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  • With Detroit Taking A Lyft In A Driverless Car, What’s Next For Cities? Crunch Network

    With Detroit Taking A Lyft In A Driverless Car, What’s Next For Cities?

    Transportation and geography have always been intertwined. Specifically, the auto industry, with Detroit being the prime example, was once more tightly tied to place. The same can be said for the tech industry, which still maintains a dominance largely in Silicon Valley. Until very recently, these industries were distinct: tech was tech and transportation was transportation and never the… Read More

  • Rocket Fiber Launches 100Gb/s Internet Service In Downtown Detroit

    Rocket Fiber Launches 100Gb/s Internet Service In Downtown Detroit

    Downtown Detroit has a new ISP: Rocket Fiber is today detailing its upcoming fiber optic internet service, which it brags are 1,000 times faster than the current average internet connectivity in Detroit. Businesses can sign up for 100Gb/s service while consumers are limited to 10Gb/s in residential buildings. This service doesn’t come cheap, though. It costs $70 a month for one gig… Read More

  • How I Got Wooed By Startups As An Intern Crunch Network

    How I Got Wooed By Startups As An Intern

    My life changed when I got a job at a startup. I was 19 years old and had just finished my first year at the University of Michigan. By some stroke of luck I managed to land a software engineering internship at a venture capital-backed startup called UpTo. Located in downtown Detroit, I actually stayed on with them on and off throughout most of college. Read More

  • Shinola, Grado Labs, And Adafruit To Talk Making And Manufacturing At Disrupt NY

    Shinola, Grado Labs, And Adafruit To Talk Making And Manufacturing At Disrupt NY

    Manufacturing never left America. Even during the recession, good people were still building good things. Recently, though, thanks to the maker movement, small-scale manufacturing is seeing a renaissance throughout the world, something the president of Shinola, Vice President of Grado Labs, and founder of Adafruit will discuss at Disrupt NY. Each of these people have a unique vantage point on… Read More

  • Detroit To Finally Get Fiber-Optic Internet Thanks To Dan Gilbert

    Detroit To Finally Get Fiber-Optic Internet Thanks To Dan Gilbert

    High speed fiber optic internet is coming to downtown Detroit thanks to Dan Gilbert’s Rock Ventures. The investment group recently confirmed that construction is underway on a fiber-optic network starting in the downtown area. The network, dubbed Rocket Fiber, will serve residents and businesses and will offer internet connection 100 times faster than current services, Crain’s… Read More

  • Detroit Hustle In Silicon Valley

    Detroit Hustle In Silicon Valley

    Meet Jonathon Triest. The 32-year-old Detroit native runs Ludlow Ventures and just closed his first venture fund — $15 million. He’s a Detroiter investing directly in Silicon Valley with the sheer gumption of a Midwesterner. “We hunt startups like most startups hunt VCs,” he told me. Operating out of downtown Detroit, Triest isn’t your traditional Detroit… Read More

  • It’s Not About Creating Another Silicon Valley But Preventing Another Motor City Crunch Network

    It’s Not About Creating Another Silicon Valley But Preventing Another Motor City

    Many iconic founders grew up in Michigan. When you have a state with the highest concentration of engineering degrees in the country, there is a high probability that you’ll have a lot of babies who will want to build products. But why are these job creators moving away to set up their companies somewhere else? Is it the snow? The Detroit Lions, maybe? I believe you can look at the… Read More

  • Dan Gilbert Says Detroit's Bouncing Back | Full Interview

    Detroit’s Dan Gilbert Comes To Silicon Valley

    Dan Gilbert is a powerful man – in Detroit. Now he wants to convince Silicon Valley to move to America’s Motor City where they’ll have wide open offices, inexpensive living, and access to amazing talent. Gilbert, the chairman of Rock Ventures and the owner of Quicken Loans, owns 60 buildings in downtown Detroit that house 12,000 employees. He is also an active backer in… Read More

  • Regarding The Sick Fixation On Detroit Blight Porn

    Regarding The Sick Fixation On Detroit Blight Porn

    The GooBing Detroit Tumblr chronicles the state of the crumbling metropolis. By using Google Maps images captured in 2009 and more recent pictures captured by Bing Maps in 2012, this Tumblr offers a unique view of the decay. Some areas have went from depressed to devastated in just three years. Click through and check out some of the images. Blight porn gets pageviews. But this Tumblr offers… Read More