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Former Peak 10 plans to hire a few people this fall By Geert De Lombaerde NashvillePost.com A national data center operator is doubling the capacity of one of its local facilities by half and already has signed up a big customer for a chunk of that space. Officials with Flexential, which comprises the former Peak 10 […]

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Chris Hasenbein will manage sales in North America at Digital Reasoning./ / Photo Digital Reasoning By MATT BLOIS The Franklin artificial intelligence company Digital Reasoning has hired Chris Hasenbein to manage sales in the Americas. Digital Reasoning develops artificial intelligence that can analyze human communication. The company uses the technology to solve problems in the […]

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ABOVE: A map from the FCC shows areas in yellow where there are major gaps in broadband availability. Darker blue means faster speeds.   U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) announced Tuesday that Tennessee will be one of eight states included in a new National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) project to expand and update the National Broadband […]

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Prakash Ramachandran, Chief Financial Officer of Digital Reasoning / Photo courtesy of Digital Reasoning By MATT BLOIS An Australian finance company has invested in the Franklin tech company Digital Reasoning to help expand its reach in the finance industry. Digital Reasoning provides artificial intelligence technologies to solve a variety of problems in the financial services […]

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By MATT BLOIS A Franklin tech company will add dozens of new jobs at its new location in Franklin. Quore makes hotel management software. According to a press release from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, more than half of the top 100 highest earning hotel management companies in the U.S. use Quore’s […]

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Hytch, LLC, the Nashville-based social impact technology company behind the smartphone app Hytch Rewards, has earned a 2018 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Award for its role in changing transit behavior and improving public health and safety across the state. The award was presented by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Department of Transportation and […]

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By MELISSA HAMBRICK Put Amazon Echo in “Away Mode” and your digital helper plays a recorded conversation designed to trick burglars into thinking someone’s home. Google Home now recognizes six languages, and can not only tell you Shark Week facts, but provide the surf report in Hawaii. And now without raising a finger, both can provide Brentwood and […]

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Hytch, LLC, the Nashville-based social impact technology company, together with WeGo Public Transit and the Music City Star with the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee, announce today their partnership to reward commuters who share a ride by taking public transit rather than driving alone. Through this new partnership, individuals who take the public transit […]

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 CDW, a $15 billion Fortune 500, private equity, global technology company with more than 8,900 coworkers, will cut the ribbon on a new Nashville office just across the county line from Brentwood. CDW’s new office, located at 310 Seven Springs Way in Brentwood, will celebrate its Grand Opening/Open House with its current Nashville employees, technology partners, and […]

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Chris Jones, president and CEO of Middle Tennessee Electric, William Bradford, president and CEO of United Communications, and Commissioner Bob Rolfe of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, will be sharing lunch on Friday at the Peytonsville Volunteer Fire Department during “A special event regarding the future of broadband in Middle Tennessee.” According to an invitation sent out Wednesday by Pierce Public […]

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When Leadership Middle Tennessee (LMT) president Lee Rucks accepted the invitation to share a ride with Hytch, driver Carissa Biele had some tricks in mind. But Carissa’s infamous trivia challenge didn’t stump her rideshare partner Rucks. In her role as an organizer of Middle Tennessee leaders, Rucks pays close attention to the concerns of leaders […]

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By BILL LEWIS Colin Comfort’s career path in the tech industry could have led him to Silicon Valley instead of to Williamson County, but then he never would have seen the cows. “It’s nice to take back roads and see cows and horses, then go the other way and get back to reality,” said Comfort, vice president […]

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PHOTO: A Tadano Mantis GTC-1200 series crane moves a foundation caisson. // SUBMITTED   By RUSSELL VANNOZZI The Nashville skyline is dotted with tower cranes as construction companies try to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for high-rise offices, hotels and restaurants. However, an entirely different kind of crane company has called Franklin home for […]

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By MATT BLOIS The Brentwood-based company LBMC started out as an accounting firm, but inside the company’s glass-paneled headquarters there’s also a team of ethical hackers trying to keep sensitive data away from bad guys. The firm helps other companies identify cyber security risks by trying to break into their computer systems. If they get […]

