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SpeedConnect to offer free Internet service to non-profit and community organizations

SpeedConnect is accepting grant applications from non-profit or community organizations that would benefit from free Internet service for a period of two years. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Senate OKs tighter Internet sales tax collection

David Eggert Associated Press – LANSING — Amazon and other online retailers with ties to Michigan would have to collect its 6 percent sales tax on purchases under legislation approved Thursday by a divided Senate. Backers say the bills would level the playing field because brick-and-mortar businesses must assess the tax on customers. The legislation […]

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State House revives Internet sales tax plan

Associated Press – LANSING — Michigan lawmakers are breathing new life into bills that would force retailers such as Amazon.com to collect the state’s sales tax on Internet purchases. The House on Tuesday is expected to prepare the legislation for a possible vote later this week. Similar bills are pending in the Senate after a committee […]

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‘Truck guy’ at World Series becomes internet hit; Chevy embraces ‘technology and stuff’

The “Chevy Guy” is reportedly a Kansas City Royals fan. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Iserv taps GR Current director to lead internet provider

Jeff Royce is the first president since the 19-year-old Iserv was purchased two years ago by the Boston-based 382 Communications. Full News here – Oakland Business

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The Internet of things? That’s banking on trouble

There’s a great big Internet-connected network of the future coming, America, and I am afraid. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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Dan Gilbert’s internet hunt for vandals pays off

“Unfortunately, once in a great while, degenerates who don’t ‘get it’ crawl out of their deep dark holes and try to ruin it for the rest of us who take pride in and deeply care about our city.” That’s what businessman Dan Gilbert wrote about three young women who were caught on surveillance video vandalizing […]

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Wayne Co. sex crimes backlog grows after funding feud idles Internet Crime Unit

Computers seized from a convicted pedophile have sat for weeks in a police conference room, casualties of an ongoing feud about funding public safety in Wayne County. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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10 Internet plagues we’d like to see die off in 2014

10) Thinkpieces about Miley Cyrus. ;p 9) The word “facepalm.” You’d think everyone on the Internet was sitting alone at their computer, smacking their own face every time they click on a link. See also: the overuse of SMH (shaking my head) and even better, SMDH (shaking my damn head). 8) The overuse of the word “problematic.” Everything is “problematic”. Use […]

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Weekend Links: Zombies Are Harmless and Other Internet Gems

11 Horror Movies That Are Scary Because of What They Say About Humanity   Toyota Is Recalling More Than 800,000 Cars Because of Spiders   Arnold Schwarzenegger for president?   Everything You Need to Know About Stephen King Movies and Shows, A-Z. The artwork for this story was created by Jeremy Wheeler. Visit his studio […]

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Lunch Time Links: Doubts about Detroit Zoo? and other internet gems

New Comic, Woman Rebel, presents the iconoclast, Margaret Sanger as we’ve never seen her: a kooky comic hero, full of bad ideas, wild adventures, big ambitions, and a fiery spirit.   White Supremacist and Corporate Economic Violence in Detroit   Calvin and Hobbes creator, Bill Watterson grants rare interview.   Doubts about the Detroit Zoo? […]

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Michigan politics preview: Internet sales tax called ‘the next battle’ for tea party Republicans

Internet sales tax could be the “next battle” in the “controlled-fire civil war” between Republican lawmakers and tea party activists in Michigan. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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G-Shock Facebook posts confuse Eminem fans eager for live internet broadcast of performance

DETROIT, MI – Sorry, Eminem fans. The G-Shock watch company appeared to confuse Slim Shady supporters this week when it mentioned on its Facebook page a live streaming webcast of its 30th anniversary party Wednesday night in New York City. Eminem is scheduled to perform at the party, but G-Shock made it clear Tuesday the […]

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Michigan lawmakers target Internet sales taxes

Associated Press – Michigan lawmakers are pushing measures aimed at going after the hundreds of millions of dollars in outstanding taxes each year from sales over the Internet, but they may have to wait for a federal measure to pass for the dollars to really start rolling into the state. Full News here – Crain’s […]

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Comcast, Royal Oak Schools, Foundation Implement Internet Essentials

Comcast, Royal Oak Schools, Foundation Implement Internet Essentials PLYMOUTH — The cable TV, data and phone service provider Comcast Corp. Monday was to announce a partnership with the Royal Oak Schools and the Royal Oak Foundation for Public Education that it has implemented the first phase of a two-year … Full News here – Read […]

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