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PATH Act gives big boost to technology innovation

New law allows tech companies to claim R&D credit against payroll taxes Friday, Dec. 18, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act). As part of this act, the Research & Development Tax Credit has been permanently extended. The PATH Act also provides a new provision for

5 Ways You Could Be Losing Online Customers

According to Nielsen, American adults spend 34 hours a month online via smart phones, and another 27 hours on laptops or computers. In spite of this drastic shift, many businesses are still failing to grasp the concept of the user experience and alienating customers by using the wrong marketing tactics. Here are five of the

Tech is top-of-mind for Indy mayoral candidates

When it comes to the economy, tech is top-of-mind for both Indianapolis mayoral candidates. In its Election 2015 coverage on Sunday, The Indianapolis Star asked Republican Chuck Brewer and Democrat Joe Hogsett five questions about the economy — the first two questions were about key tech community issues. Here is an excerpt from The Star:

$1.4 Million Lilly Endowment Grant to Support TechPoint Talent Attraction and Development Initiatives

TechPoint, Indiana’s tech growth initiative, announced today that Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved a $1.4 million grant to help attract and retain tech talent in the state. The grant will support TechPoint’s Xtern program, which matches tech-skilled college students with Indianapolis-based companies, and a new program aimed at retaining recent college graduates. “Xtern is an

Two legacy Indiana tech companies acquired by private equity firms

Two of Indiana’s earliest software companies — companies that blazed tech trails and attracted and nurtured some of the state’s very first tech talent — have both been acquired by private equity firms. Carmel, Ind.-based loan-origination and portfolio-management software company Baker Hill was sold by former acquirer Experian for $100 million to The Riverside Co., a

7 Tech Blogs to Bookmark Today

We all have our favorite tech blogs — those go-to sources for daily tech news. But our team wanted to go a layer deeper and compile a list of the insightful, the captivating and the galvanizing tech news sources from those closest to the action. Of course, we invite you to bookmark techpoint.org too! In

From Impulse and Internship to Choosing Indy

An impulse college choice and a chance internship with an alternative weekly newspaper have earned Indianapolis’ workforce two more creative class millennials in Liz and Mitch Greene! Since young professionals choose where they want to live first and then consider career options, strong industry communities — like Indy’s tech scene — and gripping cultural amenities

Statistics for women-owned startups is bleak.

Statistics for women-owned startups is bleak.  According to the Wall Street Journal, only 7% of venture funding and only 4% of the total dollar value of all small-business loans go to women-owned businesses.  Yet the record 9.9 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. generate more than $1.6 trillion in revenues, employ 8.98 million people resulting

When Gen Xers Manage Millennials

Millennials may be the younger siblings of Gen Xers, but they were raised differently, with different expectations from their (usually Boomer) parents. Gen Xers, now in the role of manager to Millennial employees, are finding that their view of work, priorities, and use of time differ from those of their employees. Gen Xer Landscape Born