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Blog // Connected Tennessee

Futbol frenzy brings boost to TV & Online Traffic

By Jennifer Cobb

One week ago today, FIFA’s World Cup 2014 kicked off in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, with Brazil besting Croatia by a score of 3-1. The exciting news for those in tech, television, and online is the fact that this year’s World Cup digital viewing will top the 2010 event, when ESPN3.com delivered 15.7 million viewing hours, and Univision pumped 10 million hours of live video via UnivisionFutbol.com. ESPN and Univision are leaders of the digital field for this year’s World Cup, as both will live-stream all 64 matches of the tourney, including the July 13 championship, available to most U.S. pay-TV subscribers on the Web and via apps. ESPN will also...

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5 Predictions for the Web in 2025

By Jennifer Cobb

According to technology experts celebrating the world wide web’s 25th birthday last week, the web in 2025 will help improve education, help cultivate better partnerships globally, and jumpstart changes to healthcare and the systems behind it. On the other hand, these technology experts also say the web in 10 years will see online privacy as a luxury for the rich as the web will contribute to and expand the global wealth gap and amplify loss and abuse online. The five predictions according to InformationWeek: 1. Big data will affect the public's actions and behavior             “We will...

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MNPS Virtual School at The Cohn School, Tennessee’s first public virtual school

By Jennifer Cobb

Metropolitan Nashville Public School (MNPS) Virtual School at The Cohn School, the state’s first public virtual school and the leading virtual school option for students in Nashville, is now in its fourth year. MNPS Virtual School offers students the opportunity to earn their high school diplomas completely online. While courses are free, eligibility is required to attend either on a full-time or part-time basis. Currently, there are 355 part-time students and 98 full-time students. This year the school is launching The Virtual Academy of Business and Marketing, designed to enable students to learn through the lens of a career or...

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Shopping online this holiday season? 7 tips to keep you safe

By Jennifer Cobb

With exactly one week left until Christmas, if you haven’t already completed your holiday shopping you have even less than 7 days to get presents wrapped and shipped. If you haven’t even begun shopping for family and friends, ah, well … there is the Internet. Shopping online has become, arguably, the quickest and least stressful way to shop, as many prefer battling retailers’ websites over battling that SUV for your “compact car only” parking spot. CNN.com recently posted an article detailing 7 tips to keep you safer when shopping online. The tips: 1. Check for “HTTPS” - Not all webpages are equally secure. Before entering any personal or...

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