Category: Business

Orcas Island TV coverage of businesses and business related events.

Raise Money for Projects The Old Fashioned Way

Use social Media / the Interweb to raise money. According to KickStarter.com – a money raising web site – “Glif” project has raised $137,000 in pledges to produce this somewhat unique product. Their goal was $10,000. This project was created…

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Chinese Workers Build 15 Story Hotel in Six Days

A construction crew in the south-central Chinese city of Changsha has completed a 15-story hotel in just six days. This level 9 Earthquake-resistant, sound-proofed, thermal-insulated 15-story hotel in Changsha was built, complete with everything, from the cabling to triple-pane windows.…

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$25 for AMEX Card Members and Card businesses

Island Businesses that happen to accept American Express cards get a boost from AMEX’s latest promotion. Using social media and trends in the US.. American Express is taking advantage of the general feeling sweeping the nation that small local businesses…

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Tiny Dog Joins Japan Police

A chihuahua named Momo (Peach) has passed the exam to become a dog in the police force in western Japan, in what seems to be a first. The 3kg (6.6lb) dog is set to become part of a search-and-rescue team…

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Cellular HD Voice May be Coming to ATT

Sprint and Verizon are not using technology standards set by the GSMA, so this announcement does not apply. Verizon customers report better voice quality today, over AT&T the largest GSMA member in the US. GSMA announced today, a breakthrough for…

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Support Wikipedia

An appeal from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales Jump to donate I got a lot of funny looks ten years ago when I started talking to people about Wikipedia. Let’s just say some people were skeptical of the notion that volunteers…

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San Juan Islands Buy Sell Trade 778

Orcas Island Buy Sell Trade membership continues to climb. 778 Islanders are now actively engaged members. Facebook free groups are encouraging Islanders to exchange goods and services here. The group builds business and social relationships by making it easy for…

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GSMA – Mobile Cellular Association, Mobile Money

GSM is a global association of cellular telephone service providers. Its one of the most powerful organizations on the planet, with nearly 800 members and 200 related companies. Telecoms.com called it “one of the most powerful trade associations in the…

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