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Ponce City Market lands another tech whale.
Google expects to lease office space at Ponce City Market, according to sources. The company is also reported to be seeking data center and warehouse space in the Metro Atlanta-area.
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Apple will announce, Tuesday afternoon, a new mobile payments system that will transform its mobile devices into credit cards. It will mean more business for Atlanta, a global payments hub.
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​Science fiction has promised the possibility of connecting machines with the human brain. Technological advancements are now turning fiction into reality.
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​The Home Depot Inc. will open its first university-based research and development center in the heart of engineering powerhouse Georgia Tech.
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​The city of Atlanta is pushing legislation aimed at accelerating electric vehicle sales in the metro area. The measure would remove a major barrier to owning an electric vehicle by encouraging office and residential landlords to install electric vehicle chargers and reserved parking.
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​Atlanta, a real estate town, is forever in a building boom. One of the more frenzied building niches today is the “entrepreneurship center.”
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The San Francisco-based social network will lease 80,000 square feet in a downtown Atlanta server farm.
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Atlanta ranked 14th among the top 20 metro areas in high-tech job growth, according to real estate firm CBRE Group Inc.
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The Georgia Automobile Dealers Association has filed a petition with the Department of Revenue arguing Tesla’s direct-sales model violates Georgia law.
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​A quartet of entrepreneurs and entertainment execs, including a former manager of Will Smith’s production company, is raising a venture fund to invest in Atlanta tech, media and entertainment startups.
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​Business intelligence software maker Izenda is riding the Big Data wave with an expansion that will add about 100 jobs.
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The Duluth, Ga.-based maker of electronic kiosks and ATMs , is transforming from a hardware maker into a technology and services company. The cuts could be announced in weeks.
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Mobile software firm AirWatch preps for expansion with renovation of for...
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AirWatch plans to renovate its 125,000 square foot former headquarters at 1425 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd.

Home Depot to open innovation center at Georgia Tech - Atlanta Business ...
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​The Home Depot Inc. will open its first university-based research and development center in the heart of engineering powerhouse Georgia Tec

Early-stage fund aims at tech, media, entertainment - Atlanta Business C...
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​A quartet of entrepreneurs and entertainment execs, including a former manager of Will Smith’s production company, is raising a venture fun

Atlanta eyeing incentives to install vehicle chargers - Atlanta Business...
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​The city of Atlanta is pushing legislation aimed at accelerating electric vehicle sales in the metro area. The measure would remove a major

Software maker Izenda raises $3M, will add 100 jobs - Atlanta Business C...
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​Business intelligence software maker Izenda is riding the Big Data wave with an expansion that will add about 100 jobs.

Business booming for startup centers - Atlanta Business Chronicle
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​Atlanta, a real estate town, is forever in a building boom. One of the more frenzied building niches today is the “entrepreneurship center.

NCR said to be planning 200 sales-and-IT job cuts - Atlanta Business Chr...
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The Duluth, Ga.-based maker of electronic kiosks and ATMs , is transforming from a hardware maker into a technology and services company. Th

Tesla Motors cruises into Buckhead with Lenox Square store. - Atlanta Bu...
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The Palo Alto, Calif-based automaker plans to invest about $330,000 in building out a 3,245 square foot store at Lenox Square.

New ‘entrepreneurship center’ set for Brookhaven - Atlanta Business Chro...
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​A former CEO of executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. wants to help launch Atlanta’s next Coca-Cola Co. or Internet

Payment processing financial Tech sprouts big growth firm - Atlanta Busi...
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Priority Payment Systems LLC, which provides credit card processing, electronic invoicing and other electronic payment services, is seeing a

Atlanta's Rivalry helps supercharge the salesforce - Atlanta Business Ch...
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The software company raised $550,000 from Atlanta-based BIP Capital and Atlanta Ventures.

Racemi raises $10M as it races to meet demand for cloud computing - Atla...
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Racemi builds server provisioning and cloud migration technology that allows businesses to quickly migrate their existing physical and virtu

Atlanta messaging service Yik Yak talks up a $10M raise - Atlanta Busine...
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Investors include DCM, Azure Capital Partners, Renren Inc. and Tim Draper.

Alpharetta seeding startups to encourage job growth - Atlanta Business C...
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​Alpharetta, known for its leafy Fortune 1000 suburban campuses, is laying the groundwork to raise the next generation of tech companies.

Georgia Tech researchers ID Android vulnerability - Atlanta Business Chr...
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The Georgia Tech researchers identified an Android performance feature that weakens a software protection called Address Space Layout Random

Chicago's Industrious plans designer co-working space in Midtown Atlanta...
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The more than 11,000 square foot “design-focused” space is targeted at entrepreneurs, small businesses, and Fortune 500 brands seeking creat

Tesla Motors' Musk to auto industry: All our patents belong to you. - At...
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Elon Musk open-sources Tesla patents to get auto industry to embrace electric vehicles

Atlanta mobile startup hopes to score with soccer ball app - Atlanta Bus...
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Egos Ventures, the developers behind photography app ​Cycloramic, have launched BallTune. The $0.99 app can measure and determine the ideal

Silicon Valley-based Tesla Motors expands in Atlanta with second store -...
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Tesla will put its first in-town store and service center at a former Isuzu dealership in Decatur. It will be Tesla's second store in metro

Tech startup accelerator Flashpoint raises second $1M fund - Atlanta Bus...
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In the past three years, Flashpoint at Georgia Tech has helped seed three dozen startups who have collectively raised more than $65 million