St. Petersburg named 27th city in US Ignite Smart Cities Network

Major news came out of the inaugural Sunny Side Up Lecture Series held Wednesday morning at USF St. Petersburg’s Lynn Pippenger Hall. The event, which came out of a partnership developed between the USFSP Kate Tiedemann College of Business, the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, became the venue for an announcement that the city of St. Petersburg was named US Ignite’s 27th network city.

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USF St. Pete’s new $3 million gift comes with conditions

Entrepreneur Kate Tiedemann is upping her commitment to University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

Tiedemann donated $10 million to the university in 2014. Now, Tiedemann and her partner, Ellen Cotton, have pledged $3 million to endow the deanship of the USF St. Pete business college, according to a report in The Crow’s Nest, a student publication.

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Tampa General Hospital highlights partnerships amid mixed financial results

The parent company of Tampa General Hospital posted an increase in operating revenue, but a slip in operating earnings, in fiscal year 2018.

The financial results are included in a report to bondholders that emphasizes the business partnerships the hospital established in the last few years.

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Planet Money: The Division Problem

Today on the show, we take on one of life's most vexing problems: Sharing.

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St. Pete Opera’s ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ opens Saturday at the Palladium

St. Petersburg Opera Company opens a run of Kiss Me, Kate Saturday (Feb. 2) at the Palladium Theater, with a hand-picked cast of singers, actors and dancers from New York and Tampa Bay.

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The Shuffle

Tony DiBenedetto


The Hustle

Typer Gillespie

Clever and ready with an anecdote to stir you, this freelance writer has found his beat. He's been able to manage his time for inspiration and deadlines as a contributing writer for Playboy, and planning classes for the journalism and advanced reading courses he teaches at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

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St. Pete Greenhouse

The Greenhouse is St. Pete’s proverbial front door, devoted to entrepreneurship, innovation and social enterprise.

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Sean Kennedy
St. Pete Greenhouse

Focus: Big Data

‘Businesses Will Not Be Able to Hide’: Spy Satellites May Give Edge From Above [NYT]

A small start-up in San Francisco began rebuilding the index, lifting information from photos and infrared images of Guangdong’s factories captured by satellites orbiting overhead.

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PitchLyst Company: Expedite

Expedite is an easy-to-use on-demand platform that allows attorneys and paralegals to hail immediate legal support services; ie, court reporters, videographers and interpreters.

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