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Jenn-Air’s Connected Wall Oven Now Compatible with Google Assistant

Benton Harbor-based luxury appliance company Jenn-Air today announced that users can now control their connected wall ovens using the voice-activated Google Assistant that powers Google Home and its smart home features. Like Amazon’s Alexa and Jenn-Air’s own IOS and Android wall oven apps, the Google Assistant is able to control many of the oven’s functions.  

Royal Oak’s Powerley Partners With AEP Ohio to Release Energy-Driven Smart Home Experience

Powerley, a Royal Oak-based utility-led smart home technology company owned by DTE Energy in Detroit, today announced that AEP Ohio, an electric utility, has released its home energy management solution (mobile app) to its residential customers, making it one of the first utilities in the world to provide a real-time energy management experience.  

Four Detroit Projects Selected For Preservation By Development Authority

Mayor Mike Duggan today announced that the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) today selected four major housing projects in Detroit to receive a limited number of nine percent low income housing tax credits (LIHTC) meant to create or preserve 385 units of affordable housing throughout the city.

Dow to Sell Portion of Corn Hybrid Seed Business to CITIC Agri Fund in...

Midland-based Dow Chemical Co. today announced a definitive agreement with CITIC Agri Fund to divest a select portion of Dow AgroSciences’ corn seed business in Brazil for a purchase price of $1.1 billion.

MEDC Executive Committee Approves Jeff Mason as CEO

Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s executive committee today announced the approval of Jeff Mason as the organization’s new CEO. Mason assumed the position immediately upon approval.

North American Bancard Holdings Closes on Total Merchant Services Acquisition

Troy-based North American Bancard Holdings (NAB), a multi-faceted payment solutions provider, today announced the completion of the acquisition of Total Merchant Services (TMS).

Continental in Auburn Hills Acquires Navigation System Provider Quantum Inventions

Auburn Hills-based automotive internal technology company Continental today announced its acquisition of Singapore-based mobility intelligence provider Quantum Inventions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Michigan Venture Capital Study Reveals 50 Percent Increase in Detroit Startups

The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) today announced the findings of its 2017 Detroit Entrepreneurial Study, which analyzes Detroit’s entrepreneurial and investment community. Ann Arbor-based MVCA is a nonprofit trade organization that works to increase the amount of funding and talent available to venture and angel investors to support Michigan’s entrepreneurs.

Grand Valley State University Team Develops App to Limit Children’s Screen Time

The applied Medical Devices Institute (aMDI) at Grand Valley State University in Allendale today announced an app developed by a local entrepreneur that allows parents to manage the time their child spends on electronics.

Business Leaders for Michigan Announces K-12 Education Improvement Initiative

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) today announced a study aimed at improving K-12 school performance in Michigan. The study marks BLM’s first attempt to identify actions that can have an impact on raising student outcomes.