Art is the technology/advanced industries reporter at Deseret News.
Jul 26, 2017 9:11 pm MDTOne minute's worth of internet data generation is ginormous In their annual report on internet usage, Utah's Domo compiled data that reflects the enormous volume of information generated, on average, in every minute of internet usage each day. Americans are spending almost 11 hours a day on connected devices.
Aug 10, 2017 2:18 pm MDTOnline lender expanding into Utah, plans to hire 500 in 5 years San Francisco-based Earnest, an online financial-tech company, announced Thursday it was expanding to Utah. The company plans on hiring 500 employees over the next five years and has earned a $2.8 million tax incentive package.
Aug 10, 2017 3:06 pm MDT$2M up for grabs through USTAR tech acceleration program USTAR, the state's technology-focused economic development agency, announced on Thursday a $2 million round of competitive funding through their Technology Acceleration Program, open to Utah-based startups and early-stage companies.
Aug 10, 2017 6:31 pm MDTU. earns top 20 global ranking for commercializing tech The University of Utah continues to be noted for its success in turning research into new businesses. This time, the school was ranked No. 19 in the world by Nature Index for transferring technology and innovation into the commercial sector.
Oct 11, 2017 12:02 pm MDTSnap says new Utah office a possibility, not a lock In spite of a report Tuesday by tech website Techcrunch, Snap Inc. told the Deseret News Wednesday that it was exploring expansion possibilities in Utah, but was also looking at other locations and had not yet made a decision.
Oct 11, 2017 4:13 pm MDTTickets on sale for Utah company's 'Star Wars' virtual reality exhibits Lindon-based The Void announced Wednesday that tickets are on sale for the new "Star Wars" virtual reality exhibits it created for Disney, in partnership with Lucasfilm. The exhibits will be available at Disneyland and Disney World.
Oct 16, 2017 5:28 pm MDTHatch voices concern over digital privacy as Supreme Court takes on Microsoft case On Monday, the Supreme Court said it will review a digital privacy case involving Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Justice. Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch supports the software giant and has his own update legislation pending.
Oct 18, 2017 8:52 pm MDTUtah submits Amazon HQ2 bid amid community concerns Utah successfully submitted its bid to play host to Amazon's secondary headquarters ahead of the Thursday deadline. HQ2 comes with a huge economic upside for its new host city, but community groups across the country — including Utah — urge caution.