Monthly Archives: October 2015

Virtual reality on the Gulf Coast recently received a real-life million-dollar boost. It comes from Marxent Labs, which raised $1.2 million in venture capital funding in the third quarter. St. Petersburg-based Marxent specializes in augmented and virtual reality. Augmented reality is the ability to project digital content into a physical… Read More
No question, Tampa getting picked as a likely city (and perhaps metro area) for Google to bring its super high-speed Internet service is terrific news. Google Fiber will bring a massive boost to the quality of Internet access here, competitively push down prices for both Internet and TV services in… Read More
Although its been operating in its gigantic fulfillment center in Lakeland for more than a year now, Amazon is celebrating a grand opening Wednesday. The massive Amazon distribution center at 1760 County Line Road in Lakeland opened on Aug. 20, 2014. It has brought more than 1,000 full- and part-time… Read More
Hunting for bear? There were none to be found in the bullish crowd of nearly 600 Tuesday evening inside the Amalie Arena gathered for the annual meeting of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. The theme? Job recruitment and business expansion is on more of a roll than ever in… Read More
Milind Bharvirkar, CEO of the Tampa prize-based digital advertising company Priatek, gave an inspiring speech about his rise and fall as an entrepreneur and businessman, as well as how he was able to reverse the trend on his way to becoming CEO of one of the most prominent companies in… Read More
As part of our “Meet Startup Communities” series, we go to Tampa Bay to learn more about this growing startup community. Former #VegasTech community member Ryan Negri, co-founder of Laicos, recently started to help categorize, expose, and promote everything going on in the Tampa Bay Tech startup community. The site’s mission is to… Read More
Hillsborough County's board has tentatively approved a $400,000 loan for the Museum of Science and Industry, or MOSI, in Tampa, pending certain conditions the museum must meet. Read More
A Hackathon that focuses on military and defense tactics will take place in Tampa this weekend, October 23rd - 25th. Hackathons are events at which groups of programmers and developers come together to create solutions to posed problems. The Mil-OSS Tampa Hackathon, which kicks off with a Friday night networking… Read More
Last Saturday, Angela Don and I gave a well-attended presentation on getting started with iOS development using Swift. It went so well that we decided to make it a regular thing, and thus the Tampa iOS Meetup was born. We’re having our inaugural gathering next Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00… Read More
This fall, GE is running a series of commercials aimed at showing tech minded millennials that they’re the place to work if you want to make a real impact on the world. GE’s television commercials tell the story of Owen, a millennial software developer and his new job at GE.… Read More