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Anyway, the other day I really needed a Lyft
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Anyway, the other day I really needed a Lyft Video

The other day, I met just about the nicest guy I’ve ever met in Tampa. Theodore. He’s a Lyft driver, and he took me to work one day when my car was with the mechanic.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Apple fans line up early to buy iPhone6

Apple fans line up early to buy iPhone6 Video

Travis Stanford rather shyly confessed Friday that he had more than $1,400 in motivation to stay overnight on the sidewalk at International Plaza mall to be first in line for the iPhone6. He’s got a buyer on the side....
Published: 09/19/14
Amazon gets ready to go at Ruskin warehouse

Amazon gets ready to go at Ruskin warehouse

The first item to arrive into the new Amazon warehouse in Ruskin was a Disney “Frozen” doll of the character Anna ice skating, price $21.99. By this time next week, the warehouse will likely be fully operational and ready to ship out th...
Published: 09/19/14
23-story apartment tower planned to fill downtown Tampa block

23-story apartment tower planned to fill downtown Tampa block

Downtown may soon have another major residential tower, as the owners of the long-dormant “Grant” block on North Franklin Street say they have a deal in the works to sell the whole city block to a buyer that plans a major redevelopment.
Published: 09/17/14
Updated: 09/18/14

Tampa Bay charities to receive RNC Host Committee surplus

TAMPA — Scores of area charities are in line to receive money as Tampa’s RNC Host Committee ended up with millions of dollars left over from the 2012 political convention — potentially one of the widest and largest one-time donat...
Published: 09/16/14
Hillsborough’s top taxi, limo inspector charged with DUI

Hillsborough’s top taxi, limo inspector charged with DUI

TAMPA — Hillsborough County’s top taxi and limo inspector is on administrative leave after he was pulled over by sheriff’s deputies and charged with driving under the influence.
Published: 09/16/14
A simple way to pay

A simple way to pay

If Apple has a knack for anything, it’s taking a confusing, cumbersome, overly techie gadget or service and coming up with a super-simple solution that turbocharges a whole market. Apple killed off Napster with iTunes. Apple eclipsed a dozen d...
Published: 09/14/14

Del Frisco’s Grille to hire 150 workers

Soon-to-open upscale restaurant Del Frisco’s Grille plans to hire 150 staff to work at the new Tampa location at 4010 Boy Scout Blvd., including posts as server, sommelier, bartender, host/hostess, bussers, line, prep, broiler cooks, dishwashe...
Published: 09/12/14
Free iPhone6? Not a joke, here’s how

Free iPhone6? Not a joke, here’s how

Verizon Wireless sent the Apple iPhone fanbase into a frenzy this week by uttering a simple phrase: “Free iPhone6.”
Published: 09/12/14
Lyft now offering SUVs in Tampa area

Lyft now offering SUVs in Tampa area

Undaunted by threats and tickets and criminal charges against drivers, the ride-sharing company Lyft has just launched a new SUV ride service in the Tampa Bay area called Lyft Plus.
Published: 09/11/14