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The Future Of Real Estate Tech: How We Got Here And What’s Next In An Exploding New Ecosystem

February 14, 2018 |

In 2017, venture investors deployed over $5 billion in real estate technology, more than 150 times the $33 million invested in 2010. Once a sector seemingly ignored by the venture industry, real estate tech has come front and center, notably producing two of … Read More

Metro Detroit cities prepare for autonomous vehicles with smart infrastructure

February 12, 2018 |

Last spring, Terry Croad started attending quarterly meetings of the Michigan Connected and Automated Vehicle Working Group. As Southfield’s director of planning, he hoped to stay abreast of the latest technology advancements as well as regulatory, financial, security, and other issues … Read More

Reebok Reimagines Gas Stations As Fitness Hubs

February 7, 2018 |

With a predicted one in six cars sold being electric by 2025, the prevalence of electric vehicles is to grow substantially in the coming years. What to do with all those fuel gas stations that will likely become obsolete when demand … Read More

Michigan on top in mobility race

January 26, 2018 |

Automated vehicle technology driving Michigan’s innovation economy

Ann Arbor commuters had good reason to celebrate last Thanksgiving as the orange barrels vanished along a lengthy stretch of US-23 that had been snarled for months by construction. What few drivers likely … Read More

How Ford plans to use its new Corktown digs

January 22, 2018 |
  • Ford plans to embed its “Team Edison” at The Factory building in Corktown
  • Team to develop business case for electric, autonomous vehicles
  • Corktown seen as a big advantage

The business strategy of Ford Motor Co.’s big bet on … Read More

Net Neutrality Rollback Threat to Real Estate Industry

December 18, 2017 |

The net neutrality controversy came to a head last week when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed the Obama-era open internet regulations following a meeting on Dec. 14. These protections required broadband internet providers to offer equal web access without … Read More

People are taking out mortgages to buy bitcoin, says securities regulator

December 14, 2017 |
  • Bitcoin is in the “mania” phase, with some people even borrowing money to get in on the action, regulator Joseph Borg said.
  • “We’ve seen mortgages being taken out to buy bitcoin. … People do credit cards, equity lines,” he … Read More

If Amazon picks Detroit: Cable cars over the river and other possibilities

October 31, 2017 |

Let’s dream a little.

If Amazon were to pick Detroit and Windsor as the site for its new second headquarters, we might one day see a cable car spanning the Detroit River connecting Amazon’s buildings in … Read More