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MRI Software buys Texas company CheckpointID

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Fast-growing MRI Software, a Solon-based provider of real estate software and services, has made another acquisition.

The company announced on Tuesday, Oct. 13, that it has bought CheckpointID LLC, a Carrollton, Texas-based provider of ID verification and fraud prevention technology solutions to the multifamily industry. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

CheckpointID has 27 employees, according to an email from an MRI Software spokeswoman. MRI Software’s employee count stands at about 2,000.

MRI Software said in a news release that CheckpointID’s technology “validates government-issued domestic and international IDs in real time to protect against rental fraud and increase safety in both guided and self-guided apartment tours.” It also allows leasing agents “to quickly perform checks in person or online, and provides an efficient and secure alternative to the traditional paper-based process,” the release stated.

Patrick Ghilani, CEO of MRI Software, said in a statement, “The impacts of COVID-19 have

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Wisconsin just denied Apple’s biggest supplier a huge tax break after the company failed to build a factory that promised to bring thousands of jobs to the state

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A journalist photographs the site where President Donald Trump will speak later at the ground breaking for the Foxconn Technology Group on June 28, 2018 in Mt Pleasant, Wisconsin. Andy Manis/Getty Images

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A journalist photographs the site where President Donald Trump will speak later at the ground breaking for the Foxconn Technology Group on June 28, 2018 in Mt Pleasant, Wisconsin. Andy Manis/Getty Images

  • Wisconsin has rejected Foxconn’s application for tax subsidies on the grounds that the electronics manufacturer has not built the factory that it had promised, The Verge reported Monday.
  • The company made a deal with the state in 2017 to build a facility that would produce large-screen TV displays and said it would create 13,000 jobs.
  • But the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation rejected Foxconn’s application for tax subsidies since it found that it had only hired 281 people by the end of 2019 who meet the qualifications listed in the contract.
  • Foxconn is Apple’s biggest manufacturing partner, with a Chinese factory that produces well over half of the world’s supply of iPhones.
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U. S. Steel Conference Call Available on Company Website

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United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced today that interested stockholders, investors, and others may listen to the company’s third quarter 2020 conference call with securities analysts on Friday, October 30 at 8:30 a.m. EDT. The call, which will be available via the U. S. Steel website, will cover third quarter financial results and may include forward-looking information. The company plans to release its third quarter financial results following the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, October 29, 2020.

U. S. Steel officials participating in the call will be David B. Burritt, President and Chief Executive Officer, Christine S. Breves, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Rich Fruehauf, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Development Officer, and Kevin Lewis, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate FP&A.

To access the webcast, visit the website at www.ussteel.com and click “Investors.” Replays of

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She bootstrapped her company after facing bias. Now she’s helping others do the same.

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This story originally ran on CNBC.com

Melissa Bradley’s mission to help women and people of color build their businesses stems from the hardships she faced as a young entrepreneur.

The 52-year-old, co-founder of the mentorship tech platform Ureeka and a Georgetown University professor, started her first company shortly after she graduated from college 30 years ago. The business’s mission was to provide financial literacy services to parents.

Bradley says that when she went to a government agency for a loan, she was told she had three strikes against her: She was Black, she was a woman and the person said she didn’t know any successful Black women in finance.

Bradley, who recently participated in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and CNBC + Acorns Invest in You’s “Rebuilding Better: A Virtual Town Hall for America’s Small & New Business Owners,” still managed to get her company off the ground. “I bootstrapped,”

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This Reuse and Recycle Company is the Design Industry’s Answer to Zero Waste

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If you’ve got a huge pile of memo samples and upholstery discards sitting in the corner of your studio or home office, you’ve probably been tempted to just toss it all into the trash more than once. Even the best intentions—returning them to showrooms, making them into pillows—can all fly out the window one day (probably when a client’s on the way) when you just can’t bear to look at the pile anymore. But if the thought of all that textile waste and vendor cost turns your stomach, and it should, here’s an innovative solution in New York City.

