Monthly Archives: December 2015

Pasco County middle school students will have two new choices for 2015-16. Superintendent Kurt Browning told principals on Monday that Bayonet Point Middle School in New Port Richey, closed for construction this year, will reopen as a STEM magnet in the fall. Because the district wants to offer equal access… Read More
The final meeting of Startup Grind Tampa Bay in 2015 will feature a founder who is visiting Tampa as a potential U.S. headquarters for his company, Solbit, which is currently based in Shenzhen, China. Gavenraj Sodhi, CEO of 7 Senses Labs (formerly iMedia), will visit Tampa along with Solbit, the… Read More
Need more office space? How about outer space? NASA opened its astronaut-application website Monday. It's accepting applications through Feb. 18. Contenders need to be U.S. citizens with a bachelor's degree in science, math or engineering. Expect intense competition: More than 6,000 applied for NASA's last astronaut class in 2013, with… Read More
"The most powerful robotic pickup artist on the planet" is being developed in Tampa, and one local executive thinks the technology has potential well beyond getting to a first date. Casanova is an add-on program for the dating app Tinder, designed to have more self confidence approaching women than most… Read More
With an array of social media options open to teenagers, Zoe Howell, a sixth-grader at Pasco Middle School, offered succinct, practical advice to classmates during a speech competition this week. “Choose wisely,” she said, referring to Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram activities. Zoe placed first in a field of 30 sixth-,… Read More
I am pleased to introduce Diana Weber for a special guest blog post on “Agile At The Top:  How Executives Walk The Talk”.  Diana is a passionate writer, an avid agilist, and an Agile Project Leader on my team here at Valpak. Read More
Yahoo today is hoping to capitalize on the cord-cutting trend and consumers’ growing attachment to streaming video services with the launch of a new app called Yahoo Video Guide. The app, available now on iOS and Android, will help you find new movies and TV shows to watch on HBO,… Read More
A $50,000 investment by JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a Tampa Bay nonprofit could give local technology companies a stronger field of job candidates in the future. JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) is funding efforts by Tampa Bay Technology Forum to plug the local workforce skills gap, or a mismatch between growing… Read More
My parents are both marketing professors, which could easily be its own post, but long story short, it means that I was raised thinking about marketing concepts early on. They both find their most challenging topic to be “Ethics,” as this doesn’t seem to come naturally to their students. Read More
Ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft won the latest round in their fight to operate in the Bay area, particularly Hillsborough County. After a heated debate over several hours Tuesday, the Hillsborough County Legislative Delegation voted to move forward with a bill outlining insurance requirements and background checks on the so-called… Read More