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Top Tech Trends from the 2015 IFA Tech Show

Andrea Smith | Posted 09.15.2016 | Technology
Andrea Smith

The IFA Tech Show in Berlin has grown over the years into a must-attend event for tech companies around the world to show off everything from the latest smartphones and tablets to smartwatches and home appliances.

12 Best Gadgets From IFA 2015

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 09.15.2016 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

IFA, Europe's version of the Consumer Electronics Show, ended its annual Berlin run last week. Like CES, IFA serves as the launching pad for thousands...

Al & Me: More Than a Dog Day Afternoon

ilona saari | Posted 08.27.2016 | Entertainment
ilona saari

The word was out and I got a call from Marty Bregman's assistant. Al, now famous as Michael Corleone, Serpico, and many other roles wanted to produce and was looking for someone to develop scripts, and more or less take care of his office. Would I be interested? Why not?

Single White Female Meets Polygamous West African Shaman

Tim Ward | Posted 05.21.2016 | Arts
Tim Ward

In her sexy, stormy, spiritual memoir, Honey in the River, Marsha Scarbrough explores the contemporary relevance of ancient African wisdom teachings, wrapped around a love affair with a married African shaman.

The Most Important Trade Show Ever

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 11.09.2014 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung, or International radio exhibition) is Europe's version of CES, and this week's show marks its 90th anniversary.

Top Tech Picks From the IFA Electronics Show in Berlin

Andrea Smith | Posted 11.09.2014 | Technology
Andrea Smith

From connected kitchens and robotic vacuums to smart coffee makers, washers and dryers and convertible laptop/tablets, it was all about mobility and connectivity at IFA 14. There was so much to see but here are the top five items that I'm waiting impatiently to get my hands on.

Live From IFA Berlin 2014: New Tech in the Old World

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology
Robert J. Elisberg

This is my third year at IFA, which is a fascinating experience, sort of a cross between the Consumer Electronics Show and the Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Non-Toxic Love

Jennifer Sass | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Jennifer Sass

Growing flowers can be a very pesticide-intensive process, with severe health impacts to the greenhouse workers, mostly women of reproductive age.

Samsung Unveils 3G/4G Camera & New 'Phablet" at IFA Show in Berlin

Larry Magid | Posted 10.30.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

Samsung may have suffered a stunning legal defeat at the hands of Apple, but that didn't stop the giant Korean company from unveiling new Android devices at the IFA trade show in Berlin.

Small-Business Lending Summit Features Obama Administration's Top Appointees, Elected Politicians and Industry Leaders

Jerry Chautin | Posted 06.19.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

At the recent Small Business Lending Summit, franchising was cited as a popular path to entrepreneurship. But the difficulty that small-business owners face for financing is a challenge.

Why It May Be A Great Time To Buy A Franchise

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.18.2012 | Small Business

If you've ever wanted to own a franchise or expand your current franchise portfolio, now may be the time to do so. Despite a continued lending gap, fr...

TVs, Tablets And Ducks! Oh My! The 11 Best Gadgets From Summer's Last Big Tech Expo

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 11.07.2011 | Technology

The recent IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited Conference, which began in Berlin, Germany on September 2 and wrapped on September 7, featured personal ...

The Death of Retail Banking Is Here

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

The concept that banking is necessary, but banks are not has often been debated. The question of whether technology advances and new business model re...

The Investing Secret Your Broker Doesn't Want You to Know

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

There is an asset allocation that is best for you. Based on the risk of that asset allocation, IFA has a recommended holding period that improves your chances of achieving the expected return.