Small Home Trend

Stanford Start Home deck

Can you live in an 800-square-foot home? You may soon. The days of outsize American homes are coming to an end, judging by the surging chatter about smaller homes. While you may not be able to tell from the 2,400-2,800-square-feet palaces being built around you, several trends point to a very different real estate future. … Read More

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Building The Innovative Marketing Stack

Marketing Technology Landscape

You may or may not be aware that online marketing companies are being acquired at astonishing sums of money—but if you ask marketing folks to name their favorite tools, most will have a hard time naming one or two, let alone three. This is even more remarkable when you consider there are more than 1,000 … Read More

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100 Mac Applications We Can’t Live Without

Pixelmator

Now that Macintosh computers are about to seize even more market momentum, it should be stated that Apple’s groundbreaking platform has attracted some of the best designed software on the market today. In fact, we would venture to say that with few exceptions the Mac offers the best possible software for the task at hand. … Read More

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CRM on the Mac

Contacts

Particularly for CRM-type solutions, the Mac is not strong in database management. Despite the fact that social networking is absolutely essential to your success, managing contacts is an arduous task on the Mac. A large part of the blame lies with Apple itself. This innovative company provides a lackluster, but free, contact management tool, Contacts … Read More

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Sony BDP-S6200 Blu-ray Player

Sony BDP-S6200

At the recent 2014 CES Show, Sony debuted a new Blu-ray player, the Sony BDP-S6200 ($180) that based on preliminary feedback is now the player to get. Its main selling feature is a “dual-core” processor that significantly speeds operation. Like the previously recommended Sony BDP-S5100, the Sony BDP-S6200 features integrated Wi-Fi, supports 3D, and offers … Read More

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Ford Fiesta ST

Ford Fiesta

Last week, I had a chance to test-drive the new 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, Ford Focus ST and Ford C-Max, Ford’s hybrid car. As you can tell from the headline, my favorite of the three was the Fiesta, although the C-Max blew me away in terms of quiet power and gee-whiz visual controls. But it … Read More

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The Growing Marijuana Culture

Marijuana Cali

At CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta confesses he has been wrong about marijuana. After examining the mounting evidence that was benefiting medical marijuana users, Gupta admits “Well, I am here to apologize.” A front-page New York Times story joins the growing chorus, concluding that “Warnings voiced against partial legalization – of civic disorder, increased lawlessness and … Read More

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Cadillac ATS

2013 Cadillac ATS

Last week we had a chance to test-drive the new Cadillac ATS, the company’s latest attempt to unseat the BMW 3-series and Mercedes C-class hegemony. There’s no question the Cadillac is a kick to drive but can it play in the major leagues? The first thing we should acknowledge is that the ATS is not … Read More

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