October 25, 2016

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 3/14/2014

› Startups get 12 minutes to sway investors
It was a little bit like speed dating. Fourteen startup companies -- six in the biomedical sciences, and six in technology -- had 12 minutes each to tell potential investors why they should invest in their companies.

› Office Depot CEO gets $2.35 million performance bonus
Office Depot CEO Roland Smith will receive a $2.35 million bonus this week — not a bad perk for a little over a 100 days' work restructuring the corporate staff.

› 2014 Sarasota Film Festival offers bigger selection, fewer celebrities
With 252 films — up 30 from last year — the 2014 Sarasota Film Festival offers local cinephiles a bigger opportunity to indulge their passion than ever before.

› JetBlue to sell off Melbourne-based LiveTV
JetBlue Airways announced Thursday morning it has agreed to sell its wholly owned subsidiary, Melbourne-based LiveTV, to Thales Group for $400 million.

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