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Amazon new Kindle service is ‘Netflix for books’

NEW YORK— Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant’s latest effort to expand its services to attract more use...
Published: 07/18/14
Busch Gardens, SeaWorld offer apps for park purchases

Busch Gardens, SeaWorld offer apps for park purchases

TAMPA — Busch Gardens and SeaWorld visitors can now purchase food and merchandise using their smart phone park apps.
Published: 07/17/14

Neighbors of planned transit center air concerns

TAMPA — More than 60 people — mostly residents from nearby neighborhoods — packed into the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore Thursday to hear more about a transit center the state plans to build in the median of Interstate 275....
Published: 07/17/14

Channelside challengers eye more downtown property

Channelside Bay Plaza isn’t the only waterfront property downtown that the Liberty Group and Convergent Capital have their eye on.
Published: 07/17/14
Judge to rule Monday on Channelside auction

Judge to rule Monday on Channelside auction

A federal bankruptcy judge overseeing the auction of Channelside Bay Plaza said he has serious concerns about how a July 2 auction of the property was run — enough concerns that he’ll take a few days to think, and issue a ruling Monday....
Published: 07/17/14

Facebook tests ‘Buy’ button

NEW YORK – Facebook is testing a “Buy” button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world’s biggest online social network.
Published: 07/17/14

Odyssey Marine recovers millions in gold from shipwreck

Tampa-based Odyssey Marine Exploration recovered thousands of gold and silver coins and more than 40 heavy gold bars easily worth millions of dollars from an 1857 shipwreck at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. ...
Published: 07/17/14
Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft is cutting up to 18,000 jobs, about 14 percent of its staff, over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April and cut down on management layers.
Published: 07/17/14
Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.
Published: 07/17/14
Aloft gets off the ground in downtown Tampa

Aloft gets off the ground in downtown Tampa

For starters, the name of the hotel is pronounced “Ah-LOFT,” as in to take flight into the sky, not “A loft,” as in a cool loft apartment in Brooklyn.
Published: 07/16/14
Updated: 07/17/14