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Strategic Digital Services garners national attention

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A Florida digital firm is getting national recognition as one of the best in political communications. Strategic Digital Services (SDS), is receiving notice for exceptional client work in 2016, with three projects among the finalists for the 2017 Reed Awards. SDS, based in Tallahassee, specializes in data analysis, digital media, and software development for a range of political campaigns and causes. Campaigns & Elections magazine produces the annual Reed Awards and Conference. The magazine is a pre-eminent resource offering tools, tactics and techniques…

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Today on Context Florida: Death penalty questions, digital campaigning and hackers

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Today on Context Florida: Legislation that the Florida House of Representatives approved last week cures what the U.S. Supreme Court specifically found wrong with Florida’s death penalty, but Rick Scott shouldn’t plan on signing any more death warrants soon, if ever. Several large questions linger, says Martin Dyckman. Will the Supreme Court uphold it? What will it cost? And what happens to the 389 people on death row? One of the most talked-about narratives in U.S. politics, says Joe Clements and…

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Digital firm praises approval of computer coding as foreign language bill

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As Florida lawmakers consider adding computer coding as an option for high school foreign language requirements, one technology firm enthusiastically applauds the move toward giving students a leg up in the modern workplace. Strategic Digital Services, Florida’s leading digital firm specializing in data for political campaigns and causes, praised the passage Thursday of SB 468 through the Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee. The bill, co-sponsored by Margate Democratic Sen. Jeremy Ring and Republican Sen. Jeff Brandes of Saint Petersburg, seeks to allow computer…

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Today on Context Florida: Matt Gaetz, trains, healthcare clarity and tech & politics

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Today on Context Florida: Even those who disagree with the arch conservative Rep. Matt Gaetz concede that the only place he is more brilliant than he is when delivering a speech on the floor of the Florida House is when he is at a keyboard or on his smart phone and broadcasting to his friends and followers. That is, says Peter Schorsch, until last week. Gaetz started a Twitter war after remarking that the Senate Democrats’ lawsuit filed to the Supreme…

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