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The Big Picture This week, GOP prez hopeful Marco Rubio was beating the vocational school drum and chanting the mantra:... Read more

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The Big Picture NYC was swarming this week with commercial real estate (CRE) technology leaders, investors and startups during CRETech Intersect, the industry’s leading symposium on emerging and innovative... Read more

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The Latest on Civic Tech The Big Picture You might assume that the slow bureaucratic churn of government would scare away entrepreneurs.  Read more

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The Big Picture The two gorillas in the daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry have been accused of pulling a Martha Stewart—that’s insider trading Martha, not  Read more

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The Big Picture The mobile enterprise biz—creating apps that workers use to perform necessary business functions—is booming. A recent report predicts that it... Read more

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The Big Picture This week, tech media stalwart TechCrunch hosted its annual Disrupt SF conference where startups launch products and compete for the Disrupt Cup, which... Read more

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The Big Picture Why is solar so hot right now? Many states offer generous tax credits, grants, incentives and subsidies. Plus, Uncle Sam digs the panels. In addition to a 30% federal tax credit, the DoE’s  Read more

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The Big Picture Most people associate virtual reality (VR) with gaming, but the technology’s affecting numerous industries, including Healthcare (overcome your fear of flying!), Automotive ( Read more

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The Big Picture An absentminded husband can turn his oven off from anywhere in the world. A city’s maintenance crew knows when  Read more

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The Big Picture The reputation-destroying revelations from the Ashley Madison hack keep dribbling out. (Psst! If you’re on the “The List,” consider doing this. Oh, and stop... Read more

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The Big Picture Tech startup chatter rarely involves <literal> dirt, but at the rate the AgTech industry’s growing, it’s worth noting because many believe it’s a smart bet. In 2014, AgTech  Read more

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The Big Picture Google attempted to shake up the world this week by announcing the creation of a parent company called Alphabet to better... Read more

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Big Picture A little less than half (42%) of the 54 million health and fitness club members in the U.S. use boutiques, which is even more impressive considering that’s a 21% jump over... Read more

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Big Picture Hotels are so last millennium. As a traveler, why should you pay city taxes, state taxes and surcharges when you can surf AirBnB—the penthouse suite of the home sharing space—and experience something more ‘personalized’ from $22 a night for  Read more

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Big Picture PayPal, the most widely used peer-to-peer (P2P) payment network, not only split from eBay recently, but also announced it  Read more

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