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Tuesday, 6 August 2013



It is a very difficult task on the part of the Government to provide suitable job facilities to all the people. The government have not so far taken Proper steps to eradicate unemployment. This wrong planning of the Government accelerates this problem to a great extent. As a result the problem of unemployment is increasing day by day.

The Indian economy is the 11th largest economy in the world. Our financial and unemployment problems are extremely grim. India's unemployment rate today is 3.8% officially.
India Face to Serious Employment Crisis in 2013-2014

India is a thickly populated country and the population is increasing day by day but the job opportunities remain the same. It is reported that the unemployment will be 3 to 4 times larger during 2013-14. According to reliable statistics released by the Government, Goa, KeralaBiharWest Bengal, Maharashtra, Rajasthan are the important states which will be affected by this grim unemployment crisis. Economists and social thinkers have already begun formulating appropriate measures to tackle the problem.

The major causes for this situation is recession and inflation which are now prevalent in major world economies. The rapid changes in technology are another important factor which is boosting the problem. The decline of opportunities in agricultural and industrial sectors tend to increase this situation of massive unemployment. Today the unemployment is higher in urban areas than in rural areas in India. The Unemployment rates for women are higher than men. The unemployment among the educated is much higher than the uneducated. There is massive unemployment in agricultural sector than in industrial and other sectors. 

The NRI community is a major chunk in this unemployed and unorganized sector. Due to the recent recession and inflation in the GulfEurope and America, a fairly large number of people have returned home. It is also the duty of the Government to find appropriate employment facilities to accommodate them also.


Our country cannot march forward economically and politically unless this problem is properly solved. The unemployment problem is primarily an economic one. Therefore it is essential that the economic policy of the country be reconstructed. As this will be a major task, immediate efforts to create opportunities in prominent way are carried out by an industry known as EMPOWER NETWORK provided sufficient amount of  establishments to remove the unemployment problem. Empower Network has changed every single life and its an awesome place for everyone to work! Empower Network has saved over 100,000 people unemployment problem!                                

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Saturday, 29 September 2012

How to Create Your First Web Site

These simple guidelines are for entry-level Web programmers. Better options are available for more sophisticated users

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  1. Getting Started

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      Choose an ISP to host your Web site.
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      Investigate several hosting services, considering factors such as maximum space, accessibility, reputation and terms of service.
    • 3
      Select and download a Web-page editor. Several simple editors are available for free; Netscape Composer is one. These editors let you see what your site will look like as you build it, so you won't have to learn HTML or other programming languages.
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      Your Web-page editor will give you specific instructions about options such as naming your site, creating different sections, creating backgrounds, adding links and inserting images.

    Using Images

    • 5
      Create images for your site by drawing them with your computer's paint program or by using a scanner for photographs and other hard-copy images.
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      If you find an image on another Web page that you'd like to use, e-mail the page's owner or administrator and request permission to download and post it. Download an image from a Web site by right-clicking on it (or clicking and holding on a Mac) and selecting Save Picture.

    Publishing Your Site

    • 7
      Your Web host ISP may have its own system for uploading pages. Otherwise, obtain a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program. Any will do.
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      Open your FTP program and log in to your host server by entering your login name and password.
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      Access the directory where your home page belongs. (Your Web ISP will give you this information.) The directory address is usually in the form of /pub/username, /pub/www/username or /pub/username/www. Your FTP program and host server will have specific instructions on how to access your directory.
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      Upload each page and graphic of your site according to the specific instructions of the FTP program and your host server.
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Tips & Warnings

