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The Automotive Industry Renaissance Is Just Beginning

Ford gets it, and many from Detroit, Nagoya, and Stuttgart will attempt to follow. Apple, gets it, and others from Silicon Valley will follow. There will be much arm waving by those who follow on both sides that say they get it, but few yet understand the enormity of the it that is this renaissance… Continue Reading »

Same-Day Service for Online Shoppers: More Home Delivery, In-Store Pickup

This year, online holiday shoppers want it now. They are expecting more, after last holiday season when overpromising retailers, overburdened carriers and bad weather caused many packages to arrive late under the tree. Retailers are poised with two get-it-now solutions. Shoppers can buy online and pick up in stores, the more widely available same-day option…. Continue Reading »

Cox Automotive to buy Xtime for $325M, enters service software business

Cox Automotive has agreed to pay $325 million in cash to buy Xtime, a leading provider of service scheduling and workflow software to dealerships, the companies announced today. The deal is expected to be completed in the next few days, said Keith Jezek, software division president at Cox Automotive. With the acquisition, Cox Automotive will… Continue Reading »

A Framework for Tech Startups to Understand Opportunities in the Retail Automotive Industry

For years we’ve shared our perspective with entrepreneurs and industry insiders on what it takes to build a successful software startup in the retail automotive industry. Now, we’ve distilled this thinking into a roadmap that we can share. We’ve even created a fancy video for those of you that don’t like pictures and long blog posts…. Continue Reading »

Connected Car: The Convergence of Mobile, Auto, and the Internet of Things

Press releases and conferences come and go in the tech world and many pass by without notice. For years if it was linked to the auto industry, Silicon Valley really didn’t notice. However, in the last few months, the rules have changed, and it’s because of one idea: The Connected Car. The reason is simple,… Continue Reading »

Attention Startups: The Automotive Industry Isn’t a Rust Belt Monolith

What do you think about when you hear the phrase “online advertising”  or “big data”?  How about “social network”?  Do visions of hoodie-wearing young entrepreneurs dance through your head? Each of these are massive parts of the startup tech sector.  In 2012, online display advertising was $12 billion; big data has become the new hot… Continue Reading »

The Rise of the Engineer Entrepreneur and This Golden Age of Entrepreneurship

Those that know me can attest to the fact that I’ve been running one kind of experiment or another since I went to Geek High– where we were required to design and run our own experiments.  Through college (glowing pickles and bi-axial loaded plastics) and into my early years in the dot-com world (credit card security… Continue Reading »

Meet The Uber of the Retail World

Deliv CEO Daphne Carmeli calls the start-up she founded two-and-a-half years ago a disrupter for the retail world and as CEO she is entitled to boast. But Carmeli is not that far off in her description of a service that, with a few tweaks and twists, can be likened to a far more famous disrupter–rideshare… Continue Reading »

Health data analysis firm ArborMetrix gets funding lift

Which is better to use on patients getting hernia surgery: A synthetic mesh patch that costs $140 or a biologic mesh made from pigskin that costs $22,000? And which patch leads to higher infection and complication rates? Which gets patients out of the hospital sooner? The surprising answers: No one knows, according to Michael Rosen,… Continue Reading »

Simon, Macerich, and Westfield Launch Same-Day Delivery with Deliv

Leading U.S. mall operators leverage national infrastructure to build out same-day delivery for retailers PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Deliv, the same-day delivery company, today announced alliances with three of America’s largest mall operators, Simon Property Group, Macerich, and Westfield, to provide the convenience of same-day service to shoppers in malls across… Continue Reading »