[TechCONNECT] Atlanta Tech News Roundup | October 2021
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Atlanta Funding News
Atlanta Startup Streaming Global Raises $8M
Atlanta startup Streaming Global just raised $8M to make streaming faster and more reliable. Richard Oesterreicher, CEO of Streaming Global, said: “The success of this round during a period with unprecedented global headwinds is a testament to the strength of the Streaming Global business offering and market timing. The company continues to chart a course of aggressive growth through unsteady times. The proceeds of this round are being used to increase in-house capabilities to deliver and support the large opportunities ahead.” According to the recent press release, Streaming Global is real-time, redefined. It is the first company to rethink how streaming media can go faster and cost less using advances in cloud infrastructure and everyday smart devices. Companies no longer have to depend on outdated client-server models to meet today’s consumer appetite for fast media on every device, any time, at any scale. Streaming Global’s patented, software-defined agile transport enables a video pipeline to be intelligently and dynamically optimized within your existing environment. Streaming Global didn’t invent streaming, but it did improve how it works. Click here to read more.
Top Atlanta Stories
The Atlanta Bitcoin Conference Kicks Off November 4-6
The Atlanta Bitcoin Conference (also known as TABConf) kicks off November 4-6, and speakers include bitcoin educators, contributors, researchers, developers, and industry experts. According to tabconf.com, this is an event for building communities, providing education, and supporting developers. It is also a conference where no one can “buy” a talk. They like to think of this as the most inclusive, organic, grassroots event possible for Bitcoin. Click here for more information.
Former COO of the Atlanta Hawks, Thad Sheely’s, New Business Venture
Thad Sheely, former COO of the Atlanta Hawks, has started a new real estate venture. Sheely stated that there’s too much opportunity in Atlanta to pass up, and his development company will focus on mixed-use, in-town developments, and multi-family properties. Sheely’s goal is to cement Atlanta as the capital of the South through smart growth development and strategic urban planning. His impressive and inclusive background in growth leaves no doubt that he will succeed yet again. Click here to read more about Sheely’s new business venture.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium Teams Up with Global Payments Inc
Atlanta-based software company Global Payments Inc is replacing NCR as Mercedes-Benz stadium’s official commerce technology partner. The technology integration will begin in 2022 and is reported to be a long-term deal. Global Payments will bring its expertise in restaurants, food and beverage service management, ticketing, retail, and sports venues to further elevate Mercedes-Benz stadium’s status among the best fan experiences in sports. Global Payments will also join the stadium and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation in support of community outreach initiatives, including efforts to transform Westside Atlanta communities. Click here to learn more about this new partnership.
Trending: Top National Tech Stories
What Does Apple’s App Store Settlement Mean for Developers?
Apple agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit with software developers who challenged the tech giant’s practices in connection with the App Store. More specifically, Apple agreed to settle claims—without admitting wrongdoing—brought in a 2019 federal lawsuit that it held monopoly power over the distribution of iOS apps and extracted excessive commissions from software developers. Click here to read more about why developers aren’t exactly celebrating just yet.
Ray-Ban and Facebook Develop a Camera-Equipped Pair of Sunglasses
Ray-Ban and Facebook have teamed up to make a camera-equipped pair of $299 sunglasses. This new wearable comes with a host of privacy concerns and implications that we all should stop and consider. Take a moment to read this piece, and be on the lookout for these becoming more mainstream before you are unknowingly recorded. Read Joanna Stern’s article in the Wall Street Journal about this new tech.
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