  • Many Web hosts will let you use your own "domain name" (such as, if you have one, or they will assign you a name. (See the Related eHow "How to Register a Domain Name".)
  • See the Related eHow "How to Find Free Web Space" for info on finding free providers.
  • There are also Web sites that provide both hosting and site-building services; Homestead is a popular one.
  • Check eHow for instructions on using several Web-editing programs, including Netscape Composer, Microsoft FrontPage, and Macromedia Dreamweaver, as well as information on basic HTML. Some word-processing programs and Web browsers also have built-in editors.
  • Many graphics software programs come with "clip art" that you can use on your Web site. Clip-art CD-ROMs provide individual, simple images in various categories.
  • You may want to limit the size of the images you include, since larger images can make your page take a long time to view.
  • Check eHow for instructions on using Paint Shop Pro and Adobe Photoshop, two popular Web graphics programs.
  • Your FTP program may give you the option between ASCII and binary mode when uploading. Use ASCII mode when uploading pages, because pages are text files. Use binary mode for image files.
  • The above steps are a general strategy for uploading your site. Your FTP program and Web page ISP will have more specific instructions.

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

6 Things You Need to Know About Starting a Business as a Minor

Are you, or do you know someone, under the age of 18 who is interested in starting a business? Whether you are building the latest web app or buying and selling on eBay, young entrepreneurs face the same opportunities and challenges as their adult counterparts.
But as you might expect, there are also some tax and legal considerations to bear in mind.
Here are answers to some FAQs about starting a business as a minor (the definition of which varies by state).

1. Can a Minor Form an LLC or Corporation?
Forming an corporation or LLC is something many businesses consider as a way to separate their personal assets from their business assets. Can a minor incorporate a business? Corporate laws vary by state, but all states require the principals of a company that incorporates to be 18 years or older.
One option is to have a parent to act as an authorized signer – but remember, the parent becomes liable if their dependent is negligent in performing the duties of the business. Another option, permissible in some states, is to have the minor become a shareholder in the business or serve on an advisory board. Shareholders can be of any age and in the case of minors, their share may be held in trust.
The bottom line: Be sure to consult a local attorney about incorporating a business as a minor.

2. Can a Minor Sign a Contract?
Contracts are an essential fact of life as a business owner, whether you are signing an agreement with customers, partners or suppliers. A minor can sign a contract, but in most states they are not considered legally competent to enter into a binding agreement, meaning they can disaffirm the contract – rendering it void.

3. Can a Minor Get a Business Loan?
The “disaffirm” condition mentioned above keeps many lenders from entering into a loan agreement with a minor. Likewise, insufficient or poor credit history may also make it difficult to find traditional financing.
Credit cards are also limited to individuals who are 18 or older, although minors can apply for a credit card under their parent or guardian’s account.  Again, the responsible adult party is liable.
There are other options for financing a start-up that don’t involve formal business loans; borrowing money from family or friends, for example, is a common option for minors. However, it’s important to structure these agreements to prevent conflict. This blog explains some key factors to consider: 6 Tips for Borrowing Startup Funds from Friends or Family.

4. What About Paying Taxes as a Young Entrepreneur?
If you have started a business and made a profit, then you may need to pay income tax and self-employment tax to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), although some teen businesses such as lawn mowing and babysitting are exempt from self-employment taxes. If you have earned income from your business, you should file you own tax return instead of adding your income to your parent’s return.
The IRS offers tax guidance for young entrepreneurs, including resources to help you determine what taxes you need to pay. If you are selling products that qualify for sales tax, you should also consult your state revenue office to understand your obligations and obtain a sales tax permit.
It’s also extremely important to maintain good records of income and outgoings, as well as receipts. This will help you accurately track your finances and claim the right tax deductions against your expenses.
Check out SBA’s Guide to Small Business Taxes for information on all aspects of managing and paying your taxes.

5. Can a Minor Claim Copyright?
According to, "minors may claim copyright, and the Copyright Office issues registrations to minors, but state laws may regulate the business dealings involving copyrights owned by minors." advises that you consult a local attorney for specific guidance.

6. Can a Minor Register a Trademark?
It depends on your state’s law. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, if you can validly enter into binding legal obligations as a minor in your state, and may sue or be sued, then the application may be filed in your name as a minor. Otherwise, applications must be filed in the name of a parent or legal guardian, clearly stating his or her status as parent or legal guardian.

