Old School and New School Collide in Post-It/Trello Collaboration

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Old School and New School Collide in Post-It/Trello Collaboration

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In spite of a plethora of digital collaboration software and apps for team to choose from, there are those who have never given up their love of the paper Post-It note. Go to any workplace and you’ll find at least one desk covered in cheerful hues of the sticky notes. Today, 3M announced that its loyal band of followers can enjoy the best of both worlds with a new integration between the Post-It App and digital project management tool, Trello.

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Minneapolis Gets Yet Another Skyway App

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By Dee DePass Star Tribune

“Need help getting through the Minneapolis skyways? Honeywell has launched a new app this week using its indoor GPS technology to help. The “Minneapolis Skyway Maps” app is available on both IOS and Android and was tested in the skyways and then made widely available for visitors for Super Bowl LII.”

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Rochester Teens Develop App to Stop Texting and Driving

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Via ABC 6 News

“Some high schoolers from Rochester are trying to make Minnesota roads safer by targeting one of the leading causes of distracted driving: texting.  According to the CDC, 11 teens die every day from texting while driving. What started as a group of friends wanting to make a difference has transpired into a winning tool to help reduce distracted driving. The team of five girls created an app called “Via.”

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U of M Digital Health Spinoff Developing Game-Based App to Reduce Snoring

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By Don Jacobson, Twin Cities Business

“A digital health startup newly spun off from University of Minnesota research wants to help users of its smartphone app sleep better through a novel, “gamified” therapy program which it says has been shown to reduce snoring.

The company, Soundly, was co-founded last year by a trio U-connected researchers, including two “Innovation Fellows” at the school’s Medical Devices Center and a U of M sleep health physician.”

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Spark DJ App Adds A Professional Spin To Mixes

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By Jackie Renzetti, Star Tribune

James Jones had the problem that every college student wants: too many paid gigs.  While studying engineering and economics at the University of Notre Dame, he DJed three to four parties each weekend, and picked up opening slots for big-name acts like Big Sean. But he started stretching himself too thin, so he built a program that mixed music and took requests. He offered it to customers at a discounted price.”

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Minnesota Startup Dispatch Is Making A Run At The Courier Industry

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Screen Shot 2017-02-23 at 7.57.22 AMIt was National Doughnut Day on June 2nd, 2016.

Andrew Leone, then CFO for Johnstone Supply in Bloomington, decided to order some treats for the staff.

Leone also had another thought: he should surprise his wife, at home and pregnant at the time — what a perfect plan he had.

So he jumped online and went through one of the state’s largest courier services, placing his order and receiving an email confirmation. Thirty minutes later, the doughnut delivery showed up to his office.  He sat there waiting for a delighted call from home, popping some holes as an appetizer while surveying the landscape of options before him.

After an hour had passed with no word from his wife, he really started getting nervous. Was it the maple bar?

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[UPDATED] NUU Mobile Raises $50k Kickstarter For 4G LTE Global Wi-Fi Device

fTFKbUt8Nuu Mobile, a lesser known Rochester maker of unlocked Android devices, has taken to Kickstarter for a $50k crowdfunding campaign to launch the Konnect i1:

Updated 4/12/17- The company received $51,217 from 81 backers.

“The NUU Konnect i1 provides worldwide 4G LTE service at an affordable flat rate of USD $10/day for unlimited data. The award winning eSIM technology found in the Konnect i1 allows for up to 5 connected devices.

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