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Dane Carlson has created a tool using Technorati's API to place a dollar figure on your blog. After you enter your url, it will give you code for a widget to place on your site. The value is created using the same link to dollar ratio as the AOL-Weblogs Inc deal. According to the tool, ActiveRain...
My luck with Bluetooth headsets has not been good but I am still anxiously awaiting the new Jawbone Bluetooth headset ($119.99) which should be released soon in silver, red, and black. You can send the company, Aliph, an email to pre-order. They are offering free UPS Ground shipping to any custom...
In October, RE/MAX North Central partnered with Island Ink-Jet, a company dedicated to helping the environment by keeping used ink-jet and laser cartridges out of landfills. They collect the used cartridges, refill them with consumer quality ink and sell them at a fraction of their retail cost. ...
Lake Weeders Digest (LWD) offers a wealth of information for those seeking new and innovative ways to address problematic aquatic plant issues such as milfoil, hydrilla, curly leaf pond weed and sediment or lake muck removal.  LWD is also researching new invasive issues such as snails and zebra ...
Mark Nash over at wrote an article titled "What's In, What's Out with Homebuyers in 2007". Here are a few of his "Ins" that I agree with....Savvy buyers. With interest rates historically low and pent-up demand from a soft year in 2006, the deals and lack of frenzy won't last l...
View a geographical greeting to activerain by following this link. See how many buildings across the world you recognize.Many of the letters for this greeting were found by spending endless hours in a basement hunched over a computer looking at Google Maps. (Think of Jack Nicholson's character fr...
Looking for an escape from your real estate world? Check out Saint Paul, Minnesota resident Vince Flynn's newest novel, Act of Treason. Vince is a friend of mine that I met while attending the University of St. Thomas. Now, Vince is a successful author of 8 novels. The novels have been best selle...
Igglo, is a Finnish company that lets potential buyers earmark houses that aren't for sale.The Finnish company has photographed every building in Helsinki, and plans to do the same in other towns. These photographs are combined with satellite images and maps. They list each property, not just tho...
My market area is Minnesota's Douglas County which is in west central Minnesota (I live in Alexandria which is 2 hours Northwest of the Twin Cities). For 2006, the average sale price for Seasonal and Residential homes was $201,098. It would be interesting to hear from others about your market ave...
Loopnote launched in private beta today. It is a service that allows users to join groups and receive regular information updates from the moderator of that group. Say you're in a band or you own an museum. You can use Loopnote to alert people about an upcoming exhibit. It works simply: Create a ...

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