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Shop online safely

As the holidays approach and the pandemic continues, you are highly likely to be doing more online shopping. Protect yourself from scams and data theft with these tips from ITS Information Assurance. Shop with trustworthy sites and sellers. Stick to businesses you know and trust, and compare descriptions and prices from multiple sellers to help spot scams. Be… Read More »

Google lawsuit could have downstream chilling effect on emerging tech startups

By | October 21, 2020

The U.S. government’s lawsuit alleging violations of antitrust laws by technology giant Google marks a new era of uncertainty for emerging startup companies in Southeast Michigan and beyond, according to Erik Gordon, a clinical assistant professor at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. The immediate impact of the lawsuit, said Gordon in a recent story in Crain’s Detroit Business, will… Read More »

Online news needs a new pay model, UMSI study shows

By | October 20, 2020

The revenue model that has sustained the newspaper industry for centuries no longer works in the digital age, but another age-old concept with some modern adaptations could be the answer to profitability, says Paramveer Dhillon, assistant professor at the School of Information. As newspaper and other similar content has gone digital over recent years, publishers have tried several… Read More »

U-M alum expands new global communications network

By | October 16, 2020

U-M alum Sara Spangelo, co-founder and CEO of Swarm, is establishing the world’s lowest-cost global communications network for customers in remote locations by using breakthrough satellite and ground hardware technology. In September, Swarm launched its first 12 commercial satellites from the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou, French Guiana. This set of 12 satellites joins Swarm’s existing nine experimental satellites. The company… Read More »

U-M startup SkyGig aims to take 5G to the next level

By | September 17, 2020

Two U-M researchers are steadily building their young company, SkyGig, to bring the next generation of high-speed wireless connectivity to the 5G ecosystem, satellite communications (Satcom), and beyond. Since founding the company in 2019, co-founders Armin Jam and Avish Kosari have attracted $1M in new funding and are now expanding their team to accelerate development and commercialization of… Read More »

Tech Shop launches at-the-door pickup

By | September 8, 2020

As the next step in a public health informed return to service, Tech Shop now offers at-the-door pickup for online orders, in addition to a variety of shipping options. Online orders can be placed at techshop.umich.edu. This service will be available by appointment at the Michigan Union location. Service hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through… Read More »

U-M startup unveils new LEDs for high-efficiency, high-performance displays

By | August 12, 2020

Brighter, crisper screens that draw half the power and lasts twice as long are possible with NS Nanotech’s next-gen LEDs. University of Michigan startup NS Nanotech has announced the creation of a smaller, more energy-efficient light-emitting diode that aims to offer brighter, crisper displays for massive signs, mobile phones and other devices. The company, whose technology is based on research… Read More »

Extreme interest in crowdsourced projects requires more traditional management

By | April 24, 2020

Collaborative crowdsourcing has become a popular way to advance a technology idea or to spin it off for new uses, but U-M research shows when faced with extreme interest, team leaders must often rely on traditional organizational management structure to get the work done. When a collaborative crowdsourced project is thrust into the limelight, the impact—or shock—of so… Read More »

App to provide anonymous support network for U-M students

By | April 10, 2020

A new app called kare is an anonymous wellness support platform recently launched by U-M students for college students. According to business junior Bennett Hilkert, chief executive officer and a co-founder of kare, the apps tagline (“because sometimes we don’t feel our best”) outlines the purpose of the company: to help connect students via an anonymous peer-to-peer support… Read More »

Live public street cams are tracking social distancing

By | April 10, 2020

With advanced computer vision models and live public street cam video, a U-M startup is tracking social distancing behaviors in real time at some of the most visited places in the world. Voxel51’s new tool uses the company’s existing platform and underlying custom AI to continuously track vehicle, cyclist, and pedestrian traffic at seven locations around the world, and… Read More »

Introducing Tech Shop

By | February 26, 2020

The campus institution that began with a computer truck load sale in 1987 will mark a major milestone this spring. When the Computer Showcase returns home to a brand new Michigan Union store space in April, they will adopt a new name: Tech Shop. When the first brick-and-mortar location opened in 1988, Computer Showcase only offered consulting and… Read More »

Michigan Ross alum is helping lower the cost of internet access in Africa

By | February 5, 2020

Connectivity looks very different in emerging markets, and especially in Africa, where historically the cost of internet and mobile devices have prohibited the majority of the population from accessing the internet. That’s now changing, thanks to advances in technology, the falling price of smartphones, and the work being done on the ground by leaders like 2011 Michigan Ross… Read More »

Back in business: BI CoP relaunches

Many members of the Business Intelligence community have been talking about how we can share knowledge across campus, engage with our data stewards to understand methodologies used in capturing our data, share our struggles, and learn from one another. A small group has decided to reboot our Business Intelligence Community of Practice (BI CoP) and we had a… Read More »

LSA Technology Services streamlines course update process

By | November 12, 2019

As the largest college on campus, LSA has hundreds of changes to courses and degree requirements every year—changes that must be coordinated between LSA departments and the Registrar’s Office. That process just became easier with the recent completion of the Course List Update project (CLU) led by Matt Olex, a senior application architect in LSA Technology Services. M-Pathways… Read More »

Shop online safely with these tips

The holiday season is almost upon us, and you probably are already doing some online shopping. ITS Information Assurance offers the following tips to help you protect your personal information and devices when you shop online. Know who you are dealing with Limit your online shopping to merchants you know and trust. Beware rock-bottom prices. If a website… Read More »

New portal for faculty, staff textbook adoption coming

By | September 24, 2019

U-M faculty, instructors and staff will soon transition to a new online textbook and course material selection platform designed to personalize the process and promote more affordable alternatives for students. The site, operated by Barnes & Noble College (BNC), will launch Oct. 2 and replace the textbook data entry pages on Wolverine Access. The platform, developed with significant… Read More »

The new academic year sees several IT improvements at Dearborn

Dearborn’s IT staff was busy over the summer with several improvements, some recently completed and others that are underway. The Bloomberg Finance Lab The College of Business’ flagship learning space got a nearly down-to-the-studs renovation over the summer, including tech enhancements. The Bloomberg Finance Lab now features all new computers and monitors, new desks and chairs, four huge… Read More »

Ross School of Business announces new fintech initiative

By | September 18, 2019

A new Fintech Initiative at the Ross School of Business aims to develop students’ knowledge in financial technology. In an email sent to Business students, Business Dean Scott DeRue wrote that the initiative will support the development of educational offerings at the school. “Students will learn how the domains of finance and technology are coming together and dramatically… Read More »