Mamabear raises $1.4 Million for Parent Monitoring App

Written by Sarah Perez, TechCrunch.

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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.

Vology Buys Bayshore Technologies

Written by David Glass.

VologyTAMPA - Vology and Bayshore Technologies, have combined to create a technology solutions company with more than 200 employees that is expected to generate more than $140 million in revenues in 2013. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The new company will continue to be known as Vology, with Bayshore Technologies serving as the firm's professional services delivery division. Shevlin will continue as CEO and Peter Anderson, CEO of Bayshore Technologies, will be senior vice president of Vology.

Triad Retail Media Acquired by Detroit's Rockbridge Growth Equity

Written by David Glass.

Triad logo 2011TAMPA- Rockbridge Growth Equity, announced it has acquired Tampa-based online retail advertising company Triad Retail Media. Boston-based Falcon Investment Advisors partnered with Rockbridge on the transaction.

Founded in 2004, Triad Retail Media is a market leader in creating, managing and operating digital retail media programs for highly-trafficked retail websites. Triad's retail partners include Walmart, Sam's Club, eBay, Toys "R" Us, CVS, and many other leading retailers.

TBTF announces new Executive Director

Written by David Glass.

TAMPA - Daniel James Scott has been named new Executive Director of Tampa Bay Technology Forum. He will be joining TBTF on January 5, 2015. In this role, Daniel will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for TBTF’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. He will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans. He will report directly to the Board of Directors.

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