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Florida Technology Journal Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:19:08 -0400 en-gb Full Sail, team up to open user experience lab

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ORLANDO - and Full Sail University have teamed up to launch a new on-campus user experience lab at its main campus in Winter Park.

With the support of, the lab brings state-of-the-art UX testing to over 5,000 play testers annually, and will include Full Sail students and graduates, as well as external members of the community. The Full Sail User Experience Lab will also address and execute 100+ research projects per year for companies from multiple industries, as well as provide a project-based teaching environment.

]]> (David Glass) Featured News Central Florida Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:02:55 -0500
Code School acquired by Pluralsight for $36 Million

codeschoollogoORLANDO - Online technology training service Pluralsight has acquired the Orlando-based Code School, which offers dozens of instructional courses and videos for developers both online and via mobile apps. The $36 million deal is Pluralsight’s sixth acquisition in the past 18 months, as it continues its strategy of buying up smaller companies to expand its footprint in the online learning industry, putting it up against competitors like and Skillsoft, for example.

]]> (David Glass) Featured News Central Florida Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:52:27 -0500
Orlando Game Jam events among world’s largest

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ORLANDO - Global Game Jam events held this past weekend in both downtown Orlando and the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park were among the largest attended in the world. More than 300 independent game developers, students and designers participated creating over 40 games. This placed Orlando sixth globally in participation and third nationally.

]]> (David Glass) Featured News Central Florida Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:41:03 -0500
Florida venture capital deals double in 2014

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ORLANDO - Venture capital investments in Florida firms reached $863 million in 45 deals during 2014, twice the amount invested in 2013, according to the MoneyTree Report.

]]> (David Glass) Featured News Statewide Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:23:01 -0500
Orlando Science Center’s Otronicon Celebrates 10 Years of Innovation

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ORLANDO – For the 10th consecutive year, multiple industry partners join Orlando Science Center to celebrate interactive technology’s role in how we live, learn, work and play during Otronicon January 16 – 19, 2015.

Otronicon is the Science Center’s largest annual event with an average of 3,000 visitors each day — more than 12,000 guests for all four days. The experience has the opportunity to inspire a child’s interest in science and tech careers through the appeal of video games, interactive technology and virtual reality.

]]> (David Glass) Featured News Central Florida Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:23:28 -0500
Richmond Global Ventures to open Miami office, Invest in Startups

RG logo ogMIAMI - In the last year, Miami’s investment infrastructure has strengthened dramatically, with more venture funds looking to the city as a hub. However, the focus has been for startups in the seed and smaller Series A stage. This may change soon. Richmond Global Ventures announced that they will be opening in Miami.

]]> (Camila Souza, Tech Cocktail Miami) Featured News South Florida Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:18:49 -0500
LaunchCode gets $1.5M funding from The Knight Foundation

LaunchCode LogoMIAMI - St. Louis-based non-profit LaunchCode is expanding to Miami, with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, to address the issue of brain drain in South Florida’s growing tech community. LaunchCode matches technologists with local companies through paid apprenticeships. The Knight Foundation is investing $1.25 million, over three years, to support LaunchCode’s Miami opening early next year.

]]> (Camila Souza, Tech Cocktail Miami ) Featured News South Florida Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:45:28 -0500
Florida Venture Forum announces 1st round of presenting companies for 24th annual conference


MIAMI - The Florida Venture Forum, a statewide support organization for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs has released a partial list of mid-to-later-stage, Florida-based companies that will present their company pitches at the 2015 Florida Venture Capital Conference.

]]> (David Glass) Featured News South Florida Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:28:54 -0500