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AI Startup Clinc Snags $52M Series B to Expand Offices, Markets

Ann Arbor, MI-based startup Clinc, which is focused on developing conversational artificial intelligence software for use in chatbots, has raised $52 million in a Series B round, the company announced this week. The round was led by Insight Partners, with participation from DFJ Growth, Drive Capital, and Hyde Park Venture Partners.As part of the deal, Jeff Lieberman, Insight Partners’ managing director, will join Clinc’s board of directors while DFJ Growth’s Randy Glein will join its board of a...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Barclays, Innovation, Venture Capital, Detroit, Dfj Growth, Dfj, Series B, University Of Michigan, Randy Glein


University of Michigan Joins the Global EIR Network

I’ve been working on the Startup Visa since I first wrote about it 2009 in my post The Founders Visa Movement. After a decade, it’s clear that our federal government has broadly failed us on this front. In 2015, I announced the Global EIR initiative to try something different. Today, I’m happy to welcome the University of Michigan to the Global EIR network. Applications are now open to become a Global Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Michigan’s Economic Growth Institution (EGI)....
Tags: Government, Immigration, Trends, Washington Dc, Michigan, Detroit, University Of Michigan, Amy, Feld, William Davidson Foundation, Global EIR, Startup Visa, Global Detroit, Millie Chu, William Davidson Foundation EGI, Global Detroit EGI


The View From Pluto: Beilein's Deep College Coaching Roots May Be Just What the Cavs Need

The Cavs are getting lots of praise for hiring the University of Michigan’s John Beilein as their new head coach. The 66-year-old has spent the last 12 years with Michigan, leading the Wolverines to the NCAA Final Four twice. [Author: Amanda Rabinowitz]
Tags: Ncaa, Michigan, University Of Michigan, Cavs, Amanda Rabinowitz, Wolverines, Beilein, John Beilein


Carbon Dioxide Soars to Record-Breaking Levels Not Seen in 800,000 Years

There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than there has been for 800,000 years -- since before our species evolved.On Saturday (May 11), the levels of the greenhouse gas reached 415 parts per million (ppm), as measured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. Scientists at the observatory have been measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide levels since 1958. But because of other kinds of analysis, such as those done on ancient air bubbles tra...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, University Of Michigan, Michael Mann, University Of Illinois, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Urbana Champaign, Mann, Penn State University, Mauna Loa observatory, Jonathan Overpeck, School for Environment, Overpeck, Donald Wuebbles


Roundup: Strata Oncology, Genomenon, Gilbert Family Foundation, More

Spring is always a busy time for Michigan’s innovation community, so let’s catch up on recent tech and entrepreneurial news below:—Last year, we reported on the Gilbert Family Foundation, a charitable organization founded by Quicken Loans chairman Dan Gilbert and his wife Jennifer, and its initiative to develop gene therapy treatments for neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1). In April, the foundation announced a new gene therapy research effort: an $11 million vision restoration initiative, which is focus...
Tags: Startups, Roundup, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Innovation, Gm, Genomics, Michigan, Detroit, STEM education, Dan Gilbert, University Of Michigan, Mastermind, Jennifer, Jen Welter, Ashoka


Carbon Dioxide Soars to Record-Breaking Levels Not Seen in at Least 800,000 Years

There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than there has been for 800,000 years -- since before our species evolved.On Saturday (May 11), the levels of the greenhouse gas reached 415 parts per million (ppm), as measured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. Scientists at the observatory have been measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide levels since 1958. But because of other kinds of analysis, such as those done on ancient air bubbles tra...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, University Of Michigan, Michael Mann, University Of Illinois, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Urbana Champaign, Mann, Penn State University, Mauna Loa observatory, Jonathan Overpeck, School for Environment, Overpeck, Donald Wuebbles


Why Did Cavaliers Hire John Beilein as Next Head Coach?

