Category: News

  • Depository Trust to create 255 new jobs with expansion

    The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. plans a $4.8 million expansion investment in Tampa and will create 255 new jobs. The expansion is the corporation’s first since it opened is New Tampa facility nine years ago, according to a written statement. Organizations supporting the expansion include the city of Tampa, Enterprise Florida, Hillsborough County and […]

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  • Will Google’s Ray Kurzweil Live Forever?

    Ray Kurzweil must encounter his share of interviewers whose first question is: What do you hope your obituary will say? This is a trick question. Mr. Kurzweil famously hopes an obituary won’t be necessary. And in the event of his unexpected demise, he is widely reported to have signed a deal to have himself frozen […]

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  • Great Scientist ≠ Good at Math

    For many young people who aspire to be scientists, the great bugbear is mathematics. Without advanced math, how can you do serious work in the sciences? Well, I have a professional secret to share: Many of the most successful scientists in the world today are mathematically no more than semiliterate. Many of the most successful […]

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  • Districts Lifted by Tech Glitz

    For decades, the area just south of San Francisco’s City Hall was a grimy strip of aging midrise buildings pockmarked with payday-loan shops and panhandlers. But over the past two years, technology companies have gobbled up office space in the area, known as Mid-Market. Now, young software engineers fill the streets, cranes for new apartment […]

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  • Need a Job? Invent It

    WHEN Tony Wagner, the Harvard education specialist, describes his job today, he says he’s “a translator between two hostile tribes” — the education world and the business world, the people who teach our kids and the people who give them jobs. Wagner’s argument in his book “Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will […]

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  • Tampa Bay metro area not appealing for young workers, study shows

    The Tampa Bay metro area has some work to do if it wants to attract young workers. Tampa and surrounding areas are not providing the necessary opportunities to young college grads to compete with other metro areas around the country, according to a new On Numbers study by The Business Journals. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area […]

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