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New In Small Business Tech This Week: Microsoft Buys LinkedIn And Apple's Going After PayPal

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion.</b><p>The software giant is paying a 50% premium over LinkedIn’s last closing price. Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn’s CEO, says: “Just as we have …

Microsoft Dynamics

Boxwood: 8 Ways to Use Evergreens to Create Curb Appeal

Some container plants are too much trouble. Not boxwood. It’s easy to create curb appeal with this evergreen shrub because well-behaved box won’t …

Landscaping

7 Apps That Are Basically a Personal Trainer on Your Phone

Thanks to delicious holiday recipes, this time of the year is often marked by lots of good eating. Gingerbread cookies by the dozen, turkey, hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows, eggnog, pumpkin pies and lots and lots of champagne in pretty glasses. Throw in a heap of Netflix and chillin’ (like …

Apps

11 Habits To Steal From People Who Are Never Late

Alarms aren't just for getting out of bed.<p>Be honest: How much time do you waste staring into your closet in a pre-caffeine haze, wondering what to wear? Elizabeth Hill of Wonder Woman I'm Not picks out five outfits every Sunday. "I put on one hanger the pants, shirt, jacket, and any under garments …

Time Management

Holiday Gift Guide for the Wine Lover Who Has Everything

Giving gifts to wine lovers during the holidays can be a royal pain. Especially if your recipient tends to have many of the basics covered when it …

Wine

The Best Cookbooks for Holiday Gifts, 2015 Edition

Cookbooks make great gifts; more personal but just as useful as a bottle of wine. Here are 12 new cookbooks sure to be well-worn this time next year, …

Faroe Islands

The Doctor the NFL Tried to Silence

League physicians sought to discredit Bennet Omalu’s autopsy study showing widespread brain damage in former Steelers star Mike Webster<p>In 2002, a Pittsburgh neuropathologist named Bennet Omalu, a native of Nigeria, examined the body of 50-year-old former Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster. At …

Kinesiology

Petaluma master sommelier behind new reality TV show

Geoff Kruth’s palate has been tested, and it has a high IQ.<p>Kruth passed one of the most grueling tests on the face of the Earth, one of only 230 …

Hatchet Hall's Wine List Is a Cruel and Maddening Joke. Let Me Explain.

You’ll be presented with two documents when you sit, one of them a long food menu, the other a piece of paper that appears to be a wine list. It’s a …

I'll Drink to That: Carenn Jackson of Glazer's

Episode 296 of <i>I'll Drink to That</i> has been released, and it features Carenn Jackson, who until very recently was working for Glazer's Distributors in …

Texas

I'll Drink to That: Craig Collins of the ELM Restaurant Group

Episode 297 of <i>I'll Drink to That</i> has been released. It features Craig Collins, Beverage Director of the ELM Restaurant Group in Austin, Texas. It is …

Texas

Judy Jordan, former owner of J Vineyards & Winery, purchases Oregon’s Chehalem Mountain Vineyard - Inside Scoop SF

<b>Judy Jordan</b>, who sold her Sonoma-based company <b>J Vineyards & Winery</b> to E. & J. Gallo last March, has purchased <b>Chehalem Mountain Vineyard</b> in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.<p>“I’m excited about Oregon, because I of course have a passion for Pinot Noir,” Jordan told Inside Scoop. “Chehalem Mountain is very …

The Lodi Zinfandel Revolution Continues

Let me begin with total honesty. I fell out of love with Zinfandel. When I first got into wine, I loved the carefree jubilation that spilled out of …

Wine & Spirits

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KQED

Launching a traditional winery — sprawling vineyards, charming winery buildings full of equipment, a friendly tasting room — is an anachronism today …

Spot.IM Turns Any Site Into A Social Network

Facebook and Twitter are essential tools for social marketing, but user engagement on those networks doesn’t necessarily translate into more visitors to a site. Created by the founder of a former TechCrunch Disrupt winner, Spot.IM wants to solve that problem by making it possible to turn any site …

Riesling - will it ever catch on?

<i>This article was syndicated. The picture shows a Riesling roadshow in China with, left to right, Etienne Hugel of Alsace, Erni Loosen of Germany and</i> …

Wine Review: The best whites for autumn

As the nights draw in, brighten your palate with rich autumnal whites<p>What makes the perfect white wine for autumn? We each have our favourite grape varieties and wine regions throughout the year, of course, but many of us move, perhaps subconsciously, towards richer styles with the darker evenings. …

A primer on flaws in wine

At some point, being a wine enthusiast means coming to terms with flaws. Terms like TCA, VA, brett and premox.<p>Anyone who pops a goodly number of …

Book Review: The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

<i>Review By Stella Fong</i><p><i>The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert</i> will, at first, appeal to the reader's inner child. With thick …

Management Tips From A Boss Who Actually Gives A Damn

Listening to your people–and following up on what you hear with empathy–could be the key to leadership success.<p>Kim Scott had one thing to do that day. She was going to price her product. It was the year 2000, she was the founder and CEO of Juice Software, and she had blocked off her whole morning …

7 Health Benefits of Drinking Red Wine

<b>Kosta Browne: Rockin it Double-Magnum Style</b><p>A timely article written by new guest contributor; Ilona Thompson the Editor in Chief for Palate Exposure, …

Does Vine Age Matter?

Vielles Vignes. Alte Reben. Viñas Viejas. Vinhas Velhas. These terms appear, if not frequently, then with some regularity on wine labels throughout …

Vineyard wanderer Tegan Passalacqua makes his own mark

It all comes back to the Subaru.<p>Anyone who has seen Tegan Passalacqua in recent years probably encountered him driving one of a trusty string of Outbacks, hopscotching vineyards throughout the state. Currently, he's at 400,000 miles and counting.<p>By day, Passalacqua is winemaker and viticulturist at …

Chateau Rayas and the 2012 Vintage of Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Some wineries are famous. Some are infamous. And some are legendary. Château Rayas sits comfortably between the latter two: equally enigmatic and …

Yes, Women Can Make Great Wine

It's no longer just men shaping America’s vinous landscape. A talk with three women on the leading edge of our wine culture.<p>A few weeks ago, …

Pursuing Balance: An Interview with Jasmine Hirsch

In 2011, Rajat Parr and Jasmine Hirsch teamed up to create an event celebrating the “wineries striving to produce balanced Pinot Noir and Chardonnay …

The History of the Sommelier

Image for Boeuf a la Mode, one of the world's first restaurants.<p><b>History</b><p>The word <i>sommelier</i> has come to us byway of an interesting etymological journey. …