John Beilein is leaving the University of Michigan after 12 seasons in Ann Arbor to become the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Why did the Cavs target Beilein and why is he a good fit in the NBA? 13-year NBA veteran Quentin Richardson joins SI
Tags: News, Basketball, Nba, Cleveland Cavaliers, University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Cavs, Beilein, John Beilein, Quentin Richardson


Always Interview on Fridays

--> When I was in college I remember going for an interview with the investment bank JP Morgan. I had no idea how I had gotten the interview but it was for something dealing with finance and statistical studies of Asian securities markets. I had gone to high school for awhile in Bangkok and thought it would be fun to have some sort of job involving Asia. I did an ”on campus interview” and a few weeks after submitting my resume they called and invited me to come speak with them for half a day in ...
Tags: Asia, Featured, Careers, Chicago, Harvard University, Jp Morgan, Job Search, Job Interviews, Career Advice, Bangkok, University Of Michigan, Jesus Christ, Ling, Interview Tips, Career Blog, Legal Recruiter


Study suggests wasps are capable of logical thinking, and that should terrify you

Running into a wasp -- or even worse, several wasps -- on a nice summer day can be terrifying. Unlike honeybees, some wasp species are aggressive, and if they decide your can of Mt. Dew is actually their can of Mt. Dew you could be in for a painful confrontation.But just how smart are wasps? Research on honeybees has shown that they don't seem capable of logical reasoning, but a new study by scientists at the University of Michigan suggests that the same may not be true of paper wasps. The w...
Tags: Science, University Of Michigan, Elizabeth Tibbetts


Never underestimate a wasp -- new study shows they're smarter than we thought

A new study from the University of Michigan reveals wasps can use a form of logical reasoning to infer unknown relationships from known relationships.
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Russia vs. China vs. America: The Hypersonic Arms Race Is Here

Russia and China have recently touted their progress in developing hypersonic vehicles, which fly much faster than the speed of sound, which is 767 mph. Hypersonic missiles are rocket-boosted to high altitude and may be launched from land, sea or air. They fly far faster than any other weapons – more than 3,000 mph and potentially up to 10,000 mph – which makes them difficult to identify, avoid or shoot down. After leading the development of this technology area for decades, the U.S. finds itsel...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, America, University Of Michigan


Paper wasps capable of behavior that resembles logical reasoning

A new University of Michigan study provides the first evidence of transitive inference, the ability to use known relationships to infer unknown relationships, in a nonvertebrate animal: the lowly paper wasp.
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Examining P.K. Subban Trade Rumors

The Nashville Predators’ early exit from the 2019 Playoffs showed that the team wasn’t built to be a winner like many thought it was. They lacked consistent goal scoring and suffered from an over-reliance on the top line to win games. The less-than-stellar result has created much speculation on how the team can get better over the offseason. Addressing Scoring Woes One move that nearly everyone believes the Predators should make is to add scoring, by way of bringing in a top-six forward....
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Finland, Rangers, Nashville, Philadelphia, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Montreal, Smith, RFA, Cliff, University Of Michigan, Philadelphia Inquirer


Beyond Meats IPO success signals meat alternatives here to stay

Beyond Meats began trading publicly on Thursday under the ticker BYND. Beyond Meats and Impossible Foods are two alternative meat companies that've been dominating the space in recent years, with investors such as Bill Gates and Leonardo DiCaprio.Alternative meat companies could significantly help the U.S. food industry cut down on environmentally harmful practices, namely the raising of cattle. None Shares of Beyond Meat soared on Thursday as the plant-based food company began trading publicly ...
Tags: Food, Business, Climate Change, Environment, Bill Gates, Innovation, Leonardo Dicaprio, Vox, Burger King, Impossible Foods, University Of Michigan, Carl, Tyson, Purdue, Ethan Brown, Impossible Burger


Michael Vukojevic – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Michael Vukojevic 2018-19 Team: Kitchener RangersDate of Birth: June 8, 2001Place of Birth: Oakville, ONHt: 6’2” Wt: 205 lbs.Position: DNHL Draft Eligibility: 2019 first-year eligible Rankings NHL Central Scouting: 55th (among North American skaters)Future Considerations: 127thTSN/McKenzie: 73rd Michael Vukojevic was a very highly touted prospect in Minor Midget, ranking as a first-round prospect for the 2017 OHL Draft and committing to play at the University of Michigan b...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Rangers, Ncaa, Michigan, Hockey, NHL, University Of Michigan, Kitchener, OHL, McKenzie, Green Bay Gamblers, Oakville, USHL, NHL Entry Draft, Dominic Tiano


How Can I Cope with The Fact That My Sister Is Getting Her Driver’s License Soon?

