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Startup hires 'local heavyweights' away from Olympus

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:59
“As we are growing from being an early stage medical device company to now as a commercial medical device company, we need the talent with us."

Slim Chickens counts the days to opening date in Southaven Silo Square

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:49
The first area Slim Chickens restaurant is scheduled to open later this month. DHR Franchise Group will open the location Wednesday, July 24, in Southaven at 6505 Getwell Road. The restaurant, which cost $1.2 million to build, will be the first business opening in the $200 million Silo Square development in Southaven, according to DHR partner Cody Davis. "We are super excited to be in the Silo Square area, and the whole development is kind of the buzz around town," Davis said. "We can't be more…

$9 million permit filed for Arlington hotel project

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:40
A $9.1 million building permit was filed Monday, July 15, for part of a two-hotel development in Arlington. Local developer Milton Grant is moving forward with the 17-acre project he unveiled in March, which is set to include a self-storage facility along with the two hotels. The permit covers the construction of the first hotel — a 110-room Fairfield Inn & Suites that Grant said will take about 16 months to construct. Named Arlington Trails, the development will be located just southwest…

Europe Billed Its Answer to GPS as More Robust. It’s Been Mostly Down for Days.

NYT Technology - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:51
The European Union sees the service as a way to end the bloc’s reliance on GPS, which the American military controls.

Facebook Cryptocurrency Plans Have a Problem: Facebook’s Reputation

NYT Technology - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:23
Lawmakers raised broad concerns about the company’s Libra effort at a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

As New Space Race Beckons, Astronauts Face Identity Crisis

NYT Technology - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:44
With the private sector moving aggressively into space, NASA is no longer the only game in town for would-be space travelers.

Corporate Personhood: Meet International Paper's Holly Goughnour

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 07:12
Meet IP's Holly Goughnour, vice president of tax.

A look inside Delta's newest plane: Airbus A330-900neo (Photos)

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 07:07
Delta's newest widebody aircraft – the Airbus A330-900neo – has officially taken off. Delta's A330-900neo began operations with flight DL589 flying from Seattle to Shanghai. Delta is the first U.S. airline to operate the A330-900neo, and will also use it for flights connecting Seattle with Seoul beginning Oct. 1 and Tokyo-Narita beginning Oct. 27. Check out the slideshow at the top of the page above to get a preview of what the A330-900neo. The Atlanta-based airline will add a total of 35…

Southeastern Conference bringing Football Media Days to Nashville

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 07:01
The Southeastern Conference and Nashville are teaming up again. The SEC, which currently holds its men’s basketball tournament in Music City, announced Monday that the conference’s 2021 Football Media Days will be hosted at the forthcoming Grand Hyatt in the Nashville Yards development. “We look forward to bringing SEC Football Media Days to Music City in 2021,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a news release. “Nashville has been a tremendous home to our basketball tournaments…

Local digital firm boosts growth with RocketFuel

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 06:57
A pair of local digital/creative firms are joining forces. Speak Creative, which has offices in Memphis and Nashville, announced July 15 it acquired Memphis-based RocketFuel. Staffing from both teams will remain in place, and service to the companies' clients will continue without disruption, according to a press release. RocketFuel employees will join Speak at its 1648 W. Massey Road office at the end of this month. RocketFuel's two principals — CEO Reuben Brunson and president Lori Brunson…

The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t

NYT Technology - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 01:30
How one scientist and his inaccurate chart led to unwarranted fears of wireless technology.

The Apollo 11 Mission Was Also a Global Media Sensation

NYT Technology - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 17:29
The satellites were finally ready to beam images back to Earth in 1969. And some 600 million people watched the event live.

Broadcom’s Bid for Symantec Is Said to Have Stalled

NYT Technology - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 17:02
The discussions were halted after Broadcom dropped its takeover price for the security software company during due diligence, said people briefed on the matter.

Storm Area 51? It’s a Joke, but the Air Force Is Concerned

NYT Technology - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:17
A Facebook event invited U.F.O. enthusiasts to swarm the secretive Nevada base on Sept. 20. The Air Force warned that would be dangerous.

Lifesigns' new East Memphis office includes 'spa-like atmosphere'

Memphis Business Journal - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:33
With a lease coming to an end after more than two decades at West Massey Road, Lifesigns wanted a new clinic location with plenty of parking and room for future expansion of the practice, along with the ability for a custom buildout.

Done Deal: Local investor spends big on Covington Pike-adjacent property

Memphis Business Journal - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:32
Local commercial property investor Hulet Gregory has made another big, Bartlett-area buy.

Children's Museum selects private school leader as new director

Memphis Business Journal - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:23
One of the local area's most prominent children's organizations has selected a new leader with an extensive educational background. The nonprofit Children's Museum of Memphis (CMOM) hired Dr. Stewart L. Burgess as its new executive director. A developmental psychologist experienced in early childhood learning, Burgess has specialized in designing curriculum, innovative educational spaces, parent education, and faculty professional development. He is also no stranger to CMOM, having spent the past…

Here's how much an investor just paid for 1.1 acres of Pinch District parking lots

Memphis Business Journal - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:22
Tom Intrator has closed on another 1.1 acres of Pinch District property. The New York-based investor spent $3.5 million on the three-parcel parking lot at 364 N. Front St. — more than six times the amount it sold for in 2006. The purchase brings Intrator's recorded 2019 spend in the district up to about $11.8 million. In May, he bought the old Precious Cargo building at 381 N. Main St., a sliver of land just north of 400 N. Main St., and the old T.J. Mulligan's property at 362 N. Main St.…

Avid soccer enthusiasts kick off new sports facility in Midtown

Memphis Business Journal - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:14
Memphis Futsal Arena, a facility dedicated to the development of freestyle futsal, will host a grand opening tournament Saturday, July 20, to kick off operations.

A Feisty Google Adversary Tests How Much People Care About Privacy

NYT Technology - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:13
DuckDuckGo is trying to attract users with a privacy-focused search engine. But taking on an internet giant isn’t easy.

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