Experts have suggested a number of niche industries that will be made more secure by the untamperable data record provided by blockchain technology — including international art dealing, pharmaceuticals and international trade of high-value goods — but to date, very little attention has been given to the potential effects on the real estate market.
"I think it's really important that we try to archive our common digital history the best we can," Hypponen said in an email. "No one else will do it for us." While no one else may do his work for him, others have already lent a hand. Scott said that the collection, which began at 30 viruses, has since grown to nearly 80 thanks to the contributions of other virus collectors.
The convenient digital process had abruptly returned to the 20th century. But what excited him was the opportunity he saw, and the common thread of tech companies leveraging traditional agents. “My agents had experience, and that human touch was totally irreplaceable.
To communicate Realtor® value in helping consumers succeed in all things real estate, the National Association of Realtors® has launched a new advertising campaign, “Get Realtor®.” The campaign targets hyper-connected and emerging generations of home buyers, sellers, owners and investors.
Contact information for 9,000 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees was released online Sunday evening after hackers compromised the email account of a Justice Department official through social engineering.
The first-ever Magical Lantern Festival in London celebrates Chinese New Year - which occurs on February 8 - all month long. Chiswick House Gardens are filled with 50 installations that are made up of many colorful lanterns, composed into dragons, temples, and other majestical forms. The lanterns were constructed in China before moving to the UK and some took as many as 300 days to make.
When business is conducted globally, we often have to travel long distances to launch projects, meet with partners, negotiate deals, address crises, manage customer relations, and engage in a variety of other activities on the behalf of our organizations. And if you have to cross time zones, it can wreak havoc on the circadian process that regulates sleep, leaving you feeling tired and groggy just when you need to be your most productive.
Taiwanese manufacturing and supply firm Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, or more readily known as "Foxconn," will acquire Japan's Sharp Corporation for $5.5 billion, Reuters reports. The deal is expected to close by the end of this month and the amount that Foxconn is offering would make it the largest acquisition by a foreign company in Japan's tech sector to date.
It’s a bit crazy when you think about it, but Facebook is 12 years old today. On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launched his fledgling social media site at Harvard. And the rest, as they say, is history. Twelve years on, Facebook has become the largest social media company ever. It influences myriad aspects of our lives and recently passed a billion active users each day.
New CEO Chuck Robbins has been saying that Cisco's next big bet will be in IoT (or as Cisco calls it, the Internet of Everything). That's when everyday objects get sensors and apps and join the Internet from your automobile to your toothbrush. Cisco has predicted that IoT will become a $19 trillion market in the next decade.
With major industry influencers like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau affirming the benefits of eClosings and eMortgages more strongly this past year, lenders have the support they need to move forward with full digitization of the closing process.
A persistent combination of healthy home value growth and low mortgage interest rates, combined with robust growth in rents, is helping to keep the buy vs. rent equation tilted heavily towards buying in most areas for those planning on staying in their homes for longer than just a few years. But local markets vary, and that equation is shifting – if even slightly – in some notable areas.
The city is spending millions to expand existing parks, and as many roofs and walls will be covered with greenery as possible. Twenty-two vacant lots will be turned into urban gardens. Paved squares will become parks that can suck up rainfall.
The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, and Residential Energy Services Network, also known as RESNET, announced the signing of a “cooperation agreement” to promote education, research and data standards surrounding energy efficient homes.
In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the latest report from global real estate services firm Savills revealed that cross-border real estate deals have entered a renaissance, having grown by 334% from 2009 to 2015.
After growing in line with more modest areas throughout much of the first half of 2015, home value appreciation in America’s toniest ZIP codes stalled over the past 6 months – even as growth in entry-level and mid-market communities continued.
The latest data reveal that recently built homes are larger and contain more bedrooms and bathrooms than ever before. As of the third quarter of 2015, new single-family homes had a median size of 2,485 square feet, the largest in the 40 years of records.
In February 2006, a new site called Zillow.com launched to the world, co-founded by former Expedia CEO Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink, a longtime executive from Expedia and Microsoft. Ten years later, the Seattle-based company now known as Zillow Group is a giant in the world of real estate media, with more than 2,100 employees and a market value approaching $4 billion.
Realtor.com®, a leading destination of online real estate services operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc., today announced that its website attracted 50 million unique users in January 2016. The traffic milestone is the site's latest breakthrough that follows a period of rapid expansion following News Corp's acquisition of its parent company, Move, Inc., in November 2014.
According to a survey from mobile location firm Retale, 60% of clicks on mobile banner ads are mistakes. Users most often encounter banner ads when checking the news (65%), using social media (50%), playing games (47%), watching videos (45%) and listening to music (45%).
Longtime Google search SVP Amit Singhal, who is largely responsible for fine-tuning Google's search engine, is retiring on February 26. Singhal will be succeeded by John Giannandrea, who leads the company's artificial intelligence research. Giannandrea's new title will be VP of engineering, according to Bloomberg.
With sales volume amounting to $150 billion, 2015 proved to be a landmark year for foreign investments in apartment buildings scattered across major U.S. cities, according to the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE).
Despite various global and domestic hurdles hindering economic growth, steady job gains and stable leasing demand should help keep commercial real estate activity expanding in 2016, according to the authors of an annual report published jointly by Situs Real Estat
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