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Hawaii Bill HB1405
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Patnode Jul 2, 2009.


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Search Engine Marketing, Web 2.0, Paid Search Advertising (Adwords, Yahoo Search Marketing, Microsoft Adcenter), Copywriting, Web Analytics, eCommerce Conversion Optimization.
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Hawaii's Amazon Tax Bill - The Implications On Hawaii's Tech Industry

Aloha, currently Hawaii legislators are trying to pass an Internet tax law. Yes, Hawaii legislators think you should be paying even more taxes. Normally I am not a political person but after reading this bill I strongly believe this is bad for Hawaii.


The scary part is If you take a deeper look into this proposed bill you will see it has a dramatic negative affect on Hawaii's tech industry.  This includes the entire online media (content sites, photographers, video, bloggers,…


Posted on March 22, 2011 at 5:30pm — 19 Comments

Urgent! Help Stop HB1405 - The Bill That Will Devastate Hawaii's Online Media Industry

I hate to be dramatic but the future of Hawaii's online media industry is in jeopardy and your immediate action is needed. Bill HB1405 is a bill that could cause a huge blow to Hawaii's Online Media Industry. It will handicap Hawaii's Online Media by not allowing them to fully monetize their websites giving an advantage to international and mainland companies and professionals.

Frankly, I am very surprised that there has not been more support against this bill from Hawaii's tech… Continue

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 5:00pm — 72 Comments

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At 11:27pm on June 13, 2009, Dave Zuls said…
I don't work at Hawaiian Airlines any more. Maybe I can contact the guy who currently manages the affiliate program and get him so say something.
At 5:59pm on June 12, 2009, Mika Leuck said…
E komo mai Dean!

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