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Technology business news from the Southeast states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee in support of a regional Community of One.

Posted June 24 2021
Source: AL.com
Posted Birmingham AL: Shipt’s partnership with Pivot Technology School offers data analytics, software development and cyber security training in boot camp-style cohorts.

Posted June 23, 2021
Source: PR Newswire
Posted Miami FL: Proterra and Miami-Dade County announced the County will acquire 42 more Proterra electric transit buses and install 75 Proterra chargers across three bus depots.

Posted June 22, 2021
Source:  Patch
Posted Atlanta GA: Online gaming site FanDuel will open a 38,000 square foot technology hub in Atlanta's historic Old Fourth Ward building Ponce City Market.

Posted June 21, 2021
Source: North Carolina State University
Raleigh NC: NCSU researchers showed they could print layers of electrically conductive ink on fabric to make an e-textile that could be used for future wearable devices.

Posted June 18, 2021
Source: Hospital Management
Alpharetta GA: The new company will enhance patient outcomes by eradicating barriers to secure health data exchange and will become the largest health data ecosystem in the US.

Posted June 17, 2021
Source: The News & Observer
Durham NC: Spoonflower, which sells custom fabric and runs a marketplace for designers, was bought by Shutterfly, where users store photographs and buy printed products.

Posted June 16, 2021
Source: City Biz
Nashville TN: Phosphorus Cybersecurity, which provides full scope security for IoT devices, announced the opening of its new global headquarters in Nashville’s Gulch.

Posted June 15, 2021
Source: PR Newswire
Melbourne FL: Tomahawk Robotics was awarded the Radio Agile Integrated Device (RAID) Program through the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL).

Posted June 14, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal
Louisville KY: JBS USA Holdings paid an $11M ransom to cybercriminals who temporarily knocked out plants that process roughly one-fifth of the nation’s meat supply.

Posted June 11, 2021
Source: GSA Business Report
Greenville SC: Site Shepherd allows users to screen, score and financially assess location data for optimal locations for new businesses from anywhere in the world.

Posted June 10, 2021
Source: Auto Remarketing
Atlanta GA: Automotive Ventures supports automotive technology entrepreneurs, businesses and investors with industry-specific resources, strategic consulting and connections.

Posted June 09, 2021
Source: WRAL TechWire
Charlotte NC: Honeywell is upping its bet on the business future of quantum computing, combining its own group with UK-based Cambridge Quantum Computing.

Posted June 08, 2021
Source: Times News Express
Atlanta GA: First Advantage Corp. filed plans for an IPO saying it has experienced consistent organic revenue growth driven by increasing demand by corporate customers.

Posted June 07, 2021
Source: aiTechPark
Louisville KY: Climavision is a pioneering weather services and intelligence platform to vastly improve the timing and accuracy of weather forecasting and surveillance.

Posted June 04, 2021
Source: AP & PR Newswire
Birmingham AL: Help Lightning’s next-gen platform uses augmented reality to virtually place an expert on-site anytime, anywhere through a patented merged reality feature.

Posted June 03, 2021
Source:  BioSpace
Atlanta GA:  LifeQ, the preeminent provider of biometrics and health information derived from wearable devices, has secured $47 million from top investors around the world.

Posted June 02, 2021
Source:  Channel Asia
Clearwater FL: Tech Data is set to launch Tech Data Capital, a finance company that offers leasing and financing for its technology solutions, in the Asia Pacific region next year.

Posted June 01, 2021
Source:  GovTech
Charlotte NC: Passport offers transportation technology with a focus on parking. Recently the area of curb management has attracted a lot of attention in the tech world.

Posted May 31, 2021
Source:  Restaurant Dive 
Louisville KY: Yum Brands acquired Tictuk Technologies, a marketing technology and omnichannel solutions company that specializes in social media commerce.

Posted May 28, 2021
Source: Refresh Miami
Miami FL: Kaseya. the global IT management software company, is building out a Managed Security Operations Center for round-the-clock cybersecurity surveillance..

