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CFI Group Says Freebies Like Shipping Drive Holiday Sales

ANN ARBOR — A new report from Ann Arbor’s customer experience analysts CFI Group and the King of Prussia, Pa.-based e-commerce company Radial Inc. finds that shoppers are willing to spend more online to get free shipping — but won’t stand for out-of-stock products or long waits for shipment.

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New Supply Chain Learning Game Powered by LLamasoft

ANN ARBOR — Supply Chain Insights, a Philadelphia-based advisory firm specializing in supply chain research, and LLamasoft, an Ann Arbor developer of supply chain software and services, have announced the release of a new supply chain simulation game that helps businesses understand market-driven supply chains.

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Esperion Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

ANN ARBOR — The cholesterol-fighting drug developer Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) Tuesday announced the proposed sale of $150 million of its common stock in an underwritten public offering.

Esperion also expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to $22.5 million of additional shares of its common stock.

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Battery Seminar Coming To Ann Arbor

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The San Diego battery industry consultant PlugVolt LLC will hold its 2017 Battery Seminar July 18-20 at the Hilton Garden Inn Ann Arbor, 1401 Briarwood Circle.

The event will feature experts from automotive and grid power storage manufacturers, industry suppliers, and battery manufacturers.

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Barracuda Networks to invest $2.3 million, create 115 jobs in Ann Arbor

LANSING – Barracuda Networks Inc., the network and data security provider, is expanding in Ann Arbor with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund and Ann Arbor Spark, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced. The project will generate a total capital investment of $2.3 million and create 115 new jobs.

Barracuda plans an expansion of its manufacturing operations in Ann Arbor, where it builds computer terminals and peripheral equipment. The project is expected to generate $2.3 million in capital investment and create 115 jobs. As a result, the company has been awarded a $750,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Michigan was chosen over competing sites in Georgia and California.

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Texas Firm Invests In LLamasoft

ANN ARBOR — LLamasoft, the Ann Arbor-based developer of supply chain modeling and design software, announced an investment by TPG Group, a private equity firm with offices in Fort Worth, Texas and San Francisco, Calif.

LLamasoft’s technology includes Supply Chain Guru for supply chain design. The company also plans this year to roll out new applications in supply chain visibility, planning, and demand modeling.

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Internet2 Names New President, CEO

ANN ARBOR — Internet2, the non-profit high-speed networking consortium led by the research and education communities, has named veteran broadband executive Howard Pfeffer its new president and CEO.

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Essen BioScience Launches New Cell Analysis Platform

ANN ARBOR — Essen BioScience, a developer of cell-based assays and instrumentation used for drug discovery and basic research, has launched the IncuCyte S3 live-cell analysis platform for real-time, automated measurements of cell health, proliferation, movement and function directly inside a standard incubator.

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