Create a Corporate Presence for $12

It used to be a lot harder to setup your own domain, website and email. It was particularly more difficult to create what I would deem corporate email. Being able to synchronize contacts and calendars with coworkers and have email addresses at the same domain used to require dedicated servers and dedicated IT personnel. Of course I am old and that was a while ago. However that is what I like best about this product, the eMail. With most web hosting companies you can quickly setup email addresses. But the contacts and calendar functionality that GoDaddy offers using the Microsoft 365 solution allows you to have the same capabilities of larger businesses at an incredibly low price.

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Amazon Brick and Mortar

It has been reported that Amazon is opening it’s first brick and mortar store. That is somewhat true. According to CNBC it will start as more of a warehouse. The idea is to be able to provide same day delivery within New York city.

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The store front will also serve to market Amazon’s brand. Another function will be to provide returns and exchanges for customers without having to ship the item back. Over time it was said that they may begin showcasing and selling Amazon products such as the Kindle table, Fire TV and Fire Phone.

We shall see over time if Amazon’s brick and mortar stores show up in a city near you, or even suburbia.

Tesla and the Convergence of the Auto Industry and Technology

By now you know Tesla unveiled their new Model S which is the Tesla D. The Tesla D is a new dual motor all wheel drive version of the S. I read 0-60 times of 3.2 seconds, wow.

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Tesla Media Coverage

What I found most interesting was the search results and coverage of the Tesla D unveiling. I searched google for “tesla d” and as I looked at the top results I realized I did not see Car and Driver articles in the top 10, nor Motor Trend, or Automobile, or any other traditional car magazine. The top result was engadget which is clearly a technology focused site. Others were newspapers and various results which will change over time.

What Tesla has achieved is unparalleled. Not only did Tesla redefine the auto industry they have bridged the gap between two industries, auto and technology. It is always interesting to see these types of gaps bridged. As an example, you may remember when the IT group and programmers of a company were in different buildings and rarely spoke to others within a company, now they sit and work side by side with marketing groups, business groups and others. There are many examples like this.

The convergence of autos and technology has never been so pronounced as what Tesla has accomplished.

Hats off to Tesla. I cannot wait to see what is next.

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Zillow to Buy Trulia for $3.5 Billion in Stock

Zillow was founded in 2005 and is public on the Nasdaq under the symbol Z. Trulia was founded in 2005 and is public on the NYSE under the symbol TRLA. Zillow announced today, 7/28/14, that they would purchase Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock, although the deal is not going to close until sometime in 2015. Zillow’s CEO will run the combined company and both brands are going to remain after the acquisition.

About Zillow in Their Own Words:
zillow-250 “Our mission is to empower consumers with information and tools to make smart decisions about homes, real estate and mortgages.” “….It starts with our living database of more than 110 million U.S. homes – including homes for sale, homes for rent and homes not currently on the market.” Zillow about page.

About Trulia in Their Own Words:
trulia-250 “…giving consumers the information they need, helping professionals build their businesses, and creating additional value in adjacent markets.” “..Trulia offers 15 mobile apps across multiple platforms, including dedicated apps for renters, mortgage seekers, and agents. Trulia attracts more than 51 million unique house hunters every month, and during peak periods on the weekends, the majority of the traffic is now coming via mobile devices.” Trulia about page.

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NY Times