Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Lockheed Martin to lay off dozens of Central Florida workers before the holidays

Lockheed Martin Corp. will lay off dozens of workers in Central Florida just before Christmas due to the loss of a contract. The Bethesda, Maryland-based defense company (NYSE: LMT) will cut 79 employees...

Entrepreneur Tony DiBenedetto suggests a new way to market Tampa-St. Pete

Tampa-St. Pete needs to change its pitch in order to attract businesses and skilled workers, according to tech entrepreneur Tony DiBenedetto. “We talk about paying no income tax and cheap labor and...

Why the Central Florida Tech Alliance failed to stay afloat

The Central Florida Tech Alliance called its financial approach unsustainable when it dissolved, but the Orlando Business Journal has learned more about why the tech group fell short. The alliance organized events for the...

Tampa Bay Innovation Center names managing director

A veteran of the Tampa-St. Pete technology sector has been named managing director of the Tampa Bay Innovation Center in St. Petersburg. In his new role, Ken Evans is responsible for managing...

What you need to know about Apollo Global, the firm that reportedly wants to...

The alleged $5 billion dollar buyout private equity firm Apollo Global laid on the table for tech giant Tech Data was not out of character for the New York-based company. What Apollo...

H2O Live! water park wins award for its tech

A Kissimmee water park that debuted this summer has earned some early recognition for its efforts to build a tech-centric attraction for visitors. Island H20 Live!, which opened in June near Margaritaville...

Here’s how this new $25M Central Florida facility will boost NeoCity’s capabilities

From his new office, Bridg CEO Chester Kennedy has a view of the dirt tracts of land and open fields that one day will be the NeoCity tech district. “There’s a lot of room for a lot of...

New venture fund to rise from ashes of former tech alliance, boost Orlando startups

As one door closes, another opens, the saying goes — and such is the case with a new initiative being launched in Orlando’s tech community. The Central Florida Tech Alliance dissolved earlier...

SpaceX wants to launch up to 30K more Starlink satellites

SpaceX, which plans to launch 12,000 satellites from Cape Canaveral as part of its Starlink program, now wants to increase that number substantially. The Hawthorne, California-based rocket company founded by billionaire Elon Musk wants to...

Ready Player 2: How UCF can grab a piece of the action on EA’s...

Ben Noel is pretty excited about all the future activity near UCF Downtown. The executive director of University of Central Florida’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy — better known as FIEA — is starting to...
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