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Blue Medora at Tech of VMworld 2017: Monitoring

VMworld 2017 was a reinvigorated ecosystem, as I wrote about previously, and there was plenty of interesting tech about datacenter infrastructure was what you wanted to know about. One of the main categories I spent time to look at was monitoring and telemetry systems. These are software tools used for managing infrastructure in the VMware [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|

Akadeum gets $1.5 million from Silicon Valley investors

Silicon Valley investors have led a funding round of almost $1.5 million in Ann Arbor-based Akadeum Life Sciences Inc., a spinoff from the University of Michigan, to develop its technology for tissue, water and food testing. The lead investor, BioInfleXion Point Partners, specializes in early-stage life-science investments. The round was joined by other Silicon Valley [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|

Rachio Keeps Your Sprinklers From Flooding The Lawn

OUR SPRINKLERS TURN on at six in the morning. We're usually still in bed at that time, so if it's raining when they sputter into action, somebody's getting up and getting wet to turn them off. Either that, or our yard ends up turning into a swamp. The Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller ($250) helps makes [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|

Sight Machine Introduces Digital Readiness Index for Manufacturing

Sight Machine Inc., the category leader for manufacturing analytics, today introduced the Digital Readiness Index (DRI), a methodology to evaluate a manufacturer’s readiness for digital transformation and identify the projects likely to deliver the most impactful returns. Sight Machine developed DRI based on insights from digital manufacturing projects with some of the world’s largest manufacturers. [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|

Strata – Promising New Cancer Drugs Won’t Go Far Unless Everyone Gets Genetic Testing

Dan Rhodes, CEO at Strata Oncology, a tumor sequencing company, says genetic sequencing is “absolutely the bottleneck” in finding patients who will benefit from targeted cancer drugs. His company is giving away free testing to cancer patients to help match them to experimental treatments being studied in clinical trials (see “Should We Sequence the DNA [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|

Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc. Recognized for Best New Technology at CYTO Innovation

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN (PRWEB) AUGUST 08, 2017 Each year, the top minds in cytometry—which refers to the methodology used to extract quantitative information from individual cells—join together at ISAC’s CYTO Innovation to present the industry’s new technologies in the technology showcase. This year, Ann Arbor-based Akadeum Life Science, Inc.’s microbubble technology rose to the top [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|

Cobalt – Crowdsourcing application security closes the automated assessment gap

You could say Kris Lahiri, VP operations and chief security officer at enterprise file sharing platform provider Egnyte, was a bit of a skeptic when he first considered adding crowd-sourced penetration testing to the firm’s application security regimen. Indeed, the idea of giving permission for a bunch of unknown eyes to scour over their systems [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|

How Clinc Developed The Most Advanced A.I. For The Banking Industry

Imagine opening your bank app and asking questions about your checking account or making requests in a totally natural, conversational way. “When was the last time I was paid and can you transfer five-hundred bucks into savings?” That is an idea that Ann Arbor-based A.I. startup Clinc has implemented with its first product launch, Finie, a [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|

Jacqueline Esch of Blue Medora Recognized as One of CRN’s 2017 Women of the Channel

GRAND RAPIDS, MI–(Marketwired – May 17, 2017) – Blue Medora, an IT enterprise cloud and datacenter management company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jacqueline Esch, Blue Medora regional sales director, to its prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list. The executives who comprise this annual list span the [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|

Automatic – SiriusXM acquires connected car company Automatic for over $100M

SiriusXM has acquired Automatic, the maker of the Automatic Pro and Automatic Lite connected car OBD-II port accessories. The deal is acknowledged by SiriusXM CFO David Frear to be worth a little north of $100 million, and SiriusXM and Automatic both note in releases announcing the news that the brand will remain separate, and Automatic’s [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|