Want ultra-fast internet? AT&T invested $1.2 billion to improve internet speed and connectivity in Alabama, including 32 rural counties.

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Without the internet many of us couldn’t do our jobs, connect with friends, research astronomy or find out what’s happening this weekend. But some parts of Alabama have lived with spotty internet access which puts them at a technological disadvantage. AT&T has aimed to change that.

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3 things you can learn at the FREE Grow with Google training on August 6 at the Birmingham Public Library

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Google wants to help you use their products for work. Photo via of Grow with Google

Are you needing a little help in using Google for work?  A free training seminar (Yes, we said free.) will be held on Aug. 6 at the Birmingham Public Library. Register now, because classes are filling up fast! Continue reading “3 things you can learn at the FREE Grow with Google training on August 6 at the Birmingham Public Library”

Watch out for these 7 startups honored at EDPA’s imerge event on July 12

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Did you make it to imerge? A signature event of Birmingham’s recent Innovation Week and hosted by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA), imerge recognized movers and shakers in Alabama’s start-up business scene. See who they are. Continue reading “Watch out for these 7 startups honored at EDPA’s imerge event on July 12”

Tech watch: 3 startups with ties to Birmingham, including MoovMo, a ride-sharing app for those using wheelchairs

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MoovMo founder Daryl Harris started a company that aims to create a ride-sharing platform for wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

In this week’s roundup of Birmingham tech news, we’re all about a startup focused on ride-sharing opportunities, a company that builds startups and an app for businesses that works like an in-house diversity coach.

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Southern Research Institute’s new STEM Education Outreach Lab will host 50 high school students who will use it to conduct physical and life science experiments

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Innovation Week Is Like No Other

Off the heels of the DC BLOX’s economic development announcement on Monday, and then the kick-off of a week that celebrates creatives, risk-takers and innovators, Southern Research Institute cut the ribbon on its new STEM Outreach Lab. It’s part of the nonprofit’s aim to attract more people to work in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Continue reading “Southern Research Institute’s new STEM Education Outreach Lab will host 50 high school students who will use it to conduct physical and life science experiments”

EDPA’s 2018 imerge on Thursday, July 12 features singer songwriter and entrepreneur Holly Williams

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Come out to Parkside and celebrate the future of innovation in Alabama at EDPA’s imerge event on July 12. But hurry, tickets are selling out fast! Mayor Randall Woodfin will kick off imerge by issuing a challenge to the Magic City and the state to keep innovation moving forward. Continue reading “EDPA’s 2018 imerge on Thursday, July 12 features singer songwriter and entrepreneur Holly Williams”

DC BLOX will break ground in Aug. on a $785 million data center in the Birmingham Titusville Neighborhood

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DC BLOX economic development announcement. Photo by Bham Now

Atlanta-based DC BLOX is investing $785 million into Birmingham over the next 10 years to build their largest data center to date in the country. The data center will be located on 27 acres at the old Trinity Steel site in Birmingham’s Titusville neighborhood, the company announced at a press conference today. Continue reading “DC BLOX will break ground in Aug. on a $785 million data center in the Birmingham Titusville Neighborhood”

Here are the 5 speakers for Sloss Tech, including Mayor Randall Woodfin

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Sloss Tech kicks off with Founder and CEO at Influencer Jim Cavale interviewing Mayor Randall Woodfin. Photo submitted

The full lineup for Sloss Tech 2018 includes Silicon Valley celebrities, homegrown startup stars and more. Find out who all is speaking at the Southeast’s biggest tech conference on July 13 at the The Lyric. Get your tickets while they last.

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3 BIG things to look forward to at Sloss Tech 2018 on July 13, including ‘Up And Vanished’ creator Payne Lindsey

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Sloss Tech speaker Payne Lindsey hosts the podcasts “Up and Vanished” and “Atlanta Monster”.  Photo submitted

Here’s me giving an internal round of applause to the 2018 Sloss Tech lineup. (Wowza!) Get your tickets now for the Southeast’s premiere tech festival at the Lyric Theatre on July 13.

Big names are headed our way, people! Trust me—Sloss Tech will sell out, just like it did last year.

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4 must-attend events at Birmingham Innovation Week July 9 to 13, including Sloss Sport

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Fledging, a student-led startup by Weida Tan (above) and Steven Robbins, is the second business to progress from the UAB Commercialization Accelerator to Innovation Depot. Photo submitted

Bham Now continues its coverage of Birmingham Innovation Week, beginning with a kickoff party on July 9 presented by Red Diamond Coffee & Tea. Next up to the plate: UAB wants to hear your business pitch, Southern Research supports STEM education in local schools, and Knight Eady talks technology and opportunity in the sports industry.

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C Spire acquires Birmingham-based Teklinks, making the enterprise service provider 5 times bigger

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The nation’s largest regional wireless network operator is acquiring Birmingham’s Teklinks, the highly regarded and rapidly growing resell, cloud, managed and professional services provider company.

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Tired of pumping gas? This app does one thing no other app does and will soon hit the streets in Birmingham

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If you would rather ride on fumes than take time out of your busy schedule to stop at the gas station you’re not alone. Coming online this summer, FuelFox is an innovative service that brings users a cleaner, safer and more efficient way for consumers to fill up their tanks.

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Gov. Ivey and Mayor Battle announce Facebook will build $750M data center in Huntsville, Alabama

 

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First Google, Now Facebook!

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and Gov. Kay Ivey earlier today held a press conference to announce that Facebook will build a $750M data center in Huntsville, Alabama.   Continue reading “Gov. Ivey and Mayor Battle announce Facebook will build $750M data center in Huntsville, Alabama”