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Orcas Island TV coverage of businesses and business related events.

How Broadband Decided Australia’s election!

December 19, 2010
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The world realizes that the Internet backbone is a common wealth that should not be monopolized by any single company or group of companies. Share via social networks. Tweet

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San Juan Islands Buy Sell Trade

December 18, 2010
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San Juan Islands Buy Sell Trade

From San Juan Islands Buy Sell Trade. Shortcut to San Juan Islands Buy Sell Trade: Food Cooperative: Keep the local economy going.. Barter, trade, buy local, sell global.. This group is for buying and selling items in the San Juan Islands… – Artisan and Craftspersons creations – Heirloom and antique Items – Personal or business items – Estate and garage sales – Goods and...

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San Juan Islands Talent Pool

December 18, 2010
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I created a San Juan Islands Jobs Offered/Wanted board some months ago. A new and improved version of the Facebook Group was called for. The new Group is called San Juan Islands Talent Pool. The talent pool group is different in that it offers anyone with any abilities a place to list themselves as available to the community. Those wishing to do so should...

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San Juan Islands Deals Coupons Group

December 18, 2010
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San Juan Islands Deals Coupons Group

A crazy sensation going around is Groupon. Groupon is a company that promotes local businesses by advertising their organization locally, exclusively on line. They ask advertisers to give them 50 percent of all sales resulting from the Internet ads. Groupon was an acquisition target for Google, but no deal was made. Here in the San Juan Islands, we use Facebook and local web sites...

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Resources for Islanders

December 9, 2010
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Resources for Islanders

http://www.business.gov/manage/green-business/grants-and-loans/ Share via social networks. Tweet

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Facebook: San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade

December 9, 2010
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Facebook: San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade

San Juan Islands Buy, Sell Trade is a Facebook site made to encourage the local Islands economy. Folks from off-Islands are welcome to join and monitor, certainly buy from Islanders, however posting for sale is limited to those living on the Islands, specifically to encourage more business for Islanders. Members report it makes it easy to share items with other Islanders as well. Re-purposing...

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Islands Facebook Page Update: Orcas Island Rideshare

December 9, 2010
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Islands Facebook Page Update: Orcas Island Rideshare

The San Juan Islands have been overlooked by Craigslist and Facebook. Even though over 1,000 people petitioned Facebook for a network for the Islands, they’ve ignored us. No worries, we are creating one. Most of the Facebook groups and pages for the San Juan Islands area have the name San Juan Islands in them, so they are easy to find on Facebook. In some...

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IBM’s Smarter Cities Web

December 7, 2010
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IBM’s Smarter Cities Web

While small hamlets and rural areas aren’t the same as Cities, the same challenges exist. Communications and data are key. IBM offers a web site that talks about some of these issues and offers solutions, of course, for large cities with IBM size budgets. There’s no reason that any town or hamlet, using todays inexpensive technologies can’t begin to address some of the same...

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Multi-touch Imagineering

December 7, 2010
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Jeff Han from IBM talks about a multi-touch interface that is also pressure sensitive, and scaleable. In this early 2006 presentation at TED, he demonstrates technologies not yet implemented in consumer or business products at what Jeff says, will be affordable prices. While 5 years seems like a long time from a demonstration to a consumer device, its really not. Tooling up manufacturing, internal...

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Runs on Banks in Ireland Cited as Justification for Bailout

November 28, 2010
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CNN International reported, in their article “What does the Irish bailout mean?” that one of the reasons for the bailout is high unemployment, the housing ‘bubble’ and a possibility of runs on Banks. It doesn’t go much further in analyzing why banks lent money to risky ventures, who actually lost the bank money, or any details in how banks are asking taxpayers for money...

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