Business, Technology, TCA

Florida’s Blue Innovations Group Betting on Electric Boats

As Tesla helped usher in electric cars, a Tampa Bay, Fla., company seeks to do the same for boating. Blue Innovations Group, founded by former Tesla global head of manufacturing Chuan “John” Vo, is working out of Pinellas Park on a 30-foot-long boat powered by only electricity.

Bernadette Berdychowski | Tampa Bay Times
December 29, 2022
Technology, Private, TCA

Amazon’s Hurricane Disaster Program Provides Relief in Tampa Bay

Amazon had donated more than 1.5 million items for victims of the Category 4 storm that hit Florida in early October to charities like the Red Cross and South Florida disaster nonprofit Global Empowerment Mission.

Bernadette Berdychowski | Tampa Bay Times
October 14, 2022
Business, Logistics, Private, TCA

Walmart Expands Program That Delivers Right to Your Fridge

Walmart can now drop off groceries right into customers’ refrigerators via its InHome delivery service in several large metropolitan areas, the retailer announced July 6.

Bernadette Berdychowski | Tampa Bay Times
July 7, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Private, TCA

Walmart Expands Drone Delivery in Six States

Walmart soon will expand its drone delivery program across six states: Florida, Arizona, Arkansas, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Drone hubs will be set up at 34 sites by the end of the year.

Bernadette Berdychowski | Tampa Bay Times
May 25, 2022