Posted May 27, 2021
Source: Crowd Fund Insider
Atlanta GA: Mile Auto describes itself as a next-generation insurtech company that uses computer version and decision analytics to support pay-per-mile auto insurance offerings.

Posted May 26, 2021
Source: Local10.com
Miami FL: The law (SB 7072) will give Florida’s AG authority to fine and sue Big Tech companies and also allow individual Floridians to sue social media companies.

Posted May 25, 2021
Source: Phocus Wire
Tampa FL: Vacayou, a new online platform for discovering and booking wellness travel experiences, raised $3.3M in angel and seed rounds to support its launch.

Posted May 24, 2021
Source: Commercial Appeal
Memphis TN: The Tennessee Valley Authority and Facebook announced that the social media giant and public power provider will partner and build a 150-megawatt solar farm.

Posted May 21, 2021
Source: al.com
Huntsville AL: The Torch team will develop and apply models and simulations to aviation and missile system analysis ensuring warfighter readiness and capabilities are realized.

Posted May 20, 2021
Source: Daily Atlanta News
Atlanta GA: FanDuel, the popular online sports game company, announced that it is opening a new state of the art technology campus with an investment of more than $15M.

Posted May 19, 2021
Source: Duke Licensing & Ventures
Research Triangle NC: The hub will boost economic development in the Triangle by providing startups with advisers, a joint talent network and access to service providers.

Posted May 18, 2021
Source: Mobi Health News
Atlanta GA: Florence, maker of software that supports clinical research with remote connectivity and electronic document management, scored $80 million in Series C funding.

Posted May 17, 2021
Source:  WRAL TechWire
Raleigh NC: Video game startup Lightforge Games, armed with $5 million raised in equity financing in December seeks to change how role-playing games (RPGs) are played.

Posted May 14, 2021
Source: Yellow Hammer News 
Montgomery AL: Montgomery TechLab showcased its inaugural accelerator cohort of 10 tech startup businesses and solutions that resulted over the past 12 weeks through MTL.

Posted May 13, 2021
Source:  Manufacturing.net
Louisville KY: Apple deepened its ties to a local plant by awarding another $45 million to support Corning, Inc.'s work to supply glass for the tech giant's iPhones and other devices.

Posted May 12, 2021
Source:  Cybereason
Alpharetta GA: The Colonial Pipeline Company’s ransomware attack by DarkSide has further blurred lines between nation-state sponsored APT attacks and cybercrime.

Posted May 11, 2021
Source: Click Orlando
Kennedy Space Center FL: Sierra Space is looking to take advantage of the booming interest in commercial space investments and inching closer to its first space flight.

Posted May 10, 2021
Source: Venture Beat
Morrisville NC: The cybersecurity management automation startup, closed a $30 million series B round to grow its engineering, product development, and go-to-market capabilities.

Posted May 07, 2021
Source: Alabama News Center
Montgomery AL: Hyundai has made its Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) technology available in 13 vehicles, including cars and SUVs built in Alabama.

Posted May 06, 2021
Source: Data Center Dynamics
Atlanta GA: Microsoft has bought 93 acres in Douglas County adding to the three plots already bought in Fulton County. Google, QTS and Facebook have data centers nearby.

Posted May 05, 2021
Source: Benzinga
Birmingham AL: Alabama Cloud Camp is an 8 week virtual training program that aims to help local technologists earn the Associate Cloud Engineer Certification from Google Cloud.

Posted May 04, 2021Source:  WRAL TechWire Raleigh NC: AURA has landed a $50 million contract with the US Army Research Office that includes machine learning algorithms, computer vision and image recognition.

Posted May 03, 2021Source: The Tech Tribune Chattanooga TN: Technology companies must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

Posted April 30, 2021Source: Refresh Miami Boca Raton FL: Honorlock's “AI plus human-touch proctoring platform” enables academic institutions to offer remote assessments while protecting exam integrity.

