October 19, 2014

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| 10/31/2012

› Orlando software company lands new venture capital, plans expansion
Boosted by a big infusion of Silicon Valley venture capital, software developer Pentaho Corp. said Tuesday it is expanding its operations and adding jobs companywide, including at its Orlando headquarters.

› City of Miami’s finance director resigns, continuing revolving door of top administrators
City of Miami finance director Stephen Petty resigned on Tuesday, one week after The Miami Herald reported that he had been hired without meeting the minimum job qualifications of being a CPA or having experience in local government. City Manager Johnny Martinez said he had not spoken with Petty and did not know why he was leaving. “It probably wasn’t a good fit for him,” Martinez said. “He’s been under a lot of pressure.”

› Scientists blast lack of transparency in St. Pete Pier plans
At least one marine scientist is unhappy about the way discussions about the replacement of the city's Pier and its proposed underwater feature are being handled. And he has some support.

› Senzari buys Berlin mobile music service
Global Internet radio provider Senzari in Miami acquired Berlin-based Disco Volante, creator of mobile music service wahwah.fm, the companies announced Tuesday. Senzari, backed by $4 million in venture funding, currently employs 10 in its Miami operations and 16 overall.

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