Friday, May 27, 2022
by Rob Kay It's been said that "everyone has a book in them." Thanks to the Internet and the commensurate growth of technologies that support self-publishing, a number of Hawaii writers have taken the leap. A case in point is local author Mike Schmicker, whose most recent book, "The Witch of...
This article originally appeared on NerdWallet.com By J.R. Robinson Retirement planning is by far the most important financial objective for millions of Americans who are near or at the end of their careers. For many retirees, income from guaranteed sources such as Social Security and pensions must be supplemented with withdrawals...
Aloha!! I had a great time with Kevin Sakamoto of Bank of Hawaii walking down memory lane. About 25 years ago, I worked for the Bank of Hawaii as the Manager of the International Operations, Finance and Administration. The Bank of Hawaii has changed quite a bit since then and...
  by Rob Kay Until recently there wasn't a hotter business sector in Hawaii than solar. It was so lucrative that mainland companies were setting up shop in the Aloha State to get in on the action. Keith Cronin, originally from New York, had been running a successful solar and energy...
by Rob Kay Protecting your data from malware is as important as ever but do you still need a dedicated antivirus program to accomplish this? I posed this question to Mike Meyer, formerly Internet general manager at Oceanic Time Warner Cable, and now Chief Information Officer at Honolulu Community College. It's Mike's opinion that with...
by Rob Kay University of Hawaii researcher Bradley Willcox, a Canadian-born physician, is quite certain he lives in paradise. It's not the beaches, the weather or the surfing that has this geriatrician so enthralled. Willcox, one of the world's experts on healthy aging, came here from Harvard University 13 years...
Regular readers of this column may remember that last year, just about this time, we reviewed a nifty little tablet called the Nexus 9, made specifically for Google by HTC, a Taiwanese manufacturer known primarily for its Android and Windows smartphones. The Nexus 9 has a lot of good things...
HONOLULU - It was like a scene out of a suspense novel, only for well-known East Oahu realtor Judy Jakobovits, the situation quickly became real. She was the target of an August 2013 federal sting operation that took place at the popular Kahala Mall in which she took $210,000 from...
by Rob Kay Conventional wisdom has it that to be successful a tech startup company has to leave Hawaii to be successful. This week we’ll look at two companies being hatched by local incubator Blue Startups. One of them, a company called KeyReply, recently relocated to Oahu from Singapore to gain entry into...