Business Insider gushed (rightfully so) over Cycloramic. PBS MediaShift put a spotlight on their Collab/Space Atlanta workshop. Super Soaker inventor won a royalty judgment. Barracuda announced its IPO. Enjoy.
- Business Insider highlighted the Cycloramic app from Egos Ventures. It lets you take 360-degree panoramic photos or videos using your iPhone 5 or 5S without having to rotate the phone yourself. Be amazed.
- There’s compelling evidence that the tech sector is in a massive bubble and “heading for a crash” Catch up on the details from Business Insider.
- Consider 5 reasons for product failure from user experience and marketing expert Eric V. Holtzclaw as published in the Upstart Business Journal.
- Mark Glaser of PBS MediaShift rounded up a great collection of photos, coverage and a fantastic Storify from the Collab/Space Atlanta workshop. Check it out.
- Is Metro Atlanta turning into a transportation technology hub?
- MetroTech Net is developing technologies that turn video feeds from traffic and security cameras into data that can be used to better synchronize traffic lights. Read their feature in the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
- Take a look at Tech Cocktail’s coverage of Nanofiber Solutions, a medical tech startup, URUUT, a crowdfunding platform for nonprofits, and Synapp.io, a startup dedicated to working with email senders and service providers to keep their email lists compliant with deliverability best practices.
- Johnson Research and Development Co., the Atlanta-based company behind the Super Soaker water gun and Nerf toy guns, has been awarded nearly $73 million in royalties from toymaker Hasbro Inc. Read more.
- Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 4,140,000 shares of its common stock. Barracuda Labs and their sales office are in Atlanta. Get the details.
Launches, Deals, Funding, Awards, and Hires
- Flashpoint is now accepting applications for their Winter 2014 Batch. Information sessions today (Nov 11) and next week. Apply by Nov 29.
- Brett Rakestraw launched Resy, a website aimed to give more people the opportunity to play music through a curated marketplace of instruments and gear.
- Help C4 Atlanta raise 10K for 60 artists scholarships. Every dollar is matched by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. Interested? Give the gift of learning to local talent.
- David Cummings was given the Lifetime Achievement Award and Lee Blankenship was awarded Marketer of The Year at the TAG Marketing awards.
- The Atlanta Business Chronicle named both Rob Kischuk and Sanjay Patel as two of Atlanta’s 40 under 40.
- Team Synapp.io just moved on up to ATDC.
- Google is offering $2,000 of credit to build startups on Google App Engine & Google Compute Engine. Learn more.
- BlueRidge is now listed on the official Basecamp Extras page. See for yourself.
- Women@TheFrontier launched its website. Scope it out.
Events, Conferences, and Classes Announced
- Looking for someone to join your venture? Or looking for a venture to join? Check out Co-Founder Speed Dating at Atlanta Tech Village on November 11.
- Georgia Tech Business Network is hosting Startup Buzz November 12 at 6:00 PM. Enter “StartupGTBN” to score a $5 discount.
- The Ultimate ATL Sales Conference will be on December 5 at the Atlanta Tech Village.
- Emory University students are leading the Nov 22-24 hackATL, a 48-hour event for students to build a business. Learn more.
- Check out the Startup Slot Machine – a fun way to be inspired to start something new. We stopped at Bitcoin for Crab Fisherman! Brilliant.
- As a result of the Core Reaction a few weeks ago, J Cornelius and a few friends assembled a team of talented people to lead the charge telling the untold stories of what makes Atlanta great in Untold. Read more on how to be a part of it all.
- Dave Williams gives tips and insights to those thinking about selling their business. Heed his advice.
- Check out the “Metro Atlanta’s Future: Educate. Innovate. Collaborate.” on FlipCity.
- “Social Media’s Not-So-Awkward Adolescence” by Atlanta’s own Jason Dominy on technorati.com is a must-read for content makers to learn about real-time interaction, listening and the sharing economy.
- Twitter chose Goldman Sachs to lead their IPO. Read the reaction of Jared Malan, co-founder of We&Co.
Surely, we’re not perfect. So let us know if we left something out of this roundup by leaving a comment below with whatever links you think need to be added. We’d love to hear from you.
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