Technology & Telecom News
- Computer Companies
Ranked by the number of local companies.
- Voting begins for 2014 RBJ Buzz Award
Competition for the 2014 RBJ Buzz Award begins at noon Friday. The award is part of the RBJ Best of the Web Awards and is given to the Rochester company that creates the most “buzz” around its presence in the community through its social media channels.
- AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge launches
AT&T Inc. launched the AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge on Thursday. It is two-month virtual hackathon being conducted along with sponsors Rochester Institute of Technology, Digital Rochester, High Tech Rochester Inc. and Hack Upstate. Developers are expected to build smartphone apps that serve the community,
- 5Linx generates $6.7M return for retirement fund
5Linx Enterprises Inc. has generated an estimated $6.7 million return, nearly four times the initial investment, for the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the state comptroller said Thursday.
- Web Design Firms
Ranked by number of local Web designers.
- Internet Service Providers
Ranked by number of area employees.
- Verisk Analytics to buy Pictometry parent
Verisk Analytics Inc. has inked an agreement to acquire EagleView Technology Corp., the parent company of Rochester-based Pictometry International Corp.
- ComTec gets Epicor recognition
ComTec Solutions of NY LLC has been named a gold partner by Epicor Software Corp.
- Vuzix smart glasses to be shown at Las Vegas event
Vuzix Corp. plans to showcase its M100 smart glasses at the AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon on Jan. 6 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
- Sweetwater Energy inks deal with Pacific Ethanol for $100M
Sweetwater Energy Inc. has landed its fourth multimillion contract to supply a California firm with industrial sugars for the production of cellulosic ethanol. The 15-year deal is estimated to be worth roughly $100 million.
- Allworx extends applications to Android devices
Allworx Corp., a Windstream Corp. company, has extended its Allworx Reach application to Android devices.
- Soleo Communications completes acquisition
Soleo Communications Inc. has completed its acquisition of the assets of California-based Apptera Inc.
- Massachusetts firm to acquire PT for $30 million
Sonus Network Inc. has agreed to acquire Performance Technologies Inc. for approximately $30 million, or $3.75 a share, expanding its addressable market from $2 billion to $3 billion by 2017.
- Calero Software to be based here with 200 employees
Clearlake Capital Group L.P. this morning announced the formation of Calero Software LLC, which will have its headquarters in Henrietta and employ more than 200 workers here. Calero was formed through the merger of Veramark Technologies Inc.; Pinnacle, a Windstream Corp. company; and Atlanta-based Movero Inc.
- Optics and Imaging Firms
Information was provided by individual firms that responded to an email or faxed survey.
- Pittsford firm bought by ePlus
IT company ePlus Inc.’s subsidiary, ePlus Technology Inc., has acquired Pittsford-based AdviStor Inc.’s assets.
- IP.com acquires California company
Perinton-based intellectual property consultant IP.com has acquired a California patent portfolio management company.
- Telecommunications Equipment Providers
Information was provided by individual telecommunications equipment providers that responded to an email survey. Ranked by number of local full-time employees.
- VirtualScopics completes 1-for-10 reverse stock split
VirtualScopics Inc.’s shares underwent a 1-for-10 reverse split late Wednesday afternoon.
- VirtualScopics names new chairman to succeed Klimasewski
Robert Klimasewski is no longer chairman of VirtualScopics Inc., ending a six-year tenure in that role. The medical image analysis company has named board member Mostafa Analoui as his successor.