Zynga Leases Orlando Studio

Zynga, the company behind such games as Farmville and Words With Friends, has signed a lease for office …

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Digital Festival Adds Producer

OrlandoiX, the organization driving the five-day technology and digital arts festival of the same name, has announced the …

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Orlando Tech Week Planned

The Orlando Tech Association, along with over a dozen community partners, has begun planning for Tech Week, a …

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Zygna signs lease for Orlando gaming studio

zynga-logo1ORLANDO - Zynga, the company behind such games as Farmville and Words With Friends, has signed a lease for office space in Maitland.

Real estate development company Emerson International confirmed the lease for Zynga, of 5,203 square feet at 2600 Maitland Center Parkway. That’s only about one block east of Central Florida’s video game giant, EA Sports.

Revamped Orlando tech awards seeks nominations

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ORLANDO – Each year, the Orlando Economic Development Commission honors companies and individuals for bright ideas, creative solutions, pioneering research and support for the tech community with an awards program. This year, the EDC is adding new partners, new categories and changing the format of the event.

Orlando Tech Association planning Orlando Tech Week

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ORLANDO - The Orlando Tech Association, along with over a dozen community partners, has begun planning for Tech Week, a collection of events hosted by organizations and businesses from across Orlando’s technology industry from September 27 - October 3. Partners range from the Orlando Science Center to local grassroots Meetup groups, and topics include programming; big data; space technology; gaming; laser and photonics; STEM education; medical technology; simulation; and tech business development, among others.  

OrlandoiX adds to production team, names associate producer

Jill-Healey orlandoixORLANDO – OrlandoiX, the organization driving the five-day technology and digital arts festival of the same name, has announced the appointment of Jill Healey to the position of Associate Producer. In her role as associate producer of OrlandoiX, Healey will lead festival sponsorships, partnerships, exhibitor sales, marketing, and communications.

“We are excited to bring an Associate Producer on board to propel us forward as we focus on developing partnerships, generating a buzz about OrlandoiX and creating unique sponsorship opportunities for our partners. Jill’s experience and strategic approach are an asset to both our partners and our organization”, said David Glass, Executive Producer of OrlandoiX and publisher of the Florida Technology Journal.

Canvs, opening in August, will be Orlando’s largest tech co-working space

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ORLANDO – With the goal of helping Orlando become a top 10 city nationally for tech startups and to assist in the creation of 5,000 high-wage tech jobs over the next decade, Canvs will open its doors this summer. The coworking space will be located on the first floor of the Church Street Exchange building. Demand has led Canvs to add additional space to their lease one month after initial commitment, for a total of 17,189 sq. ft., which will accommodate 164 entrepreneurs and technologists.

Viggle Acquires Miami's Choose Digital

choose-digital-logoNEW YORK - Viggle, a mobile entertainment marketing and rewards platform, announced today that it has acquired Choose Digital, a Miami-based digital marketplace platform that allows companies to incorporate digital content into existing rewards and loyalty programs in support of marketing and sales initiatives.

Kony rings in $50 million for app development

KonyLogoORLANDO - Orlando-based mobile application development platform, Kony has raised USD 50 million in Series E round led by Softbank Capital. The other investors Insight Venture Partners, Telstra Ventures, Georgian Partners, Delta-v Capital and Hamilton Lane have also participated in the round.