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Atlanta Health Startup Sensiotec Lands Investment

Industry: Health IT
Focus: Startups
Location: Greater Atlanta

Atlanta-based health IT startup Sensiotec has received a “significant investment” from WellStar Health System for an undisclosed amount. Neither Sensiotec nor WellStar would disclose the investment amount, but Sensiotec CEO Robert Arkin placed the total at seven figures during a press event at Tech Square in Midtown Atlanta. The investment comes …

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Sharecare to add 150 jobs; relo HQ to Capital Grille building in Buckhead

Industry: Health IT
Focus: General Business
Location: Buckhead

Atlanta-based Sharecare will add 150 jobs and expand into new digs as the health information startup preps for growth. Read more at the Atlanta Business Chronicle: http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/blog/atlantech/2014/11/sharecare-to-add-100-jobs-relo-hq-to-capital.html

TAG Unveils Health IT Issue of Hub Magazine

Industry: Digital Media/Entertainment
Focus: General Business
Location: Greater Atlanta

The latest issue of Hub Magazine, was released today with Dawn Whaley, President of Atlanta-based Sharecare, on the cover. The magazine was unveiled at a special ceremony held at the Herman Miller Showroom in Atlanta’s Midtown West area. Read more: http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/14/11/p5023637/tag-unveils-health-it-issue-of-hub-magazine#ixzz3JXqX5DT2

Financial Services Executives Expect Consumer Complaint Costs to Rise due to CFPB Regulations

Industry: Financial Technology
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Atlanta

The 2014 Aptean Consumer Complaints Compass is the first research study of its kind to dig into how organizations are reacting to the CFPB and what U.S. financial service executives think the impact will be on consumers. Under the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFPB supervises banks with more than $10 billion in assets, as well as certain nonbanks including mortgage companies, private student loan lenders and payday lenders.

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TAG Unveils Health IT Issue of Hub Magazine

Industry: Digital Media/Entertainment
Focus: General Business
Type: TAG
Location: Greater Atlanta

Sharecare President Dawn Whaley Featured on Cover ATLANTA (November 18th, 2014) –The latest issue of Hub Magazine, was released today with Dawn Whaley, President of Atlanta-based Sharecare, on the cover. The magazine was unveiled at a special ceremony held at the Herman Miller Showroom in Atlanta’s Midtown West area. Sharecare …

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Paymetric, Inc. Named on Deloitte’s 2014 Technology Fast 500 Recognizing the Fastest Growing Companies in North America

Industry:
Location: Greater Atlanta

Paymetric, the leading provider of integrated electronic payment acceptance and data security solutions for the enterprise, today announced it was recognized on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Read more at: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwgeeks/article/Paymetric-Inc-Named-on-Deloittes-2014-Technology-Fast-500-Recognizing-the-Fastest-Growing-Companies-in-North-America-20141118

PartnerTech Inc. Executive Speaks at TAG International Business Society Conference

Industry: Other
Focus: General Business
Location: Greater Atlanta

Gary Bruce, President and Managing Director of PartnerTech Inc. participated as a featured speaker sharing insight on challenges and successes in the face of global diversity. PartnerTech Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of PartnerTech AB of Sweden with 14 locations across Europe, China and the U.S. Read more at …

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Atlanta angles for 1,200-plus tech jobs

Industry: Logistics Technology
Focus: General Business
Location: Greater Atlanta

The city of Atlanta is negotiating to land the headquarters of a major payments processing company, a move that could bring more than 1,200 high-paying jobs to the city, according to public documents reviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Read more at the Atlanta Journal Constitution: http://www.ajc.com/news/business/atlanta-angles-for-1200-plus-tech-jobs/nh86r/

Georgia lawmakers consider monotoring future, driverless cars

Industry: Other
Focus: Gov't/Politics
Location: Statewide

In September, General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced that her company would put on the road in two years vehicles that communicate with each other and “highly automated driving technology.” Read more at the Athens Banner Herald: http://onlineathens.com/general-assembly/2014-11-15/georgia-lawmakers-consider-motoring-future-driverless-cars

Is A Driverless Car In Your Future?

