Iris Automation raises $1.5 million to help drones sense and avoid obstacles

Iris Automation Inc. has raised $1.5 million to bring “sense and avoid” technology, and truly self-flying capabilities, to drones used for industrial tasks.

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Osceola high-tech center gets new name: BRIDG

An emerging high-tech research facility near Kissimmee announced a new name Tuesday night BRIDG, while the surrounding development is rebranding as NeoCity. The facility is aimed at developing new advanced semiconductor designs for microelectronics, nano-electronics, sensors, fiber optics and photonics.

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Snap swipes Sony's CEO ahead of IPO

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is stepping down from his position as head of the film and television powerhouse to take on a more active role at Snap, the parent company of widely-used app Snapchat.

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South Florida unwelcoming to STEM grads, study says

South Florida is one of the country’s least welcoming destinations for graduates of science-, technology-, engineering- and math-related degrees, according to a report released this week.

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Moon Express closes funding for private moon shot

Cape Canaveral-based Moon Express on Friday announced it has secured $20 million in new investment that ensures the company can attempt to launch a small robotic lander to the moon as soon as the end of this year.

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Miami e-commerce platform scores $5M

Miami startup Iguama announced Thursday a $5 million Series A round led by venture capital firms Kibo Ventures and PeopleFund.

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