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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.

Features

Gillian Ream Gainsley at the AAATA service garage

The future of Ann Arbor transit, part 1: Who's not riding and why?

Concentrate's Patrick Dunn kicks off a four-part series on the state of mass transit in our community: who's riding, what it needs, and how we plan for the future.

Dave Askins and Mary Morgan of The CivCity Initiative at Workantile

CivCity: The gamification of civic engagement

With voter turnout for the 2014 primaries dipping to 16.5 percent and political issues dominated by a vocal minority, Mary Morgan and Dave Askins decided that there must be a way to better engage local voters. The former Ann Arbor Chronicle publishers are launching CivCity, a nonprofit that seeks to combat civic apathy with games and programs.

Jason Okrasinski of CribSpot and Prateek Sachdeva of Boldr

Startups for students, by students

Ann Arbor boasts both a booming entrepreneurial ecosystem and a large, internationally renowned university. No surprise then that the two have fostered a fair number of startups - not only created by students, but also for students.

John Behrman of HookLogic

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.

Juan Cole of Informed Consent

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.
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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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