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Using online marketing to target the right customers for your business

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videoThe internet has changed the way we do business. Some companies that once needed buildings to sell goods now use the internet exclusively. Full story...
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Can social networking save the environment?

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videoResearchers are using the popularity and power of Facebook to get young people involved in the issue of climate change. Full story...
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Free websites that allow you to swap items

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videoCan the internet help you clean out the garage? From used cars and cell phones to old furniture and bicycles, we all have stuff we no longer use that clutters up our lives. Full story...
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Google's Tip Jar serves as a forum to share economic advice

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videoIt seems everyone's looking for ways to save these days. Google’s new application “Tip Jar” might help us do just that. Full story...
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Where is the stimulus money going to be spent in North Carolina?

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videoWe have been hearing all about $6.1 billion in economic recovery plan money coming to North Carolina, but where is that money going to be spent? Full story...
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Using technology to help with recession

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videoThe direction our economy could be heading is often compared to that of the great depression. One thing that sets this time period apart is our great advance in technology. The question is, how can we use technology like the internet to get us out of this recession? Full story...
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Some smaller social networking sites are less popular, but often safer

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videoWith more than 175 million users, Facebook currently takes the throne as king of the social-networking scene. Other social sites like multiply.com may not be as popular, but they may be a safer bet. Full story...
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Do you Twitter?

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videoTwitter seems to be the latest social-networking craze. It's also a popular tool for businesses and politicians. Twitter is a quick way to let people know what you're up to by simply answering the question, what are you doing? Full story...
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Print postage from home and avoid the lines at the post office

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videoYou may never need to wait in line at the post office again. A website called stamps.com allows you to buy and print postage directly from your computer. Full story...
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Getting fit with your iPhone

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videoMany iPhone and iPod Touch users bring their devices to the gym to stimulate their workouts with their favorite songs. Now as they're pumping iron, they can also use the devices as a heart rate monitor and fitness tracking system. Full story...
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Selling your home using the internet

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videoAbout 12,000 houses in our five county viewing area have a "for sale" sign in their front yard. If you are selling your home, how do you make your home stand out from the rest? One way is to put a virtual tour of your home online. Full story...
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Phone scam attempts to get your credit card information

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videoWe have received several calls and e-mails about a suspicious text message circulating around Wilmington. The text cites fraudulent activity on bank accounts, but consumers should beware. Full story...
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Universal cell phone chargers will make a positive change

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videoOld cell phone chargers generate 50,000 tons of waste a year, not to mention the fact that it's a hassle to have to get a new charger every time you get a new phone. However, there may be relief in site. Cell phone industry leaders are working on a plan to create a universal charger by 2012, which would help the environment and make things more convenient for cell phone buyers. Full story...
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Eating at desk a dirty habit

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videoAccording to a University of Arizona study, the average computer keyboard harbors 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat. Full story...
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Couples that clicked, thanks to the internet

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videoThis week, the i-Desk has covered all aspects of internet dating, from dangers to safety precautions. We heard the frightening stories of one woman's quest to find true love online, now we have the story of two successful online romances. Full story...
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