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HudsonAlpha, Mars Lead Chocolate Advance

Cacao, the plant source of chocolate, could be bred to be more plentiful — more resistant to drought and disease — thanks to research funded by Mars Wrigley, and performed by genetic scientists at Huntsville's HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

Inside the Life of a Private Detective in the Digital Age

Alabama’s modern, cyber-armed private detectives can write your history in 15 minutes with more than 50 pages of single-space detail.

DC BLOX to Open Flagship Data Center in Birmingham

DC BLOX opens the first unit of its flagship technology and innovation campus in Birmingham, bringing new life to a 27-acre parcel of the former Trinity Steel plant.

Explore Creek Indian Enterprises — Beyond Gaming

The tribe's growing portfolio of non-entertainment enterprises includes everything from metal fabrication to virtual reality production.

Disease Culprit Detection in 40 Seconds at USA Health

USA Health University Hospital in Mobile says it is now the only healthcare system on the Gulf Coast with the technology to identify diseases-causing...

Red Square Grows with Tribal Casino Gaming Expertise

Ad agency Red Square built a foundation for national growth by developing — from the start of the industry — an expertise in tribal casino gaming.

A Closer Look at the Ultimate Influencer

Dr. Karen Hopkins, visiting assistant professor of marketing in Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business, offers her insights on virtual influencers — or computer-generated personalities — in social media advertising.

Adtran Leads 10G Broadband Future

Huntsville-based Adtran develops software and hardware for internet service providers, and it is in the global lead in delivering the next-generation technology to help...

Pioneer Telecom OTELCO Expands Alabama Broadband

OTELCO, a pioneer independent telecom, announces it is investing more than $5 million to improve broadband connectivity in Alabama.

Auburn Marketing Expert Eyes Google Shopping Rollout

Dr. Brian Bourdeau, associate professor of marketing in Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business, comments on the Google Shopping plan that would allow customers to buy directly through Google.

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