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Chip LaFleur

Rapid Blog: Your privacy and our elections, now for sale

As the president and founder of LaFleur Marketing, a Grand Rapids-based digital marketing company, Chip LaFleur understands how data is gathered and used to influence individuals' behavior in advertising. Now, he is witnessing the same tools being used to manipulate voter behavior and other aspects of the United States' democratic processes. Here, he explains what that means for our country.

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Wizards of the digital age: West Michigan tech leaders change the world with the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is pushing the boundaries of technology, and West Michigan leaders have keen insights on a frontier that is revolutionizing the way the world interacts.

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UIX blog: Social media maps used as a public service

Social media has pervaded nearly every aspect of life. And whether or not you agree with its reach, there's no doubting its efficacy in spreading important news in real time.

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UIX Blog: The world at your fingertips, with the right data

Of all the free mapping resources available online, ArcGIS is by far the most robust and functional. You could say it's like renting a satellite, but even that would still fall short in ability.

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UIX Blog: Useful mapping technologies connect West Michigan

There are several examples of applied modern mapping technology in West Michigan alone, and one need look no further than the City of Grand Rapids' technology department for examples.
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