Maple Grove’s Applied Logic Powers the Internet of Rugged Things

AppliedLogicWith three decades of engineering experience behind him, Kelly Nehowig believes the next one will his best one.

Nehowig has transitioned from consulting, contracts, and corporate over his career — now he’s planted a flag, bringing Applied Logic Engineering to the forefront of the IoT movement.

As connected devices descend upon mainstream America with its wearable technology, smart cars and home automation — the surface of commercial markets are only being scratched.

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Qumu establishes Asia Pacific hub in Japan

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“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Qumu Corporation (NASDAQ:QUMU), the leader in enterprise video content management, has established Qumu Japan Co., Ltd in Japan as its Asia Pacific business hub to accelerate its growth in Japan and the rest of the Asia Pacific region.

Two Japanese IT companies – Fujitsu Limited and Internet Initiative Japan Inc. – as well as a major Singaporean company have already adopted the Qumu solution. Fujitsu Limited has deployed the Qumu platform for large-scale internal live and on-demand video communications.”

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U of M team receives $1m NSF grant for robotics project

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“The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $1,000,000 to an interdisciplinary team at the University of Minnesota, headed by Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos. Collaborators include Miki Hondzo, Jiarong Hong, Ibrahim V. Isler along with the Saint Anothony Falls Laboratory and Prof. Vijay Kumar of the University of Pennsylvania.”

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The GigaZone is coming to Bemidji

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By Jennifer Brooks, Star Tribune

“Blisteringly fast internet service is coming to Bemidji and a 5,000 square-mile swath of northern Minnesota

A rural cooperative, Paul Bunyan Communications, has spent the past decade quietly laying the foundation of a $150m gigabit fiber optic network, dubbed the “GigaZone,” that will be one of the largest and fastest rural high speed networks in the nation, starting early next year.”

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Q&A with MentorMate on the Incubator + HealthKit Lab

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mentormate logoLast week, Minneapolis custom software developer MentorMate announced the launch an “incubator” and “HealthKit Lab”, representing a “fully focused vertical in health care with a focus on mobile strategy.”

As a follow-up to that press release, we reached out to MentorMate’s new Healthcare Practice Director Jack Cosentino to learn more:

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LinkUp’s big data longtail

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LinkupIt was 15 years ago that JobDig launched with the ambitious goal of merging content from print, radio and and TV into one media channel as part of a nationwide classifieds play.

Cherry Tree investment banker turned entrepreneur Toby Dayton was tapped to lead the charge, centralizing sales and operations from Minnesota with the intention of owning secondary and tertiary markets across the US. He would go on to raise $13m over the next ten years and expand into 150 markets coast to coast.

And the plan was working…until the recession hit.

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MHTA announces 2014 Tekne Awards Finalists

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“MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 17, 2014 — For years, Minnesota-based companies have continued to invent, develop and implement technological innovations to meet the needs of people all over the globe. This evening, the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) announced the 36 finalists for the 15th annual Tekne Awards, which will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.”

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Beta Byte: Hashup

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Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 4.07.06 PMBeta Byte is a series underwritten by Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq for that early stage tech found somewhere between idea and traction.

What is the name of the company and/or product? Where is it found online?

The company is called Hashup and you can find us at hashup.com.

What problem does this solve?

Websites have tons of great information but when you think about it, mobile browsers aren’t built to feed us relevant sites. It’s because the static web browsing model hasn’t changed since the Netscape era two decades ago.

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Advance IT announces tech awards + scholarships for young women

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“MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 17, 2014) – What’s the best way to identify and prepare the next generation of tech stars? Recognize their talent and encourage them to pursue their dreams. That’s the goal of the third annual Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing awards.

Advance IT Minnesota is seeking young women in high schools across the state with various achievements and aspirations in technology, to apply for the awards program online at www.advanceitmn.org/2015-aspirations-in-computing-awards. Applications are being accepted through Nov. 2, 2014.”

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