CO.LAB’s Mike Bradshaw is a visionary who sees seeds that he helped plant in 2012 reaching full bloom as early as next year’s “GIGTANK.” “The time has really come when Chattanooga will be a living lab for other cities that want to test ways to best use ultra-high speed networks,” he says, noting that was not necessarily the case in 2012 when the “GIGTANK” accelerator was launched.
With the constant drumbeat of solutions to help seniors stay in their homes as long as possible, a lot of remote monitoring tools and services have hit the market or are under development. Evermind views using appliances like a coffee machine or a TV as a proxy for human activity in the context of a person’s daily routine substantially less invasive than using motion sensors or cameras to measure movement or detect falls.
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The technology world is bullish on the so-called “Internet of Things,” also known as the industrial Internet; recent reports from General Electric, Cisco and others predict the sector could become a multi-trillion dollar contributor to the economy. To shepherd the growth of the industry, AT&T, GE, Cisco, IBM and Intel formed the Industrial Internet Consortium earlier this year, a group that has since grown to more than 90 organizations.
Last year, Apple unveiled its iBeacon technology that allows messages to be sent to iPhones based on physical proximity, ushering in a new realm of marketing opportunities for retailers and other companies that could use the technology. Richard Graves took note. From his Nashville home, he began thinking up applications that could be created to make use of the technology and spent close to $22,000 registering 350 relevant domain names, hoping to launch at least one of them one day.
Nashville entrepreneur Joe Maxwell sold his company, Shareholder Insite, to a New York-based capital markets data company recently purchased by Goldman Sachs and Blackstone. Shareholder Insite provides data management, analytics and valuation services for venture capital and private equity investors. The New York company, Ipreo, will use Shareholder Insite to build its expertise in alternative assets.
StyleBlueprint is among the first Nashville companies implementing BKON’s iBeacon technology to help client retailers interact with their shoppers. The online lifestyle publication is launching an app in December that will connect its readers to about 200 Nashville-area companies, many of which are restaurants and boutiques. BKON’s beacon devices will be placed in the majority of those stores, allowing them to send messages to consumers who have downloaded the StyleBlueprint app.
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