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I would be the last person in the world to say Microsoft is an innovation company. They have squashed a lot of their best ideas, or bought out companies and made them a ho-hum part of the Microsoft Borg. And that goes for Nokia, a has-been major cell phone manufacturer. The new CEO, however, seems to have kicked things into gear. And the product announced today, Microsoft HoloLens, is revolutionary. It puts 3D objects into your field of view, sometimes integrated with physical objects like walls, tables, or other things (one demo shows designing a virtual fuel tank on an actual motorcycle chassis). It has cameras to detect your hand gestures, to know what you are looking at. It supplies "spatial sound" to your ears. NASA will be using it to walk around images from Mars as if it were the holodeck.
Check out the demo videos. If they don't get your tech mojo going, nothing will.…Continue
BY: Carly Harrington
POSTED: 6:01 AM, Dec 10, 2014
Brandon Bruce, co-founder of Cirruspath
Cirruspath, a software development company whose primary product integrates Salesforce with email and mobile devices, has acquired Knoxville data analytics startup OpenCore.
The company, which has offices in Tennessee and California, had been targeting big data as an opportunity to grow its portfolio of applications under its Cirrus Insight product. OpenCore provided a solution, said Cirruspath co-founder Brandon Bruce, who heads up the East Tennessee office.
"There were a lot of variables that just fit together — the right place, the right time, the right people. We felt this was a unique opportunity to take the expertise and skill sets that James brings to address some of the challenges…Continue
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a two-part series on local inventor Carl Papa.)
By Tom Ballard, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C.
“I’m truly a bogey golfer,” Knoxvillian Carl Papa says in describing the game that he has played since the eighth grade.
“I muscled the ball,” he adds in describing his swing. “When I shifted my lower body the way you’re supposed to, I would murder it (the ball).”
That reality led the retired federal Chief PreTrial Services Officer to develop a device designed to improve his golf swing and the swing of others by establishing the muscle memory to repeatedly shift weight to their front foot.
Today, Papa is Chief Executive Officer of Pin High Pro, a company whose latest product iteration is something called the “…Continue
Fellow Entrepreneur!We have much to be thankful for! 2014 has been a great year for Entrepreneurs of Knoxville! We've partnered with Bearden Rotary club to provide real mentors, we've setup Entrepreneurial Collective and the structure for chapters,…Continue
Hi, My name is Nastaran (Nassi) and I am an instructor of Business Strategy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). I am looking for an entrepreneur or a manager with international business experience to give a talk to my students at the…Continue
Join us for a Launch Party / Pitch Contest Announcement / Entrepreneur Appreciation / Networking Uber Event . . . and, hear from Mark Schaefer, an internationally-known blogger, consultant, speaker, and best-selling author.Schaefer will be debuting…Continue