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Think about how much time you spend commuting to and from work. Then consider that just a few decades from now, it is estimated that Tennessee commuters will spend 113% more time in their cars each day. That means that the average commute — which stands at 47 minutes today—will be upwards of 100 minutes […]

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By Russell Vannozzi For College Grove resident Jon Stolzer, the entrepreneurial spirit has always been in his blood. Following several semesters of college coursework at the University of Kansas, Stolzer decided it was time for a change. He opted to attend a K-9 training school and started his first company at age 21. The endeavor, […]

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By Milt Capps WeCounsel Solutions, creator of the VisuWell telehealth technology platform, has relocated its headquarters to Franklin from Chattanooga, said Sam Johnson, who is the startup’s CEO and a longtime Franklin resident. VisuWell technology enables providers of healthcare and related services to use tech-enabled “virtual” patient encounters to augment their care-delivery models. Though there is growing […]

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PHOTO: From left are Liam Griese, Camden Whitehead, John Molpus, Jackson Reimers (Mentor), Alexander Domkowski (Head Coach), Ethan Hobson, Angie Baird, Grant Hobson, George Huey (Mentor). Kneeling are Nicholas Grummon, left, and Michael Brown (Team Captain), at the FIRST Robotics Smokey Mountain Regional Competition in March of 2018 / SUBMITTED By BROOKE WANSER This week, a group […]

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With the U.S. projected to spend $553 billion on research and development in 2018 and multiple cities, including Nashville, vying to become the location of Amazon’s HQ2, the personal-finance website WalletHub on Mar. 21 released its report on 2018’s Most & Least Innovative States. Tennessee did not get a high ranking: the state was 5th from […]

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By MATT BLOIS Chris Daskam came up with the idea for an application that would allow people to rent out their home gyms to strangers after his neighbors invited him to work out in their garage. Daskam, who lives in the Canterbury subdivision in Thompson’s Station, had admired their home gym from afar, and when […]

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ABOVE: The Leo Aerospace launch concept would launch rockets carrying satellites from high-altitude ballooons. By LANDON WOODROOF Like computers and cell phones, satellites have gotten smaller in recent years. That’s been an inspiration to an upstart tech company that includes a Brentwood Academy graduate and hopes to make putting the satellites in orbit less expensive […]

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ABOVE: This sketch of the historic home turned into office space for StyleNet.com was done by Amy Reader, wife of StyleNet.com CEO Michael Reader. The frame is made from old wood salvaged during the restoration of the former home. // CRAIG FLAGG   Michael Reader is CEO of StyleNet.com, a Franklin-based business that touts itself as No. […]

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By CRAIG FLAGG For Business Williamson Is there a budding entrepreneur stirring inside of you, perhaps keeping you awake into the wee hours as you dare imagine something different for yourself? You’re sure you have great ideas. You’re overflowing with passion. But you also know something else: You’ve got a lot of competition. No wonder you can’t […]

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Nashville based social impact technology company Hytch, LLC and their partners have rewarded Tennessee commuters for sharing more than 100,000 miles in less than three weeks since launching their free smartphone app, Hytch Rewards, on Feb. 9, 2018. Hytch Rewards uses synchronized GPS technology to validate and reward ridesharing behavior. Nissan North America, headquartered in […]

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By MATT BLOIS The center of the Pool Kings’ kingdom is a renovated thrift shop on Duplex Road in Spring Hill. A TV plays a highlight reel of some of the fancy pools they have built, and some of their awards hang on the wall. Kyle Peek and his son Justin Peek still operate their […]

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ABOVE: John Boyd, creative director and president of Labelive. By BROOKE WANSER Labelive Events, a Franklin-based production company, is upping the ante for the music production company with their familial vibe and one-stop-shop mentality. The company, which has provided services for the Pilgrimage Cultural Festival and for A-list concerts, and was part of a Williamson, Inc. […]