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Want to be a better blogger? Pick up the second edition of my book, Bloggers Boot Camp http://amzn.to/1hhB1Nw or read more here http://bloggersbootcamp.com
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So I'm about done with Facebook. What can I do on G+ that I can't do there?
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+John Biggs why are you about done with Facebook?
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That is pretty great.
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The lady wife is looking for marketing/events work, probably freelance for startups, after being out for a while with the kids. Leads/suggestions?
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My wife is going to be in the same boat in three or so years. She has been a stay at home mom pro for the last three years with our daughter. And will probably be another three years with our newly born son.
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Hello everyone!
I wanted to share with you my story, maybe it will help somebody to prevent removal of your app by Google, without any notice, from Google Play.
Google has decided to remove my app, Worldscope Webcams, from Google play store in the moment the application had 4.4 rating based on more than 11,000 user reviews and just a bit before the application reached one million downloads and after being available on Google play for four years.
The official reason was a violation of a developer distribution agreement - we have offered to our users a possibility to remove ads by buying a registration code via PayPal. Buying Ad-free version via Google play store was not possible, because our country is not on the list of supported locations for merchants which are allowed to sell paid applications on Google store.
What was most confusing to me is that a similar buying process (purchasing the registration code outside of Google play) uses one very popular app on Google Play. That app is marked as "editor's choice" and "top developer".
The Google's answer to my appeal was: "Thank you for your note.
We have reviewed your appeal and will not be reinstating your app. This decision is final and we will not be responding to any additional emails regarding this removal."
Nice, isn't it?
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I'd just like to note that using PayPal is directly against Google's agreement, and is one of those rules where they are very strict, once they know about it, and rightly so. But yeah, they're assholes about it, and not giving an alternative worldwide really sucks.
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  • TechCrunch
    Gadgets Editor, present
  • The New York Times Company
    Freelancer, 2006
  • Gizmodo
    Editor, 2004 - 2006
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I live in Brooklyn, NY and write about technology, security, gadgets, gear, wristwatches, and the Internet. After spending four years as an IT programmer, I switched gears and became a full-time journalist. My work has appeared in the New York Times, Laptop, PC Upgrade, Surge, Gizmodo, Men’s Health, InSync, Linux Journal, Popular Science, Sync, The Stir and I’ve written Black Hat: Misfits, Criminals, and Scammers in the Internet Age and Bloggers Boot Camp. I also speak and consult. I have forthcoming books about Marie Antoinette’s watch as well as a YA fiction book, Mytro.

I am currently East Coast Editor of TechCrunch.com and I run the BWL family of blogs,SlushPile.net and WristWatchReview.com. I also record the HourTime Podcast with Ariel Adams. This site is infrequently updated with my musings on technology but for goofy stuff you can visit biggs.cc and for most of my serious content head over to TechCrunch. You can check out my Amazon Author Page here.


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