Established in 2017, Fabscrap, an independent textile waste management company and reseller in Manhattan’s Garment District, helps the design industry—fashion, interiors, product, and costume and set design—deal responsibly with

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Devialet, the speaker company backed by Jay-Z, takes on Apple with $299 wireless earbuds

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a close up of a device: Devialet's Gemini wireless earbuds. Devialet

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Devialet’s Gemini wireless earbuds. Devialet

  • Audio company Devialet is branching out from high-end speakers and launching earbuds to rival Apple’s AirPods Pro.
  • Devialet’s Gemini wireless earbuds cost $299 in the US and will be available to pre-order from October 10.
  • CEO Franck Lebouchard talked up Gemini’s active noise cancellation and said the earbuds had been in the works for two years.
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High-end speaker company Devialet is taking on Apple with its first pair of wireless earbuds, the £279/$299 Devialet Gemini.

Devialet is best-known for making pricey speakers targeted at audiophiles, winning plaudits for its classic, $2,000 Phantom speakers. The company’s backers include Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn, which produces the iPhone, as well as Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.

This is the first time the company is venturing into headphones, with an eye to a broader audience.

The Devialet Gemini earbuds are about $50

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IBM to break up 109-year old company to focus on cloud growth

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(Reuters) – International Business Machines Corp IBM.N is splitting itself into two public companies, capping a years-long effort by the world’s first big computing firm to diversify away from its legacy businesses to focus on high-margin cloud computing.

IBM will list its IT infrastructure services unit, which provides technical support for 4,600 clients in 115 countries and has a backlog of $60 billion, as a separate company with a new name by the end of 2021.

The new company will have 90,000 employees and its leadership structure will be decided in a few months, Chief Financial Officer James Kavanaugh told Reuters.

IBM, which currently has more than 352,000 workers, said it expects to record nearly $5 billion in expenses related to the separation and operational changes.

Investors cheered the surprise move by Chief Executive Officer Arvind Krishna, the key architect behind IBM’s $34 billion acquisition of cloud company Red Hat

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Waymo becomes the first company to launch driverless ride-hailing to the public

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The company shut down its service earlier this year because of the pandemic. But “we expect to reach and exceed that volume as we ramp back up,” Barna said.

Previously, driverless trips were offered only to an exclusive group of early adopters. But in “the near term, 100% of our rides will be fully driverless,” Waymo CEO John Krafcik wrote in a blog post announcing the move.

Waymo said driverless service would initially be offered to existing users of its Waymo One ride-hailing app, but the service would be expanded to the broader public “over the next several weeks.”

Companies across Silicon Valley are racing to make self-driving cars a reality, a technological moonshot that would make the economics of ride-hailing much more lucrative by sparing the expense of human drivers. So far, progress has been slow as companies have delayed their rollouts and extended their timelines, confronted by the

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Web Design Company Donates Free Website To Help Local Family Owned Business

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Brand North, a web design company, marketing and contact management company helps to promote local business with $6,500 donation to a local business in the form of a premium website.

BOCA RATON, Fla. (PRWEB) October 05, 2020

Brand North, a leading provider of web design and digital marketing and proponent of local business is giving back to the community with a donation of a free website to Garage Floors Plus More.

Brand North is a digital marketing company that focuses on increasing revenue and conversions for high ticket services industries. Founded in 2016 Brand North has experienced exponential growth through the application of digital marketing strategy combined with fundamental conversion and technology applications to local service businesses. Brand North has also expanded to offer coaching on sales and marketing to empower business leaders to learn more about customer acquisition strategies.

“We are thankful to be in a position to make

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Digital Innovation Company Helps Database Service Launch DBaaS with Remote Team

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Cloud database company adopts its first distributed workforce model.

Theorem, LLC, a digital innovation and engineering company, recently partnered with the NoSQL cloud database company Couchbase to help it launch its new database as a service (DBaaS) product. Couchbase publicly announced Couchbase Cloud DBaaS, its fully managed beta DBaaS offering, in February of 2020.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201006005379/en/

Couchbase’s DBaaS product was developed with a remote team. (Graphic: Business Wire)

View the case study of Theorem’s work with Couchbase here: theorem.co/couchbase

Couchbase originally approached Theorem for help designing and developing a new DBaaS that leveraged Couchbase’s server and operator. The DBaaS would allow customers to easily deploy and manage Couchbase on cloud service providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. While working with Theorem, Couchbase experienced firsthand the power of Theorem’s distributed model for collaboration. As a result Couchbase decided

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