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Is Google testing the waters of consumer retail?


Google launches massive ad campaign and opens a pop-up shop to drive direct consumer sales of its new Pixel phone and other home automation devices

15 years ago, Apple its own stores, it now has three hundred stores. Five years ago Microsoft started testing retail concepts and now has stand alone boutiques. This year, Amazon tested its own retail concept in Seattle. This week, Google joined their ranks by opening a pop-up shop in SoHo in order to build interest in the electronics and home automation devices.
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Is It Time for You to Partner With Microsoft?


As a tech or IT company, there’s a chance you’ve considered becoming part of the Microsoft Partner Network. After all, as a business owner, you have to consider all means of standing out from your competition. A gold certification from Microsoft certainly couldn’t hurt, right? But there’s a lot to consider. Chiefly, you have to look at the cost—a partnership fee is expensive in its own right, and keeping staff trained can also be a pricey proposition. Continue Reading


What Is The Internet of Things (IoT)


The Internet of Things—it’s the buzz phrase that all the “smart” companies are using. But what does it mean for you? Out of context, the Internet of Things, or IoT, may sound like vague concept unimportant to your day-to-day operations. But when you start to peel back the layers, IoT can reveal self to be an advantage—even a necessity—for your business’s growth and survival. Continue Reading


Are Online Interior Design Services Worth It?

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Furniture sales are expected to hit $14 billion; VC-backed interior design tech startups are cashing in on the market but are they worth the use?

In the past five years, the rise of online design services has a major trend in the interiors industry. In fact, these types of services were on of my five interior business trends to watch on PSFK. Now, nearly two years later, they are several players in the industry – all with varying business models backed by several million dollars in seed funding. As a recent transplant in Seattle, I decided to use one of these services to design my new apartment after deciding to downsize from 900-square foot apartment in Los Angeles. After looking at my options, I decided to use NousDecor after a timely conversation with founder Heather Gillette.

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Do You Want to Know What’s in the Food You Eat?

Introducing Clear Food from Clear Labs on Vimeo.

As health conscious consumers, we continue to read more about allergens and contaminants in the food we buy at local markets and food chains. So how does one avoid that eating what might make us sick? Enter Clear Labs, a team of software engineers and genomic scientists that are indexing the world’s food supply in order to help set worldwide standards for food integrity. Continue Reading