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| 12/13/2012

STEM job openings rise in Florida

If you're a Florida student and unsure what to study in college, look at this: The number of online job openings in STEM-related -- sciences, technology, engineering, and math -- fields in Florida has increased by 14 percent since last year, the state said Wednesday. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.


Social media for business simplified

You’ve heard that your business needs “a strong social media presence.” But what does that mean? Here’s a primer for creating great content for everything from Twitter to Tumblr and beyond. More at the North Central Florida Business Report.


Melbourne's LiveTV pens deal with Irish air carrier

Publisher's Column

Thankful

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With Thanksgiving over and more holidays around the corner, it’s a time for giving thanks. While we are thankful, we also realize that all is not right. There are tragedies and challenges all around us.

» Full column.

Melbourne-based LiveTV announced this morning that it signed an agreement with Aer Lingus, the Irish air carrier, to provide customers on its European network with in-cabin Internet access. The new service will be available on Aer Lingus short-haul fleet, including Airbus A319/A320 and A321, from mid-2013. More at Florida Today.


Co-working center funded by Knight Foundation, angel investors

As Miami’s startup community continues to grow, The LAB Miami said its “work-learn campus” will offer an in-house mentor network that will include investors and serial entrepreneurs, said Wifredo Fernandez, co-founder of The LAB Miami with Danny Lafuente and Elisa Rodriguez-Vila. More at the Miami Herald.


Gas prices dip below $3 a gallon

Just in time for the holiday travel season, gas prices are on the way down, dipping below $3 a gallon in at least one case. Excel Fuel Inc. at 6201 54th Ave. N in St. Petersburg is selling a gallon of regular gas for $2.99. "We got busy yesterday and have been busy since,'' said Sal Khraisat, manager. More at the Tampa Bay Times.

Training Trends
Florida middle schoolers become youngest students with IT certifications

it kidsCan you imagine being 12 years old and having the technical skills to land a great job in the workforce immediately? That's the reality for some middle school students who have earned IT certifications under a new program in Florida.

» Full story from WTSP


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