All articles by Joe Cunningham

EPISODE 004: Mitchell Patterson, Hack Upstate

(Podcast) An Interview with Mitchell Patterson of Hack Upstate

The Next Best Thing Stories about Innovation This week we have Mitchell Patterson, co-founder of Hack Upstate. Special thanks to Sarah Roche and Tony Kershaw for hosting the program this week! For more info on Hack Upstate and how to sign up for the upcoming April 11-12th event, visit their website at

ONICS: The Intelligent Car System

An Interview with CNY native Aaron Speach, founder & CEO of ONICS, the intelligent car system.

77% of Americans admit to texting and driving, which is also the number one killer of American teens.

Episode 003: Milton Mueller – How the Internet Works

(Podcast) An interview with Milton Mueller

The Next Best Thing: Stories About Innovation This week on "The Next Best Thing: Stories About Innovation" we have Syracuse University's iSchool professor, Dr. Milton Mueller, one of the founders of internet policy. Check out the article here and listen to the full interview below.

Who Governs the Internet? Milton Mueller Says It’s an Ongoing Battle

Milton Mueller is one of the founders of internet policy.

Milton Mueller Twenty years ago, Milton Mueller and other technology enthusiasts would “get very excited when one newspaper article every month would appear about the telecom industry,” he said.

Episode 002: Joe Cassara,

Listen to an interview with Joe Cassara, CEO of

Welcome back to "The Next Best Thing: Stories About Innovation" - our weekly podcast about startups, entrepreneurs, and cool things going on in tech (Thursdays).

You Need My Guy

An interview with Joe Cassara, Founder and CEO of

Joe Cassara has always been a self-starter. From running his own t-shirt business while at Syracuse University, to starting his own consulting business afterwards, he had this great “worth of mouth on the web” company idea.

New Podcast Launch: “The Next Best Thing”

Listen to an interview with Michael Amadori of Full Circle Feed

At long last, the day has arrived. The first Syracuse New Times tech/startup podcast is here!

Food Leftovers Go Full Circle

Dog treats will never be the same again

When Michael Amadori first told friends and family he was starting a company that made dog food out of trash, more than one eyebrow was raised. Now, founder and CEO of Full Circle Feed, Amadori is allaying those former doubts.

(The Last) Tech RoundUp

Thursday’s tech roundup changes formats.

New Batman Video Game Gets “Mature” Rating

Interview: Eric Hinman and Jamar Clarke of Urban Life Crossfit

Technology and Fitness

How can technology aid in fitness? The Syracuse New Times visited Urban Life Crossfit, a local crossfit gym (1003 W Fayette St) to ask founders Eric Hinman, local businessman and world-class triathlete (206th place in the Iron Man World Championship 2014) and Jamar Clarke, former Minor League Baseball player and popular crossfit coach how they use technology to increase performance.