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Good to see Google Play extending it's reach into Europe, next the world?
Google Play  ► International rollout, now that's entertainment!
Access to books, movies and apps/games but not yet music

I was delighted with the launch back in March of Google Play [play.google.com/about]. I got an invite but was disappointed it couldn't be accessed from outside the US. Now +Google Play is live in France, Germany, Spain, Italy & the UK. I give a big thank you to +Tina Patel and her team they got it working! I wait expectantly for the full service and the world wide rollout for everyone.

Last week I extended my Googleplus account to include my Youtube account, I got the option when commenting on a Youtube song. In honour of both these changes here is The Jam - That's Entertainment for this post, to quiet? Turn it up to 11

Would you like to know more?
Books: play.google.com/books
Apps & Games: play.google.com/apps
Movies: play.google.com/store/movies/category/7?feature=category-nav ZDNet's take on Google Plays launch, 6th March 2012: zdnet.com/blog/mobile-news/google-play-launched-feeling-the-amazon-squeeze/7073
Expert Reviewer's take 7th March 2012: expertreviews.co.uk/smartphones/1290943/google-play-launched-a-one-stop-shop-for-digital-content
France get Google Play service 11th June 2012: googlepolicyeurope.blogspot.be/2012/06/writing-new-chapter-for-french-books.html

Tags: #googleplay #tips #gplushelp #youtube #ebooks #videogames #hints #howto #whatsnew #help #googleplustips #gplustips

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Are you ready for the coming economic boom? The paradigm shift that is E-Commerce will be disruptive to retail businesses...

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Reminder of how to get a short and more attractive vanity googleplus link to your Gplus page here:
Vanity URL gplus.to/caringforbusiness

Our new Googleplus page now has a vanity URL (if you want a custom page link use http://gplus.to/ to get one on G+)

Caring for business Ltd on Googleplus: http://gplus.to/caringforbusiness

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Best wishes!
Dear Reader I wish you good will and a Merry Christmas (or whatever more culturally appropriate term you may prefer)

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Have you tried using the Googleplus Hangout function for meetings yet?
Michael Beckett hung out with 1 person.Frank Sheridan

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A good way to promote you Googleplus page.
If you have a Google+ Page please Tag it in a Comment below.
I will add it to our +Circles and Share it on our Page.

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Does social media add to business or detract?
Is Social Media metrics (a) meaningful, (b) self-obsession, (c) distraction, (d) something else...more?

What's you're take on this?

Following Klout's integration of Googleplus I find my score has raised by 10 points, when I worked hard I got a score in the 70s but is it really worth the effort?
I have a Proskore of over 60 but does it really matter?

#Klout: http://klout.com/#/Mike_Beckett/
#Proskore: http://www.myproskore.com/MikeBeckett/

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If business is not for you how about this?
Be an armchair Bond? #007

TOP Secret -ish G.C.H.Q. Recruitment Can you crack it? http://www.canyoucrackit.co.uk/

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=143042398&ps=cprs NPR source: Now with Just 9 days left to crack the code in this puzzle, if you think you are smart enough and can legally hack it!

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We have a corporate responsibility to care for society as well as business, we support The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.
Happy Birthday Sophie Lancaster, had you lived you would be 25 this weekend

Since Sophie Lancaster's death on August 24th 2007, following the horrific attack on her and her partner Rob in Stubbeylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire. Where Rob was left in a coma and Sophie was stamped upon and kicked to death, simply because they dressed differently. Sophie and Rob dressed in their unique way, expressing their individuality as creative artistic people. In 2008 during sentencing the perpetrators Judge Anthony Russell QC said: "This was a hate crime against these completely harmless people targeted because their appearance was different to yours."

In tribute to the outgoing, bubbly girl who was denied the chance to live life her way,
and after consulting family and friends, it was felt that a charity should be set up in Sophie’s name. The charity, known as The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, focuses on creating respect for, tolerance and understanding of subcultures in our communities. It also works in conjunction with politicians and police forces to ensure individuals who are a part of subcultures are protected by the law. This essential education programme can only be delivered with your help.

Help the Sophie Lancaster Foundation Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere (S.O.P.H.I.E.). Please show your support by raising awareness of the charity and/or make a donation.

Following the 4th anniversary of Sophie's death the attached link is to a film to raise awareness and celebrate the Foundation's work, to find out how and where the funding for the charity goes.
A short film by award-winning French director, Fursy Teyssier featuring Portishead, 'Dark Angel' is a beautifully haunting rendition of Sophie's story. darkangel_sophie_lancaster_foundation.mov not currently available but I highly recommend to you the BBC drama "Black Roses - The Killing of Sophie Lancaster" by award-winning poet Simon Armitage.

Together, we can help stamp out prejudice, hatred and intolerance everywhere.

Would you like to know more?
S.O.P.H.I.E. Website: http://sophielancasterfoundation.com
S.O.P.H.I.E. on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/sophie_charity
S.O.P.H.I.E. Merchandise: http://backstreet-merch.com/stores/sophielancaster
S.O.P.H.I.E. on Youtube: http://youtube.com/user/SophieFoundation
S.O.P.H.I.E. on Myspace: http://myspace.com/inmemoryofsophie
S.O.P.H.I.E. background on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Sophie_Lancaster
Background media to S.O.P.H.I.E.: http://sophielancasterfoundation.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18&Itemid=11
Make a donation to S.O.P.H.I.E.: http://sophielancasterfoundation.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17&Itemid=10

Tags: #SophieLancaster, #RobMaltby #SophieLancasterFoundation, #Sophie, #Rob, #Lancaster, #Robert, #Maltby, #SylviaLancaster, #Sylvia, #Foundation, #S.O.P.H.I.E., #StubbeyleePark, #Stubbeylee, #Park, #Bacup, #Lancashire, #JudgeAnthonyRussellQC, #hatecrime, #hate, #crime, #charity, #respect, #tolerance, #understanding, #subcultures, #communities, #education, #StampOutPrejudiceHatredandIntoleranceEverywhere, #Stamp, #Out, #Prejudice, #Hatred, #Intolerance, #Everywhere, #film, #Fursy, #Teyssier, #FursyTeyssier, #Portishead, #Dark, #Angel, #DarkAngel, #Illamasqua, #Propaganda, #Huthwaites, #Bizarremagazine, #BlackRosesTheKillingofSophieLancaster, #SimonArmitage, #Black, #Roses, #BlackRoses, #TheKillingofSophieLancaster

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Social Media strategy is vital for business
Who would you Recommend for Social Media Metrics?
Dear reader, do you rate any of these ten social media management information metrics sites?


(i) http://buzzref.com (ii) http://crowdbooster.com (iii) http://fangager.com/
(iv) http://monitor.wildfireapp.com/ (v) http://pagelever.com (vi) http://www.peerindex.com (vii) http://socialbakers.com/ (viii) http://twentyfeet.com/ (ix) http://tweetreach.com/ (x) http://vitrue.com/
I currently utilise Proskore and Klout, see my previous post.

tags: #socialmedia #metrics #measurement #webranking #seo #interaction #engagement #traffic #marketing #advertising #profile #brand #feedback #activity #analytics #mi #management #information #trends #interactivity #dialogue #click
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