The University of Central Florida Student Government Association has partnered with Uber to provide discounted ride rates between the hours of 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. All trips must fall within a given boundary, shown...
A new Orlando-based website has been launched that takes a close look at the world of LGBTQ video game news. The Gaymer will share all LGBTQ-related news in the video game industry. Stories covered so far include "5 video game daddies...
Orlando Venues is requesting approval from the City of Orlando for funds to purchase upgrades for their existing Wi-Fi infrastructure. The Venues are asking for $121,371.55 from the City to purchase upgrades which will provide full coverage to the Amway...
Ikea has launched a new gift registry service online HERE, as well as on Android and iOS apps. Users can now simply scan product bar codes in the store with their app or manually enter the numbers into the website at...
Image via SmartCitiesCouncil.com Orlando and five other Smart Cities have been selected as part of the 2017 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge. The challenge will allow the City of Orlando to receive mentorship on how build their comprehensive smart city plan...
RENDERING OF ARRAY VIA OUC OUC, Orlando's municipal utility, will begin installing a floating solar array on a large pond near its Gardenia Operations Center on February 9. The installation of the new 31.5 kW array is expected to take...
PROMO: Credo Conduit, the newish co-working arm of the pay-what-you-can coffee shop franchise Downtown Credo, has found a new home at 1001 N. Orange Avenue in the North Quarter . The mission of Credo Conduit is to "cultivate a network...
The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center at the Orlando Public Library will be hosting a free open-house event to showcase VR technology, demonstrations of their in-house audio, video, and photography studios, and more, from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, February 11. Exhibitors include...
  Vayable.com is a website platform that offers a variety of off-the-grid tours hosted by locals, around the world. Tourists can book unique, hyper-local experiences in whichever city they're visiting, with the moneys exchanged going directly into the local economy. Each experience is...
When we last reported on Airbnb in November of last year, HERE, it was regarding the policies the City of Orlando was looking to put into place to govern Short Term Rentals. A "Short Term Rental" is a lease...
PHOTO VIA SHAKESHACK.COM Shake Shack has launched their new mobile ordering app for iOS, Shack App, and first time users will receive a free single ShackBurger for signing up. The app allows users to order their food for specific pick-up times,...
A new app called What The Health (Website) has launched that aggregates health inspection data and assigns a letter grade based on the latest inspection a restaurant, hospital, or bar has received, in the State of Florida. The app will...
UPDATE:  A few hours after this post went live the City of Orlando learned that they had been selected as one of the ten official Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds in the country, by the U.S. Department of Transportation. To...
UPDATE: The Kickstarter has launched and you can donate by clicking HERE.    Four local tech organizations have joined forces to launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise $165,000. The four companies involved include Canvs (Website), FireSpring Fund (Website), Orlando Tech Association...
Local tech company TEEPS (Facebook | Website) is expanding and moving to Downtown Orlando. According to the following post by TEEPS owner Terrence Donnelly on social media, he has signed a lease for an office in the ground floor of Ustler...
The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority has successfully added Wi-Fi to all of their 300 buses. We first reported on the new amenity back in August, 2016, HERE. Bus-riders will simply have to select "LYNX-Bus WiFi" on their devices and...
A new website in Philadelphia has been launched to combat a rampant litter problem. Not In Philly (Website) is a variation on adopt-a-block programs where residents and businesses can lay claim to certain areas of a town, usually highly-trafficked streets,...
The Orange County Library System is looking for a diverse group of volunteers to review content that will be submitted for possible inclusion in the public ePULP collection. Reviewers must be able to provide a fair and objective opinion...
IMAGE VIA FOOD FOR ALL WEBSITE Food for All (Website) is an organization that is currently raising money via Kickstarter  to launch a new app to reduce food waste. Their model is based on identifying restaurants that have dishes still left...
The following copy was originally posted by David Porter on LynxedTogether.com, a blog that lobbies for better service for Lynx bus passengers in Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties. We first wrote about Wi-Fi on City buses HERE back in August.  By...
The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye will be the backdrop of a special projection during election night on Tuesday, November 8. The I-Drive attraction will have a pie chart projected onto it reflecting the election results every 30-minutes, in read and...
Orlando's official carshare program, Zipcar (Website), has announced that they will be offering free car rentals on election night for last-minute voters. Zipcar will be making 13 of its cars available to users in Orlando, free-of-charge, between 6 p.m. and 10...
PHOTO VIA NEWSROOM.UBER.COM UberEATS (Website) is an on-demand delivery service that works with “the most popular, iconic restaurants” and delivers “within minutes.” We first wrote about it coming to Orlando and how to use it, back in September HERE. Currently, UberEATS is...
PHOTO VIA POSTMATES FACEBOOK PAGE Postmates (Facebook | Website) is a service that bills itself as a service that can enables people to have anything delivered, on-demand. San Francisco-based Postmates uses a network of local couriers who can deliver anything, from...
This weekly update covers the latest news and events in Orlando’s startup and technology community, as told by the Orlando Tech Association. The following is taken from their weekly newsletter. This Week’s Headlines Orlando game community builds VR for Kennedy - Orlando Sentinel ...