Bob Laikin started BrightPoint in 1989, when cellular phones were clunky and brick-like and were mostly for the wealthy.
Given the soft cell phone market and Brightpoint’s recent struggles, a sale to California-based Ingram Micro for about $840 million makes sense, analysts say. The two companies announced the acquisition early Monday morning.
The $840M deal, which would eliminate one of Indiana’s six Fortune 500 companies, is casting uncertainty over Hendricks County, where the company is one of the largest employers.
Even complementary companies can trip over each other in today’s high-tech market, and cause problems for the business users who depend on them.
The city of Indianapolis plans to launch a free application for Apple devices such as iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches that will allow residents to report potholes, high weeds or stray dogs as they spot them.
Boost Media & Entertainment’s MyStationApp targets independent radio stations such as WTTS-FM 92.3 in Bloomington, which is having success with the product.
A South Bend firm has a bishop’s go-ahead to publish a $1.99 iPhone application to help Catholics through the process of confession.
The chain’s growth got a boost last year when it landed a deal to operate 164 cellular shops inside HHGregg stores.
Mobile medicine has arrived. Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg became the first hospital in Indiana to start using AirStrip OB, a patient-monitoring system that sends things like the heartbeat waves of patients directly to physicians’ iPhones, BlackBerrys or other mobile devices.
Used to be a college student would work in the dining hall to make ends meet. For IUPUI students Gagan Dhillon, 18, and Sarb “S.J.” Singh, 21, the future is now.
The app will feature news, past laureate recordings, videos and access to the 2010 schedule, IVCI officials said.
Specialized bar codes will be on Carpenter materials ranging from print advertisements to yard signs.
Smart-phone fever is heating up the climate for innovation in the local tech community, as firms new and old try to cash
in on the demand for applications that can be used on the iPhone, BlackBerry and other gadgets from the likes of Palm and