Industry: Other
Focus: Innovation/R&D
Location: Greater Atlanta

A study committee composed of Georgia State Representatives is looking into the possibility. Chaired by Rep. Trey Kelley of Cedartown, the Autonomous Vehicle Study Committee met several times this fall, and is due to publish a report its findings by year-end. Read more at Peach Pundit: http://www.peachpundit.com/2014/11/17/driverless-car-future/

TAG Business Intelligence and Analytics Innovation Awards Winners Announced

Industry: Big Data/Mission Critical Services
Focus: Innovation/R&D
Location: Greater Atlanta

The Technology Association of Georgia Business Intelligence & Analytics society presented awards to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for Large Enterprise Category, and Columbus State University for Mid Size Category. Read more at PR Web: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12321385.htm

Sandy Springs company offers high-tech house calls for sick kids

Industry: Health IT
Focus: Innovation/R&D
Location: West Georgia

The founders of MedZed want to bring back pediatric house calls for sick kids. But the service they offer may seem a little different – a bit more high-tech, perhaps – than the Norman Rockwell-esque image of a doctor’s house call fixed in many minds. Read more at Reporter Newspapers: …

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Microsoft’s new ‘Skype for Web’ brings support for IE, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox

Industry: Communication Services
Focus: Innovation/R&D
Location: Greater Atlanta

Microsoft this morning unveiled a way to use Skype on “just about any screen you can lay your hands on.” The new browser-based Skype for Web will work on Chrome, Firefox and Safari in addition to Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer, across different operating systems. Read more at: Microsoft’s new ‘Skype for …

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Amazon Probably Didn’t Get What It Wanted In The Hachette Deal

Industry: Digital Media/Entertainment
Focus: General Business
Location: Greater Atlanta

On Thursday, Amazon and Hachette said they had ended their bitter, monthslong dispute over ebook pricing. Read more at the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/14/amazon-hachette-deal_n_6159414.html

Cricket Wireless moves HQ from Alpharetta to Buckhead

Industry: Communication Services
Focus: General Business
Location: Buckhead

CricketWireless is newest big tech brand to call Atlanta home. Read more at the Atlanta Business Chronicle: http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2014/11/13/cricket-wireless-moves-hq-from-alpharetta-to.html

LexisNexis to Acquire Health Market Science

Industry: Big Data/Mission Critical Services
Focus: General Business
Location: Greater Atlanta

LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a division of Reed Elsevier, today announced its intent to acquire Health Market Science (HMS) – See more at: http://atlanta.citybizlist.com/#sthash.89sgdtXf.dpuf

Culture, Communications Vital In M&A Success But Overlooked Says National Survey of M&A Professionals by Jabian Consulting

Industry: Other
Focus: General Business
Type: TAG
Location: Greater Atlanta

Only two of five M&A deals net positive returns and companies are seeking smaller strategic deals. Additionally, merger and acquisition executives say organizations continue to stumble on communications and cultural integration when merging companies, according to the Annual Jabian M&A Industry Survey.

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TAG Business Intelligence and Analytics Innovation Awards Finalists Announced

Industry: Big Data/Mission Critical Services
Focus: Innovation/R&D
Location: Greater Atlanta

The Technology Association of Georgia Business Intelligence & Analytics society will present the must-attend event of the year for professionals in BI, Analytics, Big Data, and related disciplines at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North. Read more at PR Web: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12302873.htm

Health IT Finalists Named for Intel Innovation Award

Industry: Health IT
Focus: General Business
Location: Greater Atlanta

“Our 2014 Intel Innovation Awards finalists represent the vibrant and thriving health IT industry that we have in Georgia,” said Tino Mantella, CEO and President of Technology Association of Georgia, a founding partner of the Health IT Leadership Summit. Read more at Financial Content: http://markets.financialcontent.com/stocks/news/read?GUID=28679178