'Most connected human on Earth' to give closing keynote at Health:Further

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Aug 4, 2015 7:16 AM
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Health:Further unveils Innovator's Row companies

A baker's dozen of companies will make up the Innovator's Row exhibition area at the Health:Further conference being hosted next month by Jumpstart Foundry. Among them are some well-known names such as Amplion, TriZetto and HCA Holdings' Parallon division, which is the gathering's headline sponsor. Others are less known but also promise to show how their technologies can be integrated into the health care system.

“There are so many emerging companies that are changing the healthcare landscape today. Innovator’s Row will give exposure to some of these companies in a hands­on way,” said Jumpstart Foundry CEO Vic Gatto. “There’s a lot of good that can come from large healthcare companies interacting with emerging companies.

Get all the Innovator's Row info here and read our past coverage of Health:Further here.

Jul 31, 2015 6:52 AM

Jumpstart company teams up with Applied Health Analytics

Local business incubator previews 2015 class
Jul 30, 2015 7:07 AM

Cumberland Consulting elevates two to partner

Former principals have been with IT consultants since '08 and '04, respectively
Jul 29, 2015 2:27 PM

ADS acquires South Carolina security company

Nashville-based ADS Security has acquired the customer accounts from ProTec Plus Inc. in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for an undisclosed sum.

According to a release, the purchase adds more than 1,000 accounts to the ADS South Carolina customer base of 4,000  accounts. It marks the second deal for ADS in South Carolina, including the 2014 acquisition of American Burglar and Fire Alarms in Columbia, S.C.

The deal also follows the June announcement that ADS Security had acquired more than 3,000 customer accounts from Professional Alarms Inc. of Clarksville, growing its local client base to about 18,000 accounts (read more here).

The most recently purchased accounts will continue to be serviced out of the Myrtle Beach location, with ProTec Plus owner Michael Thomas and his team to become ADS employees, according to the release.

"We are excited to add another South Carolina city to our service map and we extend a warm welcome to ProTec Plus customers," ADS President and CEO John Cerasuolo (pictured) said in a release. "ProTec Plus has been protecting homes and businesses in Myrtle Beach for over 25 years and we are honored to continue their legacy of outstanding service.”

During the past year or so, ADS has acquired security companies in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee.

Jul 29, 2015 7:20 AM

Smartvue announces deal with Chinese tech company

Nashville-based tech company Smartvue has announced it will provide global entity Dahua with cloud video surveillance software embedded on selected network video surveillance cameras.

Financial terms of the deal (read more here) were not disclosed in a release.

Headquartered in Hangzhou, China, Dahua, recorded $882 million in revenue in 2013. The company owns more than 440 patents and has about 2,000 engineers in its R&D divisioni. With about 5,000 employees, the company boasts the world's second-largest market share in the video security and surveillance industry, according to a 2014 IMS report.

The deal will see Dahua customers have access to plug-and-play surveillance installations with video storage in the cloud, the release notes.

"Smartvue is uniquely qualified to deliver cloud video solutions and integrated IoTV embedded software to our partners such as Dahua," Martin Renkis, Smartvue founder and CEO, said in the release. "It is our privilege to work with Dahua as one of the global leaders in the video surveillance industry."

The announcement follows the recent announcement that Smartvue, which offers cloud-based device and video management software and services, has aligned with Microsoft to unveil Homevue, a cloud video surveillance solution designed for Microsoft's Xbox. (Read more here.)

Jul 28, 2015 10:30 AM

Zayo adding fiber to local tower network

Colorado-based telecom infrastructure company Zayo Group says it is investing $39 million to add 147 cell towers to its Nashville-area fiber network. The move is built on the back of a 20-year contract Zayo has signed with an unnamed wireless service provider. It will nearly quadruple the length of Zayo's local network to 470 miles.

Jul 23, 2015 7:07 AM

Cybera updates partnership with national franchisor

Payment card security solutions provider Cybera has announced an updated partnership with Kahala Brands, with the Nashville-based company to offer its services to 2,600 Kahala store locations.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed in a release.

Privately held Kahala Brands is the parent entity of Scottsdale, Arizona-based Kahala Franchising LLC. Its brands include Blimpie and Cold Stone Creamery, among 14 other franchise concepts. 

Jul 21, 2015 7:15 AM

Live concert service Jukely now available in Nashville

Jukely Unlimited — a mobile and web subscription-based service that gives members access to attend one concert per day for $25 per month — is now available in Nashville.

The New York City-based entity, which some have called the “Netflix of Concerts,” is now available in 15 cities: Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Washington D.C.

Concerts range from DJs and international EDM stars, to lesser known indie, blues, folk and punk-rock bands, as well as local artists.

The Chicago Tribune offers a nice overview of he service here.

Jul 20, 2015 12:18 PM

Google to offer free Internet service to Nashville's public housing residents

Google Fiber announced on a company blog today that it would offer free Internet service with no installation fees to residents in public housing in each of Google Fiber’s markets, including Nashville.

The initiative is in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Dubbed ConnectHome, the program will bring Internet connectivity to more school-aged children and families living in HUD-assisted housing in 27 communities across the country.

“We’re proud to partner with HUD to connect families in four of the communities they’ve selected — Atlanta, Durham, Nashville and Kansas City. We’ll also extend the program to every other current and future Google Fiber market,” the blog post stated.

You can read the full announcement here.

The post comes after Comcast’s announcement this week (read here) offering a free upgrade to its customers from 50 Mbps to 75 in its Blast! tier pricing.

Comcast, AT&T and Google Fiber are all implementing high-speed Internet services in the Nashville area.

Jul 15, 2015 10:31 AM