Technology

Ask any technology and advanced manufacturing executive what causes their insomnia and they’ll quickly mention the lack of skilled tech candidates. The dire concerns of our last recession seem a hundred years past. The new anxiety is over lost sales, missed deadlines and exploding outsourcing expenditures, because companies lack qualified professionals to fill their technical positions. Read More
Because the retail industry is being so disrupted by new technology, Target Corp. wanted to get out front of the game by partnering with Colorado-based Techstars, forming Techstars Retail Accelerator. Read More
Earlier this fall, federal auto safety regulators gave driverless cars the unofficial green light, betting the nation’s highways will be safer with cars driven by machines instead of people.
It’s the latest game-changing development in a decades-long push for automation and digitization. And that push will only accelerate.
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The brand-new US Bank Stadium boasts a dozen cutting-edge features including a transparent ceiling, color-changing LED lighting and stadium-wide Wi-Fi, but arguably, the most noticeable features are the two 120-foot-wide video monitors that sit high over each of the end zones, keeping track of the score and showing instant replay.  The US Bank Stadium scoreboards are manufactured with the help Read More
The announcement of an expansion of a west metro biomedical firm represents yet another development in cementing Plymouth’s status as a high tech medical hotbed. Read More
Minnesota is fortunate to have bountiful water resources along with a seasoned expertise in water issues and technology. Plymouth-based TonkaWater, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, has leveraged this knowledge to provide customized solutions to water treatment problems across North America. Read More
The founder of Zipnosis talks technology with host Jeff Martin, who interviews tech executives while driving them around in his Prius. Read More
When the Ford Center opened in 1914 in what is now called the North Loop, it was an auto factory where an eventual 600 workers built Model T automobiles. Operated as a vertical assembly plant, the innovative space included a first floor showroom for selling the completed coupes. Read More

Damola Ogundipe (left), Jasmine Russell (center) and Mondo Davison (right). Photo by Tate Carlson

Mondo Davison is taking The Big Step.
After months of planning, the young man who calls himself “The Black Tech Guy” is resigning his day job to pursue his fledgling tech startup full time.
“I call it a leap of calculated faith,” says Davison, 31, who has put in seven years as a project coordinator with St. Paul public schools. “It’s time to give this my all.”
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