Norm’s Bro and Biz partner, Michael Levy interviewed by The New York Times in Print & in Video

Michael Levy, whose firm makes digital frames, said that after the financial crisis, his traditional bank refused to finance a big order he received.

When the Banks Don’t Lend

With banks timid about lending, small businesses, such as Media Street, have turned to unconventional lenders like Hartsko Financial Services, which provides high interest short-term loans to small and midsize companies. Coverage begins on the front page of todays Business Section, Sunday, January 31st, 2010.

There is also a Video of the segment:

There is also a New York Times Blog of the “Print” Article

The New York Times – Gadgetwise Blog Reviews Norm’s products

Digital Photo Frames Join the Social Scene

Rik Fairlie's "LifeGoRound" Screen Shot

Rik Fairlie's "LifeGoRound" Screen Shot

Media Street has created a platform called LifeGoRound that serves as a content portal for its eMotion Social Connect digital frame, an 8-inch Wi-Fi-enabled display priced at $149. The LifeGoRound platform enables you to view photos stored at sharing sites like Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket, and Walmart.

….I have been using the eMotion frame on my desk, and it’s almost like having a second display for monitoring Facebook, Twitter, and RSS feeds. Media Street has a few kinks to work out, but the LifeGoRound platform and eMotion frame are a fun way to go social and share photos.

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