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Daniel Villegas: Out On Bail After 19 Years In Prison

Daniel Villegas: Out On Bail After 19 Years In Prison

By Val Powell January 15, 2014

An El Paso, Texas man who had been convicted of double murder and imprisoned for life was freed Tuesday, 19 years after being sent to prison. Witnesses, supporters and family members all maintain that he was wrongly sent to prison. …

Google TV Gets Free Movies With Crackle Google TV Gets Free Movies With Crackle
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When people think of movie streaming services, they usually think of Netflix. There is, however, an unsung hero in the free online movie movement. It’s called Crackle and like Hulu, it features ad supported television shows and movies. The best …

NetZero to Offer Free Wireless Broadband Service NetZero to Offer Free Wireless Broadband Service

United Online Inc. will offer wireless broadband service under its brand NetZero. They’re the ones who first offered free dial-up in the late nineties, only this plan won’t come with a lot of advertisements to balance the price tag. But …

MIT Offering Free Technical Education Today MIT Offering Free Technical Education Today
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The power and knowledge that education brings to somebody is priceless. MIT is cutting the price for that priceless education down to its namesake – free. Bloomberg is reporting that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will begin offering a free …

[Exclusive] Get Free Business Cards Based On Your Facebook Timeline [Exclusive] Get Free Business Cards Based On Your Facebook Timeline
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By now most of you have either adopted the new Facebook Timeline to your account or have at least seen the layout on your friends’ pages. That’s all fine and well for illustrating the details of your personal to the …

Free Calls From Gmail To Continue Through 2012 Free Calls From Gmail To Continue Through 2012

Google announced that it is extending free phone calls from Gmail within the U.S. and Canada through next year. Last December, Google offered military families free $10 international call credits with the goal of helping soldiers stay in touch with …

Amanda Knox Verdict in Pictures Amanda Knox Verdict in Pictures

Earlier the murder conviction of Amanda Knox was overturned. Knox, 24, collapsed in tears after the jury declared that the evidence against her was not reliable. She was taken back to prison where she will be formally freed. Leading up …

Telecom Companies Offering Free Communication To Japan

For those who have friends or family in Japan, this past week has been stressful, and worrisome. Lines of communication have been hard to come by, specifically with calls and text. To help in this regard, AT&T is allowing for …

JetBlue Runs an Interesting and Successful Twitter Promotion

In the social media world, it is so important to try to do things that haven’t been done before. Why? Well, since social media is so new and the applications of it have not even begun to be thought of yet, you must be a risk taker by default to see if it will work for you and your business. We hear more about social media flame-outs, which I attribute to our human nature to feel that news is mostly negative. Fortunately, there have been some risk takers that have had success worth discussing.

Twitter Receiving A Massive Amount Of Free Advertising

When it comes to Internet marketing and social media marketing one of the most important metrics of success is the return on investment (ROI). Everyone demands to see something that measures this although most can’t agree on just how to accomplish that. Twitter is one outlet that people are trying to measure as to just how much value do their efforts get on the micro-blogging service.

Murdoch Takes Back Free News Deal

 

KFC’s Free Chicken Deal Turns Sour

 

Yahoo Frees IndexTools Analytics

Google Analytics has some free competition, as Yahoo decided to open up the web analytics part of its latest acquisition for free to IndexTools clients and partners. We speculate as to why they are doing this.

Radiohead Goes to the Store

We’ve covered the Radiohead experiment since it started. And as of Monday, the experiment is over. It did give them a lot of press, I’m not so sure it gave them a lot of cash. Normally artists aren’t the best at distribution and marketing, which is why there are middlemen. In every industry I’ve seen this usually serves both sides well.

Amazon.fr’s Free Shipping Condemned
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Free shipping is so nice – you know what you’re getting into from the start, with no surprises at the final checkout screen.  The French may see some last-minute additions to their book orders, however, as a court has ruled that Amazon.fr must charge for deliveries.

Google Checkout Extends Free Processing

Google Checkout, Google’s online payment system, is extending its free processing until February 1, 2008.

The promotion was going to end on December 31, 2007. If you’re a Google Adwords customer for every dollar you spend on AdWords, you can process $10 of sales with Google Checkout for free. After that you’ll be charged 2.0% plus $0.20 per transaction no matter what credit card is used. There are no monthly, setup, or gateway fees.

Universal DRM Free Music Speeding Up

The slow march towards universal DRM free music appears about to become a sprint to the finish line. 

Recent developments pushing Sony BMG, WMG and other holdouts to reconsider their protectionist positions include: