The City of Orlando's Green Works Division will be installing 21 new recycling units in Downtown Orlando, including 7 new "Big Belly" units. Big Belly (Website) is a Smart City business that delivers multiple benefits besides diverting waste from landfills....
Facebook has recently launched an "Order Food" option under the Explore bar on their platform (look at the bottom left-hand corner of the image below). Clicking on the option brings you to an aggregated list of all of the partnering...
EDIT: The above photo is for the unlaunched mobile payment app, not the tracking app "It's already saved me from missing the bus a couple of times. That's a big deal when your bus only comes once an hour. Pro...
Pipeline Workspaces (Facebook | Website), a coworking chain with locations across the country, has signed on to lease the 11th floor of the Wells Fargo Tower in Downtown Orlando, according to a recent report by Paul Brinkmann. The 12,000 SF space...
Ikea has launched a new augmented reality app, a la Pokemon Go, to allow users to preview how their furniture looks in their home before dragging their loved ones into a relationship-testing shopping trip. Ikea Places uses ARKit tech in...
ROYAL ALBATROSS TOUR VIDEO SAMPLE   GetMyBoat (Website) is a new application where boat enthusiasts can share their wealth with anyone who has some extra cash. Users can get matched up, Airbnb-style, with nearby boat owners, tour operators, fishing experts, and more...
Last week, Walmart announced on their blog that they were testing a new store-to-fridge delivery concept that has everybody talking. The new project is building on popular options like Amazon Prime's grocery delivery service, but steps it up a notch,...
The Orlando Museum of Art is hosting an experimental event on September 22 that will transform the front foyer into an immersive, DIY pop-up event. Night Shift: An Evening of New Media will showcase a diverse range of mediums including installations,...
A couple of ex-Google employees have launched an app-only accessible pantry full of sundries, snacks, and items you may be able to find in a bodega or corner store, and are calling it "bodega." Bodegas often serve as small, familiar...
iHeart Radio has partnered with NPR to offer all of their podcasts on the iHeartRadio app, for free. Podcasts include: TED Radio Hour - HERE Up First - HERE Hidden Brain - HERE  Invisibilia - HERE  How I Built This...
Coworking hub, Canvs (Facebook | Website), is offering free admission to their downtown Church Street exchange location for Orlando residents who are still without power due to Hurricane Irma. Guests can take advantage of the free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, work space,...
Cities across the continent are clamoring to catch the eye of Amazon, following an announcement that the company was looking for a new home for their planned "HQ2" or second headquarters. The company is looking to invest over $5 billion...
Now that Eclipse Mania has passed, all of you trendy glass-buyers are looking at those fancy paper goggles and wondering what to do with them. Wonder no longer. DON'T WASTE, DONATE Astronomers Without Borders (Website) is looking to take your eclipse...
UPDATE: The Orange County Library events are all at capacity.  In case you stare at your shoes all day and never look up, there's going to be an eclipse on Monday, August 21, and just so you know, sunglasses wont...
Opendoor (Website) is a new tech company that is looking to overhaul the traditional way real estate companies do business. They haven't officially launched in Orlando but they are currently hiring for five local positions; Acquisitions Associate, Estimator Project...
The Orlando Fire Department's Bomb Squad division has requested approval to purchase an ANDROS FX™ Unmanned Ground Vehicle. The "hazardous duty robot" is made by only one company, ROMOTEC, Inc., and is expected to cost $300,036. These types of machines...
Join Mayor Buddy Dyer for his 2017 State of the City address at 10:30 a.m. This video is a live feed provided by the City of Orlando. The address is a moment for the Mayor to reflect on accomplishments and to...
The Iron Yard (Website) made an announcement on their blog on July 20, HERE, that they would be closing all of their campuses. The announcement stated that decision was made by the national coding school's board, and that all operations would...
The Orlando Tech Association (Website) and the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce (Website) are launching a weekend-long civic hackathon event. A civic hackathon is when creative problem solvers in the non-profit, business, and tech communities come together to engage in...
A solar eclipse will be occurring on August 21, 2017, and to commemorate the event, the United States Postal Service is issueing a special Total Eclipse of the Sun postage stamp. The Orlando Science Center will be one of...
SPONSORED: As you probably realize, your branding is an essential part of having a successful business or organization. You should always ask yourself, “How does my audience perceive and experience my business?” or “What does my website, print material,...
I Wish This Was is a monthly series that transforms ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of. This series is made possible by our partnership with Interstruct Inc., a leading design...
The City of Orlando is looking to fill multiple Applications Developer positions. The full time municipal tech jobs pay between $42,161 to $70,720 depending on qualifications. The jobs are divided into five distinct levels; from entry-level to the most experienced. Those...
SPONSORED: The Orlando Science Center (Facebook | Website) is hosting a  Summer Kick-Off Sale, a flash sale on annual memberships. For a limited time, just today and tomorrow (Friday, June 9 to Saturday, June 10), the Science Center will be...
The City of Orlando has just launched a prototype website, alpha.orlandofl.gov, in an effort to test and update their online services. Services that are currently available on the website include: Reporting a Problem: Let the City know when you see...