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Google names Cary as eCity for online business

Posted August 20, 2013

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— Google has named Cary to its eCity list for 2013 for having the strongest online business community in the state.

Cary is now in the ranking for America’s leading cities in the digital economy.

Google and independent research firm Ipos evaluated the likelihood of small business to have a website, social network utilization, blogs and other factors in determining the lead city in each state.

Scott Levitan, director of Small Business Engagement at Google, said other cities can look to Cary’s growth in e-commerce as an example.

“Google is proud to recognize this growing entrepreneurial spirit and the role it plays in creating jobs and sustaining local economies,” he said.

Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht Jr. said, “Cary has a long history of embracing technology as a way to provide opportunities and solutions that are cost-effective and sensible, and we appreciate Google’s recognition of our accomplishments.”

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  • RAA0013 Aug 28, 2013

    Why can't people just be glad this area got some good national press? Way to go Cary. Ignore all the haters.

  • LuvLivingInCary Aug 23, 2013

    saddle. maybe they should just show up at your house without a warrant and look through your computer and see what you think then. there is no difference in that situation and them looking at your traffic from their vantage point. still an invasion of privacy without a warrant.

    BTW. the way they get around this is they sift through the traffic looking for endpoints. once they find an endpoint in question they get the warrant and go looking for pictures on all the computers at that addy. when they get the warrant they actually do not know for sure they will find anything but they arrest anyway. arrest them and then search the drives for the evidence. the whole thing is just an invasion of privacy.

  • me2you Aug 23, 2013

    It's better to own an e-commerce in Cary than a brick and mortar. They put so many restrictions on businesses, and you must hide behind trees. I would never open a business in Cary....at least not retail.

  • EnoughWhiningAlready Aug 20, 2013

    "sounds appropriate for a city that has a cyber police department that sifts through the citizens personal internet traffic endpoints."

    And doing so has gotten many pedofiles off the streets --- or do you find fault with that, also?

  • LuvLivingInCary Aug 20, 2013

    eCity award...sounds appropriate for a city that has a cyber police department that sifts through the citizens personal internet traffic endpoints.

  • EnoughWhiningAlready Aug 20, 2013

    We have lived in Cary 20 years.....it is a GREAT place to reside, believe me. And no -- just to get out ahead of the usual bashers -- everything is not beige nor is everyone stuck up and snobby.