Google Play Store Refunding Certain Users

You might have received an email from Google stating that you may be eligible for a refund for apps you purchased through the Google Play Store. This is because PEAK was previously using Google for our email service, then Google decided to cancel their partner program for ISP’s. Many users had spent money on apps, movies, music and other purchases in the Play Store, and can now no longer access them, so they decided to refund those users. If you receive this email, go ahead and fill out the form using your PEAK email address. If accepted you will receive a refund from Google directly.
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2014 Employee Awards Banquet

PEAK Cake

It’s great to see the sun shining and plants starting to bloom, these are truly signs that spring is here in Oregon. Spring brings to mind many different activities — for some it marks a break from school, for others a time to clean the house and perhaps a family vacation. At PEAK, spring marks a time for us to celebrate another year of success and to honor our standout employees at the annual PEAK awards banquet.

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A new inbox that puts you back in control

Originally posted by Itamar Gilad, Product Manager of Gmail.

We get a lot of different types of email: messages from friends, social notifications, deals and offers, confirmations and receipts, and more. All of these emails can compete for our attention and make it harder to focus on the things we need to get done. Sometimes it feels like our inboxes are controlling us, rather than the other way around.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Today, Gmail is getting a brand new inbox on desktop and mobile that puts you back in control using simple, easy organization.

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Three Stages to Promote Your Local Business on Facebook Pages

Facebook has been a promising venue through which to market a local business ever since it reached a high level of popularity back in 2008. Back then, it was just breaking the hundred million user level and was showing signs that it would be able to be business-friendly in contrast to its rival MySpace. Now, it’s 10 times bigger and commands more time of humans than any other website.

The problem is that it’s not the easiest marketing platform to master. Unlike Google, Twitter, and other players that are used on a daily basis, Facebook has algorithms that keep businesses from finding success. Google has an algorithm, of course, but because people go to it to find businesses, they make it very easy for those willing to pay money or play by the optimization rules to get the exposure they need. On Facebook, users aren’t going there to engage with businesses so trying to “sneak in” marketing and advertising is an act that goes contrary to the desires of the users. This is why the algorithm can be so harsh.

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