TechBirmingham new board chairman discusses bright 2018 forecast

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Growing a tech eco-system. Via- www.BMmagazine.co.uk

New Board Officers have been named to TechBirmingham for 2018.  TechBirmingham is the city’s  pivotal organization dedicated to strengthening and promoting the technology environment, while supporting existing, and start-up technology companies in the region.

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Join us February 1 to get a Bitcoin primer. RSVP now. Limited seating.

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Upcoming BOLD speaker Derek Waltchack invested in Bitcoin relatively early – via ShanWalt.com

Want to learn more about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies?  Come to Bham Now’s free BOLD speaker event February 1st at 5:50 at Avondale Brewery to hear Birmingham Bitcoin expert and miner, Derek Waltchack, talk about this movement.

We’ll also be giving away some Pinkcoin and Zcoin.

Just RSVP on Bham Now’s events page.   Derek has poured over 1,000 hours into researching cryptocurrency.  He’s formed relationships with many of those at the top of the Bitcoin mountain.  And he’s passing on what he knows to you.

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Cleaning out: what to do with all that junk lying around your house

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Vinyl is a lot of fun, but takes a lot of space that you might not have. Image via April Greene

I have too many books.  Some people will immediately shout, “but there’s no such thing as too many books!”  My shelves (and floor, if things get really bad) disagree.  So every now and then, I have to get rid of the ones I know I will never re-read.   If you’re looking to make a new start in 2018 and clear out your or your vinyl, DVD, CD, or book collection, look no further than this guide!

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Target buys Birmingham based Shipt for $550M in war against Amazon and Whole Foods

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Shipt shopper. Via- www.shipt.com
Birmingham based grocery delivery company acquired
Target announced Wednesday morning that they are acquiring Shipt for $550M. Shipt is a national grocery delivery company, founded and based right here in Birmingham, Alabama.

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AT&T’s Fixed Wireless rollout begins its second stage

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Will you be able to walk in a store and buy a home internet connection one day? via AT&T

While Birmingham might be excited about fiber finally lighting up, other areas of Alabama have little to no internet access… yet.  Thanks to a FCC program, Connect America, almost everyone in even rural areas of Alabama will have access to broadband.   Continue reading “AT&T’s Fixed Wireless rollout begins its second stage”

Getting KRACKed: Use WiFi? Drop everything and read this now.

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“Welcome to my nightmare…” – via krackattacks.com

Whatever you do, don’t use WiFi for a bit.  A new revelation in computer security has shown that WiFi, no matter what device, is insecure and can be hacked: “if your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected.” Enter key reinstallation attacks, called KRACK. Continue reading “Getting KRACKed: Use WiFi? Drop everything and read this now.”