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Aquo is a sponsor of the Central Oregon Economic Forecast project. The group exists to help build a sustainable economic future for Central Oregon, including the development of a cohesive tech community. So, we’re happy to participate and we want to help spread the word about the forecast conference, which is happening next week…(Read More)

For many novices to search engine optimization keyword usage is a mystery if not an overlooked skill. Understanding how to select and use keywords is a core skill in successful SEO. To master keyword usage, SEMs should focus on three things: Keyword Research, Content Development and Link Popularity. KEYWORD RESEARCH In its simplest form, keyword…(Read More)

Below is the contents of an email sent from the Electronic Frontier Foundation to its membership: At a packed San Francisco hearing today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) defended your Fourth Amendment rights and urged the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to let our class-action lawsuit against AT&T go forward…(Read More)

Is RFID Dead?


Last month, HP announced a new tiny chip — dubbed “Memory Spot” — that can be attached to nearly any object, making content available across a wide range of commercial and consumer products. Sounds a bit like RFID? You’ve got it. So what’s the big deal?What makes the Memory Spot is size. Not just…(Read More)

Google CEO Eric Schmidt would have us believes that television viewers should not have to stand for TV commercials that are “a waste of your time.” According to Schmidt, “when you watch the television you see ads that are clearly not targeted for you.”Apparently, Mr. Schmidt has not heard of Tivo or the other…(Read More)

Below is a reprint from a recent Save the Internet email. If you believe that Net Neutrality is important please read on and call a Senator or two…Dear Save the Internet member: Here’s the latest from the Senate Commerce Committee, where a “mark-up” on several amendments to Senator Stevens’ Telecom Act began…(Read More)

Two new documentary films are debuting this month that elucidate current issues in the sphere of environmental or “green technology”.The first and certainly more well-known film is Al Gore’s documentary An Inconvenient Truth.The second film is by documentary film maker and technology entrepreneur, Chris Paine, and is entitled Who Killed the…(Read More)

The blogosphere and traditional media is abuzz about new proposed legislation aimed at regulating the Internet. Specifically, it has been proposed that those company’s that provide Internet connectivity to popular web sites, such as Google, Yahoo, etc., should be allowed to charge an additional fee to allow these sites premium or uninterrupted status to…(Read More)

Last week, Amazon announced its contract with Google expired and that it had switched to Microsoft for its search services. The new agreement with Microsoft covers three significant Amazon properties, including Amazon, Alexa and A9. While none of these properites is a high-volume search vehicle when compared to Google, MSN, or Yahoo, this is…(Read More)

John Dvorak’s opinion piece about the telecom industry is bordering on the ridiculous. I think he should stick to gadget reviews and leave business analysis to someone else. While there is some truth to the notion that Washington (including the FCC) is slow and in some cases motivated by personal power, in general the…(Read More)