was started to focus on technological innovation in Minnesota. Contributors include web designers and consultants Steve Borsch, Tim Elliott, Graeme Thickins and Phil Wilson
When you consider the technology changes your great-grandparents, grandparents, parents (and even you) have experienced already, I can only imagine what we’ll see in decades ahead. Hang on to your hats — it’s gonna be a heckuva ride!
Many people automatically assume that startups and new businesses fuel our state and nation’s economic growth engine, but the reality is that most of the job gains come from established small businesses that need to find ways to thrive.
Zach Johnson sees a bright future for independent game development. “There are plenty of applications from entertainment to art to even civil engagement,” he says.
All the things you’d expect are here — and some you wouldn’t: standard document editing; an audit trail of who has edited the document and when; and even simultaneous editing by multiple users. It even allows private comments.
The statewide effort focuses on aspiring entrepreneurs and their breakthrough ideas, whether the concept is high-tech or no-tech, just formally taking shape or a venture already under way.
Whenever there is great flux in a market, there’s the chance to do things differently and more efficiently, and iKenex promises to do both.
Its mission is to provide state-of-the-art technology tools to help nonprofit organizations and community service programs successfully collect, aggregate and analyze program data. And share their success stories.
Apple just made another quantum leap forward in smartphone experiences, and that’s likely to continue to accelerate its sales of iPhones within the globally growing mobile category.
Predictable time off has been found to be key to both productivity and the quality of work. And I’ve found that when off duty and in a contemplative mode, flashes of insight that help me with my work almost always come from an unlikely source.
The real take-away from the gathering is the simple fact that the Minnesota innovation community continues to grow and continues to draw energy from itself and those involved … and there is no sign of that letting up.
Izzy’s Ice Cream in St. Paul has announced a service that delivers real-time updates to its loyal customers about ice cream flavors currently being served in-store via its website, Facebook and Twitter pages and email updates.
Last week, we focused on DoApp and the success it’s finding. This week, we’ll look at where other Minnesota developers stand as far as downloads for mobile device apps.
They just passed the 1 million mark in downloads. DoApp’s customers — TV news stations, newspapers, online publications and radio stations — can easily brand the app for themselves and deliver content via smart phones and other mobile devices.
Its catalysts include successful entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and intellectual property experts who want to promote a culture of responsible risk and a thriving climate of innovation.
Five experienced Minnesota mobile-app developers explain what’s up with iPad in terms of their work. Two of them also offer insights about OS 4, coming this summer for the iPhone and, soon after, for the iPad.
Suffice it to say, we at Minnov8 were all very impressed. The machine was incredibly fast and responsive. The bottom line: The iPad is a revolutionary and paradigm-shifting device.
Saturday’s Mobile March Twin Cities brought together business strategists, developers, startups, marketers and others who are keenly aware of the opportunity that the accelerating growth in mobile represents.
The TV station is testing a new interactive system. As a story unfolds, “The Wire” presents updates and lets audience members submit relevant perspective, information and media they’ve captured digitally and report on the story.
Broadband experts and entrepreneurs are adamant that nothing is more important to Internet innovation than ubiquitous and fast broadband (except for startup funding, of course).
Despite occasional naysayers, three out of four experts say our use of the Internet enhances and augments human intelligence, and two-thirds believe it has improved reading, writing and “rendering of knowledge.”