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Ben Saren
Lives in Raleigh, NC
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Some initial thoughts on the Raleigh-Durham tech startup scene. In short, I'm impressed! #raleighnc #durhamnc #startups 
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Hey good friend of mine and a successful and proven serial entrepreneur is looking for some outstanding development and engineering talent to join his newly funded startup here in Boston. Hit me up if you're interested or know anyone.
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Is the partisanship in America really at an all time high? Is it really as bad as we think it is, and as bad as the media says? Let's see what the data says...
Does our public partisanship match up with that of our elected officials in the house and the Senate? Do we realize our bias? Tell us what you think and check out the data.
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What do you think? Am I too sour on the near term prospects for mobile payments?
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Very proud and happy for all my colleagues at Litle today. 
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Thanks Michael!
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Do you have a bucket list? If so I'd love to get your responses to this brief survey. https://bensaren.typeform.com/to/DX9ppw?bsgplus #bucketlist #lifelist 
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+Lawrence Lessig's MayDay PAC, a crowdfunded super PAC to end the influence of big money in politics, is closing in on $4 million of its $5 million target.

Help get it over the finish line! This is really important. Pledge now
If we don't meet our target, you don't pay. We'll charge your card now, but if we fail to meet our $5M goal by July 4th, your pledge will be refunded. Some supporters prefer to donate regardless of whether we meet our goal or not. If you choose that option above, we'll do our best to make your ...
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This moment at the ‪#‎Sochi2014‬ closing ceremony caught our eye - it pokes fun at the ring failure seen when the Winter Olympics began.

Follow our live coverage http://bbc.in/Oqll4F
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Very cool new cloud service.
Get your life together.
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My thoughts, laced with facts and data, on the subject of gun control and America's violent ways. http://yoursuspect.com/2012/12/15/america-the-violent/
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Corporate Catalyst & Entrepreneurial Marketing Executive
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Start-ups, organizational change, marketing strategy, crap cutting
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Behaved citizen by day, unruly insomniac by night.
Introduction
Start-up guy, change agent and behaved citizen by day, unruly insomniac by night. A dash of mania, a sprinkle of wonder, combined with a heaping tablespoon of impulsiveness. Unwilling to follow the masses, longing for truth and meaning, having some fun along the way. You can also find me here and here.
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Still breathing, still driving, still standing - still here!
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Raleigh, NC
I posted a review about Justin back in May 2014 when we relocated to Raleigh from Boston, also a 5 star review, but I'm posting a new one because we used him again. In the two years since then, as we settled into the Triangle, Justin then was our buyer's agent for buying our first home, which we just closed on a few weeks ago in Chapel Hill. I never really pictured myself living in a house like the one we have, with the property and amenities that came along with it, but it was because of Justin that we not only found the house, but were able to come to terms with the sellers, who were a real handful. But Justin not only helped us find and buy our home, but he turned us onto a lender with whom he's had a ton of experience. We were going a different direction on a mortgage, but thought it best to go with a lender he recommended for a few reasons, and not only were the terms great but it was a pleasure working with them too. Justin also turned us onto a RE lawyer, an HVAC service shop, and more. And he didn't just disappear after the closing. The value Justin adds is clear - but what's also clear is why he's so successful - he loves his job, he's passionate and patient. I cant recommend Justin enough.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Just popped in, needing an afternoon pick-me-up. Sat down at my desk with a double espresso, and was instantly transported to Italy. Best espresso I've had in a long time. Truly. Well done Boston Brewin.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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I was looking to upgrade my home theater sound system to allow for both a high quality listening experience for my vinyl collection, for uncompressed and compressed digital music, but also for movies. After doing some research I decided to do it the right way and make an investment in some nice high-end speakers and replace my current run-of-the-mill 5.1 speakers. I read a little about Q Audio here on Yelp and otherwise as well as a few other places. Last weekend my first stop was to Q Audio where i met with the owner Dariusz. As I explained my needs he immediately steered me in the right direction and introduced me to a product line that he is clearly very proud of and knowledgeable about. I got the sense from him, based on his enthusiasm and passion for the product, that I was in good hands. He was just what I was looking for; an expert who was passionate and helpful without being pushy or pretentious about it and whom also respected my needs, desires, and knowledge. I definitely spent more than I was planning to spend but I felt good about it. Dariusz was careful to describe the ins-and-outs of the product, give me extremely helpful tips on setting it up and getting the most of it, and placing my order for me. Little did I know that I'd have to wait a few days to get my product, which was a little frustrating but to be expected as his shop is not big enough to hold much inventory. The money I spent made the wait all the more exciting. While we waited Dariusz was good enough to give me the FedEx tracking number so I could eagerly watch its progress. Along the way I gave him the measurements of my house, the details of my equipment, and he customized my wiring and connectors, and gave me very detailed instructions on how to make the most of it all. When the packages arrived I drove over to Q Audio like a bat out of hell, as eager as a child on xmas morning. He helped me load up my car and gave me specific reminders about the connections even put post-it notes on the boxes. After 48 hours of drilling, wiring, connecting, calibrating I have to say I am absolutely thrilled with the products! I've been listening to a wide range of vinyl and digital music and watching movies and sports with a whole new appreciation for high fidelity audio. And needless to say the speakers look absolutely awesome in here! I even filled the speaker stands with sand, as per Dariusz's instructions and spiked them into my floor and holy moly what a great sound. Even as recently as a few hours ago Dariusz was available by phone to answer a few last-minute questions and sounded as willing and passionate as that first visit a week ago.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago