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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
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Update on FCC & Wireless Spectrum - 12/17/08 01:30 PM
The topic of the 700 MHz FCC wireless spectrum auction that began on January 24, 2008 has stirred up much controversy. The FCC recently canceled the meeting where the vote was to take place on the free internet plan, wherein it would decide if it should auction off 25 megahertz of wireless spectrum in the 2155 MHz to 2180 MHz band. The FCC would require license holders to offer free wireless broadband service, in exchange for using the spectrum, to provide free internet access to millions of Americans who cannot afford it or do not wish to pay for high speed (0 comments)
Investor urges Yahoo to sell search to Microsoft - 12/15/08 08:46 AM
Recently a shareholder with 1.5 percent of Yahoo Inc., Ivory Investment Management LP, has suggested the company sell its search business to Microsoft, suggesting the business venture has the potential to double the value of Yahoo. Ivory Investment proposed via letter to Yahoo's board that revising plans to sell the search business to Microsoft. Microsoft had offered previously to purchase Yahoo at $33 a share, which Yahoo rejected. Yahoo shares were trading less than half that recently. Rumors are circulating on both sides, with some saying Microsoft has no longer has a vested interest in purchasing Yahoo, and some theorizing that (0 comments)
A secure password-free online future? - 12/10/08 09:18 AM
Could license plates be on their way to cyberspace? With so many online privacy issues occurring today and tensions, running high on the controversial issue, a government and technology industry panel on cyber-security measures is suggesting that moving away from passwords may be the solution to online security issues. The panel is recommending that the federal government start enforcing "strong authentication" rather than passwords, which are not 100% secure and effective. The panel also strongly recommends the non-government sector to adopt this approach as well. This approach to online security involves computer users holding a device to gain access to a (1 comments)
YouTube & your privacy - 12/08/08 09:11 AM
YouTube is consistently evolving and increasing in popularity, with users watching longer videos. While some users enjoy broadcasting themselves, there are even more who prefer to simply watch others broadcast. The view-only users may be sharing more than they are aware of, as their information is also publicly available. YouTube users may subscribe to follow certain clips, channels, or collections of videos from an individuals or companies that interest them. Users receive reminders about new clips from the sources they have subscribed to. What these users may not be aware of is that their user name and photo are normally listed (0 comments)
Facebook Connects - 12/05/08 09:09 AM
Facebook masses an incredible 120 million members worldwide, making it the largest social networking site on the World Wide Web. The latest feature venture by the company is causing quite the stir; its name is Facebook Connect. Through Facebook Connect, Facebook will allow users to log onto other websites using their Facebook ID, and to view the activities of their friends on those sites. For example, the feature allows Facebook users to alert their friends that they are visiting a certain website, so that their friends may follow them there and watch a video or read a news clip and comment (0 comments)
The ‘Is Google Evil?' debate - 12/03/08 03:49 PM
As the internet and technology continue to change virtually every second, it becomes increasingly difficult to follow what every company is doing. That is, unless you are Google. When you find yourself at the top, you also find yourself involved in situations that can become cumbersome. Currently, Google is amid an online privacy issue that may determine a set standard for internet privacy standards. Of course, standards and practices evolve right along with technology and so determining and implementing such a set of standards has become more of a circus than a forum. The many that envy Google's industry status have (0 comments)
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