Laura Cowan

Clarivate To Acquire Proquest
Announcements, News

Clarivate To Acquire Proquest

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.

Ann Arbor’s AdAdapted Is Behind Your Improving Online Shopping List
Marketing

Ann Arbor’s AdAdapted Is Behind Your Improving Online Shopping List

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.

How (and When) To Hire Cybersecurity Staff For Your Business
Engineering, Security

How (and When) To Hire Cybersecurity Staff For Your Business

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
News

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.

2021 Top Cloud Security Tools For Business
Security

2021 Top Cloud Security Tools For Business

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.

Michigan Tech Events May 2021
Announcements, Tech Events

Michigan Tech Events May 2021

Nicolas Théorêt is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Centri. Each year, propane distributors waste over $1.5B on unnecessary deliveries. Centri seeks to help these distributors eliminate the waste in their delivery operations by offering them a simple IoT solution, the CentriConnect platform. Centri’s solution helps propane distributors minimize their delivery costs, optimize their operations, and grow their customer base. The technology has been in the beta testing phase with a propane distributor since March 2020 and the company is preparing the business for a commercial launch in the coming months.

Clarivate To Acquire Proquest
Announcements, News

Clarivate To Acquire Proquest

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.

Ann Arbor’s AdAdapted Is Behind Your Improving Online Shopping List
Marketing

Ann Arbor’s AdAdapted Is Behind Your Improving Online Shopping List

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.

How (and When) To Hire Cybersecurity Staff For Your Business
Engineering, Security

How (and When) To Hire Cybersecurity Staff For Your Business

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
News

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.

2021 Top Cloud Security Tools For Business
Security

2021 Top Cloud Security Tools For Business

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.

Michigan Tech Events May 2021
Announcements, Tech Events

Michigan Tech Events May 2021

Nicolas Théorêt is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Centri. Each year, propane distributors waste over $1.5B on unnecessary deliveries. Centri seeks to help these distributors eliminate the waste in their delivery operations by offering them a simple IoT solution, the CentriConnect platform. Centri’s solution helps propane distributors minimize their delivery costs, optimize their operations, and grow their customer base. The technology has been in the beta testing phase with a propane distributor since March 2020 and the company is preparing the business for a commercial launch in the coming months.

Top Business CyberSecurity Trends for 2021
Security

Top Business CyberSecurity Trends for 2021

Small business and enterprise alike have been forced through a rapid adoption of new security measures to make sure that company data is secure while working remote during the coronavirus pandemic. As companies migrate to the cloud and deal with new security threats, it’s a lot for the average business to keep up with. Especially if you are a small business and don’t have a dedicated team working on cybersecurity. With that in mind, we have put together a list of top business cybersecurity trends for 2021, to keep your company on top of the latest security issues relevant to all business. If you’re interested in a security assessment for your business, our sponsor Trek10 is offering a free security assessment to help you make sure your company data is secure and managed efficiently.

10 Ann Arbor Startups To Watch in 2021 (pt 2)
News, Tech News

10 Ann Arbor Startups To Watch in 2021 (pt 2)

Despite the pandemic, more startups have launched in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this year alone than we have space to list here. Many Ann Arbor startups have been around for a few years and are now starting to experience rapid growth. Here is the second half of our article on 10 growing Ann Arbor tech companies that you really have to watch if you’re looking for a tech job or hoping to invest in Midwest tech startups in 2021.

10 Ann Arbor Startups To Watch in 2021 (pt 1)
News

10 Ann Arbor Startups To Watch in 2021 (pt 1)

Despite the pandemic, more startups have launched in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this year alone than we have space to list here. Many Ann Arbor startups have been around for a few years and are now starting to experience rapid growth. Here are 10 growing Ann Arbor tech companies that you really have to watch if you’re looking for a tech job or hoping to invest in Midwest tech startups in 2021. Technologies developed by these startups are central to current trends in remote work and communications, connected vehicle technology, cancer treatment and other biomedical technologies, quantum sensing tech, enterprise data management, government data analysis, wind energy, and food supply chain innovation.

Michigan Midwest Startup Report (MVCA)
Announcements, Funding, News

Michigan Midwest Startup Report (MVCA)

The 2021 MVCA Research Report has just been released, with more details available than our recent interview with Executive Director Ara Topouzian. The 2021 MVCA Research Report shows that 88 Michigan startups received more than $257 million in venture capital investment in 2020. The report estimates that an additional $1.2 billion of venture capital will be required to adequately fund the growth of Michigan’s 165 startup companies in the next two years.

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