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“Give To The Max Day” Site Crashes After Raising Millions, the organization behind the 24-hour fundraising event, said a surge in website visitors triggered the technical issues.

John Pohlad Leaves Firm He Founded To Grow Another

John Pohlad has been appointed director of strategic development at Rothschild Capital Partners, which is looking to grow its Minneapolis presence.

4 MN Firms Make 500 Fastest-Growing Tech Cos. List

Outsell, Quantum Retail Technology, Cardiovascular Systems, and SPS Commerce made Deloitte’s list of the 500 fastest-growing tech companies in North America, based on their revenue growth over a four-year period.

Kickstarter Hit Lands $12.5M From Silicon Valley

SmartThings—which allows users to control household and other devices using a smartphone—has now raised $15.5 million in venture capital, in addition to the $1.2 million that it “crowdfunded.”

Corporate Law Firm In Mpls Merges With Larger WI Firm

A merger involving the 26-lawyer Minneapolis firm Mackall Crounse & Moore marks the third significant law firm combination in the Twin Cities during the past couple of years.

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