August 20, 2014

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 4/8/2013

› Marco Rubio's balancing act: image vs. roots
The Florida Republican wants to appeal to a broader audience, as signaled by his jumping into the contentious issue. But he is trying not to alienate the conservative forces that got him here. Rubio is in search of the sweet spot.

› Couples use E-nups to avoid digital distraction
You've heard of prenups — prenuptial agreements, right? Now there's a new version: E-nups. E-nups are agreements couples make before or during a marriage or relationship to regulate circumstances in which they will use cellphones, iPads, laptops, etc.

› Change to Bright Futures scholarships hits poor, minorities
Upcoming changes to Florida’s Bright Futures program will result in only half as many total scholarship recipients — but Miami-Dade will fare worse than other areas, and poor and minority students across the state will suffer tremendously.

› Fort Lauderdale startup makes mobile game apps that benefit nonprofits
Fort Lauderdale-based startup GoodWorldGames.com is launching a musical-bingo game app that will deliver messages on ocean conservation. The company also gives half the profits on money spent on the game to the Guy Harvey nonprofit and the University of Miami's marine science group.

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