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  • Startup aims to poach workers at tech bus stops

    April 5, 2014 7:40 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Where some see a queue of engineers awaiting private commuter shuttles, one San Francisco startup sees an opportunity to lure talent from top Silicon Valley tech firms. Software company Bigcommerce has spent the last two weeks trying to recruit talent from San Francisco's numerous techie shuttle... more »
  • Lafayette Superintendent Making Waves; Re-examines Thib Tech

    February 23, 2012 11:17 PM

    Lafayette's Thibodeaux Technical High School is under the microscope and already the new school could be seeing some changes. Even though Thibodeaux Tech is fairly new, new Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper said it needs a second look. It's all part of his sweeping changes he's taking Lafayette Parish. ... more »
  • Tech names lit prof dean of liberal arts college

    August 2, 2011 9:21 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - The director of Louisiana Tech's School of Literature and Language has been named the new dean of the university's College of Liberal Arts. The university says Donald Kaczvinsky will become dean Sept. 1, pending approval by the University of Louisiana System's Board of Supervisors. Edward Jacobs... more »
  • Tech setting record pace in season ticket sales

    July 22, 2011 10:53 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - With six weeks to go before its season opener at Southern Miss on Sept. 3, Louisiana Tech Athletics officials say that Bulldog football season tickets are selling at a record pace. Tech Associate Athletics Director Eric Buskirk says more than 400 new season tickets have already... more »
  • LPSB Moves Forward with Plans to Renovate N.P. Moss

    January 19, 2011 11:30 PM

    Plans are getting underway for the transition of N.P. Moss Middle School to Thibodeaux Technical and Career High School. Wednesday night the Lafayette Parish School Board made a very preliminary, but important decision. The board authorized the administration to look for an architectural firm that would make changes at N.P.... more »
  • New High-Tech Tool to Help Find Most Festive Homes

    December 5, 2010 11:51 PM

    The holiday spirit can be found throughout Lafayette with Christmas lights and decorations going up in every neighborhood. There's now a new high-tech tool to help you find the most festive homes. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas across Acadiana...Just like most families Jaci Russo hits the... more »
  • Kinect: Microsoft promises tech that learns you

    November 4, 2010 5:03 PM

    "Technology," says Microsoft's Alex Kipman, "is making us less human." Specifically, it's too hard to learn. Instead, Kipman asks, "What if technology had to learn you?" As director of incubation for Microsoft's console group, Kipman led the development of Kinect, the new motion-control system for the five-year-old Xbox 360. Kinect... more »
  • Ex-New Orleans tech chief pleads guilty

    November 1, 2010 9:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The former technology chief for the City of New Orleans pleaded guilty Monday in a fraud scheme that prosecutors said brought him more than $860,000 in bribes and kickbacks, paid by a businessman to whom he allegedly steered $4 million in city contracts. Greg Meffert, at... more »
  • BR tech chief resigns amid kickback probe

    October 11, 2010 9:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge's city-parish technology director has resigned after his name surfaced in a federal probe involving an alleged kickback scheme linked to a crime-camera company. The Advocate said Mayor-president Kip Holden last week accepted Don Evans' resignation, which is effective Oct. 31. In the meantime,... more »
  • Texas Tech fires football coach Leach

    December 30, 2009 1:48 PM

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Texas Tech fired coach Mike Leach on Wednesday, just two days after he was suspended by the school as it investigated his treatment of a player with a concussion. The school handed a termination letter to Leach's attorney, Ted Liggett, just minutes before the two... more »
  • New Surveillance System for Iberia Parish Jail

    October 21, 2009 6:17 PM

    Some high tech upgrades are coming to the Iberia parish jail. The old analog surveillance system is being swapped for a digital one. The $140,000 system was paid for with state grant money. Last month at another jail, an inmate was discovered beaten to death by fellow inmates. The new... more »

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