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New Mobile E-Commerce Software From Grand Rapids Firm

GRAND RAPIDS — EAgile Inc., a global leader in Internet of Things technologies, announced the release of its eLink software for mobile e-commerce.

The company said eLink is the first software to combine smartphone-based one-tap ordering, product authentication and customer engagement functions with enterprise-level track and trace visibility into a single product.

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Holland Innovation Consultant Moves To Larger HQ

HOLLAND — Twisthink, a product innovation and business strategy consultancy, has moved into a new, larger headquarters and added new talent and new clients.

The new headquarters, 15,000 square feet in size, is at 48 E. Eighth St. in downtown Holland. It’s pictured above.

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Mojix Acquires Internet of Things Platform Provider TierConnect

LOS ANGELES — Mojix, the Los Angeles-based provider of wireless sensor network products and services, announced the acquisition of Plymouth-based TierConnect and its subsidiary CodeRoad, creators of a platform for the Internet of Things called ViZix.

This acquisition enables Mojix to offer comprehensive and fully configurable software with advanced analytics, enabling end-to-end business intelligence and data visibility across multiple industries. This will further bridge the gap between its RFID hardware platform, the edge and IoT.

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Ford Innovation Boss Meets With VC’s, Startups At U-M Event

YPSILANTI — The door is open for tech startups to talk to Ford Motor Co. about advances in mobility.

That’s the word from Ford Motor Co.’s innovation guru, delivered at the Midwest’s largest venture capital conference, where dozens of young, innovative companies meet with the people who control institutional investment.

“I’m an angel investor in Ford Motor Co.,” said Bill Coughlin, president and CEO of the automaker’s Ford Global Technologies LLC. “I invest in the creation of intellectual property … The door is open to talk to us.”

The leader of the automaker’s skunk works spoke Wednesday at the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, the annual matchmaking event for startups and venture capital firms, hosted by the University of Michigan and held in Ypsilanti.

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