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Scott Yates
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I'm beginning to think that +DocuSign is nothing but a bunch of lying liars. I signed up with a promo code from a friend under the promise that he'd get a gift card. He never did. Lie #1.

I signed up for a year with the promise that I'd get two months free. Now the site tells me that I'll be downgraded to a free account after 12 months. Lie #2.

They change their interface so un-intuitively that I messed up two of my five documents for the month, so I get on a chat window that says agents are standing by to explain why I should get those two documents back. (Not a lie, but jeesh.)  I say essentially this in a chat window, and then the window told me to wait while an agent was contacted. After 10 minutes my whole documentation of what I said went away replaced by a message that said that no agents were available. That means that the message that an agent was standing by was… Lie #3.

Now on the upgrade page they don't have the plan that I was on before, only more expensive plans, but with those they say that I'll get two months free. Hah! I think I'll go back to PDFs unless they can fix this, and pronto. (If they do, I'll come back and report on what happens.)
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The incomparable +Dan Tyre gives up some of his secrets to success here:
HubSpot's Dan Tyre talks about his early career, his mentors, and his tips for entrepreneurs trying to grow their business.
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A rare post that I actually wrote for the BlogMutt blog (as opposed to the BlogMutt writers.) It's about my favorite topic: Happiness.
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Three more great Colorado companies in the spotlight on 9News today. Always fun to highlight great local stories.
Gary Shapiro sat down with Scott Yates in the studio for his regular look at three Colorado companies.
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The best ways to save money on stuff using your phone. A few good ones, with a Colorado angle.
Tech Expert Scott Yates dug up the best apps that help you save money right from your phone.
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Boulder goofed it up. You shouldn't. Here's the last thing you'll ever need to read about the #Icebucketchallenge.
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Next year will be more powerful than you can possibly imagine. Read to find out why.
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Three really fun companies this week for my Tech Tuesday spot at 9News.
Cheryl Preheim sat down with Blogmutt CEO Scott Yates to discuss some tech companies that are doing well in Colorado.
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Here's my first photo essay: An examination of trees that still have leaves for some reason.
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My first time on CNN, and wow, what a reaction. More than 1,000 comments so far. Passions are strong on this topic for sure.
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Here's the inside story of exactly how +BlogMutt  got screwed by Facebook, and how you can avoid falling into the same trap. (Also, I took the photo that goes with the post!)
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Thinker, not a stinker
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  • Blogmutt
    Founder, present
  • MyTrafficNews
    Founder, 2001 - 2006
  • LegislativeDatabase
    Founder, 2006 - 2007
  • Rocky Mountain News
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  • Spy Magazine
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  • Westword
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  • Durango Herald
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Glenwood Springs and Denver - Denver - New York City - Durango, CO - Loveland, CO - San Jose, CA
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Founder of Blogmutt, Author of The Future of Water, Not a Porcupine
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I'm Scott Yates. Honest.
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  • University of Colorado
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Went in to get a seat belt unstuck. They said the only option was to replace the whole thing for $700. They also found another $3,000 worth of repairs, all of them questionable. I checked the 'net and fixed the seat belt with a screwdriver. They then charged us $120 to come up with all these bogus repairs, and charged us $12 for materials. That's right: they didn't do any work, and still charged us for materials. We've had questionable dealings with them in the past, we only went there this time because we thought they'd fix a clear safety issue and charge VW, not us, but now when we do go to a dealer we'll be going to the other side of town because these people are not to be trusted.
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They really love dogs there, and our little buddy always runs to get there, and then comes home dog tired. They understand dogs, and love them!
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I had a bad case of the flu, and he did his homework to look up the latest from the health department about what medicine was actually working for my kind of flu. Treated me as an individual, and then followed up with a call later on. The best kind of local family doctor I could hope for.
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