Posted April 29, 2021Source: AL.com Birmingham AL: Copysmith uses GPT-3, a text-generation artificial intelligence model, along with proprietary language models, to create digital ads that integrate with ad platforms.

Posted April 28, 2021Source: ABC11.com Research Triangle Park NC: Apple unveiled plans to build a campus and engineering hub in Wake County, committing more than $1 billion in investments.

Posted April 27, 2021Source: Hypepotamus Atlanta GA: Startups and small businesses working with physical goods use Saltbox not only as a flexible office space but also as a place for storing and fulfilling orders.

Posted April 26, 2021Source: New York Times Charlotte NC: Arrival is creating highly automated “microfactories” where its delivery vans and buses will be assembled by multitasking robots.

Posted April 23, 2021Source: Voicebot Atlanta GA: Offbeat is a global media network and created VirtualHumans.org as a hub to design, promote, and strategize virtual influencers for brands and companies.

Posted April 22, 2021Source: Government TechnologyMiami FL: IBM's Global University Programs group will help fund career development in fields such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, cloud computing, quantum computing.

Posted April 21, 2021Source:  Data Center Post Birmingham AL: Sport AI will “democratize the fantasy sports analytics process to help the expert and the serious player, but also help the beginner… understand sports analytics.”.
 

Posted April 20, 2021Source: Times News Express

Atlanta GA: Itential, which raised a $20 million Series B, automates the maintenance and management of enterprise companies’ cloud, physical or hybrid networks.

Posted April 19, 2021Source: Associated Press Nashville TN: In a statement, Oracle said it’s meeting demand for its cloud product by building new digital hubs in cities with well-educated workforces and that draw top-tier talent.

Posted April 16, 2021Source: Venture Beat

Cary NC: This round includes an additional $200 million strategic investment from Sony that builds on the already close relationship between the two companies.

Posted April 15, 2021Source: WCPO.com

Highland Heights, KY: A new esports facility at Northern Kentucky University has opened doors for students to competitively play video games and receive scholarships.

Posted April 14, 2021Source: Data Center Post

Miami FL: Papa, the elder tech company that offers care and companionship to seniors, announced a $60 million Series C bringing its total raised to date to $91 million....

Posted April 13, 2021Source: AL.com

Montgomery AL: Hyundai has set an April 15 “Digital World Premiere” for the “segment shattering” new pickup alternative it’s building in Montgomery.

Posted April 12, 2021 Source: Forbes

Atlanta GA: Deliveries of the first ten Beta electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (or eVTOL) vehicles begin in 2024, says UPS, which has an option to buy 150.

Posted April 09, 2021 Source: Martechseries.com

Sunrise FL: Monaker Group announced that Reinhart Interactive TV, a Monaker-funded strategic partnership, has acquired a leading Interactive TV supplier, Hotplay

Posted April 08, 2021Source: WSOC TV

Charlotte NC: Phoozy, maker of thermal capsules for mobile phones and other small tech accepted an offer of $500,000 for an 8% stake in the company from Greiner and Herjavec.

Posted April 07, 2021
Source: Data Center Post

Atlanta GA: DC BLOX, a leading provider of interconnected multi-tenant data centers throughout the Southeast secured funds from Bain Capital and Post Road Group.

Posted April 06, 2021 Source: Venture Beat Tampa FL: Opswat would appear to be primed for growth when taking into account the recent spate of attacks on critical infrastructure including electricity, gas, and water systems.  

Posted April 05, 2021 Source: Southwest Research Institute Nashville TN: Southwest Research Institute, in collaboration with Vanderbilt University, is developing machine learning algorithms to help traffic management and incident response.

Posted April 02, 2021 Source: WCCG Charlotte   Charlotte NC: Trading firm Robinhood is expanding operations to Charlotte which will create nearly 400 new jobs with the company investing $11.7 million to establish the office.

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