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    Finally! I’ve been in the market for a personal electronic, offsite backup for our home files. I can now back-up all my files for $5/mo at Carbonite. A few weeks ago — well, maybe a month — I signed up to get the official “We’re Live” notice from them. I signed up as soon as I got it. My wife

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    Weekly Roundup of Excellent Tools & News

    Its time for the weekly roundup again. In the spirit of Guy Kawasaki, I’m doing this from 30k feet coming back from Vegas. The “All Things Web 2.0” post by Bob Stumple is wonderful. When they say “all things” , they really mean it. The list breaks some services/products down into categories for easy discovery, but the list does not

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    Innovation and Inspiration

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