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URGENT: Is Your PC Infected With the Conficker Worm? How To Check! - 03/31/09 09:53 AM
Important news from James Shines over at Zipvo.com. Via James Shiner (ZIPVO - Real Estate Media Network): Some believe a virus called the "Conficker Worm" may wreak havoc tomorrow on April Fools Day. Conficker runs on stealth mode and spies on everything you do to obtain your financial information and your passwords. On April 1st it's going back to it's servers to get new instructions and may launch a new attack on PC's. Here are some signs you might be infected: Cannot access Microsoft.com (Check now) Cannot access security websites like Symantec, McAfee, etc. Cannot power down computer. If you're experiencing any of (1 comments)
Virginia Beach and Southside Virginia residents will no longer have to make the treck over the bridge and through the tunnel to get to Trader Joe's in Newport News! The sign is up, the shelves being installed and it appears will be opening in the next few weeks. This Trader Joe's is located in the Hilltop Plaza Shopping Center, to the southwest of the Laskin Rd/First Colonial Rd. intersection. It occupies a portion of the space where the North Carolina Company used to be. Here is a link to Trader Joe's "Fearless Flyer" newsletter for Virginia. Trader Joe's was originally (5 comments)
RealBird Sweepstakes on Twitter: Social Media Experiment - 03/08/09 09:23 AM
This is a pretty cool campaign that RealBird has put together. If you need help figuring it all out, just let myself or Zoltan know and we'll help you. Tina in Virginia Via Real Bird (RealBird Inc.): Another week, another promotion. We are now experimenting with social media marketing. More specifically, we are attempting to create a viral marketing event in the form of a sweepstakes. Aside from the obvious, which is to promote our own brand, we want to be able to demonstrate to our readers and members how to utilize social media to achieve a marketing goal. We selected ActiveRain (as (0 comments)
HSBC Gives 6100 Employees the Pink Slip - 03/02/09 11:10 AM
HSBC gave 6100 employees in North America the pink slip this morning and ceased operation of all of their non-branking branch offices (Beneficial, Household, etc). The large support centers for these branches are all also in jeopardy. 2 of these centers are located in Hampton Roads: Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. Here is a link to the news story. So, if you are dealing with a short sale, BPO or foreclosure with HSBC, keep in mind the person you are dealing with may be wondering if they will have a job tomorrow. Trading of HSBC stock was halted on the international exchanges (12 comments)
Via Real Bird (RealBird Inc.): Medway Homes for SaleEncouraged by the positive feedback from the real estate community about the initial release of the "Search The Real Estate Web" custom search engine, we are pleased to let you know that we released a co-branded version as a free service. We also offer a unique revenue sharing advertising model for those agents who deploy this co-branded version. But first thing first. Vertical real estate search engine The RealBird vertical real estate search engine allows consumers to search for any real estate terms across thousands of real estate sites and networks. It (0 comments)
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