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Full Sail, team up to open user experience lab

ORLANDO - and Full Sail University have teamed up to launch a new on-campus user experience lab at its main campus in Winter Park. With the support of, the lab brings state-of-the-art UX [Read entire story]

Code School acquired by Pluralsight for $36 Million

ORLANDO - Online technology training service Pluralsight has acquired the Orlando-based Code School, which offers dozens of instructional courses and videos for developers both online and via mobile apps. The $36 million [Read entire story]

Orlando Game Jam events among world’s largest

{avsplayer videoid=51 playerid=1} ORLANDO - Global Game Jam events held this past weekend in both downtown Orlando and the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park were among the largest attended in the world. More [Read entire story]

Florida venture capital deals double in 2014

ORLANDO - Venture capital investments in Florida firms reached $863 million in 45 deals during 2014, twice the amount invested in 2013, according to the MoneyTree Report. [Read entire story]

Orlando Science Center’s Otronicon Celebrates 10 Years of Innovation

{avsplayer videoid=50 playerid=1} ORLANDO – For the 10th consecutive year, multiple industry partners join Orlando Science Center to celebrate interactive technology’s role in how we live, learn, work and play during [Read entire story]

Richmond Global Ventures to open Miami office, Invest in Startups

MIAMI - In the last year, Miami’s investment infrastructure has strengthened dramatically, with more venture funds looking to the city as a hub. However, the focus has been for startups in the seed and smaller Series A [Read entire story]

LaunchCode gets $1.5M funding from The Knight Foundation

MIAMI - St. Louis-based non-profit LaunchCode is expanding to Miami, with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, to address the issue of brain drain in South Florida’s growing tech community. LaunchCode [Read entire story]

Florida Venture Forum announces 1st round of presenting companies for 24th annual conference

MIAMI - The Florida Venture Forum, a statewide support organization for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs has released a partial list of mid-to-later-stage, Florida-based companies that will present their company [Read entire story]

TBTF announces new Executive Director

{avsplayer videoid=46 playerid=1} 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 [Read entire story]

How you can help Starter Studio win $500K grant (Video)

{avsplayer videoid=45 playerid=1} Gregg Pollack founder of Starter Studio, a Orlando-based mentor driven accelerator program for tech startups discusses the $500K grant opportunity that could fund Orlando tech startups. [Read entire story]

Starter Studio, Canvs seek $500K grant to fund Orlando tech startups

ORLANDO - It was announced today that Starter Studio and Canvs are working together to seek grant funding to help establish a second-stage accelerator and seed fund in downtown Orlando. The new fund, called StarterCorps, [Read entire story]

Officials get ready to process sugar beet crop

Officials expect a solid sugar beet crop in Michigan following favorable summer conditions. [Read entire story]

Fast-food workers protest in Chicago for more pay

Dozens of fast-food workers demanding their pay be increased to $15 an hour are protesting on a busy street on Chicago's South Side. [Read entire story]

New technology brings cell service to Rt. 30 area

Four Vermont towns that had trouble getting cellphone service are getting some help. [Read entire story]

Mattress Firm 2Q profit tops analysts’ estimates

Mattress Firm's fiscal second-quarter profit rose slightly as sales improved. [Read entire story]

Euro tanks after surprise interest rate cut

The euro slid sharply after the European Central Bank surprised traders by trimming its main interest rate to a record low of 0.05 percent from the previous low of 0.15 percent. [Read entire story]

AutoNation’s August sales rise 7 percent

AutoNation said Thursday that its new vehicle sales rose 7 percent last month, as the auto dealership chain sold 32,660 vehicles. [Read entire story]

TD Ameritrade becoming official NFL sponsor

Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is becoming an official NFL sponsor this fall to teach fans more about its services and increase the chances of its ads being seen. [Read entire story]

Mattress Firm buying Sleep Train for $425 million

Mattress Firm is buying The Sleep Train Inc. for $425 million to help bolster its position in the specialty retail bedding industry. [Read entire story]