Where to Find More Information
For more information about essential steps involved in starting a business, such as registering a business name and getting the right licenses or permits (even home-based businesses require permits), read these 10 Steps to Starting a Business. In addition, check out SBA’s Young Entrepreneur Guide for links, online training and other useful resources.
There are also organizations in the community dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs start up and succeed, such as local Small Business Development Centers and other community resources.
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4 Pieces Of Practical Advice for Women Entrepreneurs

The following is a guest post by Kate Endress. Kate is the CEO and cofounder of, a new cutting edge ecommerce site selling a curated collection of designer eyewear including prescription sunglasses. Kate is a graduate of Stanford Business School and was previously a private equity investor before becoming an entrepreneur.
Despite the scary statistic that women lead just 8% of venture-backed companies, I believe that there has never been a better time to be a young, female entrepreneur. There are an increasing number of great female role models who serve as inspirations.
Yahoo's decision to hire Marissa Mayer to run the struggling web giant, knowing full well that she was pregnant, is particularly exciting. I had the privilege to hear Mayer talk at a Stanford Women in Management event two years ago and was inspired even then as she talked honestly and openly about everything from her management style to her strategy for achieving the elusive work/life balance.woman ceo
In all of my experiences speaking with women who run companies, the same four pieces of advice arise time and again:
  1. Connections Count: Build Your Network
    Early in my career, I received some great advice from a female colleague who told me to find the women I want to emulate and get to know them by asking them out for a cup of coffee. At first, I was a bit nervous to pick up the phone or write the email, because I knew these were busy women. In the past seven years, however, I have reached out at least once a month to female bosses, leaders and entrepreneurs. Only once to date has the recipient not been able to fit me in. I'm often touched at how openly and warmly they share experiences, both professionally and personally. It is through these meetings that I have honed in on my vision for the kind of female leader, mother and wife I hope to someday become.
    Don't forget when you are networking – with men or women – to present yourself confidently. That starts with a strong handshake and good eye contact. Speak confidently about your business or your idea. You want advice and mentorship, but don't forget that you also have experience to offer and share.

  2. Let Others Help: Tap The Resources
    There are a growing number of resources and organizations dedicated to helping women in technology, many started by female pioneers who had to make their way through unchartered territory just one generation ago. At Stanford, I was a member of the Women in Management club where leaders like Mayer came to speak about their ambitions and tactics for achieving their ideal balance in life. Today, I subscribe to Women 2.0 (, a Kauffman-backed organization that offers content, community and conferences for women founders in tech. It's inspiring to keep tabs on other female entrepreneurs, and I've attended several events in San Francisco where I got to connect with other female founders. Springboard Enterprises ( is another useful program that matches female entrepreneurs with coaches, industry contacts and investors. I have coffee every month with different female business owners who openly and warmly share experiences and advice. Check Meetup and local universities to find other groups of like-minded women near you. These are ideal places for networking, finding mentorship, sourcing investors and generating peer support groups.

  3. Don't Forego Funding: VCs Are Becoming More Balanced
    The venture community seems to be turning over a new leaf with the recent wave of successful startups with strong female customer bases. Women make up 60% of Zynga's customers, 77% of Groupon's customers, 82% of Pinterest's users and 70% of all ecommerce buyers. I am a huge online shopper myself and I was able to leverage that authenticity to attract venture backing for my ecommerce startup last August. If your target market is women, you can leverage your experiences and build a better story of how your company will reach other females. Depending on your company you may also be eligible for government grants that are given to organizations run by women.

  4. Learn To Lead: We Need More Movers, Shakers and Mentors
    Speak with conviction when you are speaking to others and avoid trailing off or framing things like a question. You are an expert in your own area and you should speak about it confidently. Know your weaknesses and build a strong team around you that can support you. Sometimes this means hiring other women – but mostly it means hiring the best person for the job. There were a few female engineers who applied for my company and I was definitely rooting for them, but at the end of the day they weren't all the best candidates. To be a strong leader for my company, I needed to select the best person for the job. Put yourself out there as a mentor for younger women, both in your company and externally. You'll be giving back to the next generation of entrepreneurs while also building your own network.
    WE NEED MORE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS!  Please share any other tips or ideas you have in the comments.  

