Catalina turns laser focus to data as it personalizes the shopping experience

Catalina, a St. Petersburg-based digital marketing firm, knows what you like to buy and why you like to buy it.

The company, once known best for the printed coupons handed to a shopper at check-out in the grocery store or drug store, has transformed into a big data operation, with two years of purchase history on 650 million shoppers.

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Interim CEO quits Visit St. Pete Clearwater

Jim Dean has resigned as interim president and CEO of Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, effective April 12.

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Reimagining healthcare with Keith Brophy of Blue Cross Blue Shield Business Lab [Audio 10:52]

Last month, Keith Brophy, Director of Business Lab for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Emerging Markets spoke at the Sunny Side Up speaker series, presented by the Kate Tiedemann College of Business and the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership.

He later joined Joe Hamilton in the Catalyst studio to talk the reimagination of healthcare.

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He Said, She Said: Episode 8 [Florida Politics]

First thoughts on 2020 presidential campaign and a deep-dive with Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran.

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Road trip: Artist April Seelbach’s psychedelic Americana

The juxtaposition, in April Seelbach’s art, of ultra-realistic American landscapes against bright pop-art colors, stars, stripes and flowers, seems to suggest a metaphor for the ideological gaps in today’s society – life as it is, as opposed to life as it could be...

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The Shuffle

Darrell Turner
Current Builders


The Hustle

Allison Mook (BulliPatrol)

While fifty percent of kids are bullied online - only 10 percent of those kids actually report it. That's why Allison Mook started BulliPatrol.

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American Stage

Since 1977, American Stage has offered the highest-quality theatrical productions in Tampa Bay.

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Rachel Carpenter

Focus: Bureaucracy

Invisible Middlemen Are Slowing Down American Health Care [The Atlantic]

Nurses spend 16 hours on the phone, medications take months to arrive, and patients suffer as they wait.

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Wattpad, an online reading room, wants to print books [The Economist]

The Canadian startup thinks it can foretell which ones will sell.

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