Tech

Microsoft Recognizes Amish Furniture Manufacturer for Smart Product Recommendation System

Microsoft earlier this month highlighted DutchCrafters, a Sarasota-based online retailer for handmade Amish furniture, for its use of Recommendations API, Microsoft's product recommendation software.

10/24/2016 Research by staff

Tech

Cyber Security Panel Set for Oct. 20

Panelists will discuss cyber attack trends and enterprise risk mitigation strategies, as well as local and national resources available to businesses.

10/12/2016 Research by staff

Tech

Hackathon Begins Friday

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County will present #SRQHacks Oct. 14-16 at New College of Florida.

10/10/2016 Research by staff

Food

Mote Scientist to Receive White House Honor

On Friday, Oct. 7, the White House will recognize Kevan Main, a senior scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory, as one of 12 “White House Champions of Change for Sustainable Seafood.”

10/06/2016 Research by staff

Technology

Copy, Print Company Unveils New Name

Sarasota's Laser Rite Document Solutions, a copy, print and document management technology company, recently unveiled a new name: Rite Technology.

10/05/2016 Research by staff

Deals

Medical Visualization Company Acquired By Atlanta Tech Company

Sharecare, a digital health management company, announced Thursday that it is acquiring Sarasota's BioLucid.

09/29/2016 Research by staff

Talk

Alok Sharma's MobileNerd Helps Computers Process Data-Heavy Software

Sharma, who splits his time between Sarasota and San Francisco, says MobileNerd’s virtual desktop app works for everyone, everywhere.

09/26/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Honors

Ringling College Animators Win Student Academy Award

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences this week held its 43rd Student Academy Award Ceremony, honoring Ringling College of Art and Design computer animation students Kal Athannassov, John McDonald and Echo Wu.

09/23/2016 Research by staff

Food

First Watch to Introduce New Data, Offers Program

First Watch Restaurants, Inc., based in University Park, is planning to introduce new transaction data capturing and promotion tracking to all of its restaurants.

09/20/2016 Research by staff

Tech Tools

Stay Organized with These 4 Business Apps

Four apps without which our tech writer would be completely lost.

09/08/2016 By Kevin Allen

Technology

Drone Regulations Go Into Effect

New Federal Aviation Authority regulations for drones went into effect Monday.

08/30/2016 Research by staff

Tech

Free Talk on Search Engine Optimization, Social Media and More

Scott Carvin, the founder and CEO of Tampa's SEO Services Expert, will offer a free interactive talk on topics such as search engine optimization, social media marketing and web design.

08/15/2016 Research by staff

Tourism

Research Documents Impact of 'Upbeat and Sincere' Responses By Hotels on Travel Websites

Hotels that provide upbeat and sincere replies at sites like Expedia and TripAdvisor can be perceived as genuine and caring toward guests, according to new research by professors at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.

08/12/2016 Research by staff

Tech

FAA Finalizes Drone Regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration last month finalized the first operational rules for the routine commercial use of drones.

07/20/2016 Research by staff

Tech

Presentation Focuses on 'Technology Opportunities in Government Programs'

The Suncoast Technology Forum will offer a luncheon presentation on "Technology Opportunities in Government Programs" on Tuesday.

07/18/2016 Research by staff

Biz Rules

To BYOD or Not to BYOD?

Bringing your own device to work requires strong company policy.

07/11/2016 By Kevin Allen

Tech Tools

Three New Tech Innovations for Business and Pleasure

Writer Kevin Allen shares what's new on the tech horizon.

06/30/2016 By Kevin Allen

Retail

Walmart Brings Smartphone Payment Option to Florida

Walmart Pay allows customers to pay in Walmart stores with their smartphones.

06/23/2016 Research by staff

Technology

Court Rules in Favor of FCC Net Neutrality Rules

A D.C. Circuit court ruled Tuesday in favor of the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Rules, commonly known as net neutrality.

06/14/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

Communications Company Purchases Old Jeff's Salad Restaurant

Whenever Communications LLC recently purchased the 1,610-square-foot retail building that was formerly Jeff’s Salad Company for $650,000.

06/10/2016 Research by staff