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Purchasing and How to manage this Process - Weekly biz Mentoring Tips


The paper this week goes into depth on Purchasing and helps you understand what this side of the business is all about. 


The webcast is about 'How to Build a Lean Startup?'

Other News -

We start meeting next week again.  The sessions seem to be fully booked for the first couple of weeks.  If you feel you cannot make it to them please let others know in time.

Gerry, Zufi and hopefully Kim Dolman should be available to help you with your businesses next week.

Just to give our new members a quick intro. We meet once a week at the Print Room Cafe 9the map is at the Top right hand Side of the Home page , ie where you sign up for events) between 6- 8pm.  It is start of term at UCL so it may be a bit around 6'ish.  Usually most of us turn up between 6- 6.15 pm.  We act as a point of support for both Mentors and Businesses.  This means if you want to find out more about how to become a Business Mentor etc your as welcome as New and Small Business.

We send out weekly biz Mentoirng tips like this one with Webcasts and Business papers to help you with your business - all free.

All the support provided during the sessions are offered on a freemium basis, ie the session itself is free however if you choose to work with the Mentor afterwards or outside the group then usual commercial rates may apply.

Hope you had a nice summer and look forward to seeing you next week 


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Why Every Entrepreneur Should Write and 9 Tips To Get Started

"The best part of blogging is the people you will meet"- Hugh MacLeod repeating wisdom from Loic Lemeur to me at the Big Pink at 2 am in South Beach after the Future of Web Apps 2008.
If you asked me to tell you a list of three of the best decisions in my life, I can certainly tell you that regularly writing is one of them. It's the reason I'm an author here at OnStartups, made many new friends, had interesting opportunities cross my radar, and most importantly had the chance to share knowledge that has helped other entrepreneurs.onstartups writing

Why You Should Write

You Will Meet Other Smart People

Writing has allowed me to meet a slew of smart people. Some of these people are now virtual acquaintances and some are very close friends on a personal and professional level. Each article that you publish is a synthesized thought process that may click with other entrepreneurs instantly. Have you ever had a feeling when reading an article that "Wow, they are thinking exactly what I'm thinking"? By writing, you are likely to encounter a handful of people that experience the same thing. Occasionally one of those people will reach out to you via email or bump into you at an event. You might make a new acquaintance, a new co-founder for the future, potential investor, hire,etc. At the end of the day, being an entrepreneur is about finding other smart (hopefully smarter) people to collaborate with and writing frequently helps make this happen.
Example: I ended up becoming a writer here at OnStartups due to my own writing. A year ago, I put out an article called "Disruption and My Next Startup". This is how I first met David Skok from Matrix Partners. David later introduced me to Dharmesh, who has become a good friend since moving to Boston. After talking about all things entrepreneurial, we realized we both had the same altruistic goals with writing: to meet other smart people and help share the lessons we've learned. Small piece of trivia: OnStartups was started in 2005 on Dharmesh's birthday. I joined OnStartups on my birthday this year (September 8th).

Your Experiences Will Provide Insightful Knowledge To Other Entrepreneurs

Every entrepreneur has been through many of the same yet different experiences. We find co-founders, we all work at building a product/service, we all try to get customers, etc. Even though we're doing the same thing at a high-level, we all have different experiences. We may have found great co-founders, built a great product, but fail to acquire customers. Each entrepreneur+startup mix is a unique permutation that varies from the rest of the world, hence providing a snowflake of experience. Through writing you can not only help share your successes, but also the pitfalls that lead to your failures. There's no magic bullet to entrepreneurship, but the wealth of writing from experienced entrepreneurs out there such as Paul Graham, Dharmesh here at OnStartups, Jason Fried and Joel Spolsky have prevented young entrepreneurs from making mistakes that they might have made otherwise. Open source technology has helped entrepreneurs get started immediately with no capital while significantly reducing risk (you would have to raise a large amount of capital to launch anything with lines of code behind it a decade ago). I believe open source knowledge on entrepreneurship can help do the same when it comes to the business side of things. Getting as many entrepreneurs writing + sharing their insight is the very first start of this.

