Gophers Football Launches VR App To Up Their Game

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“FusionSports, a leading digital marketing agency that creates virtual reality (VR) experiences for sports brands, and the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football program (led by Head Coach Tracy Claeys) have partnered to create cinematic VR content to enhance their recruiting efforts. The content will be featured in a custom mobile application launching this fall) custom designed for the football program.

VR has been consistently touted as the next medium for storytelling in multiple industries, but its many uses for sports are crystal clear. Sports are highly dynamic and action-packed, with a multitude of elements that make VR a natural method for effectively capturing on- and off-field experiences to foster a whole new level of engagement.”

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Who’s Driving Mobile Carpool App Launches Today

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“Minneapolis, MN: The Who’s Driving app, which aims to help parents instantly organize carpools, is now available for both iPhone and Android users. The new app eliminates the need for parents to use group texts, email chains, last minute phone calls and complicated spreadsheets to organize their children’s carpools. Instead, all communications about upcoming carpools exist within one interface in the Who’s Driving App.”

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Local Startup Precise Impression Launches Mobile Analytics SaaS

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Precise ImpressionBy Adrienne Clairmont

Marketers know the frustration of looking at an analytics report and not knowing what caused the click through rate for a specific product, or why a site visitor bounced from the page.

And having to settle with not knowing was just part of the gig — until now.

Precise Impression is a Minnesota mobile analytics startup combining pre-­click and post-click data into a proprietary platform that manipulates the browser realtime in response to key data points.

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Biz Stone Throws His Name & Money Behind Polaroid Swing App

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Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 2.37.15 PMBy Brian Heater, TechCrunch

“The last couple of decades haven’t been particularly kind to the Polaroid brand. The once mighty king of instant photography (which had a heck of a mid-to-late 70s) declared bankruptcy in 2001 and again in 2008. These days, the brand name is licensed out and mostly shows up third-party products of varying degrees of quality.”

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MUROL Wants To Flip The Screen On Photo Sharing

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Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 11.22.33 AMBy Adrienne Clairmont

There’s a difference between a good photo and a great photo, although the subtleties are often difficult to appreciate in our current mobile environment.

Photo-sharing apps can go so far as to force a user to crop and compromise the integrity of their image so that it will fit within some pre-designated box.

MUROL is a new Minneapolis based startup founded by entrepreneur Henry Amoloja that offers an entirely new photo-sharing experience by presenting full-screen images to the user in landscape mode.

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SparkDJ Is Out To Replace DJs with Data Science

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Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 11.22.59 AMWhen James Jones needed extra income to cover his tuition at Notre Dame University, the self-professed music junkie turned to his passion for the answer.

“My college life consisted of two things,” he says, all joking aside: “I studied and made music…my best friends were my turntables and my weekends were spent on the clock.”

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New App Helps Travelers Clear Customs Quicker At MSP Airport

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mp_icon.ai_By Tim Harlow, Star Tribune

“With all the grumbling and complaints about long security lines at MSP this spring, here’s something that will help travelers get through the airport faster. On Monday, the airport began using a new app that makes it easier and faster for international travelers coming back into the country.”

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