Flyover cities lead LinkedIn’s report
FLYOVER COUNTRY–LinkedIn analyzed 2021’s job opportunities in 69 leading U.S. metropolitan areas. Over half of the wide-ranging list of locations where job postings are bountiful included are Flyover Cities! Check it out.
UK IoT company comes to Missouri
MISSOURI–Wyld Networks, a United Kingdom tech company that specializes in wireless connectivity for the internet of things (IoT), will base its U.S. operations in Missouri. The company is developing satellite connectivity for U.S. agriculture and supply chain sectors.
Argo AI launches fully driverless car service
PITTSBURGH, PA–Argo AI has launched fully driverless ride-hailing services in Austin and Miami, marking a major milestone for the company as it readies to scale its AV operations for commercial use around the world in the coming years.
DEARBORN, MI–Ford Motor Company is starting production on its F-150 Lightning. While called a “real work” truck, the electric truck offers a number of bonus capabilities. It has a huge “frunk,” or front trunk, with plugs and lights inside. When plugged into a home charger, it can automatically provide back-up power to the house if there’s an outage. It can also run power tools at a worksite.
Smart basketball hoop
MILWAUKEE, WI–Huupe, founded by childhood friends Paul Anton and Lyth Saeed, developed the world’s very first smart basketball hoop. The huupe comes with a high-definition screen for a backboard that allows you to train, track your performance and play basketball against other huupe users, no matter where they are.
Milwaukee Tool invests in power-tool tech
MILWAUKEE, WI–Milwaukee Tool will add 1,000 jobs over the next three years in southeast Wisconsin as the company continues to invest in power-tool technologies used in the skilled trades. The hiring has started and will run through 2025. It’s part of a $206 million investment by the company and is supported by up to $22.5 million in Enterprise Zone tax credits, according to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.