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Dayton tech firm bolsters Air Force ties, raises capital

Dayton-based Van Hoose Associates Inc. is getting some traction with its software product and looking to raise $600,000 for its growth plans. The firm expects to get formal approval this month from the government on its off-the-shelf software product, FlowVU.

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Bizdom Cleveland to host Google Glass presentation

On Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m., Bizdom Cleveland will host a presentation on Google Glass and the past, present, and future of wearable computing by Mel McGee, wearable computing pioneer.

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Springboro manufacturer launches new tablet

An Ohio manufacturer looks to drive a revolution in the health care television market.

Springboro-based PDI Communication Systems Inc., which has about 110 employees, started production in the last week of a tablet-like Android-based bedside television for that industry. Also known as the PDI-TAB, it is being billed as the only 14” bedside healthcare-grade HD television of its kind on the market.

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Beachwood-based TOA Technologies raises $66m in major funding round

The leading mobile workforce management software provider closes a major round of funding with California-based Technology Crossover Ventures to reshape the industry by enabling businesses to streamline operations, empower mobile employees and redefine the customer experience.

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Notice Software secures seed funds led by Rocket Venture Fund

Notice Software has closed a $350,000 seed round, led by the Rocket Venture Fund. Notice Software’s core technology uses push notifications to engage mobile device users with the web. Notice will use this funding round to expand its product offering to include e­tail and mobile workforce solutions.

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Microsoft BizSpark's Silicon Valley News features Chagrin Falls-based Pixsi

Amazing ideas often come from concerns we find in our everyday lives. That piece of wisdom rings especially true for Pixsi, a new consumer-centric mobile marketing company whose headquarters are located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Over the past few months, I've had the opportunity to watch Pixsi grow first-hand. As a Startup Technologist for Microsoft, I see many startups growing on a daily basis. Pixsi is unique and a brilliant model example for entrepreneurs. Here are some takeaways that you can learn from Scott Andrews, the CEO of Pixsi.

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Stratacache buys two buildings in Dayton suburb, plans to hire up to 100 new employees

Stratacache, a provider of digital merchandising products and services, said earlier this week that it has purchased twin office buildings on Poe Avenue in Vandalia to serve as its expanding operations, support and sales centers. The company also said it anticipates hiring up to 100 new employees over the next three years to work in the buildings.

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Officials push for Xenia unmanned aerial systems development

Officials say now is the time for developing a Xenia greenfield site into a 163.5-acre hub for civilian unmanned aerial systems development.

About 50 officials convened in a cornfield just south of Xenia Friday morning, and spoke of the potential civilian uses for UAS and UAV technology, notably for precision agriculture monitoring, geospatial and emergency responders. Officials from the city, county, and a number of Dayton businesses and organizations agreed that the potential could be huge.

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Avonís Jenne Distributors Inc. looks to expand with 24 jobs

According to Avon Mayor Jim Smith, Jenne officials are looking to double the size of their 65,000 square-foot facility. The $5 million expansion is expected to create 24 full-time positions at the company. The hiring of 24 employees will add $1,920,000 to the company’s payroll over the next three years.

Jenne Distributors, headquartered in Avon, is a leading wholesale distributor of business telephony, data, audio and video conferencing, and security technology products.

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Nerd alert: GE Aviation showcases jaw-dropping new 3D printing technique

GE Aviation in Cincinnati is revolutionizing the age-old rules of manufacturing and design with additive manufacturing, a 3D printing technology.

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NASA partners with Ohio non-profit on unmanned air challenge

NASA has selected Development Projects Inc. of Dayton, Ohio, to manage a new Centennial Challenge prize competition involving unmanned aircraft systems in 2014.

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IBM acquires UrbanCode to help businesses rapidly deliver mobile, cloud, big data and social softwar

IBM announced it has acquired UrbanCode Inc. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, UrbanCode automates the delivery of software, helping businesses quickly release and update mobile, social, big data, cloud applications.

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GE Aviation to spend $200 million in Ohio

GE Aviation said Friday it is investing $200 million over the next three years in its Ohio operations, including Evendale, Peebles and the Dayton area.

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3-D printing institute awards $4.5m to six projects

The new 3-D printing institute in Youngstown has awarded $4.5 million to six research projects designed to help turn the process into a more mainstream manufacturing technique.

The research teams will be adding $5 million of their own money to fund the projects, according to a news release from the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, which was created with a $30 million federal grant awarded in August.

Three of the six teams will include local researchers, according to the release from NAMII, which was mentioned by President Barack Obama during his State of the Union speech in February.

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How SXSW enhanced Lisnr

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