Because of autism, I’ve never gotten a permit at sixteen. Years later, I’ve attempted to get a driver’s license at 23 but I gave up because I had a talk with my parents about the possibility that autism may limit my ability to drive. I was upset that I had to heard this, but deep down they’re right. Because of my dad yelling at me to break it when I was driving on the freeway, I had to give up driving as a result. Look at my teenage sister without autism who’s about to get a permit at sixteen so...
Tags: Europe, Relationships, Teen Issues, Sibling Rivalry, Disability, Autism, Autism Spectrum, Driving, University Of Michigan, Sadly America


Triplets ready to graduate from the University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan’s commencement will have an unusual group sitting among this year’s graduating class — triplets who are preparing to part for the first time. Abby, Seraphina and Zoey Provenzano’s time attending the same university will come to an end May 4, when they all graduate with about […]
Tags: News, Nation, University Of Michigan, Nation & World, Abby Seraphina, Zoey Provenzano


FutureLearn takes $65M from Seek Group for 50% stake in UK online degree platform

Edtech and recruitment continue to converge. London-based online degree platform, FutureLearn, is taking £50 million (~$64.6M) from Australian-based online job matching group, Seek, in exchange for a 50 per cent stake in the business — just days after the same group led a massive Series E in U.S. online learning giant Coursera. U.K. distance learning veteran, the Open University — which had wholly owned the FutureLearn platform up til now — retains a 50 per cent stake in the business followin...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Europe, UK, London, Education, Australia, Mexico, Tech, United Kingdom, National Health Service, Columbia University, Accenture, Edtech, Johns Hopkins, Open University, Financial Times


Online learning startup Coursera is now worth more than $1 billion

Coursera, an online platform that offers university and technical classes, announced Thursday it raised $103 million in Series E funding that valued the company "well north" of $1 billion, according to a Coursera spokesperson. SEEK Group led the round, and existing investors Future Fund and NEA also participated. Coursera has 40 million registered learners, up from 26 million in June 2017. The platform 3,200+ courses, 300+ Specializations, and 14 degrees from 150 universities across the world....
Tags: Samsung, Trends, Silicon Valley, Pearson, Coursera, Nea, University Of Michigan, SEEK Group, Jeff Maggioncalda, Columbia University Johns Hopkins University


Study shows meal kits are more sustainable than grocery shopping

Meal kit delivery companies eliminate the weekly rush to the grocery store, making meal preparation easier than ever, but are they good for the environment? While some may dismiss these services as being wasteful, a new study reveals that they are actually more eco-friendly than you might think. Researchers compared ingredients commonly used in meal kit deliveries to their grocery store counterparts and found they have a much smaller carbon footprint. According to NPR, meals prepared with ingre...
Tags: Design, Features, United States, Grocery Stores, Blue Apron, Food Waste, Npr, Zero Waste, Emissions, Vegan, Eco-friendly, University Of Michigan, Vegetarian, Plastic Waste, Gluten Free, Eat & Drink


Midwest Growth Capital Symposium to Feature VC University Seminar

Later next month, the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) will kick off its 38th annual two-day event dedicated to showcasingthe region’s high-growth companies to a cadre of local and out-of-town investors.During the symposium, 32 companies actively seeking funding will pitch to an audience of more than 500 attendees. There will also be a tech transfer pitch track, featuring presenters from the University of Minnesota, Purdue Research Foundation, Indiana University Ventures, Ohio State Univ...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Vc, Innovation, Venture Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Detroit, Duo Security, University Of Michigan, Ohio State University, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, Wayne State University, Scott Kupor, David Brophy


Environmental Hypocrites of the Left

George Monbiot recently expressed a carefully calibrated environmental message that allows people on the environmental left to feel self-righteous without making any real sacrifice. In a video that was shared widely, including by celebrities such as James Corden, the British writer argues that the only way to help the environment is to change the “big, structural, political economic stuff.” Monbiot concludes that we need to “go straight to the heart of capitalism and overthrow it.” At the same t...
Tags: Science, Washington, United States, Farmers, James Corden, Cornell University, University Of Michigan, George Monbiot, Monbiot


