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By Katharine Grayson, Minneapolis-St. paul Business Journal

Slyce, a Canadian tech firm that lets consumers shop by snapping photos of a product, has agreed to buy Minneapolis app developer Drivetrain Agency in a deal worth up to $3.5 million.

Drivetrain founder and CEO Dan Grigsby will take over as Toronto-based Slyce’s chief technology officer after the deal closes. The agency’s four employees will remain in Minneapolis and Grigsby said he expects Slyce to have a “growing presence” in the Twin Cities.”

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By Nick Halter, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

Target Corp. is partnering with a Silicon Valley startup to offer curbside service to its customers.  Shoppers can order items using the Curbside app and then drive to Target, where Curbside employees will be waiting in front of the store with their orders.

Target is testing the partnership in 11 San Francisco-area stores before it continues with a 15-market expansion planned for 2015, said Curbside co-founder and former Apple engineer Jaron Waldman.”

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TeamHabitAware

Team Subconscious Behavior Alert, since rebranded as HabitAware, after winning IoT Hackday this weekend (L-R): Matt Yoder, Kirk Klobe, Sameer Kumar.

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Minneapolis wearable tech startup Myo-systems is heady
October 17, 2014 | by Jeff Pesek

Arrow Electronics IoT Roadshow is coming to Minneapolis
October 16, 2014 | sourced

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