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Capitalization Rate: True Value Or Complete Nonsense?

Capitalization Rates, Commercial Real Estate
August 3, 2011 by in Blogs | Real Estate

Many real estate investors determine the value of an income property by using the capitalization rate, also known as the “cap rate.” However, this is absolutely the one most misused word and concept in real estate investing. What is it? A real estate broker prices a business and its associated building by taking the Net… Read More →

New Service: Google Malware Detector

Google Malware Detector
August 2, 2011 by in Blogs | Tech

Google Malware Detector – Google recently introduced a new service to detect if a user’s computer was infected with malware and then inform the user.  The warning appears as an in-browser pop-up above the Google search bar.  The warning is bright yellow and contains a link to another Google page where users can learn what… Read More →

NBAZ Invests $300,000 In Energy Conservation, Reduces Consumption By 25 Percent

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July 11, 2011 by in Blogs | Green

Today, energy conservation seems to be the latest trend with businesses both large and small. Over the past several years, National Bank of America (NB|AZ) has made energy efficiency a top priority, with just recently investing $300,000 in energy conservation to their Phoenix headquarters in late May. The completed upgrades to NB|AZ’s corporate headquarters and… Read More →

Video of the Week: Language by Taylor Mali

Video of the Week: Language, Taylor Mali
July 2, 2011 by in Blogs

He calls Gen Y “the most aggressively inarticulate generation.” And, you know, it’s, like, true. Find out what Taylor Mali truly thinks about how we talk and communicate with one another — challenging us to speak with authority, with conviction — in this poem-turned-animated-typography. [stextbox id="grey"]Do you agree with Taylor? Start the conversation down below >>[/stextbox]

10 Top Famous And Infamous Arizona Alumni

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10 Top Most Famous and Infamous Arizona Alumni Since 1885, both the University of Arizona and Arizona State have graduated hundreds of thousands of students — many of which have gone on to lead successful lives utilizing their education and experience. From the two largest schools in the state, alumni include those involved in wide… Read More →

Just Say No To GMO

Genetically Modified Foods, GMO
June 30, 2011 by in Blogs | Healthcare

GMO foods are foods that have been genetically modified. They have been injected with a foreign substance in an effort to make food more resistant to disease, insects, frost or some other purpose. The problem is that these foods are often injected with a virus, bacteria or other carrier that alters the original food and… Read More →

GoGreen Conference Comes to Phoenix, Educating Business Leaders with Sustainability

Phoenix Convention Center, GoGreen Conference 2011
June 27, 2011 by in Blogs | Green

Deciding to make your business more sustainable can be a challenging task, especially when profitability is in question. Luckily, Phoenix will be hosting its first GoGreen Conference come Nov. 15 at the Phoenix Convention Center, where business leaders and owners will have a chance to be inspired and educated on sustainable business practices. The GoGreen… Read More →

Climate Denialism Raises Questions, Concerns

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June 23, 2011 by in Blogs | Green

One phrase has been popping up all over the editorial columns and blogs in the last week — “climate denialism,” a phrase to earmark our own fear of change for the 21st century. It appeared early this week with Thomas Friedman’s realistic, and somewhat optimistic, opinion piece in Tuesday’s New York Times titled “The Earth is Full.”  … Read More →

Verismic Software Helps Businesses Conserve Energy, Save Money

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June 20, 2011 by in Blogs | Green

With the technology era continuously booming with new inventions and ways to make our lives easier, the question of “What will they think of next?” always seems to follow after the unveiling of a new product. With the launch of their new creation, Verismic Software has reached a new level of tying technology in with… Read More →

15th Annual Webby Awards Honoring Excellence On The Internet

Photo: Webby Awards
June 15, 2011 by in Blogs | Tech

The Webby Awards honor websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile apps — and this year, the winners were announced early May and the Webby Special Achievement Awards were held on June 13. Presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the Webby Awards was established in 1996. Academy members range… Read More →

Show Phoenix Pride And Take Favorite Cities In The U.S. Survey

Show Phoenix Pride, Photo: Michael Ruiz, Flickr

Travel & Leisure is back with its annual survey: Favorite Cities in The U.S. Residents and visitors rank 35 major cities based on eight major categories with Phoenix a contender. So which city is the best? That’s for you to decide — and we’re hoping Phoenix! The survey first inquires whether or not the submission… Read More →

Experience AZ Magazine's New Website Launches

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June 6, 2011 by in Blogs

Phoenix, June 6, 2011 Celebrating its debut last week, ExperienceAzOnline.com is designed to help local and out-of-town travelers plan their Arizona itineraries with its unique “Where to Eat,” “Where to Stay” and “Where to Play” features. Experience AZ Magazine took to the web on June 1, 2011 by launching ExperienceAzOnline.com, a 24-hour resource for everything… Read More →

Video Of The Week: “Words”

