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50 min ago | Examiner.com

Roometrics: roommate apps graduate to the the real world

Roommates take all kinds! Big Brother VI housemates Saskia Howard Clarke and Maxwell Ward are reunited to sign copies of 'Big Brother: Access All Areas' at Waterstone's Piccadilly on August 25, 2005 in London, England Roommate apps for college students sound like a dream come true for those who suffered through bad roommate experiences in college.

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Related Topix: August, CA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Examiner.com

The New 'Pigeon' Update From Google Has Made Organic Search Take Flight

The latest Google update , unofficially called " Pigeon ", was rolled out on July 24, 2014 and has been cited as one of the biggest local search algorithm updates in years.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Google, Startups, WebMD, Search Engine Optimization, Marketing

Wired

Switchboard Is Like Craigslist Without the Creeps and Flakes

Most startups want to grow as fast as they can. For many in the tech game, including as Paul Graham, the founder Y Combinator, one of Silicon Valley's hottest startup incubators, rapid growth is the very definition of a startup .

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Related Topix: Startups, Y Combinator, Oberlin College, Reed College

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Boston.com

Offbeat Craigslist Roomie Ads Are Weirdly Appealing

That means that up until late August, Bostonians scramble to fill rooms left vacant by roomies moving on to greener pastures - maybe they just graduated med school, or perhaps they've finally landed that high-paying job in NYC.

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Related Topix: Boston, MA, Brighton (Boston, MA), Allston (Boston, MA), Brighton, MA, Home Listing, Home, Weird

WHIO

Food stamps traded for beer, wheels, cash

People are attempting to trade food stamps for beer, according to a new Government Accountability Office report on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

WDJT

Sex trafficking victim teaches you how to spot the signs

"I wasn't able to use a phone, I wasn't able to leave, I was sold against my will."

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Seobythesea.com

Google Patent Attacks Reverse Engineering of Local Search Listings

The title from a Google patent reached out and grabbed me as I was skimming through Google's patents.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Internet, Science / Technology

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Homeshare program seeks homeowners with room to spare for renters

Vashon Household, the local nonprofit organization dedicated to affordable housing, is looking for islanders willing to rent out rooms in their homes.

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Related Topix: Vashon, WA

UPI

Craigslist killers plead guilty to thrill murder

Accused Craigslist killers Miranda and Elytte Barbour pleaded guilty Tuesday to murdering a man for thrills in Pennsylvania last year.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Death Penalty, Northumberland County, PA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

TurnTo23.com

Internet cafes closed, online cafes still open

It's still 'game over' for Kern County internet cafes but many are now turning to online internet cafes instead.

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Small Business Trends

Become More Visible and Rule Local Search Results

Attention local business owners - it's high time to learn how you can make your company website more visible in the local search results.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Science / Technology, Internet

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Willamette Week

William Leetham

"At what point during a straight teenager's life are they expected to sit downa and express to their parents that they are interested in the opposite sex?" Eight months ago I posted an ad on Craigslist looking for another 20-something-year-old guy to meet up with, just like many young gay men who are willing to embrace the fact that it may end with ... (more)

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Willamette Week

Why Does Coming Out Have to Be So Gay?

"At what point during a straight teenager's life are they expected to sit downa and express to their parents that they are interested in the opposite sex?" Eight months ago I posted an ad on Craigslist looking for another 20-something-year-old guy to meet up with, just like many young gay men who are willing to embrace the fact that it may end with ... (more)

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Fri Aug 22, 2014

American Reporter

On Native GroundTIANANMEN, Plus Twenty Years

The Hermosillo, Mexico, nursery fire that killed 42 toddlers was front and center on CNN today - four days after it happened.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, New Orleans, LA, Israel, Middle East, Journalism

Chron

BBB on Homes: Watch out for rental scams and red flags

It's a scam that just doesn't seem to go away. Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas is warning renters to be on the lookout for scammers on Craigslist and other online classifieds when searching for a home to rent.

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International Business Times

Woman Posts Ad for Herself As 'Professional Bridesmaid' On Craigslist

Jen Glantz, 26, who excelled in her role as a bridesmaid in all her friends' weddings decided to do this role for strangers for a fee.

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Related Topix: Wedding

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Tips For Small Businesses To Make It To The Top

Tips For Small Businesses To Make It To The Top Check out this story on DemocratandChronicle.com: http://on.rocne.ws/VHBhlz and perform better to earn more is what I am offering to you in my webinars.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Now Toronto

T.O. music notes

Bahamas, aka Afie Jurvanen, might've found the way to curb music piracy: hand-deliver your albums to fans via Craigslist.

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Phillymag.com

Foobooz Jobs: Help Wanted

And employers, looking to reach potential employees who are energized by Philadelphia's restaurant scene? Foobooz Jobs is the more focused and cheaper alternative to Craigslist.

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Switched

Ad Service Classify Will Rewrite Your Lazy Craigslist Ad For Free

When it comes to using Craigslist, one thing is certain -- if you manage to avoid potential horror stories , the site is a fantastic resource for local browsing and buying.

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