Monthly Archives: December 2015

In this weekend’s collective geeky euphoria over Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the 25th anniversary of the first web page has gone largely unreported. It was on December 20, 1990 when the NeXT computer pictured above served it, kicking off what I consider to be the world’s most successful side… Read More
The Tampa metro area leads the state in job creation over the past year, adding 40,500 new jobs. The unemployment rate has declined here by 1.1 percentage points to 4.6 percent in November. Florida, overall, had a 5 percent unemployment rate in November, down 0.2 percent from October and down… Read More
According to a study by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) two key state-administered workforce training grants are producing excellent results for the Florida businesses taking advantage of them. The study, which examined the grants distributed during fiscal years 2011-2014, gauged the effectiveness of the Incumbent… Read More
Start with a mystery…and it’s easier to have a mystery when you don’t Google something. Because it’s pretty simple to find countless blog posts on how to succeed on Product Hunt. So don’t Google Product Hunt before you write your exposé, or even before you post that product you “devoted… Read More
An expansion of Tech Data's main campus last year brought the addition of hundreds of employees. Since June, the technology distributor has added 270 people to its workforce in departments across the board, including sales, accounting and human resources, said Joe Quaglia, Tech Data's president of the Americas. Many of… Read More
A student-led team from the University of Tampa hopes to pitch their ideas to President Bill Clinton and a panel of judges for the chance to earn $1 million in startup funding. Each year, hundreds of teams from universities around the world compete in the Hult Prize competition to solve… Read More
Gartner expects worldwide IT spending to total $2.69 trillion in 2015. That’s a lot of money, and businesses must ensure they’re getting the most productivity they can out of their IT spend. That means getting all employees on board with new technology, which can be a major challenge in its… Read More
What if a surgeon could see through a patient’s skin and look at the internal organs while operating? What if a person using a wheelchair could open up a tray table to hold a notepad, or maybe a beer at a ball game, and push a button to retrieve the… Read More
tl;dr We pulled Fuse because of complications with FB API for messaging and Twitter’s write-restriction due to grouping social feeds. After about 200 emails asking “what happened to Fuse?”, I’ve decided to write up a short post about 1) what happened, 2) what our plans are and 3) what else… Read More
The owners of two tech entrepreneurial businesses that offer custom websites, software, branding and other services say joining forces makes them the largest marketing and design firm in St. Petersburg. The new partnership between Think Tank and Big Sea, Inc. highlights the tight-knit small business community in St. Petersburg where… Read More