In the guest chair:
StarMobile is a codeless, cloud-based enterprise mobility platform that dynamically transforms any enterprise application into a mobile app. StarMobile is built on pioneering technology originally developed at Georgia Tech and has five patents pending.
SidePrize is a weekly fantasy match using your season-long team. Users compete in weekly, real-money matches against others in their fantasy league. SidePrize watches the match and ensures winners get paid.
In the headlines:
- Get ready to “Party at Ponce” once again this October. In 2011, Atlanta developer, Jamestown held a massive party to kick off its redevelopment of Ponce City Market. Now the event will return on October 10th after four years of renovations and as the first restaurants start to open in the Central Food Hall.
- Interesting box office stat from this weekend’s debut of the movie Straight Outta Compton. According to Universal Pictures, the top-grossing theater for the movie was Atlanta’s Regal Atlantic Station, with the next nine in Los Angeles.
- The bond between Disney and Star Wars continues to grow… just announced… all new Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.
- Apple is apparently much closer to developing a self-driving car than previously thought.
- Online shopping site Zulily is being bought by QVC for $2.4 billion dollars making the company’s original investors pretty freakin’ happy.
- And in case you didn’t see it… over the weekend the New York Times published a story blasting the work environment at Amazon. Jeff Bezos has fired back… but the story is pretty compelling.
Join us Monday, September 21st for the next Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club! Get ready to use the power of relationships to connect and help your colleagues, friends, and associates and increase you personal success so that everyone wins! This month’s selection is NEVER EAT ALONE: and other secrets to success, one relationship at a time by Keith Ferrazzi. We will meet at American Food and Beverage in Buckhead. Get all the details and sign up to attend here: http://www.meetup.com/DBShow/.
For other events and appearances, check out Dana’s event calendar: http://danabarrett.com/events/.