MHTA – A group of Minnesota technology employers has begun working with state labor and educational officials on an IT apprenticeship program called PIPELINE Project. The effort is being coordinated through the Minnesota Department of Labor with similar apprenticeship programs being designed in advanced manufacturing, health care and agriculture.
U of M launches record number of startups
MHTA – The University of Minnesota announced it launched a record 15 startup companies based on discoveries and inventions by its researchers during the past year. These companies, which top the previous record of 14 companies in fiscal 2013, demonstrate the university’s commitment to bringing revolutionary discoveries to the market in key industries including medical technology and the environment.
Going wireless for success
MHTA – With the continuing explosive growth of mobile phone use, people expect their devices to work everywhere at any time. That means wireless solutions have emerged as a key concern for building and real estate developers across Minnesota.
CenturyLink expands 1 gigabit service
CenturyLink has announced that symmetrical broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) are available to residential and business customers in Twin Cities neighborhoods through the company’s ultra-fast fiber network. Local leaders are praising the new investment in advanced fiber technology connecting people in the Twin Cities to some of the fastest upload and download Internet speeds currently available in the United States.
Magnet 360 acquires NY tech agency
MHTA – Magnet 360 has announced it has acquired iRGONOMIC, a New York based marketing and information technology agency. The move will expand Magnet 360’s east coast presence.