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Welcome back to Monday, when it’s finally starting to feel a bit like spring around here (in that it’s snowing but not sticking much). I’ve got tons of tech news for you today, an awful lot of people with new jobs, so let’s get to work!
The tiny town of Gay on northern Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula is famous for more than its eponymous Gay Bar — there’s also a wasteland of copper mining pollution. Now, a professor at Michigan Technological University is studying using plants and bacteria to bring new life to the Gay Stamp Sands.
Safety Track, a manufacturer of vehicle fleet management technology for 12 years, has named T-Mobile US as the wireless carrier for the company’s new in-vehicle camera system in the United States.
Esperion Therapeutics Inc., (Nasdaq: ESPR), the pharmaceutical company developing promising new cholesterol therapies, reported a big loss for 2013 — but continued promising clincal trial results.
Massachusetts-based Rocket Software said Friday it had completed the acquisition of Troy-based software developer Trubiquity.
The Showcase sales apps produced by Ann Arbor’s Logic Solutions Inc. are now available at the Google Play store for Android tablets.
The Wixom electronics manufacturer Acromag said Friday it had released two new models in the BusWorks XT Series of Ethernet input-output modules.
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So it’s another Friday, and it’s time to spring forward, probably right into a snowbank. Don’t forget to set that clock ahead an hour Saturday at bedtime, regardless. And here’s some tech news to help you make up for the prospect of that lost hour. Don’t worry, you’ll get it back in the fall, by which time the snowbanks may actually have melted.
Con-way Freight, the less-than-truckload freight subsidiary of Ann Arbor-based Con-way Inc., has installed in-cab monitors in its 8,600-truck fleet.
A new investment fund, Oakland Energy and Water Ventures, announced this week that it’s looking for second-stage deals in energy conservation and water treatment.