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As small to medium sized businesses nationwide are constantly looking for ways to spotlight themselves and draw individual attention within their respective markets, they find themselves stumbling into the future: the realm of live-streaming video applications. Live-streaming video apps are a revolutionary, profound way to interact with a collection of subscribers or potential clientele in real time.

In early 2015, Apple, Inc. launched Meerkat, an application which allowed users to live stream what was happening around them while simultaneously sharing the link for other people to watch. In immediate response, Twitter acquired Niche and Periscope;Periscope,a startup company with similar functionalities to Meerkat,for $124.8 million. In fact, International Business Times reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission filing “…was broken down to $57.7 million in company stock and $28.9 million in cash. Twitter also agreed to pay out as much as $38.2 million to employees of the acquired companies if they stayed.” Twitter cut off Meerkat’s access to its social graph in favor of its own service, Periscope, which made it harder for Meerkat users to find people to follow within the app.

Technology constantly improving theses days that it seems like it all happens in the blink of an eye. It can range from software we use to everyday devices. This article feature three gadgets that will enhance your business.

1) Microsoft Surface Pro 4

The Surface Pro 4 is a light, attractive touchscreen tablet that also can function as a laptop with a keyboard accessory. This tablet is capable of running every piece of Windows software from Windows 7 forward.

So if you are a Web Designer, Accountant, Realtor, Car Dealer, Physician and etc., you can take your traditional apps/software that have been linked to your office PC and now bring them out to your clients. The tablet also comes equipped with a Surface Pen stylus which can be use for note-taking alongside your traditionally apps/software.

According to,  “Microsoft announced that Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, the car dealership arm of Warren Buffett's legendary corporate holding company, has already ordered Surface Pro 4 tablets for their employees— and 12 other companies, including USI Insurance and the Land O' Lakes dairy giant, have done the same.”

Look out for the Surface Pro 5 because speculations of a release date have been spreading around the internet since the Surface Pro 4 model was launched onto retail stores. Again, this just a "rumors", as none of those reported sources are trustworthy.

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