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Detroit’s high-paying jobs are following wherever tech companies go

Over the weekend, a nonprofit called Detroit Future City released a report titled “139 Square Miles ,” detailing changes in Detroit’s population, jobs, economy, neighborhoods, and housing market. While Detroit’s economy shows promising signs of revival, much of it is clustered in the areas where tech companies are setting up shop. There are also worrying…

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Cisco to acquire hyperconvergence software company Springpath for $320 million

Networking giant Cisco has announced plans to acquire hyperconvergence software company Springpath in a deal worth $320 million. Founded out of Sunnyvale, California as Storvisor back in 2012, the company launched out of stealth three years later as Springpath. Cisco actually led Springpath’s $34 million series C funding round in 2015, and the duo worked…

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Ditch spreadsheet sprawl to significantly scale operations

SPONSORED: Presented by Smartsheet Spreadsheets are popular for more than just complex formulas and intricate pivot tables — millions of information workers are creating and working them hard every day to organize projects and processes on the job. The problem is that traditional spreadsheets were never designed to work in a collaborative environment. And when…

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Samsung launches Relúmĭno app to help the visually impaired see more clearly using VR

The virtual reality (VR) wars are starting to heat up, with HTC announcing earlier today that it was slashing the price of its Vive VR headset from $800 to $600 — this followed a month after Facebook scythed prices for the Oculus Rift headset and Oculus Touch controller . But VR very much remains a niche medium,…

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Workplace flexibility is the way to win the war for talent

GUEST: There’s a war on for top performing tech talent. Growth companies realize this coveted group of employees is critical in providing a competitive edge and delighting customers. However, top performing employees have an edge in today’s employment market fueled by a perfect storm of factors: Tech unemployment is at historic lows , and some…

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What your company needs to know about the blockchain movement

GUEST: The blockchain technology market is projected to see a 61.5 percent compound annual growth rate through 2021 according to MarketWatch. And we’re seeing companies from across the spectrum — from finance, logistics, and manufacturing to research, computing, and insurance — looking to roll out blockchain projects. But what, exactly, is the appeal of this…

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Roofr uses satellite imagery to evaluate the state of your roof

EXCLUSIVE: Roofing may not be the sexiest thing to think about, but having a solid roof over your head is vital, especially in earthquake-prone places like San Francisco. Roofr , which will be graduating from Y Combinator (YC) next week, developed a satellite imagery software that analyzes the state of your roof to determine whether…

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Vantiv’s acquisition of Paymetric is an endorsement of Atlanta’s fintech sector

It’s no secret that Atlanta is an epicenter for payment processing companies  — they don’t call it Transaction Alley for nothing. That designation, along with the prospect of growing its partnerships, joining a thriving ecosystem, and receiving support from organizations like the Atlanta Fintech Taskforce  and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, attracted Paymetric  to the state. Originally based in…

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Darmiyan’s software detects early stages of Alzheimer’s

EXCLUSIVE: The brain is a complex beast. It has 100 billion nerve cells — called neurons — that connect to form the communication networks involved in thinking, learning, and remembering, among other things. Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disrupt the normal functioning of these neurons, leading to microscopic changes in the brain that begin long before…