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App for buying popcorn, tickets before arriving at the movie theater expands into Tampa Bay

App for buying popcorn, tickets before arriving at the movie theater expands into Tampa Bay

A tech startup that’s aiming to make going to the movies more social and more convenient expanded into Tampa Bay this week.
Published: 07/26/16

Convergys Corp. to lay off 375 call center employees this fall

TAMPA — Convergys Corporation intends to lay off up to 375 employees this fall, according to paperwork filed with the state.
Published: 07/26/16
Decades after summertime fling at camp, Tampa couple reunites on Match.com

Decades after summertime fling at camp, Tampa couple reunites on Match.com

TAMPA — A long bus ride home from summer camp sparked a Tampa love story that needed 25 years to reach its next chapter.
Published: 07/26/16
City fires garage security firm after altercation involving armed guard

City fires garage security firm after altercation involving armed guard

TAMPA — The city of Tampa is firing a security firm whose guard is accused of shooting at two men in an Ybor City parking garage.
Published: 07/26/16
From the 305 to worldwide, Pitbull is Florida’s paid ambassador

From the 305 to worldwide, Pitbull is Florida’s paid ambassador

Two weeks ago, Pitbull stood surrounded by admirers in Los Angeles’ Celia Cruz Square, receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As he often does, he brought up his childhood in South Florida.
Published: 07/26/16
Tampa International Airport lands nonstop flight to San Francisco

Tampa International Airport lands nonstop flight to San Francisco

TAMPA — Tampa International Airport has landed nonstop service to San Francisco, finally connecting Tampa Bay entrepreneurs to the tech capital of the world in Silicon Valley.
Published: 07/26/16
Trigaux: Tampa Bay’s rising tech scene helps secure nonstop San Francisco flight

Trigaux: Tampa Bay’s rising tech scene helps secure nonstop San Francisco flight

Legendary crooner Tony Bennett can still leave his heart in San Francisco. But Tampa Bay startups may soon find both vital California venture capital funding and collaboration with Silicon Valley are about to get easier for young companies here.
Published: 07/26/16
Homebuilder backs out of deal to buy Tampa’s A La Carte Pavilion

Homebuilder backs out of deal to buy Tampa’s A La Carte Pavilion

TAMPA — A Texas-based homebuilder has backed out of its multi-million dollar deal to buy the A La Carte Pavilion, a popular event venue, and build an upscale waterfront community on the 15-acre site.
Published: 07/26/16
Fennelly: Where, oh, where is Bucs buzz?

Fennelly: Where, oh, where is Bucs buzz?

Driving by Raymond James Stadium this summer, you see those big new Bucs scoreboards. Our money at work. They’re huge, a combined 28,000 square feet of high definition. As if Bucs fans need to feel any closer to the losing.
Published: 07/26/16
Hillsborough pet shelter’s tech limits ‘costing lives’

Hillsborough pet shelter’s tech limits ‘costing lives’

HILLSBOROUGH — Pickle, a 1-year-old, brown pit bull terrier, faces euthanasia after spending a month in an animal shelter with little hope of adoption.
Published: 07/25/16