On Monday, November 11, Mercury will visibly pass between the Earth and the sun. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31HAFceuvb0&w=945&h=532] Orlando Science Center will host a viewing party in its observatory between the hours...
The Orlando Economic Partnership has announced the formation of a new Orlando Tech Council (Website). The council is made up of private industry, resource organizations, and public partners that will be responsible for...
Donna Mackenzie, the Executive Director of the City-sponsored StarterStudio (Website), has announced her departure from the downtown coworking space. Mackenzie has served as executive director of the space for four-and-a-half years will depart...
Google has released a new Paper Phone as part of a new series of "digital well-being experiments" that enable phone-addicted users to take a digital detox. The new Paper Phone project allows users...
The Central Florida Tech Alliance (Facebook | Website) has disbanded, as of October 7. The Alliance was launched in 2011 as the Orlando Tech Association, before being lumped in with the city's Main...
It's recently been estimated that over 33 million Americans have cut the cable cord and get all their television and movie needs online. But when you need to get up-to-date information as it's happening, like during a...
The Orlando Economic Partnership (Website) just announced a call for nominations for their James B. Greene and the Schwartz Innovation Awards, honoring those who have made the greatest impact on the economy and community through innovation and...
The City of Orlando is using robots to map its sewer system. And probably to fight teenage mutant ninja gators. Orlando Public Works are using special cylindrical bots to climb through and scan...
Creative Village is edging ever nearer to its due date this month as we collectively give birth to Orlando's new twins; Valencia and UCF Downtown. The first phase of development in Creative Village...
SPONSORED: The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC - The Reliable One) needs your help to pave a cleaner, greener future as they develop a 20-year energy roadmap. OUC has provided residents and businesses with reliable...
7-Eleven has launched a new delivery service, just in time for the Fourth of July - but only in select areas. 7NOW Pins (Website) allows app users to have 7-Eleven items delivered to them...
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has been undertaking a caregiver-memory loss study pilot program, one of the first of its kind in the country, which was just awarded an $85,00 grant from the National...
Zillow is buying homes now. Zillow Offers (Website) is a new service that allows homeowners to request cash offers from the real estate website for their houses. The new...
Panasonic CityNOW is soliciting resumes for a new Smart City Program Manager for Orlando. The primary role for the Smart City Program Manager (SCPM), according to the original job description, will be as...
The Orlando Business Journal's tech reporter, Matthew Richardson, has left for a job with an Orlando public relations firm, freeing up his position at the magazine. The tech reporter position is responsible for covering...
On May 14 we wrote a Bring to Orlando column that petitioned LYNX to consider bringing in a third party company to sell privately funded Smart bus shelters - because we deserve fancy things.
Despite teasing us in February by putting their bikes on an actual street corner prior to launch, Uber's JUMP bike share system will not be coming to Orlando after all. Uber spokesperson, Javi Correoso,...
LYNX was founded in May 1972 to serve Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties. It was known as Tri-County Transit until 1992 when it officially changed its name to LYNX and then to the Central Florida Regional Transportation...
We told you HERE about the Rise of the Rest Road Trip (Website) that would be launching their tech-funding tour in Orlando. They have just announced their finalists. The tour, led by...
SPONSORED: Quick Ease Mobile Car Wash (Facebook | Website) is a handy new service that brings the car wash to you. Their IDA-certified detailers offer a full range of services from basic washes to...
The City of Orlando’s Digital Services Team will officially launch the city’s new website at orlando.gov, today. The new site design has been in the works since 2017 and is meant to better serve...
AOL co-founder Steve Case will kick-off a nationwide tour of his Revolution's Rise of the Rest Road Trip (Website) on April 29, 2019 to invest $100,000 in two lucky local startups. The Orlando...
Another new real estate startup has launched that is attempting to cut out the middleman and break the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) grip on the national home-buying marketplace. California-based REX Real Estate (Website) is...
A new Florida-based company called "Beep" just announced a deal with NAVYA (Website), a leader in the autonomous vehicle market to test their driverless vehicles in Lake Nona. Beep (Website) will lead testing...
The City of Orlando recently approved an employment agreement for a new Project Director for Smart City Projects, Michael Hess. The term "Smart Cities" refers to communities that use newer technologies and innovative...