Mitt Romney is still reeling today from the leaked video showing him hobnobbing wealthy donors with the worst kind of rich guy bashing on the lazy 47 percent. But who was Romney wining and dining with such a cringe-worthy speech?A South Florida millionaire playboy, of course! Turns out he was speaki ... More >>
Less than two years after Burger King was sold to private investors, another Miami-Dade-based national restaurant chain is going private. It was announced today that Angelo, Gordon & Co.'s Private Equity Group will pay $296 million for Benihana, Inc. and take the chain private.
Tedd BernardA Miami Internet entrepreneur is looking to bank on the demise of MySpace. Tedd Bernard is chief executive of Almostfamous.com, a small company developing a social media platform for musicians to interact with fans and talent agents."Now that MySpace is dying, Almost Famous can step in ... More >>
The takeover of Burger King by private equity firm 3G Capital continues to have an aftertaste for longtime employees worse than their cardboard-y fries. The Miami-based, quick-meat chain has laid off 413 workers company wide, with about 261 of those coming out of South Florida. The brunt of those la ... More >>
Sometimes Riptide likes to reminisce about our long and circuitous relationship with Michelle Spence-Jones. Like the good ol' days, last June, when she was still Overtown/Liberty City commissioner and we were trying to track her down for comment about her involvement in the case of since-convicte ... More >>
More than 2 million registered users have worked with Scrapblog's easy-to-use interface.Miami startup Scrapblog is apparently saying bye-bye to Silicon Beach and moving its physical office to the San Francisco area, according to word on the street. Though the company has not yet made an official ann ... More >>
Douglas Suarez, Jose Gonzalez and Joel Cloralt, three of Worsterer.com's founders, posing with a dress installation by artist Theresa Marie Calluori, currently on exhibit at Windisch-Hunt Gallery.Wednesday was that time of the month again when local tech and social media pros gathered to share id ... More >>
Jeb Bush used to have a cushy post-Gov gig as a private equity adviser at Lehman Brothers. Well, apparently his private equity advice didn't do much in keeping the firm from collapse, and Ol' Jebby's only had his duty as president of Jeb Bush & Associates to keep him busy ever sense. Unlike the ... More >>