SPLT, the Detroit-based ridesharing startup and Techstars Mobility alum, announced today that it has been acquired by automotive supplier Bosch, which has its U.S. headquarters in metro Detroit. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Anya Babbitt, SPLT co-founder... Read more »
As college undergraduates, my roommate and I had what we called a “monowardrobe.”
That’s how we described the contents of the closet that lined a wall in our dorm room. We each organized our own clothing on either side, but since... Read more »
The mobility sector has spawned plenty of unlikely alliances that have led to new products and business models for self-driving vehicles. But it’s hard to get more unlikely than Seeva, a Pacific Northwest mobility startup with Detroit roots, run by... Read more »
Another week of White House chaos and American gun violence. Amid it all, we tried to parse what the Trump administration’s 2019 budget proposal meant for the biomedical and life-science worlds.
There was talk of tackling high drug prices in the... Read more »
Take a look at this blurb for a session about data privacy at the upcoming RSA conference on cybersecurity. It sounds a polite warning:
“The importance of privacy is often alluded to in generalized, value-laden terms that, while sincere, don’t necessarily... Read more »
Online Tech, an Ann Arbor, MI-based cloud computing company operating since 1994, has been acquired by Schurz Communications, a media conglomerate headquartered in Mishawaka, IN. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Online Tech, which also has data... Read more »
Syngenta is adding satellite imagery to the high-tech features it can offer farmers. The agribusiness giant has acquired FarmShots, a Raleigh, NC, startup that has commercialized software that analyzes satellite and drone images to give farmers a view of field... Read more »
This week, the Ypsilanti Township, MI-based American Center for Mobility, in collaboration with AARP and Waymo, announced that it has commissioned a study on how autonomous vehicles will impact transportation jobs in the future. The study is being conducted... Read more »
In order to better position itself against competitors like Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Sam’s Club, the bulk retailer owned by Walmart (NYSE: WMT), is now offering free shipping for many items as part of... Read more »
As the last year has shown, the tech industry has a significant problem with sexual harassment and ensuring that women are treated equitably in the workplace.
Now, some founders are seeking to use tech tools such as chatbots, artificial intelligence, analytics,... Read more »
The opioid crisis. Right to Try legislation. The first human trials of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology. These are just a few of the many topics at the feet of the FDA this year.
Speaking at the BIO CEO & Investor Conference... Read more »
In the future, you might pay for gas or a parking spot by touching a button on your vehicle’s dashboard.
Car companies are already starting to introduce these kinds of in-vehicle payments systems. But it’ll likely take years before they come... Read more »
As president-elect, Donald Trump in January 2017 slammed drug companies for “getting away with murder” and said he supported Medicare negotiation. He vowed during last month’s State of the Union speech that drug prices “will come down.”
Today, his administration’s... Read more »