http://wlrn.org/post/can-google-safety-tips-cancel-nets-threats <p>Google's new Internet-safety program for school kids made its Florida debut recently in Cooper City. A lunchroom full of Pioneer Middle School students were shown the sometimes-complicated guide to going online and coming back in one piece.</p><p>The Internet is as much a part of school life today as three-ring binders and Dewey Decimal card catalogs were in an earlier time. The only difference: Old-time school artifacts did not moonlight as entertainment and communication media and certainly carried no risk of ruining, or even ending, young lives.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:39:56 +0000 Rick Stone 24509 at http://wlrn.org Can Google Safety Tips Cancel Net's Threats? What Happens When The Pace Of Startups Slows Down http://wlrn.org/post/what-happens-when-pace-startups-slows-down Since the financial crisis hit five years ago, there aren't as many Americans starting new businesses. In uncertain economic times, it's harder for entrepreneurs and investors to take the risk.<p>And if you look back over the past 25 years, it turns out the overall trend is toward fewer new businesses getting started, too — and that's not good at all when the country needs more jobs.<p><strong>The Next Google</strong><p>New businesses are really important for the economy. For one thing, they often come up with new technologies and better ways of doing things. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:23:21 +0000 Chris Arnold 22949 at http://wlrn.org What Happens When The Pace Of Startups Slows Down How Miami-Based Sktchy App Turns Everybody Into An Artist http://wlrn.org/post/how-miami-based-sktchy-app-turns-everybody-artist <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">What does an app born from the spirit of Miami look like?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It looks like </span>Sktchy<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a start up mobile app motivated by </span><a href="http://sketchymiami.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Sketchy Miami</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a blog and series of parties spotted around town two years ago where the goal was to create a portrait of every person in Miami.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:32:06 +0000 Nathaniel Sandler 19165 at http://wlrn.org How Miami-Based Sktchy App Turns Everybody Into An Artist Team Walks Florida's Beaches With Google Eye http://wlrn.org/post/team-walks-floridas-beaches-google-eye Google Street View cars have been photographing roads and highways for years, but how about this: Google Beach View. Florida is paying a pair of intrepid trekkers to walk all 825 miles of the state's beachfront carrying the Google Eye camera in a 40 pound backpack — blue orb sticking out the top. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:29:29 +0000 19080 at http://wlrn.org How The University Of Miami Lures Biotech Startups To South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/how-university-miami-lures-biotech-startups-south-florida <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 20px; text-align: left; ">Many U.S. cities are competing to bring biotech companies and jobs to their communities, places like Phoenix, Buffalo, Gainesville and of course, Miami.</span></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:49:38 +0000 Karen Rundlet 16579 at http://wlrn.org How The University Of Miami Lures Biotech Startups To South Florida How The Wynwood Arts Scene Inspired This Miami Fashion Startup http://wlrn.org/post/how-wynwood-arts-scene-inspired-miami-fashion-startup <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thanks to </span><a href="http://www.youtube.com" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">YouTube</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, anyone can be a filmmaker. Thanks to </span><a href="http://www.quirky.com" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Quirky</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, anyone can be an inventor. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Lauren Fedor 16020 at http://wlrn.org How The Wynwood Arts Scene Inspired This Miami Fashion Startup How Mexico's Tech Startups Are Overcoming Barriers To Growth http://wlrn.org/post/how-mexicos-tech-startups-are-overcoming-barriers-growth In the past decade, Mexico's tech industry has flourished, growing three times faster than the global average. Most of that growth has been fueled by demand from the United States. But as Mexico's startups strive to make it in foreign markets, they say they need more engineers and ways to finance their growth.<p><a href="http://www.softtek.com/mexico">Softtek</a>, Mexico's biggest technology services company, spans four continents and provides software support to a client base that includes <em>Fortune</em> 500 companies. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:09:10 +0000 16033 at http://wlrn.org How Mexico's Tech Startups Are Overcoming Barriers To Growth Why This $350 Million Online Language School Moved To Miami http://wlrn.org/post/why-350-million-online-language-school-moved-miami <p>When Andrés Moreno, the chief executive officer of Open English gets off the plane in Bogotá, São Paolo, Caracas or pretty much any other major Latin American city, people who recognize him from the company’s TV ads stop to ask for photos and autographs.</p><p>So why, with all this notoriety, did the CEO of a $350 million dollar company that specializes in teaching English online to Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking students move the company’s main office from Latin America to Miami three years ago?</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Nicole Palsuka 15943 at http://wlrn.org Why This $350 Million Online Language School Moved To Miami Miami Startup Helps Book Authors Help Themselves http://wlrn.org/post/miami-startup-helps-book-authors-help-themselves <p>Miami may have <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/civic-hacking-mining-miami-data-greater-good" target="_blank">an emerging start-up culture</a>&nbsp;but it definitely does not have much of a publishing culture.</p><p><strong>Bookigee</strong></p><p>For <a href="http://www.bookigee.com" target="_blank">Bookigee</a>, a Miami-based startup looking to help authors market their own books, that absence has brought attention to the company. But its founders say there have also been real challenges in reaching the rest of the industry and much-needed capital from South Florida.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:31:59 +0000 Sarah Darville 15766 at http://wlrn.org Miami Startup Helps Book Authors Help Themselves A Must Read For Mexican Youth, Animal Politico Arrives In Miami http://wlrn.org/post/must-read-mexican-youth-animal-politico-arrives-miami <p>On the second story of the posh Albion Hotel on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach sit the U.S. offices of <a href="http://www.animalpolitico.com/#axzz2Vl79t5Z1">Animal Politico</a>, an online news site dedicated to Mexican politics that is quickly becoming one of the most respected—and hip—news sources in Latin America.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Founded in 2009 as an anonymous Twitter account called </span>“PajaroPolitico<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” or “Political Bird,” Animal Politico has quickly emerged as a must-read news source among Mexican youth.</span></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Linda Kinstler 15690 at http://wlrn.org A Must Read For Mexican Youth, Animal Politico Arrives In Miami Building Miami's Silicon Beach One Startup At A Time http://wlrn.org/post/building-miamis-silicon-beach-one-startup-time <p>As classmates at Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove, Wifredo Fernandez and <a href="http://www.wlrn.org/post/five-reasons-hack-change-wynwood-saturday" target="_blank">Daniel Lafuente</a> were “always cooking up ideas for businesses” that the pair dreamed of launching.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jan Lauren Boyles 15411 at http://wlrn.org Building Miami's Silicon Beach One Startup At A Time Google Fellows, WLRN To Profile Miami Tech Startups http://wlrn.org/post/google-fellows-wlrn-profile-miami-tech-startups <p style="margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.53; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">When Google takes an interest in journalism education, we are happy to help.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Marie Gilot 15568 at http://wlrn.org Google Fellows, WLRN To Profile Miami Tech Startups