Google Is Looking At Becker, Minn. For A $600m+ Wind-Powered Data Center

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Via Star Tribune

“Google is looking at Becker to build a giant data center that would cost at least $600 million and be powered by two dedicated wind farms.

The data center, essentially a big building full of servers, was disclosed Thursday in a regulatory filing by Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy, which is playing a big role in the project. The Google server farm would create about 50 full-time tech jobs and around 2,000 construction jobs over 18 to 24 months.”

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Beyond The Data Accelerates B2B ‘Big Data’ Training In 2019

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Beyond The Data (BTD) is scaling out their Data Literacy Accelerator program this year as the gap between humans and their machine get bigger.

BTD began experimenting with ‘big data’ education initiatives a year ago this month, but it wasn’t until the fall that they would launch their first virtual accelerator just for ‘big data’ enterprise applications.

15 students participated in that inaugural class with enough feedback and demand to quickly triple it with space for 40-50 now in this first quarter.

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[UPDATED] Court Rules In Favor Of DEED & GreaterMSP Over Withholding Of Amazon HQ2 Bid

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Updated 1/4/2018: Court rules that Minnesota’s Amazon proposal to stay under wraps from the public eye; an appeal is possible.

Updated 8/13/2018: PRM has added GreaterMSP to an amended lawsuit on multiple counts while DEED still maintains it “never collected, received, maintained or disseminated the unsuccessful proposal that is the subject of the complaint.”

“Minnesotan’s deserve to know…” Ehling told Minnesota Lawyer in a recent article.

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ThreeBridge Solutions Acquires LiftPoint Consulting

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Via News Release

“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ThreeBridge Solutions, a strategic provider of business and IT consulting solutions, announced Wednesday, October 24, 2018 that they reached an agreement to acquire LiftPoint Consulting, Inc., an industry-leading provider of marketing analytics and data science solutions headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN.”

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I’m Jakub Jez, the Founder and CEO of Centriam, And This Is How I Work

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Thanks to Fueled Collective for underwriting our How I Work series!

 
Minnesota tech founder Jakub Jez is the CEO of Centriam, a growing data-driven customer experience software startup from Minneapolis.

What one word best describes how you work?

Multitasking

What is your current device/hardware/office setup?

A very unorganized and cluttered desk, laptop, two monitors, ipad, iphone. I don’t have an office. Centriam is all open space with meeting rooms (which we need more of).

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