Otronicon 2015 Kicks Off

For the 10th consecutive year, multiple industry partners join Orlando Science Center to celebrate interactive technology’s role in …

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Emerge Americas gets $1.5M from Knight

Miami-based Knight Foundation gave $1.5 million to the eMerge Americas conference Tuesday to help the event build hype …

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TBTF Names New Executive Director

Daniel James Scott has been named new executive director of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum.

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One Spark Executive Director Quits

Joe Sampson, One Spark Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer has resigned his post to pursue other opportunities. …

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Knetik Media closes $1 Million financing

knetik-media-identity-mainORLANDO - Knetik Media has raised $1 million in financing, the company announced August 11.

Knetik, which offers the Knetik Platform to monetize and distribute content in the video, broadcast, magazine and game publishing industry, raised $800,000 in capital and $200,000 in debt conversion in a deal that formally closed June 30.

Webtalk reels in $300K Funding Round

webtalk-press-logoST. PETERSBURG - Webtalk officially announced the opening of their early stage growth round of funding, lead by an undisclosed local St. Petersburg entrepreneur, with a $250,000 investment. A second $50,000 follow on investment was also made in this round by another undisclosed local entrepreneur.

Canvs opens its doors to tech startups, coworking

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ORLANDO - This morning the Canvs downtown coworking space officially opened its doors to coworkers. The nonprofit coworking community accommodates 164 coworkers, with a specific focus on technology startups. The mission of Canvs is to make it easier for anyone to start and grow a company in Orlando. The organization will accomplish that goal by providing startup companies with flexible workspace options, mentorship, programming, and regular events.

Mamabear raises $1.4 Million for Parent Monitoring App

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TAMPA - While there are a number of family locator services to choose from today, ranging from those offered by the mobile operators to venture-backed startups, a nearly two-year old mobile application called Mamabear was created with a goal of doing more than simple location tracking – it’s a full-featured “parenting app” which allows parents – yes, mainly moms, by nature of the job – to also monitor their children’s interactions across social media, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

SportsManias closes $3.5 Million funding round

Sportsmanias-logoMIAMI - Miami startup SportsManias announced that it has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding. The funding will be use to continue revamping of SportsManias web platform and app, a source of news for sports fans. This round of funding follows a $1 million raise one year ago, bringing the company to a total of $4.5 million.

Zynga's Orlando studio to develop Tiger Woods, NFL games

zynga-logo1ORLANDO - Zynga has announced a new division called Zynga Sports 365. The company is developing mobile games for football and golf and has signed former Tiger Woods for a game to be released later this year. Tiger Woods was the brand name for Electronic Arts' PGA Tour golf games from 1998 through to 2013, when he was dropped by the publisher.