She made it a consolidated site for entertainment and retail, and put Big Entertainment's divisions into it. Then, she bought Broadway.com, which sold tickets on Broadway. She renamed the whole company Hollywood Media.
In December 2010, it sold Broadway.com.
"Hollywood Media, which realized the profit from the sale of Broadway.com, is now in a position to decide what its new growth opportunity is going to be," Silvers said. "I'm back in my entrepreneurial chair, and it's kind of an exciting place to be, deciding what direction to take the entity now."
In addition, Silvers and her husband own Hollywood.com, a cable system in Port St. Lucie called Home Town Cable Plus, as well as a group of five radio stations on the Treasure Coast.
"I like to think in many ways I am a thinker," she said. "I sit down and think and come up with new concepts and new ways to do things and to see things ... It's a creative gene. I can't sing, I can't act, but when I get involved in something that is just an idea for me, that is so creative, so exciting. I spend a lot of time just thinking of how to do it."
Technology guru Ed Iacobucci was born in Buenos Aires, moved to New Jersey in 1962 when he was 9, and believes that may have something to do with his success as an entrepreneur.
"There's something about people coming into the country," he said. "You can do anything you want, you appreciate the environment."
Iacobucci's father was a biochemist, who worked for Squibb in New Jersey and then Coca-Cola in Atlanta. It was family friend Roberto Goizueta, a Cuban immigrant who later became Coca-Cola's chairman, who influenced Iacobucci, teaching him to play golf, taking him to his first baseball game, and encouraging him to pursue a career in business.
He knew he didn't want to become a chemist, because he felt his father was "the smartest guy on earth," and that he couldn't compete with him.
"I always had the desire to build things," said Iacobucci, 58, who created a product -- beer can lighters -- and a company for Junior Achievement during high school, that won him local and national honors.
So he went to Georgia Tech and got a degree in industrial and systems engineering.
"I knew from the first day I wrote my first program that that was what I wanted to do," he said.
IBM offered him a job (after first sending a rejection letter by mistake). In Boca Raton, he led a joint project between Microsoft and IBM, to create OS/2, a next-generation operating system. He camped out at Microsoft, spending time with Bill Gates and Steve Balmer, and wrote the specs for OS/2.
Microsoft had offered him a job, but Iacobucci wanted to go in another direction and turn OS/2 into a multi-user operating system. He had already written the OS/2 Programmers Guide, on which Gates had written the forward.
On his first try, he got top venture capital firm Sevin Rosen Funds interested, and soon he had a round of $3 million to set up his company in Coral Springs in 1989. He chose the name Citrix Systems, after first considering Citrus Systems -- the name of an IBM project to create a multiuser system that IBM never pursued.
Microsoft gave him a license for its operating system, from which Citrix
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