Nashville startup OverDog Inc., which provides a mobile app that helps align professional athletes and their fans with video game playing, raised $450,000 via a recent equity offering, the Nashville Business Journal reports. NBJ cites a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Hunter Hillenmeyer, a former Chicago Bears linebacker and Nashville native who played college football at Vanderbilt, founded OverDog.
Changing how you go about doing your work is the type of decision that can mortally wound a successful small or mid-sized business. But it's one Emma CEO Clint Smith and his team felt they needed to make a couple of years ago. The New York Times this week wrote about the web marketing company's software overhaul, which was rolled out a year ago. Yes, it came with hiccups and glitches. But it has set up the company to take future growth in stride.
The principal operating guideline was to design a flexible system that would remove the need to do anything like this again. “We didn’t know what the marketplace would look like in five years,” Mr. Smith said. “Also, we didn’t know how databases would evolve in five years either. We couldn’t design for the future, but we could design something that could adapt to what the future will bring.”
Local software company Digital Reasoning announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued it a patent related to image resolution.
The patent (read more here), specifically for a "system and method for coreference resolution," is part of the Cool Springs-based company's portfolio that includes five issued patents and numerous other pending patent applications.
"We are now able to perform entity resolution at an unprecedented quality and scale,” Matthew Russell, Digital Reasoning chief technology officer, said in a release. “The benefit for consumers of our technology is that they'll be able to employ a machine to identify the unique identities for people, places, and organizations across millions of documents containing human language. Transforming digital human language data into actionable information is a monumental task that is difficult for even highly competent teams of subject matter experts to accomplish, and we can now use automated and customizable processes to do it in a scalable manner.”
The patent announcement follows the company’s recent addition of two enterprise software executives. (Read more here.)
Sitemason says it is going to take on Wordpress with the release of a new content management system that will get its formal unveiling next week at the Belcourt Theatre.
The new release, Sitemason 6, has been re-imagined, re-programmed and re-designed to be the preferred alternative to WordPress and Drupal for creatives. As an alternative to other hosted systems, Sitemason has built a fully-supported, hosted platform for creatives to build their web and mobile visions.
Byron Fanning, chief relationship officer, stated, “The creative population is ready for something that doesn’t require ‘workarounds,’ ‘themes,’ and ‘throttled web traffic’ solutions. With the insight, thoughtfulness and generous contributions of some of the most respected web developers we know, we’ve re-launched the most advanced version of Sitemason for a market that reaches far beyond Nashville. However, we want the Nashville community to be the first to see and experience the new Sitemason.”
Atiba Software is getting serious about the development of applications for mobile devices and promoted one of its strategists to oversee the new Atiba Mobile division.
Amy Rochelle, who has been with Atiba since 2007, has been named director of mobile development. At the firm, she also has been a developer, designer, project manager and strategist. Before joining Atiba, she worked at Ingram Book Co. and Digital Dog Media, among others.
“The entire Atiba family is excited to see the growth of Atiba Mobile,” said Craig Anderson, chief architect for Atiba Software. “Under Amy’s leadership, this mobile team will be able to focus on building the highest quality iOS, Android and Windows apps, as well as Mobile Device Management and Location-based services.”
Rochelle earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design from Austin Peay State University.
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