Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Jan. 4, 2011

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Detroit Free Press:

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg had a Harvard dorm room. Apple's Steve Jobs had a garage. Livio Radio's Jake Sigal had a guest bedroom. Having just left his job as a satellite radio project manager at auto supplier Delphi, Sigal stepped out on his own with a lofty goal: changing how the world listens to music. Living off his wife's income, Sigal toiled for months in that guest bedroom -- the incubator for a company now finding a foothold on the national stage. Just three years later, the 29-year-old Ohio native -- he's the one in the hooded sweatshirt and jeans -- has built an Internet radio software and hardware maker whose customer list has ballooned to include Target, Sears, Costco, Amazon.com and home-shopping big-leaguers QVC and HSN. Now Sigal is set to feature his firm's work at the International Consumer Electronics Show -- the world's largest consumer technology trade show -- in Las Vegas on Friday, showing off the latest Livio Radio products conceived and engineered just south of I-696 in Ferndale. Livio produces devices that tap into your home Internet and allow you to listen to free Internet radio stations from around the world. It's content you can get for free elsewhere, but his boxes make it easier for the average consumer to simply turn on and press "Play"... Ferndale engineer's products bring online radio to home and auto (Tue, 1/4)

 

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