Students getting to code to program robots

Elmira, NY (WENY) -- A different style of learning is going on in the town of Lansing. With local malls losing businesses and some completely dying a new technical program for students is being housed inside the Shops at Ithaca Mall. Student's are learning to think outside the box, thanks to the program being taught inside the center.

The new attraction is UCode. It can be seen in bright lights right near the food court. The center teaches Python, a coding program designed to teach students computational skills. It's a program, that started out in the tech capital in California and has now made it's way to upstate New York. There are several UCode stores on the west coast, and the company is looking at around 16 in the New York region.

UCode is preparing students for the future. A future that could be dominated by automation. As student plug in gears and gadgets into their robot, the program teaches students to speak the language of bots.

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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

Inc. magazine today revealed that TicketSauce, a complete private label event management software company, is No. 514 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“We are extremely proud of our growth at TicketSauce and thankful to our employees, customers and partners for helping us reach the top 10 percent of the Inc. 5000 recognition,” said Travis Fisher, CEO, TicketSauce. “Our commitment to our business remains the same and we will continue to provide media companies, brands associations and direct event organizers with the ability to drive revenue and first-party data to their organizations.”

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General Motors recently announced a partnership with Qmerit, which will enable electric vehicle owners to more easily find and obtain quotes from pre-approved EV charging station installers. The partnership will give Chevrolet EV owners a seamless way to find electricians to install the charging equipment, making charging their EV an easy part of their daily routine.

The ability to charge at home plays heavily into a consumer’s decision to purchase an electric vehicle. This partnership removes perceived barriers to finding a reputable, cost-friendly EV charging station installer. Through Qmerit, EV owners will be able to fill out a simple online survey and be provided with up to three competitive installer quotes. The survey will ensure quotes are precise based on the unique characteristics of the owner’s home.

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WhiteFox acquires cutting edge intellectual property to advance drone security innovation

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Aug. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- WhiteFox, a global leader in drone airspace security, today announced it has acquired the assets and key personnel of an East Coast headquartered company. This acquisition will enable expansion of WhiteFox product lines, and ensure continued technological leadership in the drone security industry.

"This acquisition is a significant leap forward for WhiteFox, and cements our position as the global leader in airspace security," said Luke Fox, Founder and CEO of WhiteFox. "Our mission is to ensure drones will enhance our quality of life, by providing an ecosystem in which drones can be securely operated, detected, identified and, if necessary, mitigated."

The move is the latest in a series of developments following the company's growth in recent months, on the strong global demand for detection, identification, and mitigation technologies. In May, WhiteFox opened a new office in Los Angeles and brought on President Mark Kula to oversee strategic growth, manufacturing, and general business operations. Prior to WhiteFox, Kula was General Manager of Asia Pacific for Moog Aircraft, and previously held the positions of Vice President of Strategic Pursuits and Vice President of Tactical Airborne Systems at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. "The drone security space is evolving daily, and WhiteFox is committed to leading that evolution by ensuring our IP portfolio stays ahead of the curve," said Kula.

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The Wait for Payday Doesn’t Have to Be So Long

As lawmakers push for a faster payments network, companies may look for other ways to deliver paychecks faster

The rhythms of payday are familiar to millions of Americans. Sometimes, it’s a fun excuse to splurge; other times, it’s a painful wait that forces hard choices.

Increasingly, however, it may not have to be anything at all, according to financial-technology firms, lawmakers and others who want to change the infrastructure underlying paychecks so that workers get paid faster.

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