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New USF patent creates digital alibis

Researchers at the University of South Florida are in the process of licensing a new, patented technology that can more accurately confirm an individual’s identity and location using their voice. The technology, dubbed “Here I am,” creates an unforgeable, encrypted digital certificate on a user’s cellular device.

November 14, 2022Business News, Research and Innovation

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USF researchers work to close gap in security to help prove it's you behind a device - Fox 13 Tampa Bay

Apps often have you press a button or enter a code on your phone to log in. But, a couple of University of South Florida professors are working to close a gap in security to prove it’s actually you behind the device and not an imposter.

November 11, 2022Business News

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Polk County unemployment rate 3.2% in September, down 1.5% from a year ago - The Ledger

The unemployment rate in the Polk County region was 3.2% in September 2022, according to an employment report released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

October 25, 2022Business News

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Polk's July unemployment rate at 3.6%, lower than year ago - The Ledger

The unemployment rate in Polk County was 3.6% in July , which is 2.2 percentage points lower than the region's year ago rate of 5.8%, state figures show.

August 22, 2022Business News

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USF, major Tampa hospital have big plans for helping to craft better leaders - Business Observer

Two of the biggest institutions in the region — a hospital and a university — near the successful end of the first year of a unique leadership program. Big expansion plans are on the horizon.

August 8, 2022Business News

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USF receives a state grant to overhaul the digital information technology course for secondary students

A USF Muma College of Business faculty member with expertise in cybersecurity and information systems is spearheading the modernization of a digital information technology course taken by thousands of secondary students in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

July 22, 2022Business News

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Deciding now or later: How conflicting online reviews influence when consumers buy

A new study from researchers at the University of South Florida examines how consumers react when faced with a collection of top online reviews that conflict with each other.

July 14, 2022Business News, Research and Innovation

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When pitching to investors for funding - Haptic

A new study offers entrepreneurs some savvy sales advice: when pitching to investors for funding, a high-octane product pitch with great enthusiasm can be a double-edged sword.

July 11, 2022Business News, Entrepreneurship, Research and Innovation

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Crypto curious: Academics, bankers, entrepreneurs look to the future of money - BusinessObserver

Shivendu Shivendu, an associate professor of information systems at the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business, takes a similarly dim view of the current state of cryptocurrency as a tool for everyday buying and selling of good and services.

June 30, 2022Business News

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Pitching with passion? 'More enthusiastic' pitches could turn off investors, study finds

A new study from researchers at the University of South Florida offers entrepreneurs some savvy sales advice: when pitching to investors for funding, a high-octane product pitch with great enthusiasm is a double-edged sword.

June 28, 2022Business News, Entrepreneurship, Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Nursing Home Chains’ Patient Mix, Operational Patterns Linked to Financial and Quality Performance - Skilled Nursing News

Chain-operated nursing homes may want to reconsider how they standardize their operation across the portfolio.

June 26, 2022Business News, Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Research examines when nursing home chains should customize or standardize - Mirage News

A new study by a University of South Florida researcher found important revelations that could provide chain-operated nursing homes with crucial implications for operational goals and strategic findings that carry over to other service industries.

June 25, 2022Business News, Research and Innovation

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