California reports ‘issues’ with unemployment benefits website

Andreas Milano

California’s unemployment benefits agency says “intermittent issues” on its website over the weekend caused delays for some people who were trying to certify their eligibility to continue receiving checks.

People who receive unemployment benefits must certify every two weeks that they are still eligible. They do this by logging into the Employment Development Department’s website. But beginning on Sunday, the department said some people “encountered intermittent issues with the system.”

A statement from the department said even with the problems, more than half a million people were able to certify their eligibility since then. The department said anyone who hasn’t

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A Guide to Optimizing for Google News, Top Stories, and Discover

Andreas Milano

Optimizing sites to appear in Google News, Top Stories, and Google Discover is unique in many ways from the process of earning rankings in the 10 blue organic links.

This is because Google uses a variety of different organic SERP features to display recent or newsworthy content, each of which comes with its own set of ranking guidelines and reporting capabilities.

To make this even more complex, Google only provides dedicated reporting on some – but not all – of these News-related features through Google Search Console and Google Analytics.

This leaves some

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Maine Earmarks $120M in Federal Funding for Broadband

Andreas Milano


(TNS) — Calling the $120 million in federal stimulus funding for broadband infrastructure expansion in Maine a “transformational moment,” Sen. Angus King said the state’s plans to use the money must be technologically “future proof.”

The money puts Maine, which is planning several efforts to get broadband to underserved areas, in the unusual position of suddenly being awash with money. The questions that the senator and broadband experts discussed on a webinar Monday included how to best put the money to work and how to assure that new infrastructure withstands the test of time.

 

King, a former two-term governor and

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Arroyo Norte developer hosting public meeting | City News

Andreas Milano

A development for a 170-unit single-family rental community, Arise Arroyo Norte, may potentially be a part of the North Valley’s future landscape.

The proposed 16-acre development may be located 400 feet east of the southeast corner of the I-17 and Arroyo Norte Drive. 

The “luxury” rental project “will provide new and more diverse housing options within this area of the city as a benefit to the overall residential character of the area,” according to the application submitted by the Phoenix-based Law Office of David Cisiewski.  

The applicant will host a community meeting on March 31 to discuss the proposed residential

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Get Paid $2400 to disconnect from technology for 24-hours | Daily Dot Com

Andreas Milano

If you can quite your favorite tech for an entire 24-hours, then you could be in line for winning over two grand! 

The company’s challenge comes at a time when global remote working setups mean we are spending more time in front of the screen than ever, especially with offices closing down, and university students forced to learn from their bedrooms.

If your application is approved the 24-hour ban takes effect; meaning total disconnection from all technology.

As the digital detox contender, you’ll have 14 days from accepting the challenge to pick a day that works for you. There’s even

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Key Differences in SEO Strategy

Andreas Milano

When it comes to search marketing in China, Baidu is a core component.

In fact, as I write this, Baidu accounts for 78.4% of search engine market share in China to Google’s 1.9% (Sogou comes in at 13.8%, Haosou at 2.2%, and Bing at 2%).

However, to be successful in what is the world’s most populated country, your strategy needs to look beyond SEO and at how Chinese users engage

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