Livio Radio Connect API

Livio Connect Adds Partners, ‘Freemium’ Service For App Developers

Ferndale-based Livio Monday announced that Livio Connect, the company’s middleware API for integrating smartphone apps with vehicle hardware systems, is now available at “freemium” pricing for application developers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/07/2013

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Black Friday Deals: The Good, The Bad And The Avoidable

Shoppers said that some Black Friday deals aren’t worth it and some are worth grabbing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/23/2012


Plex Systems Launches Plex Online SmartPlex Mobile Application

Plex Systems Inc., provider of Plex Online cloud manufacturing management software, announced the launch of SmartPlex, a service allowing users of Plex Online to access and manipulate data through a variety of mobile devices such as smartphones, including those based on the iOS and Android operating systems.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/01/2012


California Firm, Born In Michigan, Expands To WMU Tech Park In Kalamazoo

Mophie, the California-based developer of portable power systems for smartphones, said Wednesday it is expanding into a location at Western Michigan Univesity’s Business Technology and Research Park.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/25/2012

The University of Michigan central campus.

Computational Sprinting Pushes Smartphones ‘Til They’re Tired

Computational sprinting is a groundbreaking new approach to smartphone power and cooling that could give users dramatic, brief bursts of computing capability to improve current applications and make new ones possible. Its developers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan are pushing mobile chips beyond their sustainable operating limits, much like a sprinter who runs fast for a short distance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2012

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Mobile Shopping Doubles Over December 2011 Holiday, Reports IBM

The U.S. online retail sector delivered 7.5 percent growth in December 2011 compared to the same period last year, according to cloud-based analytics findings by IBM.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/12/2012

BlackBerry Smartphone

National Survey: Smartphones To Drive Marketing Efforts In 2012

AT&T says smartphone applications and mobile barcodes — those funny-looking, pixilated squares appearing on everything from bus shelters to price tags — will spur innovation and sales in the marketing world in 2012.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/11/2011


GLITR Breakfast Talks Tech Toys For Holiday 2011

GLITR has put together a demonstration of the latest in cool wireless phones, tablets, Internet radios and assorted other tech toys for your inspection the morning of Nov. 17 at Lawrence Technological University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/10/2011

Event Notices From October 21-23

The latest event and meeting notices from Michigan’s technology-focused companies and institutions

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2011

Cell Phones

Smartphone Battery Life Could Dramatically Improve With UM Invention

A new “subconscious mode” for smartphones and other WiFi-enabled mobile devices could extend battery life by as much as 54 percent for users on the busiest networks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/15/2011