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Google Launches Tool for Online Reputation Management

Google Launches Tool for Online Reputation Management

Google has introduced a tool that helps you manage search results for your name.

The tool, "Me on the Web," is now included on the Google dashboard in between account information and analytics. It is not intended to be another privacy setting.

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June 17th is National Flip Flop Day!

June 17th is National Flip Flop Day!

Now through June 26, 2011, Tropical Smoothie Café offers customers an opportunity to purchase a great smoothie for a great cause. The national franchise company commits to donating a portion of the proceeds to their national charity partner, Camp Sunshine, from the sale of one of the top-selling smoothies, the Sunrise Sunset. With strawberries, pineapple, orange and mango blended to perfection, Tropical Smoothie Café treats its customers in every sip of the Sunrise Sunset smoothie.

Smashburger Opens First Jacksonville Location at Regency Center's Seminole Shoppes

Smashburger Opens First Jacksonville Location at Regency Center's Seminole Shoppes

Specializing in fresh, cooked-to-order burgers and chicken sandwiches, fries, salads, ice cream, beer and wine, Smashburger has leased 2,100 square feet of space.  The restaurant is slated to open for business in Fall 2011 and is the first store location for the franchise chain in the Jacksonville area.

Miracle Children Bring Extra Thanks to Local Publix Store

Miracle Children Bring Extra Thanks to Local Publix Store

Jennifer and Dave Edwards are proud parents of 2 healthy twin boys, Jack and Luke.  At 16 weeks into their pregnancy, doctors told the parents-to-be that one of their babies had no amniotic fluid and to prepare for the worst. At just 19 weeks, Jennifer started having contractions and was immediately admitted into the hospital.  She made it to 32 weeks and delivered the two boys at Wolfson Children’s Hospital on September 7, 2007. Jack and Luke each weighed a little over 2 lbs. and were able to go home after 8 weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).The boys were transported and treated with equipment that was purchased by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, with funds raised by their corporate sponsors such as Publix.

Comcast to Sell Skype Box for Video Calls

Comcast to Sell Skype Box for Video Calls

Comcast subscribers: In the future, believing that the TV is talking to you might not be a sign of insanity. You may be getting a Skype video call.

Comcast, the country's largest cable company, is set to announce Tuesday that it plans to bring Skype calls to TV sets later this year.

High Honors for Ad Agency

At the American Advertising Federation’s National ADDY competition, one small multicultural agency truly shined. Playing in the big leagues, Brunet-García Advertising won three gold and one silver national awards – the most of any agency in Florida and the Caribbean. Only one other multicultural/Hispanic agency received an award at the national level. The winners were selected from 1,382 entries from a full range of advertising agencies around the country.

BG received Gold ADDY awards for the Block x Block Illustrations, the Players by the Sea “The Full Monty” poster and the Players by the Sea poster series. A Silver ADDY was also awarded for the Players by the Sea building design.

Casino Ship Loses Power Near Mayport

Casino Ship Loses Power Near Mayport

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Coast Guard responded to a disabled motor vessel with 60 people aboard approximately 600 yards east of Mayport Monday.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville was notified at 11:44 p.m. Sunday by the operator of the 155-foot motor vessel Jacks or Better Casino, a charter gaming vessel based in Mayport. The distress signal indicated the vessel sustained a loss of propulsion while transiting inbound to Mayport.

A Coast Guard Station Mayport 45-foot rescue boat crew and commercial tugboat responded.

The Jacks or Better Casino regained propulsion and arrived safely ashore at 3:10 a.m. Monday.