Technology and Innovation

Montgomery Named One of Country’s 5 Top Smart Cities

The City of Montgomery was named one of five Smart Cities Readiness Challenge winners, earning it global recognition, new development opportunities and access to a year-long technology program.

Auto Tech Summit Spotlights Crossroads Dilemma

Auto manufacturing technology is speeding ahead so quickly that it risks leaving many in the industry behind.

Wyndy: The Local Babysitter App You Should Know About

A Birmingham couple enters the fast-growing childcare app industry with a focus on babysitters who are college students. Incubator support and seed funding has boosted them into seven university cities in the Southeast.

Arkema Launches Upgrade at Mobile Plant

The new manufacturing upgrade at Arkema will result in 23 new hires, bringing its workforce to 110.

New Technology Hacks Distracted Driving

We have come to expect outward-facing cameras in vehicles, but now they’ll look inward to spot one of the most frequent sources of vehicular danger, that being the driver.

Top Business Clusters Lure Two Major Data Centers

DC BLOX is amplifying strategic data capacity in support of Alabama’s most concentrated business and technology centers.

A New Universe of Medical Research

Alabama is well represented in this newest field of medical research. Perhaps more promising than the genome is the new frontier of the microbiome — your gut microbes and “all of the bugs that are living in symbiotic relationship with us.”

Global Bank Access Without Lifting a Finger

Diamond Fortress’s fingerprint ID system works on a smartphone and opens secure banking services to remote areas of the world.

Dog’s Nose Inspires Diabetes Detector

A new wearable device by AerBetic Inc. lets diabetics keep up with their blood-sugar levels.

Lyric Partners Introduces Lullabuddy

Birmingham-based Lyric Partners LLC recently birthed Lullabuddy, a portable player and speaker pre-loaded with music from Mae Robertson’s lullaby and love song collection.

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