The expressway became congested with thousands of motorists after a new checkpoint caused traffic to merge down to 20 lanes, creating a bottleneck that backed up traffic for hours, according to The People's Daily.
Amazon surprised developers today with the launch of Snowball, a new physical appliance that will allow AWS users to ship huge amounts of data for import into AWS by shipping the device back and forth between their offices and the AWS data centers.
Precisely 20,050 U.S. residential properties in the foreclosure process — but not yet repossessed by the foreclosing lender — were vacant “zombie” homes as of the end of the third quarter of 2015, down 27% from the previous quarter and down 43% from a year ago, RealtyTrac reports.
Clayton Holdings, a provider of loan due diligence and services to the mortgage and real estate industries, announced it acquired ValuAmerica, a Pittsburgh-based, national title agency, appraisal management company and technology provider.
After a summer of subdued or declining activity, mortgage applications increased 25.5% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Oct. 2, 2015.
The European Court of Justice has just ruled that the transatlantic Safe Harbour agreement, which lets American companies use a single standard for consumer privacy and data storage in both the US and Europe, is invalid. The ruling came after Edward Snowden's NSA leaks showed that European data stored by US companies was not safe from surveillance that would be illegal in Europe.
Auction.com has hired Sharmila Patel as senior vice president of commercial real estate finance and operations. In this newly-created position, Patel will focus on maintaining optimal alignment between the strategic and operational sides of the company’s business as it continues to grow.
"If all U.S. homes were fitted with insulation based on the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), residential electricity use nationwide would drop by about 5% and natural gas use by more than 10% ," says Jonathan Levy, professor of Environmental Health at Boston University School of Public Health and lead researcher on the Boston University team that investigated the subject.
The company's site is located at the somewhat unconventional ABC.xyz web domain; the perhaps more logical Alphabet.com is owned by BMW (and it will likely stay that way), and abc.com is owned by TV network ABC. Earlier this week, however, Domain Investing found out that Google bought at least one other alphabet-y domain name: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com.
The roof is the most striking part of the development, with one long strip of garden running over the tops of all three buildings. The bridge sections are supported by cables strung from arches, like a suspension bridge, and the land will be planted with trees and plants.
Defying the threat of a White House veto, the House on Wednesday afternoon passed bipartisan legislation to help homebuyers avoid delays and disruptions when closing on their new homes by a bipartisan vote of 303-121.
Aiming to provide lenders with “more clarity and transparency” and encourage increased access to credit to worth borrowers, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced a set of new policies pertaining to mortgage buybacks.
"Our goal is to embed circular economic principles into the fabric of Google’s infrastructure, operations, and culture," says Kate Brandt, Google's sustainability lead. "What that means is that we'll be focusing on opportunities wherever possible to eradicate waste through smart design—at our data centers, in our kitchens, on our campuses, in all we do around the world."
Oct 6 The number of buyers paying cash for U.S. homes since the start of 2014 through May has increased to one-third of all sales, up from 20 percent in 2005, said RealtyTrac, a provider of real estate data and analytics, on Tuesday.
You would think that the more sunlight that hits a solar panel, the better. When it comes to efficiency though, that's not the case – as photovoltaic cells heat up their efficiency decreases. To capture that heat and put it to good use, a team of scientists from Brunel University London has created a hybrid system that turns the whole roof into a solar generator.
"We're completely depending upon an infrastructure we cannot see," he says. "It's difficult to think about or have an opinion if you're not electrosensitive, because you're not getting sick from this."
"It's not that it's dangerous—that's not my perspective. But it is a crucial link in how we communicate today, and it's important to get some understanding of what we rely on so much," he says.
Some of the photos were used on the Project Apollo Archive's website, but demand for higher quality versions eventually prompted Kipp Teague, who runs the program, to upload the whole cache in stunning high-res, he told The Planetary Society.
BuildZoom.com Chief Economist Issi Romem has been looking at the question since April after ListHub pulled its contract with Zillow Group, and his findings seem to suggest that realtor.com is correct on quality in many markets.
Facebook and Twitter users immediately took to social media to condemn the endeavor, while journalists debated whether Peeple was the "most odious idea" of the year or simply a "bad idea," and lawyers mulled whether the app would face lawsuits. The concept seemed so outrageous that people justifiably wondered whether it was all a hoax.
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