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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AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Users Get Free Voicemail-to-Text from Yap

Yap_Android_ScreenshotORLANDO - Yap, a provider of automated, cloud-based speech recognition services, announces availability of Yap Voicemail for Android. The free application automatically converts voicemails into text making it easier and more convenient to access, search and respond to voice messages. More than 10 million1 AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon users with Android phones can now download Yap Voicemail from the Android Market.

Gotootie Debuts Location-Based Social Media Platform

gotootieORLANDO - Central Florida residents now have an easier way to connect to their current location, share with the people in it and discover new relationships and information with today’s launch of Gotootie , a social media platform. Gotootie makes it simple for members to quickly connect to the people and information in their location via the web from their computer, Android or iPhone device. Members can instantly communicate with other members around them by sharing information in real-time or leaving messages for their friends and the community to discover and enjoy.

Tampa's Vology Data Systems Closes $32 Million Raise

vologyOLDSMAR - Vology Data Systems announced the closing of a $32.5 million capital raise. The capital will be used by the Company to refinance outstanding sub debt and preferred stock and to fund key growth initiatives, including potential acquisitions. The growth equity investment was led by Boston-based LLM Capital Partners, a private investment firm specializing in growth equity investments in middle market companies. Banyan Mezzanine Fund, and Harbert Mezzanine Partners II, provided additional funding.

MegaWatt Ventures Offers Up $100K for Clean Tech Innovation

megawattmastheadORLANDO –  MegaWatt Ventures, an annual clean energy business competition that focuses on Florida and the southeast, plans to tap into the expertise and intellectual property of our universities as a source of promising renewable energy technologies to commercialize. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and several energy corporations, provides the ideal showcase for college and technology entrepreneurs across the state to compete for funding to launch their innovative energy ventures that have the potential to create new jobs and help solve today’s global energy issues.

AOL Opens Orlando Publishing Office, To Attract Tech Talent

AOL_orlandoORLANDO - As part of AOL's commitment to expand its reach in the US and continue to attract top talent, the company announced today that it is opening a new office in downtown Orlando. The majority of the 3,000 square foot office will house a portion of AOL’s Publishing Engineering Team which is responsible for the delivering AOL’s premium content to users around the world.

Bing Energy Wins $1.9M Job Creation Award, Relocates to Florida

BEI_logoTALLAHASSEE - The race to develop a commercially viable hydrogen fuel cell just got a boost from a $1.9 million state award to a high-tech company that is planning to turn breakthrough nanotechnology pioneered at Florida State University into a better, faster, more economical fuel cell. In a news conference today with Florida Governor Rick Scott, Florida State University President Eric Barron and local leaders, Bing Energy, announced that the company has selected Florida as the new site of its world headquarters.

LOC-AID Reels In $13M Round from Intersouth, Florida Growth Fund

locaidBOCA RATON - LOC-AID, a location-as-a-service company that connects mobile enterprise to wireless subscribers, announced today it has secured $13 million in a Series C financing round to support the company's rapid growth. The round was led by private equity firm H.I.G. Ventures, venture firm Intersouth Partners, and the Florida Growth Fund, managed by Hamilton Lane.