You Will Establish Domain Expertise

Every person is an expert in their own right at something. It might be user interface design, coding, leadership, raising money, investing, etc. By writing you get a chance to establish that domain expertise by sharing it with the world. Don't worry about people stealing your secret sauce either. Famous chefs share their secrets and hints all the time without fear that it will cause their demise.

It Helps Build Dedication

Writing on a regular schedule takes a lot of discipline, just like going to the gym or practicing a new martial art. Nothing happens overnight, including building an audience and becoming a good writer. Like most things in life, writing takes time and strong dedication. Unwavering dedication is a valuable skill in startups that many seem to forget. If you keep yourself dedicated to writing on a consistent schedule, those important values will carry over to other facets of life including startups.

Your Communication Skills Will Get Exponentially Better

It takes a lot of work to become a great communicator as an entrepreneur. You have to break down complex problems, very technical solutions, and intricate details into soundbites that flow logically. By writing, you develop the ability to communicate more clearly to an audience of many, by providing a logical argument with a unique angle to your position. In some ways, you've been learning this skill your entire life through schooling, but writing as an entrepreneur in a public medium is something completely different. Through schooling you write for an audience of 1-2 people. Those people will usually judge you based not upon the content, but whether you agreed with their point of view. Writing as an entrepreneur in a public medium puts you in the spotlight of tens of thousands to millions of unique readers. If your writing isn't cohesive, there are many that can call you out. I had some rough professors throughout my undergrad years, but no one will call you out like internet commenters, many of which may be trolls. By the third article, you start to subconsciously think "Is this cohesive/does it make sense?" as a gut reaction when writing in order to avoid negative feedback.

You Will Build An Audience That Will Give You Candid Feedback

If you're really lucky, you will start to build an audience that isn't full of trolls, but that consists of those that are genuine and honest. They may give you negative feedback, but it will be candid+honest. Don't just look at the number of re-tweets on an article, look at the articles that get the audience to participate. You will eventually find a groove of what your audience enjoys and what they consider good writing. Try to reply to every comment as well, even if it is a simple "Thank you."

It Is A Rapid Accelerator Of Serendipity

Startups are certainly impacted by luck, but I believe they are impacted just as much by serendipity. You never know who knows who or who you may run into at an event. By putting yourself out there and making yourself open to meeting as many people as possible, serendipity is much more likely to happen. Once you have even a minor audience, you are now likely to experience the effects of serendipity. One article might reach 500 or 50,000 people in a short span of time. Remember that we live in a world where content/information travels faster than ever before. Out of those 50,000 people, you never know who might be reading, who might reach out to you, or who might leave a comment. I can tell you this: The majority of good things that have happened to me in business can be traced back to my writing

9 Tips How To Get Started

Many think that writing is as simple as registering for a Wordpress/Tumblr/Posterous account and all of a sudden they're the next Seth Godin. Just like anything in life, it takes time, practice, and finding the formula that works well for you. I started writing almost 2 years ago, but didn't get into it seriously until approximately 3-4 months ago. Here's a list of some of the things that I've learned along the way that will hopefully be useful food for thought.

Keep It Simple And Worry About The Aesthetics Later On

Sign-up for Posterous, Tumblr, or Wordpress. If you really want to customize things later on, host your own Wordpress install. Find a good, simple/basic theme, set up some basic settings + SEO, and get to the races with writing. Try to use your own name as the domain name. If you have a popular first+last name combo and can't own your exact name, try to get something similar. Last, but not least, try to have a picture of yourself somewhere on the site. It's good to put a face to your writing and this will help people identify with you when meeting up in person. Besides the simple stuff above, just start writing. Insightful content is king and that's where you should be focusing your efforts.

