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“Toast to Tech” in Pittsburgh, Part 2: Duolingo

by on January 8, 2015

Continuing our “Toast to Tech” in the Pittsburgh region blog series, we turn attention today to Duolingo, the darling of language learning apps and the brainchild of Luis von Ahn and Severin Hacker, co-founders of the company by the same name. With consumer electronics and technology all the buzz because of the annual CES underway […]


Tech Careers Abound in Every Regional Industry Inaugural Workforce Quarterly Report Finds

by on October 10, 2014

One of the Pittsburgh region’s five key industry sectors – information and communications technology – is creating a “new workforce order” for across southwestern Pennsylvania. According to an analysis of regional jobs data conducted by ImaginePittsburgh.com and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, technology is embedded in just about everything the region is regarded for, and this sector is creating […]


VIDEO: Smith Micro – Growing in Pittsburgh Because of Tech Talent Pipeline – Launches Digital Arts Program with Sprint

by on August 6, 2014

Taking advantage of Pittsburgh’s technology scene, its creative industries and tech-savvy talent to jumpstart cultivating the country’s next generation of digital artists is California-based Smith Micro – developer and manufacturer of software for enterprises and consumers. The company – which expanded its operations in the Pittsburgh region with a new R&D center in 2010 –launched […]


CBRE CEO Says Tech Economy is Driving Real Estate Investment in Pittsburgh

by on May 19, 2014

Pittsburgh,  a “Top Metro for Millennials” per Niche.com, is proving to be a “sweet spot” for real estate investment. Young, talented, job-seeking, millennials are seizing opportunities in places like Pittsburgh, where a robust (and growing) tech sector is giving the region a competitive advantage. CBRE’s Chief Executive Officer Bob Sulentic recently gave a shout-out to […]


VIDEO: Robotics Manufacturer Seegrid is Prized (Again!) for “Game-Changing” Innovation

by on May 19, 2014

Pittsburgh-based robotics manufacturer, Seegrid – a Carnegie Mellon University spin-out, 2013 Manufacturer of the Year award winner and one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies” – recently received the 2014 Edison Award in the Applied Technology, Industrial Productivity category for its “game-changing product”:  the unmanned GT10 tow tractor. The tractor automates the movement of flatbed […]


Pittsburgh’s Story of a Reinvented Economy, Retold by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

by on February 26, 2014

From an industrial past and glory days as steelmaker to the world, Pittsburgh has reinvented itself – a transformation that includes capitalizing on knowledge and technology as key economic engines.  Pittsburgh’s great American comeback story continues to capture attention, most recently the attention of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Free Enterprise publication. The online, two-part […]


I Like Robots Too, But They’re Only Part of the Pittsburgh Story

by on February 6, 2014

Written by Jim Futrell, vice president of market research and analysis, Allegheny Conference on Community Development. I love the great press we’re getting this week from POLITCO magazine. The Robots That Saved Pittsburgh highlights a region “that has developed into one of the country’s most vibrant tech centers, a hotbed of innovation that can no […]