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Amazon partners with tech company to deliver packages inside your garage

Memphis Business Journal - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 06:53
Tech giant Amazon announced a new partnership with an Oak Brook, Illinois- based garage company that will allow Amazon Prime members to receive in-garage delivery. Chamberlain Group is providing its myQ-connected garage door opening technology to Key by Amazon, a service that allows select Prime members to receive deliveries in their home, car, and now garage. The new garage service, dubbed Key for Garage, will be available in the second quarter of this year to Prime members across 37 cities,…

AT&T to stop selling data to third-party location services for ‘even those with clear consumer benefits’

Memphis Business Journal - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 06:47
AT&T Inc. is ending sales of user data to third-party location services, even if it might be helpful to consumers. Following a report that took AT&T (NYSE:T) and other carriers to task for how they allegedly handle location data, the Dallas-based company is taking more complete action on how it deals with outside providers, it said in an emailed statement. “Last year we stopped most location aggregation services while maintaining some that protect our customers, such as roadside assistance…

Guest column: New year, new job: How to make the interview count

Memphis Business Journal - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 06:29
The world does not owe you a living. It is up to you to make the most of your professional self. But, assuming you have the basic skills to do the job you want, 2019 may be the year for you to take a step forward and find yourself a better position.  What will it take? A good resume will help you to get an interview, but in most cases, it will not get you the job. You have to do that, beginning with a successful interview. Below are some common, but easy-to-avoid, mistakes people make during the…

An Egg, Just a Regular Egg, Is Instagram’s Most-Liked Post Ever

NYT Technology - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 01:41
There’s nothing special about the egg. Seems like a fine enough egg. But more than 24 million people have liked it, dethroning Kylie Jenner’s birth-announcement post.

Electric Vehicles Are in the Spotlight at Detroit’s 2019 Auto Show

NYT Technology - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 17:22
Automakers are rolling out models meant to widen the appeal of electric cars. But making it easier and faster to charge them is a crucial challenge.

Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm

NYT Technology - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 13:28
Rivendale Farms outside Pittsburgh is a laboratory for applying technology to smaller farms.

Huawei Fires Employee Arrested in Poland on Spying Charges

NYT Technology - Sat, 01/12/2019 - 10:51
The Chinese telecommunications giant said that the alleged actions of the employee, Wang Weijing, had nothing to do with the company.

Who Is MacKenzie Bezos?

NYT Technology - Sat, 01/12/2019 - 05:00
Her divorce from the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has made this novelist, and her private life, a public fascination.

How We Apologize Now

NYT Technology - Sat, 01/12/2019 - 05:00
The iPhone app Notes has become the medium of choice for celebrity mea culpas.

Local realtors association names new CEO

Memphis Business Journal - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 16:03
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) named its new CEO Friday. Katie Shotts will be moving back to Memphis from Hernando County, Florida, for the job. She is currently the CEO of that county's realtor association. Before moving to Florida, Shotts spent seven years on staff at MAAR, as communications director and director of the commercial council. “We couldn’t be happier that Katie Shotts has agreed to return to MAAR and Memphis as our CEO,” said new MAAR president Lee McWaters…

Distribution firm adding 150+ jobs in Southeast Memphis; Riviana asking for tax break

Memphis Business Journal - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 14:52
A distribution firm and a food manufacturer are separately seeking a combined $8.5 million in tax breaks to bring more than 200 industrial jobs to Memphis. Barrett Distribution is seeking an amendment to the existing PILOT (payment-in-lieu-of-taxes) that the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) for Memphis & Shelby County approved in March. At the time, the company was planning on creating 74 jobs over an eight-year span and receiving a $2.9 million tax break. Under the PILOT amendment, Barrett…

Mamá to Madre? ‘Roma’ Subtitles in Spain Anger Alfonso Cuarón

NYT Technology - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 14:48
Netflix has dropped Spanish subtitles from “Roma" after the director Alfonso Cuarón called them “parochial, ignorant and offensive to Spaniards themselves.”

Union: UPS, flight dispatchers reach impasse

Memphis Business Journal - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 14:34
Unionized aircraft dispatchers say they've reached an impasse in negotiations with United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS). The two sides have been engaged in federally mediated negotiations for a new contract since August 2016. The dispatchers are part of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU). Because this negotiation is being overseen by the National Mediation Board, neither UPS nor the union can walk away. So, TWU has sent a request to the board requesting to be released from negotiations.…

U of M names new dean for Fogelman College of Business & Economics

Memphis Business Journal - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 14:33
The University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business & Economics has named its next dean. Dr. Damon M. Fleming — a professor, Ernst & Young Faculty Fellow, and William E. Cole director at the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy at San Diego State University — will now lead the U of M’s business school. Fleming replaces Rajiv Grover who announced he was stepping down in May 2018. Dr. Marla Royne Stafford, chair of the department of marketing and supply chain management at the U of M,…

Top of the Market: Strong week for Collierville, Memphis outside the loop

Memphis Business Journal - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 14:28
In the midst of real estate's slow season, Memphis' high-end home market was relatively down the first week of the new year. The week's top five houses sold for less than $4 million combined. The week's top home pictured above, sold for almost $1.1 million. Located on South Galloway Drive in East Memphis' ZIP 38111, the 1929 mansion has six bedrooms and six bathrooms in 8,500 square feet. The No. 2 home, which sold for almost $870,000, is located on East Angelwood Circle in East Memphis' ZIP 38120.…

Memphis International Raceway holding job fair

Memphis Business Journal - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 14:14
People looking for work might want to go out to the Memphis International Raceway, which is holding a job fair next week for potential employee. With the Memphis International Raceway set to have a full schedule of events this year, the auto racing park is looking for workers to become part of Team Memphis. The raceway will be accepting resumes and applications Jan. 16 and 17, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., in its Administration Building, 5500 Victory Lane, in Millington. The raceway has openings in all…

Downtown bar and restaurant pivots to event/brunch space

Memphis Business Journal - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 13:58
A Downtown eatery is undergoing changes to become a weekend-only venue and an option for private events. Carolina Watershed, which opened last year, will now be operated by Loflin Yard and PartyMemphis.com, a catering and party venue rental services. Carolina Watershed co-owner and codeveloper Brad Barnett and his partners entered into a management agreement for the space with the operators of Loflin Yard, a nearby bar, restaurant and event space. Barnett is also the landlord and an investor in…

FedEx expands Southeast Asian footprint

Memphis Business Journal - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 11:25
FedEx grew its Malaysian footprint via the opening of a new logistics facility in Penang. Memphis-based FedEx Express — a subsidiary of logistics and delivery giant FedEx Corp. — held its official launch ceremony for its new FedEx Penang Gateway facility on Jan. 10. Yang Amat Berhormat Tuan Chow Kon Yeow, the chief minister of Penang, and Kawal Preet, senior vice president of North and South Pacific operations for FedEx Express, oversaw the event. “This is a significant investment on our…

Bits: The Week in Tech: It’s Not Easy Being a Unicorn

NYT Technology - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 08:43
Stock market fluctuations are making some hearts in Silicon Valley flutter as they prepare their companies for initial public offerings.

E.T.F.s Try to Lure Investors Into Ever Narrower Niches

NYT Technology - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 07:45
By carving the stock market into specialized slices, these funds may tempt shareholders to take imprudent risks in the quest for the next big thing.

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