Define A Specific Audience To Write To

As you'll see in this link , which is also listed below, John Gruber writes for a specific audience- himself. You can further narrow down John Gruber as an apple fanboy who is geeky and educated. When writing I try to do the same thing. I write every article as if I owned a time machine and could mail myself letters five years ago when I was first getting started. To be honest, I still don't really know anything, but back then I knew absolutely nothing at all. Everytime I'm in the midst of an article, before completing it, I ask myself: "Would this have been useful to me five years ago?" If I say "No", then I stop writing, and possibly come back to it later to re-evaluate things if a new approach to the article comes up. Find your audience, that one exact ideal person, and write to them every time.

Set A Regular Routine

I get one article out every week and try to stay to that schedule regardless of what else is going on. I put it in line with working out everyday. It either gets done or not done. Sure the world won't end, if you miss a week, but that's not the point. It's about building dedication and putting something fresh out. I do all my writing on Sundays, edit throughout the week, and then release the articles when I have time to deal with comments/promote the article. The downside to this is writer's block or feeling like you have to write for the sake of just writing. I stray away from this by breaking things up into chunks and sections.

Don't Force It

Whatever you do: Do Not Force An Article. Set your schedule loose enough that you can get something out the door on time, but don't wait until the last second. Spend a lot of time thinking about your articles before hand. Most of my articles are formed before I write a single word in textmate. While I run, spend time on the T, and shower I usually think through the logic of articles. By doing this, you're not looking at writing an article like it's a high-school essay. It will flow naturally and won't be forced.

Initially Share With Close Entrepreneurial Friends

In the beginning there is a good chance you won't have a large readership, but that's okay. Send the article to close friends in the entrepreneurial community and just ask for some basic feedback. If they like it, ask them if they can share it with others. Also start sharing with other communities that you may be a part of, such as the one here at OnStartups or Hacker News.

Watch Your Analytics

Check to see where most of your traffic is coming from and double down on those avenues. Also pay attention to direct traffic sources. This means that people are either emailing your article around, sharing via instant messenger, or actually going to the URL directly. Also look at which articles ultimately become most popular with readers. Over time you will start to understand what your audience likes (ie- entrepreneurial advice, tech insights, interviews with other entrepreneurs, current event analysis, etc.)

Have a main topic + supporting points to avoid rambling

Each and every one of my articles has the same general format. Position/Argument usually found in the title, opening paragraph, supporting H2 tags, and then a closing paragraph. It might get repetitive over time, but it allows me to form arguments clearly + segment things out well enough into chunks.

No linkbait, just "thoughtbait"

I don't get into flamewars or write linkbait. It may work very well for some entrepreneurs to get recognition and increase pageviews, but it shouldn't be about that. It should be about sharing your knowledge and hopefully educating your reader. I like to write what I call "thoughtbait". A reader should come away with actionable knowledge that makes them think "I need to try this" or "I'm pumped up to get something done". Readers should also be sharing the link to help others gain the same knowledge as well.

Make Yourself Easy To Reach

Last , but not least, make yourself approachable and very easy to reach. Put your email addresss up, Twitter account up, and possibly your phone number. Robert Scoble still has the same phone number from when he first got started, and will still pick up/respond to texts. It may seem like a burden, but it's not. If you want to meet as many smart people as possible, you need to make yourself approachable and easy to be contacted. I get multiple emails a week from readers or people saying "thank you" re: my articles. This is one of the most rewarding things I've ever experienced. Great part is this: You can start experiencing it too. The goal of this article isn't just to inform and educate, but to hopefully start a movement to get as many entrepreneurs as possible to start writing. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned startup veteran, writing will not only benefit you, but it will benefit those who need your knowledge. If you start writing or already write insightful pieces about your experiences, please drop me an email: . I'm certainly going to start compiling the list as it grows and will share it. One of my first additions was my buddy Wayne , who founded i2hub. 

Here are some other useful resources on the topic:
Interview With John Gruber On Writing-
So, are you convinced you should be writing -- or writing more?  If you're convinced, what will it take to get you to do it?  If you've already been writing, have you found it to be useful?  Would love to hear your stories and experiences. 

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