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A tale of two tablets...and a keyboard--reviews of Amazon Fire 8.9, Nexus9 and Zagg Pocket Keyboard

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by Rob Kay Last month the cost of the Wall Street Journal’s annual print subscription for Hawaii readers doubled to more than $1,000, and as a longtime subscriber, I decided I'd had enough. It was time to go digital and join the 21st century. I needed a tablet that was suited for reading e-books, newspapers, […]

September 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Business,Business & Consumer Tech,Guest Commentary,Opinion | Read More »

Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive Ideal for Video Storage

The Seagate Back Up Plus is an essential if your shooting on the road.

  by Rob Kay Anyone who makes videos knows that one of the biggest issues is efficiently and expediently storing your content. This is especially a concern when you're on the road. While the future of storage is in the cloud, there are still situations where a portable hard drive is needed.  If you're going this […]

August 14th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Business & Consumer Tech,Opinion | Read More »

Island-wide grocery delivery service is a new reality.

Honolulu (courtesy of Watchdog.org)

Already well established since 2010 with guests at Disney’s Aulani, Hilton Grand Vacations, Aston Hotels & Resorts, Aqua Hospitality and Ohana Hotels and more, entrepreneur Mike Eberle is expanding to serve all of Oahu in a major push to provide all residents and businesses with first class grocery delivery services. Oahu Grocery Service is poised […]

January 14th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Hawaii financial advisor who targeted elderly sentenced to federal prison

US District Court - Hawaii

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU - Kevin Alan Loux, owner of the Loux Financial Group, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison and 5 years of supervised yesterday despite a tearful plea for mercy to U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway. The 63-year-old licensed independent life insurance and annuity broker, who operated in Hawaii […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Today in Hawaii | Read More »

FBI: Investment Scams on the Rise in Hawaii

Kawika Buchanan declines to speak to or look at reporters as he leaves the federal court house May 8

By Malia Zimmerman - HONOLULU – Curtis Wayne Ross was indicted this fall for allegedly defrauding three victims of $186,000, and he was re-indicted after being caught red handed in an FBI sting attempting to scam the Little Angels children's charity out of $15 million. Court records show Ross promised the manager of Little Angels he’d […]

January 6th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Hawaii Red Cross Helps Wind Storm Victims

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HONOLULU -  Hawaii Red Cross volunteers are continuing to follow-up with residents affected by Friday night’s wind storm to ensure that immediate emergency needs are met and to provide referrals, guidance or additional assistance as needed to help with their recovery process. On Saturday, Red Cross volunteers assessed the damages brought by the wind storm on Hawaii […]

January 5th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Import and Export of Retail - Hawaiian Style

Honolulu (courtesy of Watchdog.org)

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Society of Business Professionals (HSBP) will explore the import of Mainland retail chains to Hawaii and the export of local companies to the Mainland at its January 15 program “The Import & Export of Retail — Hawaii Style” at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. The panel features experts in shopping and dining, as well as a commercial real estate professional familiar […]

January 5th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

HUGS receives more than $124,000 in grants in 2014

HUGS Families gather together for “Circle Time” at their monthly HUGS Family Dinner.

HONOLULU – www.hugslove.org- HUGS, a local non-profit helping families with seriously ill children, today announced it received $124,181 in grant monies last year to help it achieve its mission.  These grants helped cover HUGS extensive list of programs aimed at helping local families statewide, including Peer to Peer Support, support for siblings of ill children, Celebration of Life, […]

January 5th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Fraser to head Hawaii Restaurant Association

Gregg Fraser

HONOLULU - Gregg Fraser, partner and co-owner of the Kala Consulting Group will be assuming the position of Executive Director of the Hawaii Restaurant Association as of January 1, 2015. “We are very excited to have Gregg accepting the position. With Gregg we will have someone at the helm who understands the needs of our […]

January 5th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Honolulu Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook

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January 5- Average retail gasoline prices in Honolulu have fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.35/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 214 gas outlets in Honolulu. This compares with the national average that has fallen 7.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.19/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.Including […]

January 5th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

News Cycle on The Rick Hamada Show

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