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If you're a real estate investor, you know how important it is to have the latest figures and data at your fingertips. You probably have favorite websites and newsfeeds to keep up as much as possible, but what you really need is real data in real time. Enter S'moretgage, which was debuted at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY in early May 2014. It's all about getting data to real estate investors immediately, and reveres knowledge as the key player in making sound investment choices. However, it's not just about having quick access to this kind of information. It's actually pretty challenging, as any investor knows, to even access some information like public mortgage data. S'moretgage is designed for both investment professionals and consumers, is exceptionally user-friendly, and if the preview version reflects the real deal, it might just change the real estate game entir... (more)

How to Choose the Right Online Payroll Provider

You would be hard pressed to find an existing business that does not pay its employees or contractors using some method of online payroll system. Even those that process freelancer payments through Paypal or Dwolla are issuing online payments to their workers. There are still businesses out there, however, that are looking for someone to handle their payroll tasks for them. Whether it's a new business, an organization that's moving away from paper checks to an online system, or a firm looking to make a change in who handles it for them, there are ways to make sure that the chose... (more)

Mobile Accessories Bring Pet Tracking to Your Smartphone

This has proved to be extremely effective when it comes to locating lost or stolen tablets, computers, and smartphones. But what happens when our pets go missing? Luckily, a few companies have been stepping forward to create solutions for our furry friends. Here are a few ways you can track and check in on your pet from your smartphone. Tagg A pet accessory company called Tagg specializes in small GPS trackers that attach to your animal's collar. This lightweight gadget allows you to know exactly where your pet is at all times. You don't have to worry about the elements destroy... (more)

Customer Service and the Need to Improve

"In the U.S., there is a 5 percent increase in switching due to poor customer service from 46% to 51%. Globally, there is a 4 percent increase in switching due to poor customer service from 62% to 66%." This quote comes from the 2013 Global Consumer Pulse Survey from Accenture where the focus was the "Switching Economy," or the shift of consumer loyalty from one provider to another due to poor customer service. The report lists a number of customer service practices that aggravated the 13,168 respondents, 74 percent stated that, "having to wait for a response after I've requeste... (more)

Is Lenovo Staging a Takeover?

If the CEO of the company has anything to say about Lenovo's standing in the PC industry, the company won't stop until massive growth is achieved. In a series of recent buying sweeps, Lenovo has bought Motorola Mobility for a whopping $2.91 billion from Google and also acquired the server business side of IBM for another $2.3 billion; the CEO said in March 2014 that Lenovo will "continue to acquire companies" to secure more growth. It seems like there's no end to the funds Lenovo has available, and closing these two big deals have set up the company for a major overhaul. However,... (more)