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Rich Bailey

The Better to See You With (I Hope)

I need some help. I’ve got an idea for a new technology, and I need the right engineer to build a prototype. Pulse readers, you’re getting the first crack at it. Here’s the pitch. You know the gear an optometrist puts in front ... more »

Feb 10, 2016 12:50 PM Tech Talk

Local 'Net Radio Gets Ready

Chattanooga is just about to get a new radio station. Right after winning last December’s Will This Float? pitch competition, Undaground cofounders Dave Castaneda (technical director), Cole Sweeton (creative director) ... more »

Jan 20, 2016 12:03 PM Tech Talk

Combining Startups and Urban Design

Say you run a venture incubator: you grow companies for a living. You’ve been doing it long enough to have a diverse portfolio of growing startups. So your next move is obviously...real estate? more »

Dec 30, 2015 12:14 PM Tech Talk

Disrupting 16th-Century Tech

It’s both a bit strange and a perfectly sensible way to nurture a startup community: Throw a contest for best startup pitch, then give the winners some recognition—from both their soon-to-be peers and the broader community ... more »

Dec 16, 2015 1:21 PM Tech Talk

Op-Ed: Stop the Stationary Tsunami

A developer has proposed a seven-story, 140-unit residential building on Cowart Street, behind the row of older buildings anchored by Porker’s. The Planning Commission and the Regional Planning agency ... more »

Dec 9, 2015 11:44 AM News & Notes 3 Comments

Will This Float? Your Art Boat

Co.Lab’s Will This Float? business pitch competition returns next week for its fifth edition, this time primarily seeking promising ideas in music and entertainment, although other fields are also welcome. more »

Dec 2, 2015 1:42 PM Tech Talk

From Hobo To Hobeaux

If poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world—so said poet Percy Shelley, therefore it must be true—then type designers must be the unacknowledged architects of the world. more »

Nov 18, 2015 12:12 PM Tech Talk

Blue Is for Tumor, Clear Is for Kidney

Chattanooga startup 3D Operations just announced a partnership with Erlanger Health System that’s both a giant step for the company and the next, logical step in its growth. more »

Nov 4, 2015 2:45 PM Tech Talk

Show Me the Selling!

What does selling look like? Maybe your internal Netflix shows you any of a thousand cheesy depictions of used-car wheeler dealers you’ve surely seen over the years. Or the lineup of talking heads at the Republican... more »

Oct 21, 2015 12:38 PM Tech Talk

Capture Got Gig

It may be too late to go out and get your cinematographer mojo on for Capture. The films are posted and the winner announced—but both the films and the process are still worth a look. more »

Oct 7, 2015 11:58 AM Tech Talk

From Distributed to Orchestrated?

I’ve touched on GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovations) a few times in this column, mostly regarding its significant to Chattanooga’s bandwidth mastery of the universe. more »

Sep 23, 2015 12:35 PM Tech Talk

MacGyver Would Be Proud

In classic superhero fashion, it turns out disruptive technologies have a secret origin. Applying new tech to old tricks isn‘t just about changing the world and translating a personal lightbulb-over-the-head moment into major bank. more »

Sep 9, 2015 12:11 PM Tech Talk

Vaporizing the Real, Realizing the Vapor

I’m always looking for context. An implied “That’s an amazing widget / company / startup / ecosystem you got there, bro/sis,” can be sufficient framing for a tiny, 800-word window onto a big, complex reality ... more »

Aug 12, 2015 12:58 PM Tech Talk

Can We Talk?

According to Mike Bradshaw, Co.Lab and the startups it nurtures grow as much through conversations as anything else. One conversation might lead directly to investment, ike when entrepreneur-mentor George Brown ... more »

Jul 29, 2015 4:57 PM Tech Talk

Come On In, the Current’s Fine

Observing Chattanooga’s technology and startup scene through column-tinted glasses definitely has its moments. Freed from the unnatural journalistic compulsion to write only when “newsworthy” facts are in hand ... more »

Jul 15, 2015 1:30 PM Tech Talk

Kids Designing Their Digital Future

Taking a pre-opening tour through Tech Town, the new digital learning center for kids and adults, is like walking through Willy Wonka’s factory, only the eye-popping goodies are tech toys instead of sweets. more »

Jul 1, 2015 2:26 PM Tech Talk

Hey Nike, There’s a New Goddess in Town

Sports shoes have Nike, the company named for the Greek goddess of victory. The commercial pantheon is about to get a little bigger. Chattanooga transplant George Brown is preparing to launch Aegle Gear—pronounced “ay-gla” ... more »

Jun 17, 2015 4:11 PM Tech Talk

Looking For A Startup To Court and Spark

Investment capital is a huge element of Chattanooga’s startup ecosystem. The recent increase in local investors and investment groups willing to invest in startups and the number of investors attending Gig Tank’s annual ... more »

Jun 3, 2015 12:06 PM Tech Talk

Alignment or Investment?

Gig Tank 2015 is under way. Sort of. This year’s edition of Gig Tank, the accelerator for startups developing business applications needing the ultra-high bandwidth network that began growing here with Chattanooga’s Gig, began earlier in May ... more »

May 20, 2015 12:48 PM Tech Talk

Gig Hackers...Start Your Engines

OK, first things first: Before the word hacker meant “criminal with a computer” to most people, it described someone who could make a computer do whatever needed to be done—up to and including singing, dancing and ... more »

May 7, 2015 11:18 AM Tech Talk