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BUYERS GUIDE Tablet Versatility Microsof ’s Surface tablet includes casing made of VaporMg, which is three times lighter than aluminum. And with the help of an integrated kickstand, the tablet’s front-and-rear facing cameras can be used for recording presentations and for face- to-face chats. Surface can connect to a company’s exchange server via Exchange Active Sync. Tablets that run on the Windows RT operat- ing system start at $499. Tablets with Windows 8 Pro start at $899. For more information, visit http://goo.gl/xfZke. Social Beyond Media 11 Rules for Creating Value in the #SocialEra provides tips on doing business in today’s “post-information” age. Author Nilofer Merchant discusses how companies become “social” beyond social media, incorporating collaboration among employees, permitting customers to become co-creators, and generat- ing community investment. T e e-book is published by Harvard Business Press Books and costs $3.99. For more information, visit http://goo.gl/Gokv4. Sonic Integration Invoxia’s AudiOf ce uses InVivo Acoustic technology and Bluetooth pairing to amp up conference calls. It also includes a dock for iOS devices, with four broadband speakers, two digital microphones, and a corded handset for personal calls. T e AudiOf ce costs $299. Paperless Portfolio The Property Capsule app allows users to access com- mercial real estate leasing portfolios from their iPads. Interactive site plans and f liers within the capsule update automatically whenever tenants and other leasing data change. Presentations can be run of ine, and all materials are custom branded. A free trial version is available on iTunes. Monthly subscriptions start at $199. For more information, visit www. propertycapsule.com. For more information, visit http://goo.gl/hOVUE. Showcase Your Property Investors and users can f nd more than a million commercial property listings on Showcase.com, a commercial real estate property search engine from CoStar Group. Listings can include property information, photo galleries, aerial views, and broker contact informa- tion. All property data is verif ed for accuracy by CoStar’s research team. Brokers can add listings for $99.95 per month. For more information, visit www.showcase.com. CCIM.com March | April | 2013 45