$3.25m in funds available at One Spark

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Jax Accelerator seeks startups

KYN, a Jacksonville-based accelerator and apprenticeship program for startups, has opened applications for its Spring 2014 program.

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Film highlights Orlando as tech hub

Orlando is staking ground as one of the nation’s top technological hubs. As the region’s second largest industry …

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Orlando, Tampa, Miami named as America's Smartest Cities

ucfvillage smORLANDO - According to real estate blog site Movoto, Orlando is the second smartest city in the country. Pittsburgh ranked first, Tampa came in sixth and Miami tenth. The site looked at the 100 most populous cities in the country, and then ranked each city from 1 to 100 based on each criteria.

Rankings were complied using a formula that included; Universities and colleges per person, Libraries per person, Education level, Media per person (newspapers, TV, radio, magazines), Museums per person and Public school rank.

Voxeo Labs rebrands as Tropo, goes independent

tropologoORLANDO - In lieu of Voxeo's sale this week to Phoenix-based Aspect Software for $150 million. Voxeo Labs, its research and development division has rebranded to Tropo and will operate as a independent company.  

Tropo has offices in downtown Orlando, but primarily operates out of its headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Jonathan Taylor, Voxeo's founder, former CEO and outgoing chairman serves as Tropo's chairman.

Orlando's Voxeo Acquired by Aspect for $150M

voxeo logo vlORLANDO - Aspect Software, a provider of fully-integrated customer interaction management, workforce optimization, and back-office solutions, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Orlando-based Voxeo Corporation for $150 Million.

Voxeo provides hosted and on-premise Interactive Voice Response solutions and a leading platform provider for Communications Enabled Business Processes. The acquisition will significantly enhance Aspect’s ability to support cloud, hybrid and premise-based deployments while adding a market-leading IVR and multi-channel self-service capability to the company’s solution portfolio.

Tampa Bay WaVE announces Summer accelerator class, opens applications for fall program

tampa-bay-waveTAMPA – Tampa Bay WaVE, a non-profit that helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into growing technology ventures, announced its latest FirstWaVE Accelerator class, comprised of 8 early-stage technology startups. The FirstWaVE class participated in an application process, which included a live pitch event to the FirstWaVE Accelerator vetting committee on June 5, before being selected into the program.

Syniverse completes acquisition of MACH

syniverseTAMPA - Syniverse today announced that it has completed its acquisition of MACH for approximately $692 million. The combined company now serves more than 1,500 mobile service providers, enterprises, ISPs and app providers in nearly 200 countries, offering a full suite of advanced solutions that help Syniverse’s customers ensure seamless, high-quality end-user experiences in an increasingly complex mobile ecosystem.

Tribridge acquires Intelladon, enters Human Capital Management Market

tribridge-logoTAMPA – Tampa-based business applications and cloud solutions firm Tribridge,  announced the acquisition of also Tampa-based Intelladon, a talent management solutions consultant and integrator. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

According to the release, talent management is a subset of the larger HCM industry, and research firm Gartner expects HCM products to reach $10 billion by 2015. Talent management alone is expected to reach $4.5 billion – with 75 percent of available solutions expected to be cloud-based.