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by Bobbie McKee Times are hard right now and you don’t need interest payments from your previous debts to make it even harder. This is why a lot of people are starting debt management work that will help them cope with the economic crunch and the rising prices of commodities. Debt management is not as simple as paying for your debts, although you can also do that if you can. Unfortunately, most will not have the capability to pay for debts that you have incurred in the past. Otherwise, yo
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by Lindelwa Laz If you are planning on running a business online where you are selling services or products, you will need to find a way to accept credit cards. You can’t run an online business by taking checks or money orders if you really want to make money. If you just place another hurdle for them to jump over, they will get fed up and leave your site. If you don’t find a way to have the order paid for immediately, customers will just leave your site in droves. Every top company that s
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by Lawrence Stainbank I have written a great deal elsewhere about the research needed to compile a list of relevant keywords to enable you to create adwords ads. This article is about the second stage of getting your pay per click campaign underway, creating the ads themselves. As I’m sure you know a Google adwords ad consists of four lines, line one is the headline, lines two and three the description and the fourth the display url. Line 1 is the easiest for me to comment on, it’s your
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The crack in the newspaper industry egg is very deep. The prospect that newspapers are doomed to fail is not anymore an hypothesis. The scarcity-based, top-down, mass-distribution business model adopted so far by the newspaper industry has no hope to survive or extend its agony in the new digital content distribution marketplace. Photo credit: Bruce Parrott Pioneering independent journalist Jeff Jarvis , addresses, in an hypothetical keynote to the Newspaper Association of America ,
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Backcountry EdgeCHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge dashed indicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s reality TV dream Tuesday, refusing to give the ousted Democrat permission to travel to Costa Rica to tape a show in the jungle.U.S. District Judge James Zagel refused to modify terms of Blagojevich’s bail to allow him to leave the United States, saying he needs to remain in the country to help his attorneys formulate a strategy for his defense.The judge said that would give Blagojevich a better sense of
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by Sonja Schuyler The reason I use Unique Article Wizard is to increase the traffic to my websites with article marketing. Article marketing is a wonderful way to grow any online business. Visit the Unique Article Wizard for more information. Unique Article Wizard should be used by anyone serious about increasing their traffic and revenue. Unique Article Wizard submits a different unique version of your article to more directories, ezine publishers, announcement groups, and niche websites
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Are you looking for search engine professional optimization tips?Look no further! 5 great search engine professional optimization tips from leading internet marketers that will get your site optimized quickly!CLICK HERE
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Google me? I'll Google you! Google has become the de facto public record these days but most people remain in relative obscurity there and/or digg_url = 'http://digg.com/tech_news/Now_You_Can_Change_What_Google_Says_About_You';digg_bgcolor = '#ffffff';digg_skin = 'normal';fear of what past indiscretions Google will expose to people who search for them.

Today Google released a product, called Google Me, that aims to change all of that. For a price - though not a monetary one.
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Starting today, searchers who enter only the word "me" in the search box will be given an opportunity to set up or edit their Google Profile.

When someone searches for a name that matches a Google Profile, that profile may now be displayed at the bottom of the search results page.



Google Profiles have a lot of potential as big, standardized online identities. They are tied to online accounts on other websites and they contain lots of interesting information about people. There's a lot of potential for outside developers to build interesting things on top of these profiles. See, for example, Glenn Jones's awesome project Identify, something we wrote about this weekend.

We're a little concerned, though, about yet another way that Google is going to gather more information about us as individuals.

A Deal With the Devil?

Ask almost anyone if they would like to be able to change the Google results for their name and you'll get a hearty "Yes." What would they mean by that? Probably that they would like to have the ability to remove unsavory information about themselves from the Google index.

That is certainly not what Google Me offers! The program offers people control over their search appearance only in as much as they are willing to give Google more information about themselves. Google's Joe Kraus explained to us that up to four Google Profiles will appear at the bottom of a results page. For people with common names, the more information you've filled out in your Google Profile - the more likely your profile will be selected for display.



Thus the offer of more control over your Google persona is an illusion - you only get to hope to influence it by giving up even more information about yourself to Google. "You don't like how much we know about and tell other people about you? Well you can change that...by telling us more about you."

The offer isn't even that exciting so far. By placing the Profiles at the bottom of search results pages Google leaves the primary source of information about us, the top 5 results on the page, unchanged.

We'll probably take this opportunity to spruce up our Google Profiles, in large part in hopes that the data will prove useful for future data-centric innovation. When asked about that, Google's Kraus told us that "Google doesn't do a lot of forward looking things; we serve our users' needs and then we iterate."

We simply don't believe that. We think that a discussion of Google's long-term interests in accessing personal data and our interest in letting them do so would be a good idea.
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Do you need extra cash to help your family out?   You can actually find some part time jobs that pay pretty well, and sometimes part time work even comes with benefits! There are dozens of different ways to get extra income but you will be most successful with the one suited to your personality. When you have a job you enjoy, it is almost like playing instead of working.   Extra Cash for Extroverts!   If you like being out in public and interacting with people, th
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LOS ANGELES After 16 years, Sci Fi Channel is changing its name…unless you say it aloud. The NBC Universal-owned cable network will become “Syfy” starting in July. The phonics-friendly moniker is part a network-wide rebranding campaign that’s been in the works for more than a year. It’s an evolution also includes a more down-to-earth logo and an uplifting tagline – “Imagine Greater” – and will be announced Monday at the network’s upfront presentation to advertisers. The changes attempt to ad
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