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A drone’s-eye view: Technology helps brokers sell real estate

January 30, 2017 |

Many real estate companies are turning to drone and video technology in the digital age to market their properties, and many high-profile Detroit projects — ranging from Little Caesars Arena to The Scott at Brush Park — have brought those … Read More

5 technologies reshaping retail in 2017 Robotics

January 20, 2017 |

New technologies continue to reshape retail interesting and unexpected ways. For example, the phrase “conversational commerce” was fairly unknown in retail entering 2016, but throughout last year, the sector took major steps into the conversational commerce era with new solutions … Read More

7 Surprising Trends That Could Disrupt the Housing Market in 2017

December 27, 2016 |

It’s been said that the only constant in life is change itself. Democrats give way to Republicans; hoverboards give way to Hatchables; the iPhone 6 gives way to the Note 7, which explodes and then ultimately paves the way for an iPhone … Read More

Amazon Go Doesn’t Have To Be The End Of The American Dream

December 20, 2016 |

Two weeks ago today, online retailer Amazon announced Amazon Go, a brick-and-mortar grocery store concept without checkout lines. Shoppers simply scan their smartphones when they enter the store, and the company’s detection technology tracks items that have been removed from the shelves, charging … Read More

General Motors to test self-driving cars on Michigan’s public roads

December 19, 2016 |

After the state of Michigan allowed the use of self-driving cars by private citizens, General Motors jumped on this opportunity as the auto giant will begin conducting road tests of their autonomous cars on Michigan’s public roads.

“Revolutionizing transportation for … Read More

As Kroger nears deal to buy Walgreens stores and Publix embraces delivery, grocery’s future comes into focus

December 14, 2016 |

In 2016, the grocery industry’s future began to crystallize.

Several recent developments point toward smaller stores with more space for pickup and delivery of online ordering. Amazon’s first physical grocery store is a tiny fraction of the size of traditional … Read More

Mission to Mars: Will Real Estate on the Red Planet Take Off?

November 11, 2016 |

Your alarm jolts you awake, and you blindly reach for the lights. No sunshine enters your small, windowless room, which is buried 6 feet underground. You check the newly installed environmental control unit on the wall to make sure the … Read More

Sources: Adient expected to move about 500 employees to downtown Detroit’s Marquette Building

November 8, 2016 |

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is expected to announce Nov. 22 that Adient Ltd. is moving into the downtown Detroit building owned by a Mexican billionaire.

The relocation for the auto seat maker, newly spun off from former parent company Johnson … Read More