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Nibletz co-founder Kyle Sandler moves on

After stepping down earlier this year as CEO of the online news site Nibletz, which relocated its headquarters to Memphis last year, Kyle Sandler has now apparently moved on to a new tech news venture.

Sandler’s LinkedIn profile shows he was involved with Nibletz through October and that on Nov. 1 he became the “managing partner and executive editor” of TechFaster, where he oversees content, brand, growth and production duties.

Sandler’s biography on the TechFaster “About” page does not mention his co-founding of Nibletz. His TechFaster bio does note, however, that he got involved with that site earlier this year as a consultant.

Sandler’s image, biography and contact information also have been removed from the “About us” section of the Nibletz website.

Nibletz shuffled its leadership earlier this year after complaints from unpaid vendors and prize winners following its inaugural “Everywhere Else” startup conference held in Memphis in February, which hundreds of entrepreneurs and members of the startup community from around the country attended. Nibletz initially said payment delays were the result of FedEx pulling its sponsorship of the event days before it opened.

Nibletz’s current CEO and editor-in-chief live outside the city, but the venture is still listed as an EmergeMemphis client and has announced it’s bringing back its “Everywhere Else” conference to Memphis in 2014.

New film being shot in Memphis

The Sundance Lab Film “Free in Deed,” a drama about a Pentecostal preacher who tries to help a struggling single mother and her autistic child, will be shot in Memphis.

The film’s stars include David Harewood, who most recently had a prominent role as CIA official David Estes on Showtime’s “Homeland.” The film is written by Jake Mahaffy, who also will direct it, and it is being produced by Mike S. Ryan (whose credits include “Junebug”) as well as Mike Bowes and Brent Stiefel.

The Memphis and Shelby County Film Commission helped bring the project to Memphis. Casting is under way now.

Evolve Bank & Trust hosts Make-A-Wish celebration Dec. 10

Evolve Bank & Trust is hosting a Make-A-Wish celebration tomorrow at its Shady Grove Branch, at 6070 Poplar Ave.

The celebration, in coordination with Talk Shoppe, will involve granting a wish for a child in need.

Talk Shoppe is a networking group that offers free education and networking to anyone interested in real estate or business. For months, Talk Shoppe and other business people have been working to raise money to grant the wish.

The event happens Dec. 10 at 5 p.m.

Jason Baldwin, in his own words: The Kickstarter for his memoir

“At the age of 16, I was arrested for a crime I didn’t commit, ultimately spending 18 years of my life in prison before finally being released in 2011.”

So Jason Baldwin begins an explanation of the Kickstarter campaign he’s launched to raise money to help him write his memoir – a book that will tell his side of the West Memphis Three story.

“Four documentaries and a narrative feature have been made about this case, and my friend Damien has written two books. Now I’m looking forward to sharing with you my story in my own words.”

As of right now (Sat. Dec. 7) 382 backers have helped Jason raise a little more than $16,000 of his $25,000 goal.

Details here.

Shelby County Health Department launches first mobile app

The Shelby County Health Department has launched its first mobile app.

The release of B4BabyLife is part of a campaign to reduce the local infant mortality rate.

It’s a free app (available for Android and iPhone devices) and features include prenatal information, access to local resources, ways for fathers to help and information on how to stay healthy before and between pregnancies.

Dansette

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