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Tools4Ever: Bringing order to data chaos, and fast

A Netherlands-based software firm with a thriving Long Island operation is clamping down on unstructured data. Tools4Ever, a global provider of digital identity and access-management solutions that runs its New York operations out of Lynbrook, has launched an “enterprise resource authorization manager” designed to help users regain control of unstructured data – information floating around an enterprise computer network that’s not organized according to network specifics. Also called “unstructured information,” such data is usually text-heavy, but…


Melville tech firm shares nonprofit know-how

A Melville-based tech manufacturer specializing in “alternative fundraising solutions” has opened an online school to teach charities the fundraising ropes – and will pay participants to attend. Digital Donations Inc. – which produces point-of-sale, ATM, online and mobile “donation-request” technologies – has opened the Digital Donations Learning Center, an educational platform offering ongoing training and mentoring for nonprofit founders, board members, staff and volunteers. Qualified 501(c)3 organizations who sign up for Learning Center programs receive…


Hot Moiety eyes ‘enhancements,’ Android

A month after it hit the ground running, Moiety is finding its legs. So says Woodbury-based Aeonic Ventures LLC, which this week reported on the progress of its flagship scheduling app, roughly a month after launching in the App Store. Designed to be useful to any social group but especially to divorced or separated co-parents and their “crews,” the app debuted on iOS devices Oct. 19, and Aeonic Ventures “couldn’t be happier” with its performance….


Nomorobo: De-bugged, and loving it

By GREGORY ZELLER // At times, the fates have appeared aligned against Aaron Foss and his robocall annihilator Nomorobo. While the developer’s creation has killed it on landlines – literally, to the tune of more than 150 million thwarted robocalls – transitioning to mobile lines has been a long frustration. The robocall blocker has faced challenges both political and technical, and while diligently overcoming them all, it’s repeatedly found its carefully measured progress delayed by…


Patent secured, heartfelt app-maker stays tuned

By GREGORY ZELLER // An East Islip startup on the edge of financial ruin – and the brink of mobile-tech greatness – has taken a big step forward. Science Mobility LLC, the app-maker with a heart launched in 2014 by former Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory science librarian and grant writer Judy Wieber, has earned its first utility patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, covering Wieber’s Automated Text Response System. The now-patented system, which…


At Zuznow, giving enterprise mobility a voice

By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s been a busy week for artificial intelligence-focused app-developer Zuznow, which has taken a bold step into voice-controlled software and recruited an IBM veteran to up its enterprise-mobility game. The Israeli tech import, a resident of the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology at Stony Brook University, speaks to the AI revolution with Susie, the “world’s first intelligent assistant plugin that brings voice-control and chatbots to any enterprise mobile…


The SBU ecologist who came in from the cold

If you’ve ever dreamt of tracking Antarctic penguin populations – and really, who hasn’t? – Stony Brook University can now make it happen. No, the university won’t fly you to King George Island or outfit you with a state-of the-art military-surplus Marpat Level 7 ECW Hooded Jacket. However, through a collaboration with NASA, the university is recruiting citizen scientists to lend a hand with a virtual census, of sorts, of Antarctica’s iconic inhabitants. Jokes aside,…


DOE taps SBU guru, for a billion-billion reasons

By GREGORY ZELLER // An ambitious nationwide computational-chemistry effort – which could enhance critical biomass-based energy production, among other next-level sciences – will be led by one of Stony Brook University’s biggest brains. The U.S. Department of Energy has named Robert Harrison, director of SBU’s Institute for Advanced Computational Science, chief architect of a DOE effort to improve the functionality of high-performance computational chemistry, which combines theoretical chemistry methods and super-efficient software to calculate structures,…


On time (and on budget, FYI) with Mobileware

By GREGORY ZELLER // An innovative Long Island software company is about to relaunch its flagship personal-budgeting app – one of the first downloads ever made available for the original iPhone. Not only that, but Stony Brook-based FYI Mobileware Inc. – actually, spinoff Mobileware, sans the “FYI” – is also working hard to push its popular community-based transit-scheduling apps into new markets, with a Philadelphia beta run coming soon. Yun Zhang, CEO and founder of…


Scheduling app schedules Apple debut

By GREGORY ZELLER // This time next month, there’ll be no excuse for forgetting to pick up junior after school. At least for iPhone users. Inventor Gregory Wagner, CEO of Woodbury-based Aeonic Ventures LLC, is about to flip the switch on The Moiety App, a mobile-scheduling tool designed specifically for separated co-parents but useful for any dynamic social group. The app is wrapping up its final beta run and will launch in the Apple Store…


With iOS 10, Nomorobo is ready to rock

By GREGORY ZELLER // Telemarketer terminator Nomorobo, slayer of 135 million robocalls and counting, slides onto iOS devices for the first time Tuesday, when Apple releases its anticipated iOS 10 operating system. It’s another lunge forward for Aaron Foss, CEO of Port Jefferson startup Telephone Science Corp., and his popular robocall blocker. Nomorobo has already benefitted from a high-profile deal making the tech available via one-click activation to all Time Warner Cable Home Phone customers,…


National stage for SBU’s computer-science center

By GREGORY ZELLER // Stony Brook University’s cutting-edge Institute for Advanced Computational Science will play a key role in a national effort to give Big Data power to thousands of new researchers. The IACS will lend the number-crunching might of its high-speed SeaWulf computer cluster to the Molecular Sciences Software Institute, a new national initiative supported by a five-year, $19.4 million National Science Foundation grant. All told, the NSF is pouring some $35 million over the…


A+ Technology: New England is hot, but LI is home

By GREGORY ZELLER // The recent opening of A+ Technology and Security Solutions’ Connecticut satellite office doesn’t signal the pending defection of one of Long Island’s brighter tech stars. Instead, the new office – a 7,000-square-foot space in the City of Bridgeport, to ultimately be staffed by 20 employees – is just part of a larger expansion effort, according to President David Antar, who promises that Long Island will remain the epicenter of A+ Technology…


Moiety scores KiwiTech collaboration

By GREGORY ZELLER // A mobile scheduling app targeting divorced co-parents just got hitched. Woodbury-based Moiety Inc., a subsidiary of Aeonic Corp. and creator of The Moiety App, has announced a “strategic investment and development relationship” with KiwiTech, a unique developer/incubator/investment platform based in Washington. KiwiTech brings a handsome dowry to the marriage, including an undisclosed financial investment and “exclusive technology development capability,” according to Aeonic Corp. founder and CEO Gregory Wagner, who spun Moiety…


Zuznow is now making up for lost time

By GREGORY ZELLER // A visa snafu might have slowed the works a bit, but Israeli import Zuznow has taken it all in stride. The Tel Aviv-based startup is finally settling into its offices at Stony Brook University’s Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology, nearly a year after it originally intended. It took “a really, really long time” for cofounder and president Ken Levkovich and his wife, cofounder Rachel Levkovich, to get their…