Tech Tuesday: Growth, Culture and Downtown Atlanta

In the guest chair:

Cole Getzler, Dana Barrett & Lauren Morris

Cole Getzler, Dana Barrett & Lauren Morris

Husband and wife team, Cole Getzler and Lauren Morris of SimplePart joined Dana in studio to discuss their local Atlanta business and how they connect DIY car repair enthusiasts to the auto parts they need online.

SimplePart is an e-commerce firm that creates, markets and supports parts websites for OEM auto manufacturers.

In the headlines:

  • The new Atlanta Falcons stadium will have it’s official name very soon according to Rich McKay, the team’s president and CEO. At least, that’s what he told members of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce Monday – saying “any time now'” and praising the choice the Braves made with SunTrust for their new stadium.
  • And speaking of big Atlanta companies, apparently Coca-Cola is behind a study that shifts the blame for obesity away from food and drink and places it on a lack of exercise.
  • Do you love your selfie stick? Well, Six Flags and White Water don’t. In fact, you can’t bring them in to either park. Six Flags’ parent company banned the photography devices at all of its parks saying the ban is for the safety of patrons. The ban, which was approved in late July, follows a similar ban announced in June at Disney World.
  • Drones are getting some majorly bad press these days…with more companies taking a look at using the craft, public perception of it is more important than ever. Three in four people worry drones will damage their property and 60 percent fear the craft could be used to commit crimes against them.
  • And the sharing economy or gig economy has another casualty in the war between employee and contractor. This time it’s the virtual assistant company Zirtual that is gone. They are officially on pause, but bottom line, if you were a customer, you’ve got to find a new way to get virtual assistant work done. (How ‘bout local female led startup – and show guest – Uniquely Virtual?)

Other stuff:

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By | 2015-08-13T00:43:57+00:00 August 12th, 2015|Show Notes|0 Comments

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