Business

Orcas Island TV coverage of businesses and business related events.

Raise Money for Projects The Old Fashioned Way

November 24, 2010
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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 using this description: “Glif is a simple iPhone 4 accessory with two primary functions: mounting your iPhone to a standard tripod, and acting as...

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Chinese Workers Build 15 Story Hotel in Six Days

November 24, 2010
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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. Didn’t include digging the foundation. No workers were injured — the Chinese used prefabrication techniques so builders wasted very few construction materials. Below is...

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$25 for AMEX Card Members and Card businesses

November 23, 2010
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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 are the way out of the nation’s inflationary, job-less, economic growth spurt for investors. Certainly spending at your local business this holiday season for...

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Tiny Dog Joins Japan Police

November 21, 2010
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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 used for disasters such as earthquakes. Its small size means it will be able to squeeze into places too narrow for dogs such as...

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Cellular HD Voice May be Coming to ATT

November 16, 2010
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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 mobile cellular voice networks. Deployments of these high quality voice technologies ihas reached over 10 percent globally. The technology boasts much higher quality voice...

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Support Wikipedia

November 16, 2010
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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 from all across the world could come together to create a remarkable pool of human knowledge – all for the simple purpose of sharing....

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San Juan Islands Buy Sell Trade 778

November 16, 2010
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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 residents to find goods and services. The membership is the most active of any Facebook Group in the San Juan Islands. Free barrels, fences,...

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GSMA – Mobile Cellular Association, Mobile Money

November 12, 2010
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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 world, lobbying governments on everything from tax policy to pricing strategy” November news .. GSM has said that world wide markets for mobile money...

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Outlook Inn from County Dock

October 26, 2010
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Outlook Inn from County Dock

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