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September 18, 2014

Hartford Entrepreneur is Crunching Numbers for the Greater Good

by Cara Rosner | September 18, 2014 6:59am

www.blueprintimpact.com Data is vitally important to most nonprofits. It is a key component for seeking grant funds, gives a clear picture of community needs, and informs the strategic decisions agencies make about how to tackle social issues like hunger and homelessness.

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November 1, 2013

NSA Surveillance May Cause Breakup of Internet, Experts Warn

by The Guardian | November 1, 2013 10:25pm

Wikipedia The vast scale of online surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden is leading to the breakup of the Internet as countries scramble to protect private or commercially sensitive emails and phone records from U.K. and U.S. security services, according to experts and academics.

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September 8, 2012

Gov. Malloy Talks Tech in Charlotte

by Lon Seidman | September 8, 2012 1:15pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy talked tech in in Charlotte, N.C. in a Sept. 4 panel discussion hosted by Bloomberg TV and Google.

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August 11, 2011

UConn Pulling Plug on HuskyMail, Contracting Instead With Google

by Jaimi Welch | August 11, 2011 1:14pm

The University of Connecticut will soon be rid of its outdated HuskyMail system and is contracting instead with Google as the new host for student email.

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July 21, 2011

Space Shuttle Atlantis Arrives Home for the Last Time (updated w/video)

by Lon Seidman | July 21, 2011 7:27am

Space Shuttle Atlantis landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center Thursday morning, wrapping up a nearly two-week mission and the 30-year Space Shuttle program. 

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June 20, 2011

Texas Now Among States Looking To Internet Taxes To Close Budget Gaps | The AP

by Associated Press | June 20, 2011 7:25pm

Connecticut took a lot of criticism in recent weeks after Amazon.com decided to announced it was suspending its affiliate sales program here because of the state legislature’s support for charging sales tax on Internet purchases. But now Texas — super business friendly Texas — has followed suit.

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June 11, 2011

CTTechJunkie Podcast #2:  Getting to the Bottom of the Amazon Tax

by Lon Seidman and Doug Hardy | June 11, 2011 10:30pm

Hartford tax attorney Daniel L. Gottfried, a tax partner at Rogin Nassau LLC, joins Lon and Doug to discuss the “Amazon Tax” and what it means for future Internet taxation.

Listen by clicking the play button on the audio player below, and below that is the chatroom conversation that took place during the live broadcast.

Click here to download the 45 minute interview.

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June 10, 2011

ANALYSIS | Taxed States Seek to Tax Amazon Sales

by Lon Seidman | June 10, 2011 9:27pm

The debate over the “Amazon Tax” continued this week with the company announcing, as many expected, the cancellation of Connecticut-based affiliate marketing contracts. The changes impact website operators who are linking to Amazon and receiving a commission based on the sales those links generate.

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Amazon Terminates Connecticut Affiliates

by Lon Seidman | June 10, 2011 7:48am

Online retailer Amazon.com today informed its Connecticut affiliates that it is terminating their relationship, effective immediately.  The contract terminations are the result of a new law that requires online retailers to collect tax from sales referred by Connecticut websites. 

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