CFO Departure Is Just One Reason Why Best Buy Is Getting Rocked: Best Buy Has An Apple Problem

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“…Best Buy has an Apple problem,” said Cramer, who owns Apple and Target in his Action Alerts PLUS portfolio. “There’s a goal, but they kept their full-year. And the [iPhone 7], which comes out at the end, I think they’ll do very well. But Best Buy is a company that, like Target, this is an area that’s very challenged, this electronics and home area. But I do think that you’re going to want to buy Best Buy as we get closer to the end of the year.”

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Minneapolis HealthIT Startup Vidscrip Strikes A Deal With Harvard Medical School Division

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“BOSTON—(May 24, 2016) – Harvard Health Publications, the consumer health education division of Harvard Medical School, today announced a licensing relationship that will deliver a new series of Q&A videos to clinicians and patients at the point of care. This relationship will put the medical knowledge and expertise of Harvard Medical School faculty into brief videos that clinicians using vidscrip can share with their patients on the vidscrip platform.”

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US Internet’s High-Speed Rollout Snags On Minneapolis Park Board

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By Adam Belz, Star Tribune

US Internet’s gradual expansion of its fiber optic network across south Minneapolis has run into a roadblock: the Minneapolis Park Board.   The firm expects to offer its cheap, fast alternative to Comcast and CenturyLink to neighborhoods north of Lake Hiawatha later this year, and now expects to reach the Mississippi River some time in 2017.

However, Park Board commissioners won’t let the small Internet service firm dig under parkland, preventing the firm from moving south of Minnehaha Creek, going southwest of Lake Harriet or connecting homes that face the parkway.”

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St. Thomas Startup Reshapes STEM Education

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By Sam Schaust, Twin Cities Business

“For grade school teachers, building educational activities around a complex topic like circuitry can often be a brain-straining exercise. And when students are too young to operate soldering irons and prototyping boards, few hands-on learning alternatives remain. But one startup, spawned from the University of St. Thomas, has educators (and even the White House) buzzing.”

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How Artic Cat Is Using VR To Market & Sell Snowmobiles

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By Nicole Norfleet, Star Tribune

“It can’t snow in Minnesota all 12 months — and few would want that.  So what do you do in the warmer months when you still want people to get excited about snowmobiles? Arctic Cat is making its own with the help of virtual reality. It’s the latest marketing tool for the struggling power sports player.”

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Startup Showcase: Localyst Helps You Find Small Businesses In Your Own Zip Code

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Via St. Paul Pioneer Press

“Local and social” — two of the major words you’ll hear when you’re immersed in the startup community. Most of the popular websites and apps you can think of, from Facebook to Yelp, combine these two elements to connect people with each other, with businesses and more.

A new community marketplace, Localyst, keeps things really local and social. By searching small businesses and freelancers in your own zip code, and connecting to the marketplace via social media, you can find entrepreneurs not only in your vicinity, but also who might be a friend of a friend.”

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Come Up Capital’s First Investment Becomes First Exit

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Bu Jordan Novet, VentureBeat

“Platform as a service (PaaS) cloud software company Apprenda is announcing today that it has acquired Kismatic — a startup that provides commercial support for the open-source Kubernetes and Docker software for working with applications with code packaged up in containers.”

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The BetaMN Showcase 2016 Startup Interviews

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BetaMN delivered again last night on the fifth iteration of their startup showcase experience. 

Hosted at Worrell Design in Northeast Minneapolis, eight tech startups practiced their pitch for hours while interacting with interested parties from the local tech community. Watch as we catch up with these entrepreneurs:

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Medtronic Inks $42m Deal With Mazor Robotics

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by Brad Perriello, Mass Device

Mazor Robotics said today that it inked a 2-phase deal with Medtronic for its robot-assisted spine surgery technology that includes a co-promotion agreement and an equity investment that could see Medtronic wind up with a 15% stake in the Israeli company for as much as $42 million.

Caesarea, Israel-based Mazor said the 1st phase of the deal calls for Medtronic to acquire 15 Mazor systems this year. It also makes Medtronic Mazor’s sole partner for developing and commercializing robot-assisted spine surgery devices.”

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