It may not be much longer before bank branches join video-rental stores and record shops as relics of a bygone era. Silicon Valley is pressuring banks to change their ways or risk becoming the latest industry overtaken by technology.
Robinhood, a fintech firm based in Palo Alto, Calif., was co-founded by Vlad Tenev (left) and Baiju Bhatt. Robinhood is a stock brokerage that does not charge any commissions for its more than one million customers to buy and sell shares. “During the next 10 years, we are going to create an international company that will be like nothing the financial services industry has ever seen,” Bhatt says. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
The Technology Association of Georgia held its annual Business Technology Awards Thursday night at the Coastal Georgia center. The awards covered companies based in Chatham, Liberty, Bulloch, Bryan, Jasper, McIntosh and Glynn counties. All of the winners are Chatham County-based companies.
Photo special to the Savannah Morning News - Casey Herrington, Program Director Technology Association of Georgia Savannah, Martina Kolovich, Micro C Board Member and Tino Mantella, outgoing TAG President.
The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there’s more coming down the road.
On Wednesday, hotelier Richard Kessler alongside local government and business leaders and dozens of others who have been involved in the project, broke ground for his $270 million, 670,000 square-foot development, The Plant Riverside District on the west end of River Street.
Attendants make their way passed the old Savannah Electric plant on the west end of River Street that Kessler broke ground on Wednesday afternoon. (Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News)
Does Black Friday still have an impact on consumer spending? Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving was viewed as Black Friday and considered the official first day of the holiday shopping season. In recent years, however, Black Friday has morphed into something else and caused some to question its relevance.
“If you don’t set some rules, guidelines and put some technology boundaries in place on using your phone, tablet or computer, they will run your life and can very well ruin your life,” says Davis, who’s based in Douglasville, Georgia.
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