Connecticut contract for Qualifacts

The developer of enterprise software for health care companies has signed a deal with a nonprofit Connecticut mental health provider.
Jun 9, 2009 11:35 AM

Hybrid buses for MTA

The Metropolitan Transit Authority has ordered two hybrid electric buses from a Michigan-based company that promises a 40 percent drop in emissions.
Jun 8, 2009 2:40 PM

Lebanon, Dell may meet in court

City officials are frustrated with the lack of information from the computer maker and say they are contemplating suing the company (Ticker: DELL) over the job cuts at its plant there.
"A 40-year-old deal is a contract. You stay around and continue to have jobs and be a good corporate citizen," says Farmer.
Jun 5, 2009 8:57 AM

Franklin lighting company raises $3M

An investment group has put $3 million into Cool Springs-based Metrolight, which manufactures energy-efficient lighting products for the commercial and government markets. The company last raised money in the summer of 2007.
Jun 5, 2009 8:53 AM

AT&T launches small-biz bundle

The telecom giant is packaging phone, Internet and wireless services for under $100 and targeting small businesses, a market worth $17 bilion a year.
Jun 3, 2009 12:57 PM

Hey celebrity, call me!

Our brethren at BusinessTN check in with a look at BugleMe, a Nashville-based start-up that is bringing the Twitter model to your phone.
A unique revenue sharing model grants celebrity users 20% of gross revenue, following a $150 startup fee. As a result, clients gain a new revenue stream, while expanding their fan base, controlling their own image and communicating through a more intimate medium. In addition, BugleMe provides each client with a Web-based community for users to respond, via a platform of discussion boards, polls and other postings.
Jun 2, 2009 10:58 AM


Nashville’s edo Interactive has been named one of Entrepreneur’s Top 100 Brilliant Companies for 2009.
Edo created the “facecard,” a prepaid debit MasterCard that lets customers sample new products. This “preward” strategy not only gets products in a key demographic’s hands, but also lets businesses track their marketing goals and sales locations
The company is led by former Link2Gov CEO Ed Braswell. The company has received venture backing from Claritas Capital. It’s also listed as a portfolio company of the Nashville Capital Network’s Angel fund. See the full list.
Jun 1, 2009 2:52 PM

Bing hearts Music City

A demonstration video of Microsoft's new search engine prominently features the Nashville skyline in its design. The eyebrow is raised...
May 29, 2009 2:47 PM

Ky. company sues local gift card venture over licensing deal

Sister company of Brentwood's Comdata seeking to terminate agreement and accelerate outstanding balances
May 28, 2009 2:40 PM

Robotic software firm gathering capital

Universal Robotics, which is marketing 'software with an IQ' for the warehouse sector, has raised $1.3 million from a dozen investors. Developed at NASA and Vanderbilt, the software has the capacity to learn processes as it handles tasks. HT: Venture Nashville's latest NEWSBITS
May 28, 2009 9:50 AM