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Thursday, 27 September 2012 13:26

Local video games on display at ArtPrize

If you want to see digital animation produced by Michigan developers, look no farther than ArtPrize 2012.

Most of the fanfare — and finger pointing — about Michigan’s film incentives have been focused on their role in attracting movie and TV show productions to the state.

Information technology services provider IT Resource is preparing for what company co-owner Gary Lutz predicts will be a groundswell of customers reaching for the cloud.

In late September, computer hackers and the IT security professionals who cross digital swords with them will meet at DeVos Place to share the latest cyber attacks and defenses.

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 09:18

Startups await regs to dive into crowdfunding

Entrepreneurs will soon be able to access crowdfunding to help start their businesses, but until the regulations are written later this year, many are left wondering just what the new tools will mean.

2008 was a year nearly every organization would like to forget, including Cornerstone University. The faith-based institution of higher education was suffering its third straight year of declining enrollment. Tuition revenues plunged, while the stagnant economy crimped donations.  Then Joe Stowell arrived. 

A business that has Michigan roots and a foot in the door with Apple and other tech companies plans to expand its presence in the state with an investment in a facility in Kalamazoo.

The Iserv Co. acquired 31 other telecom and Internet Service Providers in the 11 years that Victor Shepherd served as CEO. But on June 1, the acquirer was acquired by an even larger company, 382 Communications.

Continuous changes in telecommunications have business owners wondering what’s next and what their best options are for telecom services.

When General Motors announced in July that it planned to create big new IT development centers in Warren and downtown Detroit, Pete Brand, co-founder of Mindscape at Hanon McKendry, said it gave him a little pause. Brand in May leased 1,100 square feet in Paradise Valley — formerly the Harmonie Park area of downtown Detroit.

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