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Who Owns Memphis: Lean, keen, car vending machine

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:22
Apart from allowing one to factually use “car vending machines in Memphis” in a sentence, the development is notable because it takes off the board a big, vacant parcel.

Memphis City Council, Lightman at impasse over apartment deal

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:19
The Memphis City Council is weighing how much of a loss the City should take on a land deal against the benefits of new investment in a mature commercial area in terms of sales tax dollars and property tax revenue.

Chance Carlisle: Tom Lee plan gives new generation opportunity to embrace the riverfront

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:23
There’s a rhyme and rhythm as to why our riverfront and Downtown Memphis sit as they do today. Historically speaking, our preserved cobblestone landing on Riverside Drive once connected commerce from all over the country. Taking great pains, the founding fathers protected our riverboat economy from monopolies and natural disasters with a prominent landing that allowed open access to merchants and citizens but also provided safety for their collective goods and services. However, the landing was…

Mark Bittman Is Starting a Food Magazine at Medium

NYT Technology - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:04
Salty will be among the new publications from the online platform led by Ev Williams, a former chief executive of Twitter.

Skies Aren’t Clogged With Drones Yet, but Don’t Rule Them Out

NYT Technology - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:00
A host of regulatory issues have slowed the progress of drone-delivery companies but they are making some progress and lots of tests are underway.

Devin Nunes Sues Twitter for Allowing Accounts to Insult Him

NYT Technology - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:09
The defamation lawsuit by the Republican congressman over accounts like @DevinNunesMom seeks $250 million in damages.

North TN beer distributor purchases longtime Memphis company

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 06:50
A north Tennessee beer distributor company recently purchased a Memphis company that has been in the industry for nearly 150 years. Clarksville, Tennessee-based Ajax Distributing Co. acquired Memphis MillerCoors distributor BarDett Distributing (A.S. Barboro) on March 8, according to a news release. The terms of the transactions were undisclosed. With the deal, Ajax added more than 1,500 retail accounts from BarDett and will take over the rights to several of its brands, including offerings from…

Southwest and American pilots forced to abruptly rethink their take on Boeing MAX

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 06:17
A tense week in the U.S. airline industry included a fast-changing situation where pilots at two of the nation's largest carriers had to quickly adjust their view on a controversial aircraft.

Armour exit interview: Taking Le Bonheur from community hospital to premier academic pediatric health center

Memphis Business Journal - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 06:10
“When I came here, it was almost exclusively UTHSC residents or somebody who’d been in a small medical school here in the region. Now we recruit from Boston, from California, from Seattle."

‘Replacement Theory,’ a Racist, Sexist Doctrine, Spreads in Far-Right Circles

NYT Technology - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 21:51
A conspiracy theory predicated on the idea that white women are not having enough children appears to be bubbling up across the globe.

Lyft Sets $23 Billion Value as High-End Goal for I.P.O.

NYT Technology - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 17:12
A regulatory filing sheds light on how much the ride-hailing company’s founders will reap as a result of the stock sale, and how firm a grip they will keep on their creation.

Scarecrow Video Has Survived This Long. Can It Hang On?

NYT Technology - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 16:52
The store in Seattle has more than 132,000 titles, many of them not available on the internet, or anywhere else. “We will fight to the death to keep this open.”

U of M: 'significant' changes in financial agreement sank deal with St. Anne

Memphis Business Journal - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 14:55
The University of Memphis is “exploring alternate options” for the location of its future middle school. University Middle will no longer be housed as planned in the vacant school buildings at St. Anne Catholic Church on Highland Street. Rev. Dr. Bruce Cinquegrani — pastor for St. Anne — informed parishioners Sunday, March 17, that the University of Memphis would not lease the church's properties due to a “morality clause.” University officials have since contended that the clause…

Local hotel expert says 2019 will be Memphis' 'watershed year'

Memphis Business Journal - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 14:31
"We’re going to be getting ready for some major growth in 2021 and 2022."

Market Share: New Southwind branch; Germantown Ulta update

Memphis Business Journal - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 14:15
A national beauty retailer is moving ahead with its new Germantown shop.

$1.6M permit filed in Pinch District

Memphis Business Journal - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 14:13
St. Jude Children’s Research hospital is in the midst of a massive expansion of its work globally. But, the mission of treating patients with catastrophic illnesses on its Memphis campus continues, as well. Through building and renovation projects, St. Jude’s hospital in the Pinch District has evolved over time to meet the needs of its patients and staff. That continues with its latest building permit, valued at $1.6 million and issued to St. Jude on Friday, March 15. The permit is for interior…

Local startup spots opportunity in dogs' ears

Memphis Business Journal - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:49
East Memphis audiologist Dr. Skye Crutcher was at work one day when she got a strange request from one of her human clients: Could she make a set of custom earplugs for a dog? After checking with her colleagues — their answer was "no" — she turned to the internet. “I called [the client] and told him: ‘I found the perfect thing for you: over-the-ear muffs,’” Crutcher said. “He said, ‘I have them. They don’t stay on.’” After continuing her research, Crutcher got to the point…

Racing Against China, U.S. Reveals Details of $500 Million Supercomputer

NYT Technology - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:35
Lab officials predict it will be the first American machine to reach a milestone called “exascale” performance, surpassing a quintillion calculations per second.

Former Oak Court GM discusses mall's challenges, potential

Memphis Business Journal - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:11
"The owners, Washington Prime Group, can keep it going for five to 10 years, sure. It's like keeping an old car going. But, at some point, it’s time to redevelop or do something totally different."

Space Is Very Big. Some of Its New Explorers Will Be Tiny.

NYT Technology - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:35
The success of NASA’s MarCO mission means that so-called cubesats likely will travel to distant reaches of our solar system.

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