Daily Archives: January 16, 2019

Palo Alto AR education startup acquired by Zuckerberg-backed unicorn

Augmented reality-based game startup Osmo has been acquired for $120 million by Byju's, an India-based company backed by Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan. The Palo Alto startup, whose legal name is Tangible Play I...

By | 2019-01-16T22:23:27+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Education|

Female-owned Miami public relations firms join forces

Leading public relations firm rbb Communications has acquired Miami-based Z|Comm, the latest boutique agency to join rbb's family of brands. Founded in 2001 by Amy Zakarin, Z|Comm (previously known as ZMPR) represents well-known South Florida compani...

By | 2019-01-16T22:07:43+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Media|

P&G ad goes viral amid debate over ‘toxic masculinity’

Procter & Gamble Co.’s new “toxic masculinity” commercial for Gillette razors has racked up 37 million views on social media in just a few days. However, the ad’s focus on bullying during boyhood and sexist behavior toward women by men has garnered not...

By | 2019-01-16T21:47:47+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Media|

M&A slump expected as Trump’s trade wars, stock volatility continue

The global mergers and acquisitions market had a big year in 2018, with total deal values topping $3.5 trillion — the third highest total since 2001. But analysts say it’s difficult to determine whether 2019 will continue to see that level of activity....

By | 2019-01-16T20:45:33+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Healthcare|

LabCorp to do much of Texas’ health care testing

Texas Association of Community Health Centers Inc., an Austin-based nonprofit association of an estimated 75 health centers with more than 500 locations, has struck a larger deal for lab testing with LabCorp Diagnostics. The Burlington, N.C., life sci...

By | 2019-01-16T20:43:28+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Healthcare|

BBA to hold investors roundtable at Innovation Depot

The Birmingham Business Alliance will host an Investors Roundtable event that will focus on funding from a small business perspective. The BBA is partnering with Innovation Depot and the Birmingham Business Journal on the event, which will feature sma...

By | 2019-01-16T17:10:35+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Technology|

Carolina Panthers owner talks plans in the making, what’s next after his first NFL season

David Tepper really wants an indoor practice bubble for the Carolina Panthers. He’s tired of Charlotte’s rainy winter disrupting his NFL franchise’s practice schedule and forcing players into a convention center ballroom. He’s leaning toward moving tr...

By | 2019-01-16T15:00:00+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Sports|

WNBA’s Seattle Storm names Alisha Valavanis as CEO (Video)

Alisha Valavanis has been named CEO of the Seattle Storm and its sister company, Force 10 Sports Management. “Alisha has been an amazing leader for our organization, and we are thrilled to be able to recognize her success with this promotion,” Lisa Br...

By | 2019-01-16T14:47:12+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Sports|