UnitedHealthcare and AARP partner on ‘Longevity Network’ for aging healthcare

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“SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AARP and UnitedHealthcare, two of the leading organizations in senior advocacy and health care, today announced the launch of “The Longevity Network” to promote innovations in health care that will improve the quality of people’s lives as they age.

The two organizations unveiled the digital platform, www.longevitynetwork.org, at the 2014 HealthTech Conference in San Mateo. The platform is a central hub where entrepreneurs, advocates and consumers can share information and access ideas, press and other media, social feeds and event invitations about health care innovation for the 50+ community.”

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ABILITY Network to acquire New Jersey-based MD On-Line

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“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ABILITY® Network, a market-leading healthcare technology company, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MD On-Line, Inc. (MDOL), a trusted provider of electronic healthcare solutions. The transaction will create the most reliable and secure web-based network across the continuum of care, and will bring an unparalleled opportunity to accelerate the development and delivery of innovative products and services across its platform. “

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Minneapolis convention bureau to sell struggling software company

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By Erin Golden, Star Tribune

“Minneapolis’ convention bureau has found a buyer for the for-profit software company it developed with the help of $10 million in city loans.

Meet Minneapolis, the nonprofit group that handles the city’s convention and tourism efforts, launched Internet Destination Sales Systems a decade ago. The goal was to turn a profit by offering its convention booking and management software to other tourism bureaus, but the business got off to a slow start. After the city lent it $2.5 million to launch the company, Meet Minneapolis came back for more help — eventually borrowing a total of $10 million between 2004 and 2006.”

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MNVest wants to bring equity crowdfunding to Minnesota startups

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MNVestRemember the crowdfunding provision of the 2012 JOBS act that was supposed to change the game for startups?

Well that never happened. At least not yet — for a number of reasons (depending on who you ask and believe) that ultimately point to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). To put it lightly, crowdfunding remains in a Federal limbo.

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SPS Commerce snaps up Australian B2B SaaS maker for $15m

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“MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SPS Commerce, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPSC), a leader in retail cloud services, announces the acquisition of Leadtec, a leading provider of cloud-based supply chain solutions in Australia and New Zealand with thousands of trading partners. The acquisition expands the SPS community in the region, building on its current network of more than 55,000 customers in more than 50 countries. “

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Securian hires new execs for digital and acquisition

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“ST. PAUL, Minn. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Securian Financial Group has hired two people to lead strategy development and implementation.

Michael Webster was appointed second vice president, Enterprise Digital Strategy….Patrick Boyd was appointed director, Enterprise Strategy and Business Development.”

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Jingit, TrackIF and other startups pitch retail tech at upcoming expo

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Shopper-Marketing-ExpoThe Shopper Marketing Conference & Expo is coming to Minnesota for the first time and drawing an estimated 4,000 marketers from consumer brands, mass retailers, agencies and suppliers to the Minneapolis Convention Center on Oct 21-23.

Operated by the Chicago-based Path to Purchase Institute (P2PI), an afternoon symposium on Tuesday will highlight emerging technologies related to consumer shoppers.  Eight startups — including Minnesota made Jingit and TrackIF — are pitching various mobile, social, loyalty and big data analytics products.

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Minneapolis health tech firm ABILITY Network releases new SaaS

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“MINNEAPOLIS — Patients getting ready to leave the hospital are often in the dark regarding options for their post-acute care. Whether it’s a nursing home, rehab center, or home health agency, the decision process for the “transition of care” can mean anxiety and confusion.

…A new software as a service (SaaS) application from ABILITY Network helps fill the gaps in information for all concerned. ABILITY | ILLUMINATE “lights up” the care transition process to make faster, easier, more informed connections among patients, acute and post-acute providers.”

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Thank You Sponsor: Arthur Ventures

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Arthur VenturesIt is important to recognize those who financially sponsor TECHdotMN because their contribution helps to advance Minnesota’s technology industry.

Thank you Arthur Ventures for reinvesting and supporting tech entrepreneurship!

What does Arthur Ventures do and why?

Arthur Ventures is a venture capital firm. We invest in entrepreneurs that are building high-growth businesses that can be taken to a new level with some additional capital. We do what we do because we think that entrepreneurship is the backbone of a prosperous economy and there is nothing that makes us feel more optimistic about the future than being surrounded by founders looking to change it. We are located, and spend the majority of our dollars, in the midwest because we believe in the region and think there is no better place to build a company.

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Coming this holiday to Best Buy and Target: The internet of things

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By Stacey Higginbotham, GigaOm

Best Buy is creating new in-store Connected Home departments that should roll out to more than 400 stores by Thanksgiving (yes, there’s also a website). The departments will contain more than 100 smart home products, including the Peq hub, Nest and Honeywell thermostats, Dropcam cameras, Hue lights and many other brands large and small. There will be a mix of one-off devices and managed services from local ISPs or ADT, as well as more DIY-but-still-managed services such as Peq that come with a fee.”

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