January 16, 2019


United Technologies Announces Intention to Separate Into Three Independent Companies

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) and the company's intention to separate its commercial businesses, Otis and Carrier (formerly CCS), into independent entities. The separation will result in three global, industry-leading companies: Read more »
Published on 11/28/2018

Naples-based Stabilized Steps opens doors for those who use walkers

Stabilized Steps, a Naples company that develops and makes stabilizers that attach to the bottom of walkers... Read more »
Published on 10/26/2018

Drone deputy

Pensacola police are working with the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition on a drone program. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2018

A new approach to dry cleaning in South Florida

OXXO Care Cleaners in Hollywood makes an environmentally friendly innovation. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2018

Siemens and UCF to Establish Big Data Collaboration Focused on Advancing Smart Infrastructure Technologies

Goal of data analytics partnership to further develop concept of Smart Buildings by optimizing overall building performance and improve operational efficiency and predictability of power grid Access to Siemens' leading-edge software and hardware provides students and researchers insight into future of smart buildings Initiative also to focus on co-creation and R&D for smart infrastructure technologies as industry and academic experts work side-by-side Read more »
Published on 10/22/2018

accesso® Partnership with Google to Provide New Booking Capability for Its Clients

accesso® Named a Supported Scheduling Partner in Things to Do Vertical Read more »
Published on 10/15/2018

Florida-based Harris Corporation to merge with L3 Technologies -- expands to 8th largest Florida company

Combined company, to be named “L3 Harris Technologies,” will be headquartered in Melbourne, Florida. Read more »
Published on 10/15/2018

Takeoff Technologies Partners With Sedano's Supermarkets to Launch the World's First Robotic Supermarket

Takeoff Technologies, an eGrocery solution that empowers retailers to attain profitable online growth by leveraging automation at a hyperlocal scale, today announced the launch of the first automated hyperlocal fulfillment center, referred to as the world's first robotic supermarket in partnership with one of the largest Hispanic grocers in the U.S., Sedano's Supermarkets. Read more »
Published on 10/4/2018

Innovative University Partnerships Advance the Fintech Landscape in Florida

As the “Fintech” industry's need for employees with advanced IT and cybersecurity skills grows, locations that can provide such a workforce are becoming hotbeds for the industry. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2018

Innovation Center Opens at Lockheed Martin in Orlando

Necessity sparks invention at the Innovation Center, now open at Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) facility in Orlando, Florida. In this 6,500-square-foot space, employees are empowered with the technology and tools to develop creative solutions to complex problems. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2018

INRIX Identifies U.S. Corridors Best Suited for Highly Automated Truck Deployment

Despite its comparatively short length, I-95 (Jacksonville to Miami) ranked the best commercial corridor as a result of its very high freight volumes and low congestion levels. Read more »
Published on 9/18/2018

CE Power and Power Grid Engineering Merge and Form New Holding Company

The combination results in an industry leading provider of power engineering and field services Read more »
Published on 9/6/2018

Behind the scenes at Florida Trend: The making of Florida Trend's September 2018 cover

Photographer Matthew Coughlin was assigned to shoot Ken Ford, the founder of Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) for the September 2018 Cover of Florida Trend Magazine. Here is a short "making of" video Matthew took. Read more »
Published on 8/29/2018

Droning on

Florida companies, entrepreneurs and schools are all-in as commercial use of drones skyrockets. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2018

Florida Aquarium uses prosthetics to save rare leafy seadragons

Near-threatened species couldn't stay upright due to developmental issue, gets first-of-its-kind prosthetic device to survive Read more »
Published on 8/23/2018

Magic Leap One: The Time Has Come

Calling all developers, creators and explorers – Magic Leap One Creator Edition is now available. Brace yourself because a universe of creative possibilities is expanding right in front of you. Read more »
Published on 8/8/2018

VOXX Automotive Forms Strategic Partnership with UniKey

Collaboration to Bring Easier, Smarter, More Secure Phone-as-a-Key Capabilities to Global Automakers, Fleet Operators and Consumers Read more »
Published on 7/13/2018

AT&T and Magic Leap Form Exclusive U.S. Consumer Relationship to Expand the Future of Spatial Computing

AT&T's Investment in Magic Leap Focused on Distribution, Content, Network and Technology Read more »
Published on 7/12/2018

Rocket Lab to expand launch capability with US launch site

US orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has today confirmed plans to expand its launch capability by developing a US launch site, with four US space ports shortlisted to launch the Electron rocket. Read more »
Published on 7/11/2018

Thermo Fisher Scientific Signs Agreement to Acquire Gatan from Roper Technologie

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, and Roper Technologies, Inc.(NYSE: ROP), a leading diversified technology company, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Thermo Fisher will acquire Gatan, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper, for approximately $925 million in cash. Gatan is a leading manufacturer of instrumentation and software used to enhance and extend the operation and performance of electron microscopes. Read more »
Published on 7/2/2018

Validity Inc., Global Leader in Data Quality, Opens New Office in Tampa

Company will hire 75 new local employees by the end of 2018 Read more »
Published on 6/27/2018

Sunrun Brings Affordable Solar, Backup Power And Jobs To Florida

Following a Public Service Commission decision, Sunrun is expanding clean, reliable and affordable energy to households across the state as hurricane season approaches Read more »
Published on 6/7/2018

Tech Data's sales up 22 percent for first quarter of 2018

Net sales were $8.5 billion, an increase of 22 percent compared to the prior-year quarter Read more »
Published on 6/1/2018

Pratt & Whitney Announces Significant Investment in West Palm Beach Facility

WEST PALM BEACH -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced an investment of up to $100 million in its existing West Palm Beach facility that will create up to 215 new jobs by 2022 supporting the company's defense programs. The announcement was made with Florida Governor Rick Scott, officials from Palm Beach County, and approximately 100 of the nearly 1,300 current employees of the Pratt & Whitney facility in attendance. Read more »
Published on 5/23/2018

Pratt & Whitney to Create 215 New Jobs and Expand in Palm Beach County

Pratt & Whitney, a leading global manufacturer of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units, will be expanding its site in Palm Beach County and creating 215 new jobs. In addition to these new jobs, since 2012, Pratt & Whitney has created 300 jobs for Florida families and employs a total of more than 1,300 Floridians. Read more »
Published on 5/23/2018

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