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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Boocoo to compete against ebay, craigslist

Boocoo to compete against ebay, craigslist
Ranger Data Technologies Inc. is launching, an online auction that will share transactional fees with nearly 300 newspaper and broadcast partners in North America. On June 14, will first be activated for its media partners prior to a June 21 national introduction.
“Because of the explosive growth in Internet usage in the past decade, a new revenue opportunity has opened up for newspapers and other local media,” said former newspaper publisher George Willard Sr., chairman, CEO, and founder of Ranger Data Technologies. 
Boocoo will license zip codes to the media partners who will have exclusive rights to split transactional fees generated by the auction site.

ecoKIDZ to beautify business

Kids ages 6 and up, accompanied by adults, are invited to help beautify a new facility for a July grand opening. ecoSTORE USA will manufacture household cleaning, baby and personal care products. The event was June 12, at the new store at 4400 Glenmeade Lane in Auburn Hills. Each family that participates will receive a sample of ecoSTORE USA laundry detergent. Food and beverages will also be served.
For information, visit www.ecostoreusa. com or call Lyne Appel Downing at 248-932-5150. No registration required.

Automation Alley conference discusses business in Canada

Automation Alley’s conference on doing business in Canada is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 22 at 2675 Bellingham in Troy. Pre-registration is $20 for members and $40 for non-members. Call 800-427-5100 or visit

Warner Norcross attorneys contribute for Asian legal guide

Two attorneys with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP are contributing co-editors of the new publication, “A Legal Guide to Doing Business in the Asia-Pacific.” Andrew H. Thorson, a partner and chair of the International Business Group, and Albert Vincent Y. Yu Chang, an associate in the group, led the effort to produce the 470-plus page book.

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