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Rachio – The Best Smart Sprinkler Controller

After spending two months with six smart irrigation controllers in a sunny South Carolina yard, we’re confident the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller (Generation 2) is the best choice for most people with an in-ground sprinkler system. Any smart controller will save you water and money compared with a simple timer, but the Rachio is the [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|

New Vital Signs Co-Founder’s Fast Forwarding Medical Innovation Blog

Fracking for Innovation While a politically sensitive topic, few can argue that hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” has moved the United States significantly toward energy independence. Many of us can remember sitting in long lines at the gas pump in the 1970s during the energy crisis and claims that the world’s oil and gas supply would [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|

MobileForce – Introducing A Single Pane of Glass for Service Productivity

MobileForce Software is headed to ServiceNow's Knowledge 2017on May 8-11 in Orlando, Florida! At K17, we are excited to introduce our new ServiceVelocity Field Service Mobility Solution for ServiceNow’s vast customer base of IT and field service delivery organizations. ServiceVelocity delivers a “Single Pane of Glass” productivity dashboard for field service users that automatically integrates [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|

Clinc – An AI Startup That Lets You Converse With Your Bank Account

Clinc, a fledgling fintech startup that enables banks to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to their products, has raised a $6.3 million funding round led by Drive Capital, with participation from Hyde Park Venture Partners, Cahoots Holding, and Stuart Porter. Founded out of Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2015, Clinc is the brainchild of Jason Mars (CEO) [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|

Aperia and Michelin to offer revolutionary truck tire inflation system

Road gators could soon be on the endangered list. And that’s a good thing. They’re not animals, of course. They’re those bits of truck tires strewn across America’s highways. They're often the tragic result of tires that weren’t operating at optimal air pressure, which is hard to maintain on a tractor trailer carrying various loads [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|

Akadeum CTO Featured in Science Magazine

“Clinician-scientist John Younger went one step further than a leave of absence. After partially sidelining his 21-year career in emergency medicine at the University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor, in 2014 to develop a micro-bubble cell-capturing technology, he ended up leaving academia completely. ” … “The initial idea was to use tiny spheres tagged with [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|

Crowdsourced Application Security: The Human Power

Caroline Wong, CISSP and VP of Security Strategy at Cobalt, which “makes bug bounty programs and pen tests painless,” headed this engaging and fast-paced session at OWASP AppSec on crowdsourced security. It was her interest in diversity that led her to crowdsourced security, and in this session she went through the risks and benefits of [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|

Rachio leads smart home industry as first to earn B Corp certification.

This Earth Day, Rachio is proud to strengthen our commitment to the environment by announcing our new B Corp certification. We are thrilled to break ground as the first smart home company to earn this distinction, leading the way for others in the smart watering and smart home technology industries. To celebrate, we’re offering $30 [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|

How can tech startups succeed in Michigan? Look to Blue Medora

How can tech startups grow in Michigan? Look to Grand Rapids-based Blue Medora LLC. Its founders and investors say it is a textbook example of how Michigan's high-tech startup ecosystem can work. Blue Medora makes software that monitors the performance of large IT companies' cloud-based applications. Customers include IBM, Oracle and VMware. Blue Medora made [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|

For the U.S. to stay on top, we can’t just keep funding innovation in Silicon Valley and New York

The digital boom has helped the United States maintain its status — for now — as the world’s political and economic leader. But it has also increasingly created a divide within the U.S. — one of the themes that led to Donald Trump’s election as president. “This issue of people feeling left behind — it’s [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|