Business lessons from a lawsuit Bill Edwards filed against a former employee

Here’s one big takeaway from a lawsuit that’s bound to rattle the development community in St. Petersburg — emails can be retrieved even after they are deleted.

Deleted emails are the basis for the complaint filed by developer Bill Edwards and several companies he owns against Joe Jimenez, a former employee and long-time friend of Edwards.

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Tampa entrepreneur launches accommodations website for LGBT travelers

Robert Geller wants to elevate the travel experience for LGBT travelers.

The Tampa entrepreneur founded FabStayz, an accommodations website designed to remove the “coming out” conundrum.

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Imagine Museum: A cornerstone of Florida’s ‘Glass Coast’

Imagine a future in which the art world refers to our slice of Florida as the Glass Coast, because it’s frontloaded with artists, galleries and museums dedicated to the American studio glass movement.

The future, according to Imagine Museum executive director Jane Buckman, is now.

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PitchLyst Startup Report #002: Aakash Patel

The founder of Elevate, Inc on TiECon, TiE Angel Fund and more.

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Today: City of St. Pete to honor the legacy of Ray Charles

It all started about two years ago when I was reading a review copy of the book Florida Soul, written by my friend John Capouya, who teaches at the University of Tampa. It’s a special book and traces the legacy of 40 musical artists who created soul music in the Sunshine State. The first chapter is about Ray Charles.

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The Shuffle

Mitchell Morrison
Skyway Capital Markets


The Hustle

Gordon & Jamie Hall (Gray Space)

Gordon and Jamie Hall are the husband and wife behind Gray Space, the men’s lifestyle boutique on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street in St. Pete.

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Children's Dream Fund

The Children’s Dream Fund grants the wishes and dreams of children throughout West Central Florida.

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Will Michaels

Focus: Automation

A study on driverless-car ethics offers a troubling look into our values [New Yorker]

To figure out how autonomous vehicles should respond during potentially fatal collisions, a group of scientists set out to learn what decisions human drivers would make.

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PitchLyst company: RankMiner

RankMiner’s patented A.I. platform analyzes a person’s voice – not the words used, but HOW they are spoken – to reveal speaker intent and predict what that speaker is likely to do. Our clients realize performance improvements ranging from 20% to over 100% by reducing their costs of Employee turnover and increasing revenue from Collections and Cross Sales.

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