Technology

Report: Valley lags state in high-speed Internet

A new report by the U.S. Census Bureau showed high-speed Internet use lacking in the Central Valley compared to other parts of the state.

Fresno tech company purchased for $33M

Fresno-based ticketing solutions company VisionOne announced that it has been acquired by Accesso Technology Group of London.

How biz owners can harness social media opportunities

The bar at Peeve’s Public House in Fresno features a sign encouraging customers to connect with the eatery’s social media platforms.In the digital age, social media sites like Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook have begun replacing traditional marketing methods. The websites allow business owners to instantly connect with potential customers for free. But while advertising on social media is less complex, business leaders warn that it can be a double-edged sword.

Bitwise’s SHIFT3 matches coders, employers

When people think of Fresno, a high-caliber technology workforce is not usually what comes to mind. Local group Bitwise Industries is working to change that, however, and founders say technology is one of the first things that people should associate with the city.

Cricket stores offering free Latin America calls

Cricket Wireless is helping to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by offering free long distance calls to Mexico and other countries from stores in Fresno, Visalia and Modesto.

Madera event to showcase 3-D printing

Blue Dolphin Design & Engineering of Madera will host an event tonight to demonstrate the latest capabilities in 3-D printing from technology and software provider GoEngineer.

Devin Nunes to highlight Facebook workshop

Rep. Devin Nunes will speak to Fresno small business owners about Facebook marketing during a free workshop on Aug. 22.

Fresno tech firm takes on Lotto pools

Entrepreneur’s Mark Lane (left) and David Hardcastle have developed a lottery pooling mobile solution right here in Fresno.Everyday millions of people join office lottery pools to increase their chances of winning the big jackpot and hopefully changing their lives forever.

Fresno biz crawl to highlight locals

Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) is scheduled to take part in a "small business crawl" Friday to highlight ways that Tower District business are using the Internet to grow.

Valley projects look to the sun for clean water

The WaterFX Aqua4 solar thermal desalination system is producing between 11,000 to 14,000 gallons of pure water per day out of the high salinity runoff within the 90,000-acre Panoche Water and Drainage District.Following a full build out next year, developers of an unlikely system in the farming fields near Firebaugh are counting on desalination as a solution to California’s water shortage.