Thursday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
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
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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.
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