Boston residents are now able to borrow Wi-Fi Hotspots from their public libraries as part of the City of Boston's efforts to increase internet access for its residents. The idea behind the initiative being that it's too difficult for residents...
The Orlando Regional Tech Association will host a weeklong tech and business summit starting October 15 through October 19. The schedule of events includes a Networking event on Tuesday, October 16 at the Orlando Science Center, a volunteer session with...
The City Council voted to award $125,000 to Starter Studio yesterday, in support of their accelerator program and non-profit seed fund. The decision was prompted by a resolution in the CRA's Downtown Orlando Community Redevelopment Area Plan which was adopted...
Orlando residents can now order delivery service from Whole Foods via Amazon.com. The one-hour grocery delivery service launched earlier in the year and has only just expanded to the City Beautiful. Amazon Prime members can order Whole Foods items online,...
We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist Jane...
SPONSORED: Great Reads is a regular roundup of books that the Orange County Public Library System thinks you should peruse that month. Declare your independence from ignorance this month – check out one of these titles from the library today. Visit ocls.info and click...
The Orange County Library System is looking to hire a new instructor for their Fab Lab in the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center in the Downtown Branch. The Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) offers hands-on classes in subjects like 3-D printing, electronics,...
This October, Snap! Orlando will be launching an ongoing public art project with locations across Orlando called, CITY UNSEEN. This new project will feature fusions of works by internationally renowned artists and utilize augmented reality tech. Experiences will include murals...
SPONSORED: Great Reads is a regular roundup of books that the Orange County Public Library System thinks you should peruse that month. Declare your independence from ignorance this month – check out one of these titles from the library...
In an email released earlier today, the Orlando Police Department and the City of Orlando have announced their intent to continue to test facial recognition technology, following news that their original six-month contract with Amazon had ended in late June. The...
The contract between the City of Orlando and Amazon has ended; one that allowed for a pilot program testing Amazon's fledgling facial recognition software, Rekognition. Orlando was reported as being one of, if not the first, police forces in the country to...
A new app has been launched to help homeowners and property managers find licensed handymen, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC providers, without having to appeal to your friends and family on Facebook. Homee (Website) is an on-demand home-service app that connects...
As seen in the viral video above, Mexico City has installed vertical gardens on their highway pillars, not only for aesthetic reasons but also to help the environment. Via Verde (Website), when completed, will wrap roughly 1,000 highway support pillars...
The Orlando Economic Partnership (Website) is currently accepting applications for their new pilot, the Orlando Technology Community Support Pilot Program. The program, in partnership with the City of Orlando, will provide matching grants up to $10,000 to help develop tech-focused events...
Food delivery business, Bite Squad (Website), recently released a roundup of the top ten most ordered foods in the Orlando area. According to their roundup, HERE, Orlandoans eat a lot of chicken and BBQ. Click the link to see photos...
"Where are the Amazon cameras in Orlando? Please tell." - Jack Whitemann In case you missed it last week, the Orlando Police Department made headlines after saying they were not participating and then that they were participating in a new...
Our friends at iHeartRadio released this Best Cure for a Hangover playlist this morning that's helping us shake off the long weekend cobwebs. We had to share. They recommend volume knobbing low and chilling, but we think you should turn it up...
UPDATE: Venture X is expected to open this August.    Venture X (Website), a membership-based coworking company, will be opening a new location this fall at 100 E. Pine Street in Downtown Orlando. The new 21,000 SF space will function as flexible co-working with...
Catalyst Spaces' has announced the eight participating start-ups for the spring cohort of their advanced technology accelerator, VentureScaleUp (Website). This is the fifth cohort of the program which provides mentorship and inspiration to participating organizations with a network of professional...
Nashville-based coworking chain, E|Spaces (Website), has signed on to open a new space in Downtown Orlando. Jon Pirtle, CEO of the coworking firm, confirmed the move HERE in 2017 with Orlando Business Journal. They plan to take over 29,000 SF of space...
Six local coworking spaces have announced a new collaborative initiative called the Orlando Coworking Alliance (Website). Founding members of the alliance include Catalyst, COLAB, Hub 925, Orlando Game Space, ScribbleSpace, and Starter Studios (formerly Canvs). This new organization is meant to...
Our friends at Sensarie (Website) have launched a new service that matches people with the Orlando neighborhoods that are best for them. We've written about the Orlando-based mapmakers before; whether it was to share their Florida Shark Attack Map, their...
The Rally Social Enterprise Accelerator (Website) is currently accepting applications for their second class, which will launch May 1. The program, spearheaded by the Central Florida Foundation (Website), works with local social entrepreneurs to develop their ideas into self-sustainable ventures...
Central Florida Social Enterprise Accelerator's inaugural cohort of do-good businesses pitched for a $25,000 prize package Thursday night to a room full of local investors. The winner of the night was Omnimodal, a local tech company looking to make...
Following the news that Orlando failed to woo Amazon into erecting their much-desired HQ2 project, it comes as no surprise that the City Beautiful has pivoted to other the next sexiest tech giant in the room. Apple, Inc. announced in...