Slater Victoroff’s hands were bleeding, several of his fingernails were chipped and broken, and there was dust in his eyes. He was exhausted.
If he stopped moving, he would likely die. As he climbed up the mountain in the eastern Himalayas,... Read more »
Here’s a look at news from around Michigan’s innovation hubs:
—NextEnergy, Denso, Wells Fargo, and DTE Energy are seeking hardware and software solutions to unmet challenges facing urban areas for NextChallenge: Smart Cities, a global competition designed to inspire innovative... Read more »
Let’s get caught up with the latest innovation news in Texas.
—BeSomebody, an Austin, TX-based, app that connects people seeking experiences with experts in those experiences, is moving to Boston. Founder Kash Shaikh, a former social... Read more »
Over the past year, struggling XenoPort has restructured, changed its strategic direction, and reportedly started courting buyers in January. That search looks to have ended today: Arbor Pharmaceuticals has agreed to buy Santa Clara, CA-based XenoPort for $467 million.
Arbor, a... Read more »
While the financial costs of mastitis are clear, the diagnostic options for this dairy cow infection are muddled. Laboratory tests take days to return to farmers any useful information, time that eats into a dairy farm’s milk production.
Magnomics aims to... Read more »
The tech startup maxim of putting growth before profits has started to reverse itself, as the venture capital boom of the past few years slows down and public investors reward companies with healthy balance sheets.
The latest example of the... Read more »
Edwin the Duck flew onto retailers’ shelves in late November, and within six weeks he’d nested in about 14,000 homes across the country. Now the $100 tech-enhanced rubber ducky is making waves overseas.
Introduced in Apple stores throughout Europe last month,... Read more »
Slightly over a year ago, Milwaukee-based life insurance giant Northwestern Mutual acquired LearnVest, a New York-based fintech startup.
Northwestern Mutual didn’t have a record of buying many early-stage companies, making the purchase a surprise to some observers. (At the time,... Read more »
This week, we’re reviewing the latest batch of startups to emerge from Techstars Seattle; an ambitious renewable energy commitment from Microsoft; an artificial intelligence-powered legal research assistant; top stories from around Xconomy’s network on mobility, enterprise search, and entrepreneurship education at... Read more »