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Niche Biz: ‘Butler/Maid-For-A-Day’ Service

As a fun gift alternative, hiring a butler or maid for a day can be a thoughtful and surprising way to reward someone whose home duties are normally fairly demanding.


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Bringing The Service You Want To Where You Are

Traditionally, when you want a professional service you need to go to their business or office to get it taken care of.


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Have Shovel, Will Travel

Turn snowmageddon into a windfall by starting your own snow-shoveling business.


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The New York Night Owls

Calling themselves the New York Nightowls, this group of roughly 30 techies meets every Tuesday night from 10 p.m.


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Cutting Back On Drunk Driving

REDCard, as he has dubbed the concept, would be a car service for individuals, groups, communities and companies whose members find themselves impaired while away from home.



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Amazon Offers Free Web Services

Starting November 1, new AWS users will be able to take advantage of the following services for a year for free: * “750 hours of Amazon EC2 Linux Micro Instance usage (613 MB of memory and 32-bit and 64-bit platform support) – enough hours to run continuously each month” * “750 hours of an Elastic Load Balancer plus 15 GB data processing” * “10 GB of Amazon Elastic Block Storage, plus 1 million I/Os, 1 GB of snapshot storage, 10,000 snapshot Get Requests and 1,000 snapshot Put Requests” * “5 GB of Amazon S3 storage, 20,000 Get Requests, and 2,000 Put Requests” * “30 GB per of internet data transfer (15 GB of data transfer “in” and 15 GB of data transfer “out” across all services except Amazon CloudFront)” * “25 Amazon SimpleDB Machine Hours and 1 GB of Storage” * “100,000 Requests of Amazon Simple Queue Service” * “100,000 Requests, 100,000 HTTP notifications and 1,000 email notifications for Amazon Simple Notification Service” America’s largest online retailer is best known as, well, a retailer, but a free AWS tier signals an increased interest in web technologies.


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That’s My Business!: Deskelf.com

In this edition of That’s My Business!


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Cool Biz: Labels For Kids’ Gear

As an alternative to including personal information like phone numbers or addresses, however, Oliver’s gives its customers the free option of printing a 9-digit tracking system code on their labels that links them with the labeled item via the company’s “Found-it” system.


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Toy Rental Service Targets Waiting Rooms

Instead, it delivers a fresh assortment of sanitized playthings to keep businesses’ youngest customers safe and entertained.