Data Hardware Public

By Burl Gilyard, Twin Cities Business

“A proxy battle is about to reach the endgame. Oakdale-based Imation Corp. makes a ripe target for activist investors.

The data storage and security company’s sales have dropped 63 percent since 2008, when it reported $1.98 billion in revenue. (For 2014, the company posted $729.5 million in sales.) In the five fiscal years stretching from 2010 to 2014, Imation piled up cumulative net losses of $705 million. At the end of March, Imation’s stock was hovering around an anemic $4 per share.”

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Capital Civic Hardware Public

Proto Labs Cool Idea The Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award is an international competition created to assist emerging inventors with turning their concepts into reality.

It started back in 2011 as an experiment and has since reached over $850k in prizes over the last four years of operation.

No actual money is exchanged, rather services and publicity are the gain for winners of this award contest. A most recent example is Hush Technology who picked up production services from Proto valued between
$12k-$15k for their new wireless smart earphones.

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People Startups

By Katharine Grayson, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

University of Minnesota Learning Technologies Professor Charles Miller invented a video-sharing tool called Flipgrid to engage students in his classroom. Today the product is the foundation for Vidku, a startup that recently raised $17 million in 17 days.”

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More TECHdotMN News

Wisconsin Wireless IoT Firm LSR Enters the Minnesota Market
April 24, 2015 | sourced

Minnesota Equity Crowdfunding Bill Heads to Governor’s Office for Signature
April 24, 2015 | sourced

JAMF Intros Relo App For Android to Apple Data Migration
April 24, 2015 | sourced

16 Year Old Minnesota Teen Earns National Women In Computing Award
April 23, 2015 | by Jeff Pesek

Minnesota DPA Workshop Pursues Greater Gov Data Transparency
April 22, 2015 | by The TECHdotMN Team

Beta Byte: Crowdshoppe
April 22, 2015 | sourced

Ask An Indie: Lisa Walkosz-Migliacio, Intropy Games
April 21, 2015 | by Beth Korth

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