Video of the Week: "Words"
May 15, 2011 by in Blogs

Our video for the week is “Words” — a captivating, fantastic film by Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante, which accompanies Radiolab‘s Words episode. This video is more than just a montage of images. These clips, seamlessly strung together in a stunning way, show the versatility of common words and their usage. Your challenge? Figure out… Read More →

Defending Champion Lakers Are Swept By Mavericks’ Jason Terry

Dallas Mavericks advance to the next round of the NBA Playoffs. Image Provided by MEMPHISOS from Flickr.com
May 12, 2011 by in Blogs | Sports

They lost, and they lost bad. For the first time since 1999, the Lakers were swept in the playoffs on Sunday, dismantling any hopes of a three peat.  Down 3-0 in the series, going into Sunday’s game, the Los Angeles Lakers had been playing anything but spectacular this post season.  Their only hope stemmed from… Read More →

Video Of The Week: “Mother’s Day”

AZNow.Biz Video of the Week: Mother's Day
May 8, 2011 by in Blogs

With so many videos on the web, it’s time consuming to sift through them all. This is why AZNow.Biz is beginning its “Video of the Week” series where we’ll post a must-see video every Sunday. These videos may be recent, and they may be years old — either way, they’ve made an impact on YouTube… Read More →

NBA Playoffs: Top 5 Moments In History

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April 28, 2011 by in Blogs | Sports

That time of the year is upon us again – the NBA Playoffs. Despite the Suns’ absence from the post season, the playoffs began last week. The the best teams from each conference battle it out amongst their conference rivals and eventually leads us to the Finals in early June. Injuries, nervousness, controversy, and buzzer… Read More →

Top 5 Viral Flash Mobs On YouTube

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April 24, 2011 by in Blogs | Lists

YouTube has anything and everything a viral junkie could hope for — and flash mobs are no exception. Flash mobs are a collection of people, organized with the intent to perform a synchronized action, and then quickly disperse. It sounds pointless, and that’s exactly the appeal it has for millions that have stumbled upon them… Read More →

Commercial Corner: Diversifying Your Commercial Real Estate Portfolio

Build Your Commercial Portfolio: Where to Invest
April 21, 2011 by in Blogs | Real Estate

As the economy improves nationwide, Arizona is paving the path for commercial investment portfolios and green development projects. Remember to work with an experienced commercial real estate broker when doing your research. Here are the different commercial sectors worth consideration as you grow your investment portfolio: 1. Apartment Complexes Apartments are stronger than ever due… Read More →

Wal-Mart Agrees To Acquire Social Media Site Kosmix

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April 20, 2011 by in Blogs | Business News | Tech

Wal-Mart announced they have an agreement to acquire a social network site called Kosmix. Kosmix, based in Mountain View, Calif., developed a social media technology website that filters and organizes context from other social media networks. It is designed to connect people with real-time events and information that they want to see. Founded by Venky… Read More →

Diamondbacks Start Off Season Right

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April 14, 2011 by in Blogs | Sports

The Diamondbacks have a better record than the 2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants. Coming off a dismal 97 loss season in 2010, I’d be inclined to believe that any player in their right mind would be frustrated – and that’s exactly what Arizona baseball needs to fuel a successful season. There still may be… Read More →

Commercial Corner: How to Search For Commercial Real Estate

How to Search for Commercial Real Estate in Scottsdale, Ariz.
April 9, 2011 by in Blogs | Lists | Real Estate

Although the commercial market seems dismal in certain areas of Metro Phoenix, the Scottsdale area seems to only have taken a ‘gentle’ hit. With investors flying into Phoenix from all over the world to look at commercial properties for investments, they tend to start their search in the upscale Scottsdale area where there is a… Read More →

An Unlikely Final Four Travel To Houston

VCU, Butler, UConn and Kentucky will play in Houston this weekend for the NCAA basketball Final Four. Winners continue to the National Championship game
March 31, 2011 by in Blogs | Sports

Who would have thought? President Obama, a few weeks back, offered his annual bracket to ESPN, in the Oval Office, with Kansas defeating Ohio State in the National Championship, neither of which even made it to Houston this weekend. This Final Four will mark the first time in the history of collegiate basketball that no… Read More →

AZ News Roundup – Businesses Giving Back

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Welcome to the first installment of our weekly AZ News Roundup. Every Friday, AZNow.Biz will be sharing a list of Arizona headlines that have grabbed our attention throughout the week to help keep you informed about what’s going on in our state. For this first week, we are focusing on news concerning businesses and organizations… Read More →

Top 5 NBA Buzzer Beaters Of The Season

Top 5 Buzzer Beaters NBA Season
March 13, 2011 by in Blogs | Sports

5. Derek Fisher A professional by all definitions of the term, Derek Fisher has seen, heard and experienced everything that defines the NBA.  Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Fisher was selected 24th in the 1996 draft — just behind legend and partner in crime Kobe Bryant.  Five Championships and nearly 200 playoff appearances later, he… Read More →