November 27, 2021

Category: Technology

Economy, Technology, Utilities

Why Broadband Still Won’t Reach All Minnesotans Anytime Soon

A group of Minnesota DFL and Republican lawmakers are pushing to narrow the state’s  broadband gap by injecting $70 million over the next two years into a grant program for internet projects. But while the new money would keep the state on track to meet one of its broadband access goals by 2022, it has a long and expensive […]

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Ecolab Chair and CEO on Navigating  Turbulent Times & Digitalization
Agribusiness, Artificial Intelligence, Corporate Governance, Economy, Entrepreneurism, Environment, Food, Jobs, Leadership, Manufacturing, Mining, Oil and Gas, Startups, Technology, Utilities

Ecolab Chair and CEO on Navigating Turbulent Times & Digitalization

Ecolab Chairman and CEO Doug Baker Jr. spoke to a crowd of more than 1,000 of the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs during the 2018 Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Desert, CA, this morning.  Doug answered questions asked by EY’s U.S. Chair and Managing Partner Kelly Grier. Here are excerpts: Kelly: [Regarding dealing with a transforming, […]

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Will Robots Take Your Job?
Artificial Intelligence, Economy, Education, Jobs, Technology

Will Robots Take Your Job?

The World Economic Forum last week issued a new report saying that automation—robotics and artificial intelligence—will have a profound affect on just about every business between now and 2022. Its Future of Jobs Report provides specific information on the relative magnitude of these trends by industry and geography, and on the expected time horizon for […]

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Banking and Finance, Economy, Entrepreneurism, Environment, Technology

Solar Gardens Nab $11 Million Financing

During solar energy’s brief history, banks have for the most part refused to back solar operators because of their heavy reliance on taxpayer-backed funding. A different legislative body could quickly reduce or eliminate funding. That’s why it’s significant to note that Solar garden operator SunShare has secured $11 million in construction financing to pay for its […]

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Will Best Buy Stock Rise or Fall Tomorrow?
Mobile Phones, Retail, Technology

Will Best Buy Stock Rise or Fall Tomorrow?

The Minneapolis-based electronics retailer’s stock has outperformed that of Walmart, Target and the S&P 500 during the last five and two years; only Best Buy has more than doubled in value during those time periods. The question is, can it continue, or will it begin to slide tomorrow morning when it reveals its second quarter […]

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Most Fear Artificial Intelligence’s Use Nearly three-quarters of consumers think companies will go too far with artificial intelligence. (PRNewsfoto/Elicit)
Artificial Intelligence, Entrepreneurism, Technology

Most Fear Artificial Intelligence’s Use

Benevolent force for good or existential threat to humanity? New research measuring consumer attitudes around artificial intelligence (AI) reveals how people feel about the growing pervasiveness of AI in society and their comfort level with rapid advances in the technology’s use. Conducted by Minneapolis based tech consulting firm Elicit, the report finds consumers conflicted as […]

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Inundated With Robocalls? You’re Not Alone
Technology

Inundated With Robocalls? You’re Not Alone

Americans were overwhelmed by an estimated 24.3 billion robocalls in the first seven months of this year, compared to an estimated 17.2 billion robocalls received in the first seven months of 2017, marking a 41.3% year-on-year increase for this ongoing national problem. National robocalling volumes for July equaled 129 million calls per day, or 1,493 […]

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Bright Health Expands Into New York
Entrepreneurism, Health Care, Jobs, Startups, Technology

Bright Health Expands Into New York

Minneapolis-based Bright Health announced this morning it has received federal government approval to begin offering Medicare Advantage plans in New York City, making this partnership the newest market addition to its exclusive Care Partner collaborations. The company plans to begin offering the plans to 65+ consumers  in New York during this fall’s 2019 annual enrollment […]

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Hitching a Ride to Your Health Care Provider
Entrepreneurism, Health Care, Technology

Hitching a Ride to Your Health Care Provider

Here’s a great example of a startup that is solving a problem and helping its clients make more money, while improving health care. Minneapolis-based Hitch Health, a healthcare technology company focused on innovative ways to improve patient health, and Lyft, the fastest growing ride-share company in the U.S., today released results of a year-long non-emergency […]

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