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FDA approves pain therapy helper drug Movantik, the first medicine from Huntsville's growing biotech sector

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:30pm
Inventors want Huntsville recognized as a city that can develop valuable drugs Lee Roop | lroop@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/lroop/index.html

Baldwin County's 'Digital Renaissance' to be trademarked as support for the phrase wanes

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:00am
The plan to replace textbooks with sleek laptops in Baldwin County schools three years ago was dubbed the "Digital Renaissance." Before long, it may be trademarked. Casey Toner | ctoner@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/ctoner/index.html

Bo knows business, 3-D printers, oil spill losses and jobs, jobs, jobs top AL.com's Thursday business news

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:38pm
Here's a look at some of Alabama's top business headlines from AL.com for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kellimdugan/index.html

Smartphone retailers brace for tomorrow's iPhone 6 release

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:47pm
Ladies and gentlemen, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in stores first thing Friday morning. Calm down. Look me in the eyes. We'll make it through this together. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

New privacy policy for iOS 8 makes it impossible for Apple to turn over your data to the government

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:00am
In the unveiling of a new privacy policy late Wednesday night, Apple said that they are pointedly removing their ability to comply with court orders to turn over user data by encrypting the data before it even reaches their grasp. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

iOS 8 release date today: 4 things to consider before you install

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:17pm
It's like Christmas in Appleland, as the California technology behemoth teases, announces, and releases product after product. last week it was the much-anticipated unveiling of iOS 8, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

City of Birmingham releases app for reporting public works issues

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:31pm
The City of Birmingham has a slick mobile application to go with its shiny new website. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

What's Platypi? Birmingham startup acquires software development firm, FourMetrics

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:17pm
Platypi has built one common platform that sits seamlessly on top of the other three, so that app developers can focus on making the best application they can rather than having to adapt their app to fit in Andriod, Apple, and Windows Mobile. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

Celebs Can Now Connect Easier on Twitter

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:09am
Love following celeb interactions on Twitter? You and the millions of others like you will be happy to know that such exchanges will be more plentiful now than ever before. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

How to delete the U2 album from your iTunes library: a gift from Apple

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:00am
If you've talked to an iPhone user in the last few days, they may have casually mentioned that U2's latest album, "Songs of Innocence" abruptly appeared in their iTunes after the momentous iPhone 6 release last week. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

Apple releases: a talk with Birmingham developers

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:09pm
Having a larger screen will open up new possibilities for how our users will use the devices. This will allow us to improve the user experience of many apps and websites. There is also a new programming language called Swift. Swift should lower the learning curve for new developers that want to build mobile apps for Apple devices. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

Government threatened Yahoo with fine if they didn't surrender online info

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:30pm
Court records released Thursday reveal that in 2008 the U.S. government threatened Yahoo with a $250,000 a day fine if they failed to surrender certain online information about the people who use the search engine and its services. Debbie M. Lord | dlord@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/dlord/index.html

Government threatened Yahoo with fine if they didn't surrender online info

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:30pm
Court records released Thursday reveal that in 2008 the U.S. government threatened Yahoo with a $250,000 a day fine if they failed to surrender certain online information about the people who use the search engine and its services. Debbie M. Lord | dlord@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/dlord/index.html

The Home Depot data breach: a map of affected ZIP codes in Alabama

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:14pm
A least 23 of the 28 Home Depots in the State of Alabama were part of the breach that came to light last week. That number is expected to rise as more information comes available. All 2,200 Home Depot stores may have been affected. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

Birmingham's Innovation Week: a public Google calendar

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:57pm
Innovation Week is an annual event to showcase and celebrate Birmingham's growing body of innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors. You should make it a point to come out, support, and learn about some of the things going on in our city and state. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

Jobs training, Helen Keller Hospital, Magee Farm fire sale and cold hard cash for homes top AL.com's Wednesday business news

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 6:58pm
Here's a look at some of Alabama's top business headlines from AL.com for Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kellimdugan/index.html

Gmail password leak: possibly 5 million users accounts compromised

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:14pm
A large repository of 5 million passwords were leaked onto a Russian Bitcoin forum, Lifehacker is reporting. The dumper, user "Tvskit", claimed that 60% of the usernames and passwords were good. That still leaves 3 million people possibly at risk. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

Code for Birmingham 'Hack Night' is Wednesday night at Innovation Depot

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:32am
I'd like to reiterate, as I have multiple times in my posts, that you do not have to be a programmer or know anything about computers to be a valuable asset to Code for Birmingham. So come one, come all. They need graphic designers, community organizers and activists, bus riders, lawyers, and everyone in between. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html

'Internet Slowdown' set for Wednesday; Netflix, other sites rallying support for net neutrality rules

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:32pm
In an effort to show support for regulations that would stop Internet service providers from demanding extra fees, several websites and advocacy groups will participate in an "Internet Slowdown Day" Wednesday. Debbie M. Lord | dlord@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/dlord/index.html

Creating a place for the creative class: Tony Summerville on the growing of Birmingham

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:12pm
The main thing that will attract more startup people is existing startup people in a town, and the work they're doing. It's a bit of a chicken-or-the-egg scenario but there are characteristics that make some towns more attractive than others. IanHoppe http://connect.al.com/user/IanHoppe/index.html