Louisiana's U.S. Senate race is a central battleground in the Republican Party's national drive to catch up to the Democrats' data collection know-how that helped power President Barack Obama to two terms.
This year, with control of the Senate at stake, Republicans are depending on paid interns and volunteers to help it close the technology gap.
Party organizers have started a door-knocking effort to gather data that can be fed into a mobile phone app and uploaded to a central database for harvesting later.
A good cook can spend years getting the flavor and seasoning in a single pot of jambalaya just right.
But when there are lots of portions to serve — like a tailgate party or big family gathering — scaling up a classic and complicated recipe like jambalaya can get tricky.
That’s where Jay Grush comes in. Grush goes by the name “StadiumRat” on an LSU sports message board called tigerdroppings.com. A few years ago, he started a dialogue with other food aficionados on the site’s Food and Drink discussion board.
In the New Orleans entrepreneurial community there’s a conversation that comes up fairly regularly. It’s speculation about who’s going to be the first company in the new wave of startups to break out. To hit the big time. To be our version of Google, Facebook, or Twitter.
Two of the company names that surface near the top of everybody’s list are Federated Sample and 365 Connect.
A massive structure described by NASA as the world's largest spacecraft welding tool has been completed at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, which was chosen in 2011 to build components of a major new rocket system.
The 170-foot-tall structure is called the Vertical Assembly Center. It will play a key role in construction of "Space Launch System" rockets.
Some famous ideas may have been launched from a single idea scribbled on a napkin – but for start-up companies looking for funding to take an idea off of the paper and into the world of real products, prototyping is an important step.