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Whether it's Google Adwords opening in downtown Ann Arbor, Healthmedia leading the way with online health resources, Hass MS&L storming the web with innovative ad campaigns, the sturm und drang of local bloggers or the community-based efforts of Wireless Ypsi, Washtenaw County understands that the Internet is a heckuva lot more than a bunch of tubes; it is our cultural and economic future.

Internet Features

How Hooklogic turned an old economy space into a new economy enterprise

The former Leopold Brothers building on S. Main St. is the kind of space that takes imagination and moxie to make work. Enter New York City-based software firm Hooklogic, which decided to abandon plans to outsource its programming and set up shop in Ann Arbor, turning a light industrial space into a workplace for new economy talent.

5 Local Blogs You Need To Be Reading

Okay, there's us. And we're proud to say we've been around 300+ issues now. But let's share some of the love, okay? There are some damn fine local bloggers out there and we think you should be reading them. So, we've put together a list of five must-read sites.

Chronicle founder reflects on Ann Arbor news media's past, present and future

Last month Dave Askins and Mary Morgan ended their six year run of The Ann Arbor Chronicle, a local online news source that focused on long form government reporting. As Concentrate publishes its 300th issue, we've asked Askins to reflect on the local media-scape; where it's been, where it's at now, and where it might be heading.

Tecumseh Brewing Company launches with a new kind of crowdfunding

It's not uncommon for a fledgling business to raise capital through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. But what do you do if you're seeking investment partners through social media? That's the path the folks behind Tecumseh Brewing Company decided to take ...and they helped to change Michigan law along the way.

Olark, Breaking the Silicon Valley Mold

Olark is a Silicon Valley-style startup that didn't raise venture capital, isn't run by Stanford and MIT grads, calls Ann Arbor its home and has employees scattered across the country... heck, the globe. And yet it's grown exponentially over the last three years. How does it do it? Funny you should ask...
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Internet Blogs

Chad Wiebesick

Does Ann Arbor have its own Mad Men culture? Chad Wiebesick says yes. As the Interactive Strategy Director at Perich Advertising + Design and president of the Ann Arbor Ad Club he probably knows what he's talking about. Guess what he'll be writing about in this week's guest blog?

Rob Cleveland

Rob Cleveland knows what it takes to build something out of nothing. A former auto biz writer, he not only grew ICON Creative Technologies Group into a successful 30 person firm, he recently opened the Grange Kitchen in downtown Ann Arbor. Rob believes in the value of tax incentives, and explains how they'll help Michigan develop much-needed entrepreneurs like himself.

Rick DeVos

Rick DeVos is the creator behind ArtPrize and other ventures that have a common theme of empowering, expanding and enlightening conversation. His interest in using social media to decentralize control of the event has excited some and rankled others. Whichever side you fall on, one thing is certain: This inaugural year represents a huge social experiment. Rick's here to talk about it this week.

Catherine Juon

Catherine Juon likes exclamation points. It's an enthusiasm thing. Which makes sense when you consider the success she's seen as Pure Visibilty's Co-Founder & Catalyst. Catherine will be blogging this week about Internet marketing, what it's like to helm a woman-owned tech company, and talking to other women business leaders about their experiences.

Dug Song

Start ups, skate parks, hacker culture... these represent the future of Ann Arbor if Dug Song has anything to say about it. The VP of engineering at virtual cable provider Zattoo, Dug will be writing about where we need to go and what we need to do to keep the best and brightest here in Tree Town.
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Internet Videos

Tech Brewery

From $50 desk rentals to million dollar start-ups, Tech Brewery is a coworking space that caters to Ann Arbor's tech entrepreneurs. Professional collaborations, tech meet-ups and beer-fueled social gatherings are all part of the mix in this innovative workspace.

Ann Arbor's 24-Hour Downtown

Can Ann Arbor become Michigan's frontline in the battle to end its brain drain? With its downtown slowly evolving into a dynamic place to live, work and play, people like Googler Brian Tschoepe are finding more and more reasons to stay.

Quack!

Robots. Dragons. Record label. Quack! Media tossed out the rule book for selling music, books and videos to create an alternative media empire in downtown Ann Arbor. From irreverant educational videos to hip coffee table mags, they create high-tech, handmade quality entertainment.

ForeSee Results

What encourages a customer to buy instead of just browse? How do you keep buyers coming back? For some, customer satisfaction is the riddle of the Sphinx. For the gurus at ForeSee Results, it's an opportunity to understand the wants, needs and habits of online shoppers. 
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