Nissan hooks up with Oak Ridge

[caption id="attachment_7135" align="alignleft" width="405" caption="Something like this, perhaps. (Photo from"][/caption] The two big names will collaborate on the development of the charging network that will accompany the car maker's rollout next year of an electric car capable of going 100 miles per charge.
Apr 23, 2009 12:39 AM

Local execs look to light smokeless cigs

Venture Nashville reports on Smokefree Innotec's efforts to develop a 'cigarette-like electronic device.'
Schroepfer said that while some competitors "e-cigarettes" have been banned, at least temporarily, in Canada and other nations, and marketing for smoking cessation is forbidden by some nations, he said SFI sees no such impediments ahead for its technology.
Apr 21, 2009 11:56 PM

BarCamp gets healthy

Lipscomb's pharmacy school will host HealthCamp Nashville, a one-day collaborative exercise centered on thrashing out ideas for the various evolving pieces of the health care market.
HealthCamp Nashville is unique to other conferences because the attendees determine what topics will be addressed ahead of time by submitting topics online and voting on ones they want discussed. When the open schedule slots are posted online, participants can see which topics are the most popular and offer to make a presentation about a particular topic.
Apr 21, 2009 1:47 PM

Emma's new friends in New Zealand

Milt Capps catches up with Clint Smith and gets the scoop on the e-mail marketing company's strategic investment in, a mobile messaging company. Emma's clients can expect access to new messaging services early next year.
"SMS is something that lots of folks have on the brain but don't really know how to apply it in a practical way. The idea of building a mobile list, using keywords & short codes, knowing what content to send, and tracking everything can be pretty daunting..."
Apr 21, 2009 8:12 AM

Belmont's bottles on the way out

Belmont kicks off its Earth Week by saying bottled waters will be gone from campus in a month.
"Bottled water is shockingly expensive to the consumer and the environment. And given what we know about the quality of water from the tap and in the bottle, it’s completely unnecessary. Recycling the bottles doesn’t solve the larger problem of excessive resources needed to produce and transport something that is solely a convenience."
Apr 20, 2009 11:31 AM

Steve Jobs rumor patrol

Is the Apple founder moving to Memphis?
Apr 16, 2009 11:49 AM

Dell slips a spot

For the first time in eight years, Dell is not the largest shipper of PCs in the United States.
Dell was severely challenged by tough competition in the retail space. This, combined with the weak U.S. professional market, dropped Dell into the No. 2 position in the overall U.S. market. Acer's strong growth was fueled by low priced mobile PCs, its solid presence in the retail space, as well as in channels.
Apr 16, 2009 10:44 AM

One way the stimulus can create rural jobs

And possibly hurt a segment of the commercial real estate sector... Locally based call center company Sitel says the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's push to bring broadband services to rural communities will allow it to run more of its business out of its employees' homes.
Apr 15, 2009 1:53 PM

How green is your insurer?

A new locally based Web site – brought to you by the same folks who have developed – features a framework of factors that will tell you.
Publisher Michael O'Dell says, "The U.S. is behind much of the developed world in choosing eco-friendly auto insurance. So this site is a way for the nation's green consumers to start speaking with their wallets when looking to insure a car."
Apr 14, 2009 3:05 PM

PureSafety training Habitat volunteers

The local safety education provider will train the nonprofit's homebuilders for free for three years.
Over the past few years, PureSafety has provided its online Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour training to many of the Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity Supervisors on Site (SOS) at no cost. In November 2006, PureSafety provided online training for all volunteers for Whirlpool Building Blocks, a week-long blitz build of 10 homes on one block. PureSafety’s support of the Whirlpool Building Blocks program has continued since the inaugural build in Nashville.
Apr 14, 2009 2:48 PM