Detroit’s Donavan Wright was a residential real estate investor in several locations he had lived across the U.S., which he used “to help my community,” he says. He wanted to democratize access to real estate to compensate for a legacy in many areas of the U.S. that pushed minorities out of home ownership and made home ownership challenging on many fronts, from loan access to learning how to get a fair bid to renovate a property. “I realized how difficult that is,” he says. “There aren’t a lot of tools.” He had an idea. There is a gap in access to information about how to get fair bids on home renovation projects, especially for people who have been traditionally shut out of home ownership. How could an app solve that?
London, UK, May 17, 2021—Clarivate plc (NYSE: CLVT), a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire ProQuest, a leading global software, data and analytics provider to academic, research and national institutions, from Cambridge Information Group, a family-owned investment firm, and other partners including Atairos, for $5.3 billion, including refinancing of ProQuest debt. The consideration for the acquisition is approximately $4.0 billion in cash and $1.3 billion of equity. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, is expected to close during the third quarter of 2021.
Have you been using online grocery lists or shopping services? Noticed that they’ve significantly improved their ad recommendations for foods you might want to add to your cart? There’s a reason for that. Ann Arbor’s AdAdapted is a startup focused on improving the online shopping experience, from not getting you off track when you want to one-click add something to your cart and keep browsing, or making sure consumer packaged foods companies send you the right targeted ad for something you actually would like to buy along with the rest of your list. If you’ve recently used a “start your cart” function at an online grocer based on products you’ve previously purchased, you know how convenient this can be.
Cybersecurity is a growing concern for businesses of all sizes, from keeping data secure with remote workers, to making sure that all your applications work together in a secure and compliant manner. As part of our sponsored series on cloud security sponsored by Trek10, we put together a Q&A on common questions businesses ask about cybersecurity and how and when to hire cybersecurity staff or outsource to a contractor. We hope this helps you on your road to handling security issues for your team during these changing times.
Want To Learn How To Invest in Cryptocurrency? Benzinga Launches News & Tutorials For Crypto Investors
Are you curious to learn about cryptocurrency and how to invest in crypto? You’re not alone. The interest is so intense that Detroit’s investment news media outlet Benzinga has launched a stock market news service designed purely for educating cryptocurrency investors. The traffic for cryptocurrency news has quadrupled in recent weeks, according to Luke Jacobi, Benzinga’s Director of Operations.
So you know that the COVID-19 pandemic introduced a wave of new security risks for your business, but how do you get eyes on the problem? How do you assess security risks? Comparitech lists tools such as CloudStrike Falcon and Barracuda CloudGen Firewall as its top recommendations for cloud security tools, but the list goes on from there. There are so many choices, and they all do something a little different.
You live in Ann Arbor or maybe you just work here. From the chatter on the street or in the restaurants, you know thousands of people here work in technology. Walking from Main St. to State St., it’s hard to not notice a tech t-shirt, banter about code, signs on offices with made up words. Whether they’re startups or billion dollar businesses with offices here, tech is all over Ann Arbor today and they’re all hiring. There is so much happening, where can we all find out about what’s going on where?