Florida-based Beast Code, a software company formed in 2014 specializes in operational training, modeling and simulation and data mining primarily for the military. It expected its headquarters would be big enough for at least five years, but Beast Code’s computer scientists won major Department of Defense contracts, and the company’s employee roster has grown to nearly 40. CEO Matt Zimmermann expects the growth to continue and says Beast Code will expand its facility to accommodate the more than 100 employees it expects to add within the next few years.
A call center operator is laying off 249 employees. Centerfield Media Holding Co., which has offices in Los Angeles and New York but is incorporated in Delaware, announced the layoffs in a recent notice. The positions to be eliminated include 194 sales experts, 11 sales leaders and four associated sales leaders, four closers, two order support specialists, seven jobs identified as “yellow hat,” plus other positions.
In a recent news release, the company called itself a digital media company “that leverages its proprietary technology platform, Dugout, to optimize the customer acquisition process by identifying high value and intent-driven consumers at scale across a variety of digital media platforms including search, display, social and others.”
The business of making unsolicited tele-sales calls is dying. Americans are increasingly reluctant to answer calls from unknown numbers. Also see "Robocalls."
I didn't know you could use a cursor on an iPhone - and if you are as clumsy as me getting where you need to go to correct or add to an email or text... wouldn't that be useful?
I heard cursors on an iPhone appear in no user manuals (which doesn't mean it is true), but no iPhone user I have talked with knew about this...
Press the space bar and hold it. As if by magic you can move the cursor up, down, left right... Who knew?
Amanda Wang knows that landing government contracts is not always about the lowest or strongest bid. Sometimes, it’s about meeting the right people. “It’s very much relationship-based,” she said. “If you sit at the end of a funnel, waiting on a contract, the odds are you will not win it.”
It’s a lesson she learned through a Department of Defense effort in Florida that helps small businesses land contracts with federal, state and local government agencies.
Florida-based, mixed-reality startup Magic Leap is offering $20,000 to $500,000 in grants to developers who want to bring their “creative vision to life” using the company’s first product, Magic Leap One. Developers have until December 15, 2018 to apply.
YouMail, a company that blocks robocalls and tracks them, estimated there were 5.1 billion unwanted US calls last month, up from 3.4 billon in April.
Now, bipartisan legislation to toughen penalties on robocalls in the US has been introduced to make it easier for regulators to crack down on unwanted calls and compel mobile phone providers to adopt call authentication technologies.
Christian Boniforti has been appointed Lynn University’s first chief strategy and technology officer (CSTO). Boniforti served as Lynn’s chief information officer for the past 12 years. As CSTO, he will focus on organizational strategy to unlock value for students and identify large-scale business and technology solutions.
Simulation is one of Florida’s most-robust industries, with the state annually hosting one of the largest trade shows in the world.
The National Center for Simulation has elected a new board of directors, adding a 20-year tech industry veteran and a longtime simulation expert who specializes in human performance technology.
Aptima Vice President of Products Janet Sprull and Technology Associates and Products Dan Ketchen will join the board for a three-year term. Re-elected to three-year terms were Brian Holmes of Quantum 3D Government Systems, Mary Trier of Capital Communications & Consulting, Angela Alban of Simetri, Marni Spence of CliftonLarsonAllen and Bill Reuter of R-Squared Solutions.
The group joins representatives from UCF, Bohemia Interactive Simulations, Florida High Tech Corridor Council, Lockheed Martin, Walt Disney World, Orange County and other private companies on the board.
Disney is preparing another live-action Star Wars spinoff as it attract viewers to a new video streaming site. The company has reported a record financial year, boosted by box office hits such as the Incredibles 2 and Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Disney earned record annual results this year, making profits of nearly $12.6bn on $59.4bn in revenue.
As well as its film studios, Disney's holdings include cruise ships and theme parks, a TV division that includes ESPN and broadcast networks such as ABC.
It is now intent on expanding its digital reach. The company already owns a stake in the general television streaming site Hulu. This year, it added ESPN Plus, a sports-focused online streaming site.
The company also plans to launch Disney Plus, a family oriented site that will feature a mix of new shows and films from the firm's rich back catalogue, in late 2019.
Former Olive Garden president Brad Blum is moving the headquarters for the parent company of Brio Tuscan Grille and Bravo Cucina Italiana to Florida. According to Mr Blum, Brio and Bravo will be the flagship restaurants of a new company called FoodFirst Global Restaurants, which will look to acquire and develop more brands. The move will mean new jobs in Orlando as the company shifts its corporate headquarters out of Columbus, Ohio.