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715 Peachtree said to land Honeywell's $20 million software development center and division HQ

The 318,000-square-foot 715 Peachtree, a former J.C. Penney Co. regional headquarters located near the Fox Theater, is being renovated and marketed to tech companies. The 55-story Bank of America Plaza, Atlanta tallest office building, was until recently considered a lock for landing the Honeywell expansion.

Georgia Research Alliance portfolio tops $1B in equity investments

The 150 projects or companies currently in the GRA Ventures portfolio have generated $140 million in revenues and employ more than 1,300.

Tesla Motors pulls an Apple — Model 3 draws 'tens of thousands' of reservation holders to stores

Elon Musk is often compared to the late Steve Jobs. Musk’s electric car company Tesla Motors and Jobs' Apple share a streak of industry disruption and impeccable product design. On Thursday, those similarities became more apparent after...Show More Summary

Southern Co. opens innovation center at Georgia Tech

Southern Co. has opened its 6,000 square foot research and development outpost at Georgia Tech. Last April, Atlanta Business Chronicle first reported the Atlanta-based utility holding company’s plans to open the innovation center atShow More Summary

TechStars taps CloudSherpas Michael Cohn to lead its Atlanta accelerator program

Atlanta entrepreneur Michael Cohn has been tapped to lead TechStars' Atlanta operations. The Boulder, Colo.-based accelerator program will annually select a group of 10 startups to participate in a three-month program that provides expertise,...Show More Summary

Report: Fintechs threaten financial services sector

The financial technology industry — a fast-growing business in Atlanta — threatens to bring disruption to the financial services sector’s biggest players, according to a PwC report. Eighty-three percent of traditional financial services firms believe part of their business is at risk of being lost to standalone fintech companies. Show More Summary

Apple unveils smaller mobile devices and new Watch bands (Slideshow)

Apple Inc. on Monday unveiled new, smaller-screen models of its iPhone and iPad Pro, along with new features and software updates, in what could be the final annual spring keynote held at its current Cupertino, Calif., campus. Cook opened...Show More Summary

VIEWPOINT: Kabbage founders come out strongly against Religious Freedom bill

Rob Frohwein an Kathryn Petralia, co-founders of Atlanta FinTech Kabbage, have joined the chorus of opposition against the Religious Freedom bill, which passed March 16. Critics of the bill - which was approved March 16 by Georgia’s Republican-controlled General Assembly - say it legalizes discrimination. Show More Summary

Silicon Valley's UserTesting picks Atlanta for East Coast hub

Mountain View, Calif.-based user research firm UserTesting is launching an East Coast hub in Atlanta. Most companies have analytics software that tell them what’s happening with their business. But rarely do they know why. UserTesting...Show More Summary

Silicon Valley's UserTesting picks Atlanta for East Coast hub

Mountain View, Calif.-based business intelligence firm UserTesting is launching an East Coast hub in Atlanta. Most companies have analytics software that tell them what’s happening with their business. But rarely do they know why. UserTesting...Show More Summary

Apple users beware: New ransomware attack targets Macs

Apple users were the target of the first known ransomware attack against Macs over the weekend. The "KeRanger" malware appeared on Friday, Palo Alto Networks Threat Intelligence Director Ryan Olson told Reuters. The hackers infectedShow More Summary

Salesforce puts Georgia lawmakers on notice over Religious Freedom bill

Days after Salesforce chief Marc Benioff voiced his opposition to Georgia’s proposed "Religious Freedom" bill, the San Francisco-based software firm backed up its concerns with a letter to the state legislature. Georgia lawmakers approved...Show More Summary

Salesforce chief threatens to reduce investment if state approves Religious Freedom Bill

Business leaders taking a stand against Georgia’s proposed Religious Freedom legislation have a new — and high profile — ally. The Georgia Senate last week approved legislation that combined two bills: the “Pastor Protection Act,” which...Show More Summary

Atlanta's Bastille uncovers vulnerability that could leave PCs, networks open to cyber attack

Atlanta-based Bastille has discovered a vulnerability in wireless mice and keyboards that leaves billions of PC’s and millions of networks vulnerable to remote exploitation via radio frequencies. Using an attack which Bastille researchers...Show More Summary

Who made TAG’s Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia for 2016?

The Technology Association of Georgia on Monday revealed its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia for 2016. Advanced Control Systems, Norcross/Peachtree Corners Bridgevine Inc., Alpharetta Brrr! Inc., Buckhead Commissions...Show More Summary

Brightree sold to ResMed for $800 million

ResMed (NYSE: RMD) will buy Lawrenceville, Ga.-based health-care technology company Brightree for $800 million in cash. Brightree is majority owned by global investment firm Battery Ventures and will keep its Lawrenceville headquarters...Show More Summary

Silicon Valley VC Tim Draper invests in Atlanta's Hux

Silicon Valley venture capital Tim Draper is betting on an Atlanta startup. Draper, an early investor in Tesla Motors and Skype, has invested $1.25 million in Hux, an online house cleaning services marketplace. The startup’s technology...Show More Summary

Midtown's Technology Square gets new "collaborative space" (SLIDESHOW)

Midtown's Technology Square has a new co-working and event space aimed at the tech companies, students and researchers who cluster in the the eight-block mixed-used development. Sandbox Communities has launched The Garage — a nearlyShow More Summary

Atlanta software startup QASymphony raises $8M

Atlanta-based QASymphony has raised $8 million in venture capital. The investment was led by Fulcrum Equity Partners and included existing investor BIP Capital. QASymphony helps companies create better software. The company’s quality...Show More Summary

Cybersecurity startup Pindrop raises $75M from West Coast VCs including Google Capital

Pindrop Security has raised a $75 million Series C funding round led by Google Capital. The Atlanta startup has developed phone fraud-busting technology to address a multi-billion dollar problem. Nearly 30 percent of identity thefts in the U.S. Show More Summary

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