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Jason Rushin

Civil Bytes: Maui Tech Night Shows Hawaii’s Progress — Or Not Mbloom

Civil Bytes: Maui Tech Night Shows Hawaii’s Progress — Or Not

Silicon Valley investors and executives are coming to the islands for a startup pitch competition that promises great exposure for the winner.
Civil Bytes: That’s Not a Drone, That’s a Researcher Jason Rushin/Civil Beat

Civil Bytes: That’s Not a Drone, That’s a Researcher

These glorified toys are helping researchers in Hawaii fight invasive plants, prepare for disasters and monitor beach erosion.
Civil Bytes: Robbie Melton Nurtures a ‘Hub Building Around Tech in Hawaii’

Civil Bytes: Robbie Melton Nurtures a ‘Hub Building Around Tech in Hawaii’

Head of High Technology Development Corporation signs on to a mission to create 80,000 new tech jobs paying $80,000.
Civil Bytes: Startup Paradise Shows Progress, But Let’s Get Critical Courtesy of XLR8UH

Civil Bytes: Startup Paradise Shows Progress, But Let’s Get Critical

Hawaii's technology startups can improve by answering pointed questions about their viability. Besides, they're using public money.
Civil Bytes: Bikeshare Hawaii Wants You Out of Your Car Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Bytes: Bikeshare Hawaii Wants You Out of Your Car

Organizers of an ambitious effort starting in downtown Honolulu eventually hope to have about 2,000 bikes across 200 stations.
Civil Bytes: UH Launches Rocket Scientists into Entrepreneurial Unknown Courtesy of XLR8UH

Civil Bytes: UH Launches Rocket Scientists into Entrepreneurial Unknown

Startup accelerator designed to help transform university-related innovations into promising tech-related businesses
Civil Bytes: How Fast Does Your Internet Service Need to Be? Flickr.com

Civil Bytes: How Fast Does Your Internet Service Need to Be?

'Gigabit' makes computing so fast that the cyber world is buzzing over the possible new applications. Should Hawaii join the revolution?

Want to Visit an Ancient Hawaiian Fish Pond? Now There’s An iPhone App

University of Hawaii uses high-tech to teach about ancient technology.

Bluesmiths: Maui’s Waterwear Craftsmen

A company bases its vision on the idea that people who spend a lot on sporting goods will pay for smart sportswear.