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University Presidents: Graduates Tend To Stay In Michigan
MACKINAC ISLAND - For years state policymakers, business executives and political observers have worried about the out-migration of young people from Michigan. A study released by Michigan's three research university suggests one answer to the issue may be to have young people graduate from Michigan State University, the University of Michigan or Wayne State University.
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Snyder: Bills Cutting MEDC Could Cost Jobs
MACKINAC ISLAND - Legislation that would cut funding to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation sends the wrong message to corporations and could cost the state jobs, Governor Rick Snyder said Thursday to the attendees at the Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Conference.
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Non-Smartphone Connected Devices Up 5.6 Percent In 2015
SINGAPORE - More than 112 million non-smartphone connected devices (mobile PCs, tablets and mobile hot spot devices) will be sold worldwide in 2015, up 5.6 percent from last year, as demand for ubiquitous Internet access for mobile, social and information drives greater adoption, a new report contends.
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Liquid Web Bought By Chicago Equity Firm; Founding CEO To Step Down
LANSING - Cloud services provider Liquid Web will be purchased by the Chicago private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners. As part of the deal, Liquid Web founder and CEO Matthew Hill will be replaced by James F. Geiger, founder of Atlanta, Ga.-based Cbeyond, which developed the world's first all-Voice Over Internet Protocol network. Cbeyond was acquired by Birch Communications last year for $323 million
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MPSC Names Crawford County Certified Connected
CRAWFORD COUNTY - The Michigan Public Service Commission commended Crawford County for becoming the latest Michigan community to be certified as connected, meaning the county has developed a broadband and technology plan to expand broadband access, adoption and use.
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Worldwide Server Shipments, Revenues Up In 1Q
STAMFORD, Conn. - In the first quarter of 2015, worldwide server shipments grew 13 percent year over year, while revenue increased 17.9 percent from the first quarter of 2014, according to Gartner Inc.
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Pickle Recipe Qualifies For $500,000 Incentive From Michigan Film Office
LANSING - The Pickle Recipe, a film created by former Detroit advertising executives and produced by West Bloomfield natives, has demonstrated the right formula to qualify for an incentive from the Michigan Film Office.
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Film Office To Recruit New Productions Regardless Of Incentive's Fate
LANSING - The decline of the state's film incentive program to $5.9 million in the upcoming 2015-16 fiscal year will not dissuade the Michigan Film Office from doing all it can to encourage the production of films and television programs in Michigan, Film Office Director Jenell Leonard said Wednesday.
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MTAM Joins MITechNews.Com As Content Partner
ANN ARBOR - MITechNews.Com and the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) have agreed to a content partnership where each organization will promote the other's content including news articles, podcasts, event listings and more in their respective digital publications.
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GLREA Offers High School STEM Scholarships At Renewable Energy Fair
OKEMOS - The Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association is offering at least 10 scholarships on June 28 at the Michigan Renewable Energy Fair, including a top scholarship of $1,500. Educators are invited to nominate students who will be pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields in college.
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Women In Mobile Tech Advisory Council Kicks Off June 22
BLOOMFIELD HILLS - There is a new professional association aimed at women working in mobile technology that has been created by the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan - the Women In Mobile Tech Advisory Council.
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Nofs Plan Ties Clean Energy Standard To Fed Requirements
LANSING - Sen. Mike Nofs hopes to introduce his energy proposal after the Legislature works its way through the budget this week, and among the provisions will be a clean energy goal linked directly to the to-be-determined national carbon emissions standards.
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Sorrell To Leave MEDC To Return To Business Consulting
YPSILANTI - Long-time entrepreneur Paula Sorrell, who for the past four years has served as Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Venture Capital for the Michigan Venture Capital Association, is leaving the state agency May 31 to return to consulting.
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Seamless Business Accelerator Works With Large West Michigan Companies To Propel Startups Into Internet Of Things
GRAND RAPIDS - Business accelerators, where entrepreneurs incubate ideas, get mentoring help, and sometimes access to investment capital, have been springing up all over Michigan. But the state's newest accelerator takes a new tack by focusing on working with very large enterprise companies to help them developing products to plug into the Internet of Things.
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Russian, Chinese, Japanese Teams Dominate International Collegiate Programming Contest
NEW YORK - At the finals of the 2015 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, St. Petersburg National Research University of IT, Mechanics and Optics placed first, the only competitor to solve all the problems to win the contest. Second place went to Moscow State University, followed by the University of Tokyo in third place. Two Chinese universities, Tsinghua and Peking, finished fourth and fifth, respectively. In sixth place was the University of California, Berkeley.
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Hamtramck High Teams Sweep Top Spots In ESD's Engineering SMArT Michigan Home Design Event
SOUTHFIELD - Three teams from Hamtramck High School swept the top three spots Thursday in The Engineering Society of Detroit's Engineering SMArT Michigan competition, held at Lawrence Technological University.
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Detroit Jobs Growth Above National Average In First Quarter 2015
DETROIT - Job growth in the Detroit metro area is moderately above the U.S. average through the first three months of 2015. On a year-ago basis, Detroit added jobs at a 2.4 percent rate in March, while the U.S. as a whole added jobs at a 2.2 percent rate, Comerica reported.
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Central And West Michigan Revving Up Economy For Summer
GRAND RAPIDS - As Michigan emerges from a tough and long winter, the state economy is improving, Comerica reported. While the strong dollar has started to hit manufacturers' export sales, vehicle demand remains firm and near its cyclical high, driving high-paying jobs in the region.
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Michigan Tech Researchers Seek To Improve Lithium-Ion Batteries
HOUGHTON - Most people see defects as flaws. A few Michigan Technological University researchers, however, see them as opportunities. Twin boundaries, which are small, symmetrical defects in materials, may present an opportunity to improve lithium-ion batteries. The twin boundary defects act as energy highways and could help get better performance out of the batteries.
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Invest Michigan Funds Five Michigan Tech Startups
DETROIT - Invest Michigan announced Thursday it has invested $325,000 in five early stage technology companies. The money came from the Michigan Pre-Seed Fund 2.0 and allowed these companies to leverage another $2.7 million in co-investments from private sources.
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