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Wal-Mart announces two Polk County e-commerce sites, 625 jobs

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An incentives deal with mega-retailer Wal-Mart will bring 625 jobs and a pair of new warehouses to Polk County, Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday. “I’m proud to announce that Wal-Mart will be creating 625 new jobs at their new e-commerce facilities in Polk County,” Scott said. “Because of our work to create a business-friendly environment, more businesses like Wal-Mart are choosing Florida as the best place to grow and create new jobs.” The first facility, measuring around 1 million square…

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Snapfinger puts dinner just an app away

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In today’s mobile, real-time world, fast food is not fast enough. That is the idea behind Snapfinger, a Web and mobile app for ordering takeout from chain restaurants like California Pizza Kitchen, Outback Steakhouse and Subway. Diners craving a pizza or burger can pull out their phones on their way home from work and arrive at the restaurant to find their meal waiting for them. Kudzu Interactive, which owns Snapfinger, will announce Monday that it raised $7 million from Norwest Venture Partners…

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