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SAN ANTONIO—Bret Piatt, chief executive officer of JungleDisk LLC is tired of watching ransomware viruses attack small businesses — and those companies paying hackers — because they can't afford to be out of commission for a while. So, the local tech company leader is developing a method to deal with the very real threat.
"It makes it harder to report and authorities to track," Piatt said ...13 hours ago
BUFFALO—Buffalo has a second startup company with big plans to disrupt the golf industry.
Perfect Golf, run by Buffalo-based Robert Samuels, publicly launched a video game Tuesday in partnership with Jack Nicklaus, called "Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf."
The game is currently available on PC and Apple devices and will be migrated in the coming months for Playstation and Xbox devices. Its current ...14 hours ago
PUGET SOUND—A new company is joining the ranks of Seattle area businesses in the field of computer-generated reality.
Founded by two former Microsoft executives who worked with Microsoft's HoloLens holographic platform, the company, called Loook, is designing applications for clients using mixed reality.
Unlike virtual reality, which is a 360-degree experience in a totally computer-generated ...14 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO—Anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area knows that the real estate market is red hot, but anyone who has attempted to build or remodel a home can tell you that no matter how big the industry gets, transparency and hard numbers are hard to find.
Enter BuildZoom, a Y Combinator-backed startup that helps homeowners find contractors for remodeling projects. With funders like Peter Thiel ...15 hours ago
CHARLOTTE—Lowe’s Cos. Inc. is aiming its pitch at millennials with a series of new advertising spots on social media.
One series of ads is being posted on YouTube, using what Marci Grebstein, Lowe’s chief marketing officer, calls the “long-form spot.”
“It gives you a much longer amount of time to tell a story,” she says in an interview.
The three-minute stories, called Lowe’s ...15 hours ago
CHARLOTTE—David Hickson walked down the red carpet behind Alec Baldwin. A bunch of other celebrities were there, too, but Hickson didn’t recognize them. He’s more of a sports guy than a pop-culture fanatic.
Hickson is the CEO and co-founder of fullcube, a Charlotte-based startup aiming to disrupt subscription-based industries.
Last week, Hickson flew to Los Angeles with three of his ...16 hours ago
NEW YORK—When it comes to running a successful startup, entrepreneurs would be wise to pick the brains of experts like Jason Henrichs.
The managing director of Startup Institute, an offshoot of Techstars, has been an investor and advisor for about two decades. These days, Henrichs — a Chicagoan — finds himself traveling to New York for Startupbootcamp, the Manhattan accelerator program ...17 hours ago
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