Friday, June 22, 2018

Magic Leap enters strategic partnership with airline

Air New Zealand this week announced a strategic partnership with Magic Leap, but revealed few details about the deal. The Plantation-based startup, which has raised $2 billion from high-profile backers such as...

Lockheed Martin’s ‘Iron Man’-like leg suit catches U.S. Army’s eye

It’s not Tony Stark’s iconic “Iron Man” suit. But an exoskeleton-like device developed by a Lockheed Martin team based in Orlando could give soldiers, workers and perhaps even the disabled some significant...

Orlando tech firm for autonomous vehicles lands deal with Volvo

More automakers are finding out about a high-tech firm in Central Florida that will help usher in a better generation of autonomous vehicles. Luminar Technologies Inc. announced on June 14 its collaboration...

St. Pete’s Jabil, maker of iPhone casings, overcame challenges to come out better than...

Jabil Inc.’s efforts over the past several years to mix up its customer and products led to financial results that exceeded expectations in the third quarter of fiscal year 2018. The results...

Magic Leap partners with Air New Zealand to offer ‘fantastical journey’

Plantation-based technology company Magic Leap is partnering with Air New Zealand to offer travelers a “fantastical journey” through that country. The partnership was announced Thursday by Air New Zealand, which has connecting...

SpaceX hopes to launch 4,000 satellites, mostly from Florida, NASA report says

SpaceX has plans to launch more than 4,000 satellites, the majority of which will head into space from the Space Coast, according to an environmental impact study done by the Elon...

Orlando self-driving car tech firm lands Volvo investment

An Orlando company working on sensor-based systems meant to make self-driving cars safer has received the backing of a major auto manufacturer. Luminar Technologies, which employs 225 people at a 136,000-square-foot production...

How SpaceX’s new 67-acre complex may help resolve Orlando’s tech talent shortage

A new project at Kennedy Space Center proposed by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk may be the next critical factor in luring more high-tech workers to Florida’s Space Coast. Hawthorne, Calif.-based rocket firm...

From blockchain to brain mapping, here’s what ignites the passions of 20 Tampa Bay...

Two years ago, Doug Pace was on top of the world. At 42 years old, he had just sold his equity stake in Bayshore Solutions to his business partner, and was negotiating...

Tampa entrepreneur: ‘Thinking wrong’ can create new business opportunities

Large corporations constantly have to be on the lookout for small startups that can disrupt their industries. One way big companies can disrupt themselves and create new business opportunities is by using...
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