Yearly Archives - 2016

Spark Investment Management LLC Has $3,933,000 Position in Carbonite Inc.

Spark Investment Management LLC raised its stake in Carbonite Inc. (NASDAQ:CARB) by 51.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 256,100 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 87,400 shares during the period. Spark Investment Management LLC owned about 0.95% of Carbonite worth $3,933,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Read more >>

Midland’s New Spaceport Aims to Make Space Travel Accessible to All

Drive down a windy, muddy road, hidden on the backside of Midland airport’s southernmost tarmac, and you’ll find a shiny new hangar and office building: XCOR Aerospace’s Texas headquarters.
Most people associate the Permian Basin with oil and gas. But some Midlanders are hoping to make the region synonymous with space travel. Two years ago, Midland’s airport became the first commercial airport also licensed for flights into space. Today, it’s called Midland International Air and Spaceport. Read more >>

Shares Bringing Holiday Cheer For Investors: Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc.

Shares of Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRBP) have climbed in the previous month. During that time period, shares are up 6.88% which has provided some nice profits for investors who may be looking to take advantage of the recent gains. Focusing in on the past five trading days, shares have changed 4.27%. Year-to-date, the stock has performed 418.18%. Read more >>

SJ blind boy’s Christmas wish: to see

Jon Paul Corman has petitioned Santa Claus for a Buzz Lightyear action figure, the kind that lights up and talks. The most expensive version runs less than $50, well within Santa’s budget.
What the 9-year-old could really use is a pair of high-tech, customized glasses, the kind that uses a camera, a powerful computer and LED screens to help him see images in real time. They cost about $15,000…After stumbling across a website about the technology, the Barrington family traveled to a […]

Walmart’s 2016 holiday videos on YouTube have earned over 75M views – Insight from Pixability

Walmart’s push on YouTube this holiday season is paying off, earning the brand more than 75 million video views for its holiday-related content according to the video advertising platform Pixability. That number is far ahead of the second leading brand on YouTube during the same time period, Beats by Dre which has generated less than 30 million views from its holiday-related videos. Read more >>

Vending Machines At Airports Automate Rentals For Skyroam’s Wi-Fi Hot Spot Devices

Global hotspot provider Skyroam said it is rolling out airport vending machines in the U.S. in collaboration with automated retailer ZoomSystems. Through the new machines, which use Zoom’s vending platform, travelers can rent Skyroam’s pocketsize global hotspot with unlimited Internet service in 100-plus countries and take it with them wherever they travel.  Read more >>

Life sciences sector is heartbeat of Michigan innovation

When you think of medical innovation, you may think of San Diego, Boston or the San Francisco Bay area. But entrepreneurial activity in medical innovation has been flourishing across Michigan and top talent, investors and leading life science corporations across the world have taken notice.

Fred Molnar is vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation at the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

For instance, this year an Ann Arbor-based biotech startup, RetroSense Therapeutics, was acquired by leading global pharmaceutical company Allergan plc for […]

These glasses allow blind people to see again

Thirty-three-year-old Cody Moore of Hubbard is raising money for a new pair of glasses, but this pair costs more than most glasses you’ll find at any optometrist.
Cody, who is legally blind, is raising money for a pair of the eSight glasses, a new medical device that allows people who are legally blind to see you again. Read more >>