Grocery shopping wreaks greater havoc on the environment than meal kits

A study by the University of Michigan showed meal kits cause less environmental damage than meals from grocery store ingredients. According to the U-M researchers, grocery store meals produced more greenhouse gas emissions than meal kits. The post Grocery shopping wreaks greater havoc on the environment than meal kits appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Food Waste, Smart Home, Carbon Footprint, University Of Michigan, Meal Kits


Flashback Friday: Leo Burnett — Humanist, Storyteller, A Man of High Standards

Leo Burnett studied journalism at the University of Michigan and received his bachelor’s degree in 1914. His first job out of college was as a reporter for the Peoria Journal Star in Peoria, Illinois. In 1917, he moved to Detroit and was hired to edit an in-house publication for Cadillac Clearing House. That’s right, Leo B. was an early practitioner of content marketing. […] The post Flashback Friday: Leo Burnett — Humanist, Storyteller, A Man of High Standards appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Advertising, Detroit, University Of Michigan, Peoria Illinois, Leo Burnett, Peoria Journal Star, Ad People, Leo B


U-M study: 'Induced' driving miles could overwhelm potential energy-saving benefits of self-driving

The benefits of self-driving cars will likely induce vehicle owners to drive more, and those extra miles could partially or completely offset the potential energy-saving benefits that automation may provide, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Tags: Science, University Of Michigan


Metamoto’s Jeff Blackburn on AV Testing and Why Waymo Leads the Pack

In the development of self-driving cars, once a vehicle is ready for the validation stage, it’s not always practical or affordable to test them on open roads. Given the hundreds of different scenarios developers want autonomous vehicles to experience and react to—weather, traffic conditions, pedestrian activity, land markings, and more—simulation offers an alternative to on-road testing.At the M:Bility conference held in Dearborn a few weeks ago, Xconomy had an opportunity to chat with Metamoto...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, Software, Innovation, Automotive Industry, Detroit, Blackburn, Alphabet, University Of Michigan, Virginia Tech, Dearborn, Bility, Jeff Blackburn, National blog main


Players to Watch at the World U-18 Championships

The IIHF World Under-18 Championships are right around the corner, with the festivities set to kick off on Thursday, April 19. Along with the pre-season Hlinka Gretzky Tournament, the U-18s provide the biggest platform for draft-eligible prospects to show their skill and compete against the very best their draft year has to offer. Team Finland, the defending champions from 2018, were dealt a big blow when prospective top-five pick Kaapo Kakko announced he would skip the tournament. Team USA,...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Canada, Finland, Hockey, NHL, York, Dallas Stars, University Of Michigan, Harley, Team USA, Boston College, Connor McDavid, Mississauga Steelheads, NHL Entry Draft, Ryan McLeod


Crackling and wheezing could be the sounds of a progressing lung disease

Doctors know they're the sounds of lung problems, but it turns out they might be more than symptoms--crackling and wheezing could be the sounds of a disease progressing, a University of Michigan researcher has found.
Tags: Health, University Of Michigan


In lung disease, crackling and wheezing can be more than just a sign of sickness

Doctors know they're the sounds of lung problems, but it turns out they might be more than symptoms--crackling and wheezing could be the sounds of a disease progressing, a University of Michigan researcher has found.
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‘Adulting’: How Millennials Are Shaping Auto Trends Part II

We’ve heard all the adages about millennials before. They’re entitled. They constantly need praise in order to be motivated. They whine about wanting to work remotely. They switch jobs too often. They live in their parents’ basements and can’t stand on their own two feet. Their lives take place as much online as they do in honest-to-goodness “real” life. They demand instant gratification, want everything online, and are oddly enamored with brunch. Millennials (also known as Gen Y) get a bad r...
Tags: America, Auto Industry, Millennials, Car Buying, Autos, Gen Y, Rideshare, Wall Street Journal, Trend, Ridesharing, Boomers, Gig Economy, University Of Michigan, Industry News, Gallup, Millennial