Trends, products and advances


From Fortune 500 to family stores, Collective Idea covers wide range

Holland-based software company’s clients include health care, big business and data companies large and small.

April 28, 2017
Coming together to help a company streamline its operations is Holland software company Collective Idea’s goal. Read More

Couple’s app simplifies garage sale payouts

Tally Sheet helps multiple sellers track purchases for garage, yard and estate sales.

April 28, 2017
For years, Holly Anderson spent a weekend with girlfriends hosting a garage sale. Read More

Can GR be another Silicon Valley?

Industry leaders stress forging own path toward creating bustling tech culture, not copying other regions.

April 28, 2017
Grand Rapids doesn’t need to spawn the next Elon Musk to create a bustling technology sector in West Michigan. Read More

Auto supplier driving toll road technology into Canada and Mexico

April 28, 2017
An auto supplier in the area is expanding its toll road technology to Canada and Mexico after launching it in the U.S. Read More

HP settles suit with Michigan for $13M

April 28, 2017
| By AP
LANSING — Hewlett-Packard Co. will pay $13 million to the state to settle a lawsuit. Read More

ACLU opposes plan for license plate scanners

April 27, 2017
| By AP
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is offering its opposition to Grand Rapids' plan to use license plate scanning technology for parking enforcement. Read More

Tech company acquires firm

April 25, 2017
A local technology company has acquired an out-of-state firm. Read More

Law firms examine pros and cons of e-discovery

Attorneys say most practices use Technology Assisted Review software to sort and search records during pretrial investigations, audits.

April 21, 2017
Varnum attorney Matt Anderson said the 1998 movie “A Civil Action,” starring John Travolta, illustrates how tedious the “slog” of discovery once was for attorneys, sorting through rooms full of paper to gather the facts of a case. Read More

The Rapid planning e-fare system

April 21, 2017
The Rapid has announced plans to implement a new e-fare system. Read More

Is my smartphone making me dumb?

April 21, 2017
I read an article recently about building cultural intelligence and the role that your smartphone may play in hindering your ability to do so. Evidently, we need time to be bored. Read More