Robert Stephens, founder of The Geek Squad, shared some insight during the CompTIA information technology conference held this week in Orlando. As the featured speaker, Stephens spoke about how he started The Geek Squad from scratch and the lessons he learned as he built his business into the nationwide service it is today.
ORLANDO - Golf Channel announced that it has consolidated digital media operations for its GolfChannel.com and GolfNow.com sites, a move that will result in at least 75 jobs and a $1.9 million expansion of its worldwide headquarters in Orlando.
The company has been working with Enterprise Florida, City of Orlando, Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, Workforce Florida and the Department of Economic Opportunity to complete the deal.
HOLLYWOOD - South Florida-based operating system protection firm, Prolexic Technologies announced it has closed a US$30 million Series C funding round led by new investors Trident Capital and Intel Capital. Prolexic’s existing shareholders include Kennet Partners, Camden Partners and Medina Capital.
This latest round of financing comes at a time when Prolexic’s year-over-year revenues have increased 65 percent. Following the Series C investment, Trident Capital’s Managing Director Gustavo Alberelli will join Prolexic’s Board of Directors.
FTJ was there to capture scenes from the event. We also caught up with Liam Hisop, chair of Full Sail's Game Projects Department to get insight and reaction.
ORLANDO - Phoenix-based Aspect Software has wrapped up its $150 million purchase of Voxeo, a Orlando-based provider of hosted and on-premise interactive voice response solutions. Aspect says the acquisition adds $50 million in revenue per year to its bottom line.
Voxeo's platform and infrastructure will serve as the nucleus for Aspect's expanding cloud, hybrid and premise-based solution portfolio, the company said.
MIAMI - LiveNinja rocked the pitch and took home the honors at Startup World held at Venture Hive last night. LiveNinja will be competing against 20 other cities in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa later this year in a global Startup World competition for the title and a host of prizes.
LiveNinja, which targets its solution to the massive problem of the unemployed and under employed, created a platform to help people create jobs instantly for themselves -- fitness instructors, developers, guitar teachers, yoga instructors, fashion experts, etc. "It's a real time video chat monetization platform in the marketplace. We allow you to sell the skills you have ... and we help you get clients from around the world in real time," pitched CEO Will Weinraub.