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Holiday Shopping with Cheapskate & Random Acts of Christmas Kindness

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Holiday Shopping with Cheapskate & Random Acts of Christmas Kindness

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”11002″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Rick_Broida_140x100Rick Broida writes the weekly Cheapskate column for CNET, one of the Net’s biggest news sources where he specializes in finding the best deals at the best prices. We are lucky to have Rick as our monthly Gadget Guy as well, where Mr. Broida gives us the lowdown on the hottest new devices on the market.  In this show we recruited Rick to help up sort through myth and reality about Cyber Monday and all the other supposed super shopping days online.

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M2 Techcast Live Nov.28, 3-4 PM

The three outstanding stars of Diva Tech Cast will join Mike Brennan and Matt Roush for a preview of their regular monthly appearance on M2 Techcast.  Kathleen Norton-Schock, Nicole Johnson and Amanda Lewan have been featuring outstanding women in technology …

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Podcast 1449 Dec. 6, 2014: Shop Till You Drop…Locally & Web Design Winners



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Online Shopping

How to Shop Instantly on Instagram and Shop Locally on Etsy

Emily HayOur social media maven, Emily Hay, founder of Hay There Social Media has some timely tips for your holiday gift shopping.

Contrary to popular belief, Instagram isn’t just for selfies and snapshots of your lunch. Sure, users don’t hold back on posting photos of their most picturesque provisions but that’s not the only thing we’re all doing on the app.

Everyone knows how important shopping local is, right? It impacts your state/city/region by keeping money and jobs in your community. But did you know that you can use the Internet to shop locally?  You can. It’s easy. Enter Etsy.

Click Here to Listen to Emily Hay Shopping Segment




And the Winners Are…Student Web Designers Awarded for Their Budding Skills

The Michigan Council of Women in Technology is dedicated to inspiring young women to achieve great things in technology.  One of the ways they accomplish this is through the 9th Annual Website Design Competition for high school girls.  We are delighted to have one of the budding designers in studio with us:

Winning girls


Likitha Nimmagadda from Farmington Harrison HS  (See her site)


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Podcast 1447 Nov. 22, 2014 Holiday Shopping Preview with Rick Broida

Black Friday Weekend


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Is Black Friday Such a Good Deal?…and other holiday shopping issues

Rick BestRick Broida is not only our official “Cheapskate” but he is also our monthly guide to all the goodies and gadgets he gets to review.  Rick is a widely published commentator from to Time to CNet to and a few other stops in between. You’re going to want to pay close attention and catch the tips, tricks and bargains that he has to point out at this gift giving time of year.

5 Insanely Good Deals That Make It Feel Like Black Friday All Year Long 

Click Here to Listen to Rick Talk about Kindle Fire, HP Stream 11, & Drone

Click Here to Listen to Rick talk about Moto G Phone & Pebble Watch

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Trapped in a Room with a Zombie is Rick Broida’s new business. First show Dec.12 at the historic Penobscot Building in downtown Detroit. Click Here for more information 

**Click for an IA Special Interview about Trapped in a Room with Zombies**

Proof Positive That The IA Team Is Hot Stuff

Picture above was taken by Rick Broida with the Seek Thermal Camera (iOS version –

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Free Shipping Day Monday, Dec. 17

High shipping costs are one of the biggest “hidden costs” of shopping online, until now!  Free Shipping Day is scheduled online for Monday, Dec. 17, and already has over 1,200 stores signed up to participate. With new retailers being added every day, shoppers aren’t the only ones procrastinating this year.


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Podcast 12/1/12: Syria Goes Dark and Are You A Human?

Show Notes:

Syria Blown Back to Dark Ages: Richard Stiennon, Internet Analyst & Security Expert, explores how this could happen and whether we could see the lights go out suddenly under just the wrong kind of conditions.

Online Buyer Beware: Online Sales Shattered All Records This Past Week. The Internet Advisor Team present the Do’s and Dont’s of Online Buying.

Are You A Human? Nothing personal and lots of fun.  Reid Tatoris, co-founder of the website  security service, is back to talk about Play Thru, the new form of identification for the Web. Try it out! (BTW, that is the new identification process you will use when you Contact Us on our homepage)

What’s New On the Web?  Vince Chmielewski, founder of VC Webdesign tells what’s hot in website design, dealing with the booming mobile market and what you need to decide before you create a website. (Disclosure: Vince designed the current Internet Advisor site and is working on a re-design.)

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Internet Advisor Takeway:

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The Do's and Don't's of Online Shopping

Woman’s Day has a little something for everyone in your family, from fashion to etiquette, meals and more …and a great list of things to keep in mind if and when you go looking for holiday presents online.  Perhaps “everybody is doing it”, i.e. buying digitally, but not everyone is doing it wisely.

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iPad Favorite Shopping Cart Online

Online sales went crazy this year and don’t look to let up any time soon.  One of the huge changes this year is the number of people using mobile platforms to do their shopping…and the Apple iPad is the most used shopping vehicle on the Web.

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