Here’s a look at innovation news from around Michigan:
—Automation Alley, the Troy-based technology and business organization, has opened its 7Cs program—which helps early-stage companies connect to their first customers—to mid-stage companies. Any tech- or manufacturing-based company with... Read more »
North Texas bio ecosystem, know thyself.
That was the goal last week at a conference sponsored by the newly reconstituted Bio North Texas, an advocacy group that is promoting life science commercialization in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
“There really is a... Read more »
NContact, a medical device company focused on treatments for heart rhythm disorders, is set to be acquired by AtriCure in a cash and stock deal valued at $99 million.
AtriCure (NASDAQ: ATRC), a company that also focuses on devices... Read more »
If you had trouble streaming a video on Netflix or posting in a Reddit thread on Sept. 20, you can thank an Amazon Web Services outage that impacted a number of apps and websites for a few hours.
These types of... Read more »
It happens over and over again with new science. A discovery prompts crazy hype and massive investment that the data aren’t ready to support. A crash ensues, backers lose millions, egos are bruised—yet the pioneers slowly trudge forward. They regroup, away... Read more »
Competition can be seen as an intense form of flattery—and in the world of consumer electronics, clones and copycats of popular products are almost inevitable.
There was plenty to see at this week’s Pepcom Holiday Spectacular in New York, from Marvel’s... Read more »
Perhaps the most unexpected revelation to come out of the demo day event held by Detroit Venture Partners a few weeks ago was that Campless, a Philadelphia-based website that calls itself “the Kelley Blue Book for sneakers,” had been enticed... Read more »
The monsoon that drenched Boston before Xconomy’s biotech gathering on Wednesday was apropos; there’ve been storm clouds over the industry for a few weeks now. So much so that Flagship Ventures CEO Noubar Afeyan, uncharacteristically flashing a suit and tie, quipped:... Read more »
Renovate America, a San Diego company that finances solar panel installations and other sustainability-focused imrpovements for residential and commercial buildings, said yesterday it has raised $90 million in a growth equity round led by DFJ Growth.
Founded in 2009 by J.P.... Read more »