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Orcas Island TV coverage of businesses and business related events.

Facebook Flips the Bird to Users, For 3 Years Running

February 6, 2012
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Facebook Flips the Bird to Users, For 3 Years Running

just a reminder, posting anything on facebook is posting to the rest of the world, there is no privacy settings that work. Assume facebook is publishing everything to everyone. fB: all of your pictures be ours. (it) Facebook says (it) is working on it, for 3 years. Deleting a post takes 3 years? Since fB is a corporation, shouldn’t (it) be saying “I’m” working...

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Wake Up App iTunes iPhone app gets approved

August 22, 2011
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Wake Up App iTunes iPhone app gets approved

The Coffee Party Movement USA is a grassroots formed in January 2010 as an alternative to the Tea Party and has grown into an increasingly diverse organization. The Coffee Party USA officially identifies itself as a 501(c)(4) social benefit organization. The organization’s mission states that it is based on the underlying principle that the government is “not the enemy of the people, but the...

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Coffee Party – Civil Discourse in Politics

August 16, 2011
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Coffee Party – Civil Discourse in Politics

Consider the benefits of a view of today’s politics that includes facts and information, and a bit less hysteria. Get the Android Coffee Party News app Wake Up Stand Up. Share via social networks. Tweet

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“All Is Not Lost” – Ok Go rocks Google’s Chrome

July 28, 2011
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I love the videos that OK Go! make. Their creativity is inspiring. I’m reassured of the human spirit, the infinite connection to the center of creativity. Wherever that is. 🙂 In this video, made by screen capturing a Google Chrome browser, running software inside the Chrome browser (HTML5 video extensions), OK Go and their team organize an amazing kaleidoscopic body dance in time to...

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The Atlantic Jumps on the Bitcoin Idea. Is it Bitcoin Madness?

May 27, 2011
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The Atlantic Jumps on the Bitcoin Idea. Is it Bitcoin Madness?

The Atlantic blogger Jared Keller offers his take on Bitcoins. You’ll see more and more about Bitcoins as the info goes viral this week and next. Check out the Bitcoin.org site before reading too much about Jason Calicanious’ opinion. Make up your own mind. Keller writes Share via social networks. Tweet

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Michael Sky, “Jubilee Day”, an End to Ego?

May 24, 2011
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Michael Sky, “Jubilee Day”, an End to Ego?

Michael Sky passed last night, in reality. I recommend you buy his book. Michael Sky recently had written a disturbing, and ironically named novel, “Jubilee Day”. The Jubilee Manifesto as his website reveals “is a list of demands for the American government that includes progressive taxation of millionaires, caps on executive Share via social networks. Tweet

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Bitcoins: A new virtual currency

May 23, 2011
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Bitcoins are a unit of currency in the Bitcoin system. “BTC” is a shorthand for it. Recently, Bitcoins have received a lot of attention. Here’s a quick overview at Youtube. What are Bitcoins? Bitcoins aren’t actually a ‘coin’ but rather a digitally encrypted virtual coin that is held in your digital wallet. As of this morning, a Bitcoin is traded for about $7 each,...

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LED Lighting: Longest Lasting, High Efficiency Light

May 18, 2011
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LED Lighting: Longest Lasting, High Efficiency Light

Samsung Injects Digital Expertise into U.S. LED Lighting Market The World’s Largest Technology Company Focuses Its Consumer Electronics Proficiency at Rapidly Innovating the Lighting Industry; Aims to Take LED Lighting Solutions Beyond U.S. Early Adopters PHILADELPHIA, May 17, 2011 – Long recognized in the United States as a high-tech powerhouse, Samsung has set its sights on becoming a new leader in the U.S. lighting...

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Island Entrepreneurs: Getting Paid Just Got Easier

May 17, 2011
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Island Entrepreneurs: Getting Paid Just Got Easier

Square, Inc.’s Square Credit Card Reader is the future of digital payments for iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads, today. Fees include a per-transaction fee of 15 cents plus 2.75% to 3.5% depending on whether the card data was physically swiped or card numbers entered into the device on the keypad. A free iPhone app is available via iTunes Store. Comparing Square to others, there’s...

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fB: Google Gigabit Facebook Group Upgraded Today

May 16, 2011
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Google has announced one community has been selected, but was quick to point out the game is not over. Google intends to continue to push for broadband Internet evolution. Over the past 3 years, the major broadband providers in the US have implemented data restrictions and are continuing to reduce services and increase prices, even as costs plummet. Recently an FCC Commissioner, who ruled...

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