technology en Out To Lunch: New Orleans In Orbit <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Sure, New Orleans business is doing better than it has in decades (if not ever)... but&nbsp;in your wildest imaginings it's unlikely you've&nbsp;had any idea that "the sky's the limit" has, in the last few years, gone from&nbsp;being a visionary fantasy to an aerospace reality. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 63500 at Jindal Signs Bill Seeking Personal Online Privacy <p>Employers and schools in Louisiana will be prohibited from demanding access to personal email, social media and other types of online accounts.</p><p><br />Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced Friday that the governor has signed into law the bill by Baton Rouge Rep. Ted James, which is called the "Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act."</p><p><br />The measure bans employers and public schools, including colleges, from requesting usernames, passwords or other authentication information that allows them to access personal online accounts.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:22:55 +0000 Associated Press 61266 at Out To Lunch: L.E.D.G.E. <p></p><p>There are a lot of people these days claiming how well New Orleans is doing and that in business terms we're now competitive with almost any city in the country. If you'd like proof that this is fact, and not just feel-good boosterism, this edition of <em>Out to Lunch</em> might convince you.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 60971 at Testing Drives Classroom Computer And Keyboarding Skills <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Louisiana<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> state education department recently found that one-third of school districts are falling short when it comes to computers. The state suggests one computer for every seven students.</span></p><p>Three districts — Cameron, St. Helena and St. James parishes — have reached a one-to-one ratio of students to computers. Most New Orleans schools, because they’re charters, were not included in the report. But technology in the classroom getting attention because of upcoming changes to testing.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:50:24 +0000 Eve Troeh & Sarah Carr 54438 at Louisiana Tech to discuss 'big data' with Ark-La-Tex firms Louisiana Tech University is set to host its first conference on <a href="">business analytics</a> next month at its Shreveport Center. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:18:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 50324 at Out To Lunch: Social Media Angel <p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 49905 at Shreveport-based Juma Labs launches Flip Quiz Shreveport programming firm <a href="">Juma Labs</a> has released an app that is a complement to the popular online flash card tool, Quizlet, used by students to study for tests. Justin Martin was inspired to write the program called Flip Quiz after seeing so many of his high school friends diligently make Quizlet flash cards, but never study them. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 49464 at UL-Lafayette students anticipate the launch of their satellite It’s been six years in the making and now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's cube satellite is hitching a ride into space this month on a NASA rocket. Dozens of undergraduate students have had a hand in CAPE-2. It stands for <a href="">Cajun Advanced Picosatellite Experiment</a>. Assistant project manager Rizwan Merchant is a senior computer science major from Lafayette. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 47210 at Leaked NSA Audit Shows It Violated Privacy Rules The Washington Post  has released more of the information it received from the fugitive National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden.<p>The Post <a href="" target="_blank">reports</a> that an internal audit, the NSA found it had violated privacy rules thousands of times.<p>Some violations were as simple as typos that led to unintended searches, while others involved new collection methods that were ultima Sun, 18 Aug 2013 01:10:39 +0000 Meghna Chakrabarti 42001 at Dell Founder Looks To Buy Back His Company Michael Dell agreed to sweeten his proposal to buy Dell Inc. to as much as $24.9 billion with a special dividend, winning concessions from the board committee that boost his odds of winning shareholder support for the deal.<p>Dell and partner Silver Lake Management LLC are offering a dividend of 13 cents a share on top of an already-increased $13.75-a-share bid for the computer maker, according to a statement today from the board committee. In exchange, the investors holding the stock as of Aug. 13 will be eligible to vote on the deal, and abstentions will no longer be counted as no ballots. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:01:29 +0000 Robin Young 41259 at