GameStop unit buys MacAuthority

Regional Apple products reseller MacAuthority has been acquired by tech retail giant GameStop, which last year launched an aggressive push into selling more than video games. Through the deal, GameStop's Simply Mac unit adds six stores in five cities as well as locations on the campuses of Vanderbilt and Belmont universities. In a memo obtained by Apple Daily Report, MacAuthority CEO Mark Gregory said he will transition into a new management role as Simply Mac looks to double its store base in short order.

GameStop (Ticker: GME) acquired a minority stake in Simply Mac in the fall of 2012 and bought its remaining shares last November. Simply Mac is now part of the company's recently organized Technology Brands segment, which runs more than 270 stores. In the fiscal quarter ended May 3, that group produced an operating profit of $6.0 million on net sales of $60.2 million.

Jul 28, 2014 7:12 AM

Cumberland Consulting names life sciences managing director

Former Deloitte manager to oversee vendor assessment, implementation
Jul 28, 2014 7:00 AM

Emma brings on global VP

Melbourne-based exec worked in Nashville during '90s
Jul 24, 2014 12:59 PM

Noted tech attorney moves to Frost Brown Todd

Film Festival president spent three years at Dickinson Wright
Jul 23, 2014 6:58 AM

Spark startup competition coming in September

Southern/Alpha will in a few weeks host its second Spark:Nashville event, which is highlighted by a rapid-fire pitch competition. The event will take place Sept. 4 at Events on 3rd in Printer's Alley. Here's some info on the inaugural shindig.

Jul 22, 2014 9:47 AM

Local group launches BuyHappy savings app

A team of seasoned local software entrepreneurs has unveiled BuyHappy, a browser extension that scours the web for the best price and has been saving online shoppers an average of $28 per transaction. Kelley Boothe at Southern/Alpha has more on the launch of BuyHappy, which is chaired by StudioNow founder and CEO David Mason.

Jul 21, 2014 7:01 AM

Verizon announces another Middle Tennessee hiring surge

Mobile provider will add 300 in Franklin and Murfreesboro
Jul 17, 2014 11:11 AM

MedCenterDisplay launches mobile app push

Patient engagement company licenses GOBA tech
Jul 11, 2014 7:40 AM

HealthTrust names new CIO

Former Wellmont VP to lead IT services for Parallon affiliate
Jul 8, 2014 12:43 PM

Medical devices of a different kind

Active health IT breeding ground yields consumer products [From our Healthier magazine out now]
Jul 7, 2014 10:05 PM
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