Stardock App Lets Users Assign Actions To Specific Screen Locations

PLYMOUTH—Stardock Corp. has released new software called TouchTasks, a productivity app that allows users to assign tasks to specific locations on the edge of their touch screen. TouchTasks works by taking advantage of the fact that the touch sensitive area of a touch screen is larger than the display part of the screen. As a

By |2019-10-23T19:27:15-04:00October 23rd, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

LLamasoft Adds Tax, Tariff, Duty Analysis

ANN ARBOR—LLamasoft, the developer of supply chain analysis and design software. Announced that its software now offers analytics for evaluating alternate business strategies in response to new international taxes and duties. Company officials said the enhanced capability gives multinational enterprises the ability to fully evaluate new sourcing, procurement, and distribution strategies to minimize the impact

More Michigan College Students Earning Success

LANSING – A larger percentage of college students earned success at a Michigan public university or community college in 2017-18, according to data reported by the Center for Educational Performance and Information. Statewide, rates for university students increased across all years; while 3-year, 5-year and 6-year success rates for community college students increased. The rates

By |2019-10-16T20:22:13-04:00October 16th, 2019|Featured, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Rocket Fiber Wins VMware Status

DETROIT—Rocket Fiber, a multi-gigabit internet service provider, today announced it has achieved VMware Cloud Verified status. The Cloud Verified badge signals to customers that Rocket Fiber offers a service running on top of the complete VMware Cloud infrastructure. Through Cloud Verified partner services, customers attain access to the full set of VMware Cloud Infrastructure capabilities

By |2019-10-02T17:34:18-04:00October 2nd, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Open-Source Computer Nonprofit Introduces New, More Powerful Model

ROCHESTER—The BeagleBoard.org Foundation, the Oakland Township-based open-source computer nonprofit, has announced the availability of BeagleBone AI, the newest, fastest, most powerful BeagleBone low cost computer yet. Built on the foundation’s open source Linux approach, BeagleBone AI fills the gap between small single board computers and more powerful industrial computers. Using the Texas Instruments Sitara AM5729

By |2019-09-22T12:59:07-04:00September 22nd, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Cargo Volumes Through St. Lawrence Seaway Down Due To Lower Grain Exports

DETROIT – Bi-national cargo volumes through the St. Lawrence Seaway (from March 22 to Aug. 31) were down 3.5 percent compared to the same period in 2018. A 20 percent decline in grain shipments was a big factor. Cargos included grain, construction materials, road salt, aluminum and wind energy components, some 20.9 million metric tons

By |2019-09-19T16:06:05-04:00September 19th, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Grand Rapids Community College Gets $140,000 Grant To Expand Apprenticeship Opportunities

GRAND RAPIDS - Grand Rapids Community College has been awarded a $140,000 grant to participate in a national effort to expand registered apprenticeship opportunities, helping students gain a quality education in addition to on-the-job training in a rewarding career.  GRCC is one of 80 colleges selected for the Expanding Community College Apprenticeship Initiative, led by

By |2019-08-08T16:25:30-04:00August 8th, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Xfinity Mobile Offers Bring Your Own Android-Based Device

DETROIT– Comcast is offering Xfinity Internet customers the opportunity to bring their own Android-based devices to Xfinity Mobile by visiting Xfinity Store locations across the country and not be forced to buy a new smart phone. Initially, Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S8+, Note 9 and Note 8 models qualify for BYOD, and Comcast expects

By |2019-07-21T15:51:12-04:00July 21st, 2019|Featured, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Waupaca Foundry Opens In UP’s Ironwood

LANSING–Waupaca Foundry, a Hitachi Metals company, this week started operations in Ironwood in the far western Upper Peninsula. The new plant will process iron castings produced at the company’s plants at Waupaca, Wis., about 150 miles away, west of Green Bay. The company’s expansion into the city of Ironwood is expected to generate an investment

By |2019-07-20T14:47:15-04:00July 20th, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Ambs Call Center Earns 2019 ATSI Award Of Excellence

GRAND RAPIDS - Ambs Call Center has received the ATSI 2019 Award of Excellence for best answering service. This annual award is presented by the Association of TeleServices International (ATSI) an industry trade association for telephone answering service providers. Now a 16-time winner, Ambs Call Center earned the Sapphire Award at ATSI’s 2019 Annual Convention

By |2019-07-07T18:45:35-04:00July 7th, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|