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Former CEO of Trulia Steps Down at Zillow Four Months After Acquisition

Former CEO of Trulia Steps Down at Zillow Four Months After Acquisition | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“It’s been ten years literally to the day since we incorporated the company,” Flint told Re/code. “The ten-year mark is a good time to reassess whether you’re the right person for this role and if the role is right for you.”
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Here are the 20 hottest housing markets in America right now

Here are the 20 hottest housing markets in America right now | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
California housing markets lead the nation, and nationally prices were up 7% year-over-year, with the median price hitting $288,000 for a home.

Median days on market, now at 66 days, continued a sharp decline, down 11% year over year and 10% month over month, according to the latest report from realtor.com. 
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Rethinking Real Estate Education

Rethinking Real Estate Education | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The traditional classroom-based model of higher education has been under attack for being overly expensive and deficient in providing students with employable knowledge and skills. Advanced degrees in business also have been scrutinized for the opportunity cost of being away from the workforce, questions concerning the relative usefulness of the education, and, of course, the expense.
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7 ways to remember names, even if you suck at it

7 ways to remember names, even if you suck at it | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When you’re in business, you meet a lot of people. Remembering their name means a lot when you see them again.

If you find it difficult to match up a name to an individual, you aren’t alone. It’s not a lost cause.
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Recycling center looking for woman who left rare $200,000 Apple I computer

Recycling center looking for woman who left rare $200,000 Apple I computer | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A local recycling center is searching for a woman who dropped off an extremely rare Apple I computer, and then left without providing her contact information. The facility later sold the computer for $200,000, and is now looking for the mystery woman, so they can split the money.
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The Psychology of Choice

The Psychology of Choice | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This primer on the science of choice will help you understand the role of bias, priming, and other psychological quirks in decision-making. Not only will you be able to make better decisions yourself, but you'll also gain valuable selling and positioning tips that will make your audience more likely to choose your offering over a competitors. 
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Volvo joins BMW and VW in offering support for wearables

Volvo joins BMW and VW in offering support for wearables | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
With the growth of wearable technology, car manufacturers are pushing to integrate support for devices into their vehicles. With similar capabilities to the apps released by VW and BMW, Volvo has jumped aboard with an update to its On Call app, which now works with Android Wear and Apple Watch.
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Stunning footage of the Himalayas from 20,000 ft [video]

Stunning footage of the Himalayas from 20,000 ft [video] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Most footage of the Himalayas is from a relatively low altitude. This video shows you the world’s tallest mountain range like you’ve never seen it before: from 20,000 feet. Be sure to watch in high-def.
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GDP contracts 0.7% reinforcing weak start to 1Q

GDP contracts 0.7% reinforcing weak start to 1Q | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
he economy contracted 0.7% in the first quarter of 2015, revealing the truth behind how tough the start of the year was for the market, according to the "second" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis Friday.
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Mobile video advertising is growing three times as fast as spending on desktop video

Mobile video advertising is growing three times as fast as spending on desktop video | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
we find that US digital-video advertising revenue from PC- and mobile-based video ads will top nearly $5 billion this year, and grow at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.9%. Total revenue will reach $13.3 billion by year-end 2020, according to BI Intelligence estimates based on historical data from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). 
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The bug crashing iPhones with a single text also affects Apple Watches and iPads

The bug crashing iPhones with a single text also affects Apple Watches and iPads | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Now it looks as if it's not just the iPhone that is affected. Tests run by Samuel Gibbs for The Guardian found that the bug could also be replicated on Macs, iPads, and Apple Watches — meaning it's possible to crash almost any modern Apple device by sending a single message.
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Technology And Innovation Causing Shift in Consumer Electronics Ownership

Technology And Innovation Causing Shift in Consumer Electronics Ownership | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Smartphones are now the third most-owned CE product in the country, trailing only televisions and DVD/Blu-ray players, a key reason why ownership of digital content is now poised to surpass traditional content within the next few years. 
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Get ready for Amazon milk and cereal, as company reportedly plans expansion into food products

Get ready for Amazon milk and cereal, as company reportedly plans expansion into food products | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
According to the report, Amazon has already filed for paperwork to get trademark protection in more than 20 product categories, including milk, coffee, soup, pasta, and water, as well as household products such as razors and cleaners.
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Defeated bill would have restricted property rights

Defeated bill would have restricted property rights | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Senate Bill 364, defeated in the state legislature last week, would have allowed San Francisco to prevent property owners from taking rental units off the market, unless the property owner had owned the units for at least five consecutive years.
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2015 Rising Stars

2015 Rising Stars | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The mortgage industry faces tremendous challenges in the years ahead. The regulation that has squeezed so many in our space, combined with a still sluggish economy, means we need leaders who are innovative and proactive like never before. That’s why HousingWire is proud to recognize some of the brightest and most accomplished leaders under 40 with our Rising Stars program.
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Uber has grown faster in its first five years than Facebook did

Uber has grown faster in its first five years than Facebook did | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Five years ago today, Uber launched its first service in San Francisco. Since then, the taxi-hailing app has expanded at an incredible pace — it’s now available in 311 cities across 58 countries worldwide.
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Seth's Blog: Marketing to the organization

Seth's Blog: Marketing to the organization | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Internal marketing starts with this: do it intentionally, as intentionally as you would market your project outside the organization. Every memo, email and presentation you do inside is a marketing effort, and it should be treated that way.
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Intel buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7B

Intel buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7B | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Intel is buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion in cash to expand its reach into new chip markets that are powering the wireless revolution, smarter cars and more.
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Converted Chicago railway line, The 606, becomes park in the sky

Converted Chicago railway line, The 606, becomes park in the sky | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A new public park and trail system will open in the US city of Chicago this weekend. The 606, so-called because of the Chicago ZIP code prefix, is built on the former route of the Bloomingdale Line railway track. Its centerpiece is a 2.7-mi (4.3 km) elevated recreation and culture trail.
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Supreme Court rejects 2nd lien stripping in Chapter 7 bankruptcies

Supreme Court rejects 2nd lien stripping in Chapter 7 bankruptcies | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court of the United States held in a unanimous decision announced today that a debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding may not void a junior mortgage lien when the debt owed on a senior mortgage lien exceeds the current value of the collateral if the creditor’s claim is both secured by a lien and allowed under the bankruptcy code.
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This MBA chart shows the real impact of the recession on homeownership

This MBA chart shows the real impact of the recession on homeownership | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The latest chart in this Mortgage Bankers Association’s series shows one area that was deeply impacted by the financial recession and the effects that the housing market is still dealing with.

Spoiler alert: The chart echoes what most of the industry already knows: Millennials are not buying. 
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Gmail Now Has 900M Active Users, 75% On Mobile

Gmail Now Has 900M Active Users, 75% On Mobile | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google’s senior vice president of products Sundar Pichai today announced that Gmail now has a total of 900 million users at the company’s annual I/O developers conference. That’s up from 425 million in 2012, the last time the company updated its official Gmail users stats. Pichai also noted that 75 percent of these Gmail users now access their accounts on mobile devices.
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Google's new photos app has one amazingly useful feature that wasn't mentioned on stage

Google's new photos app has one amazingly useful feature that wasn't mentioned on stage | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Google Photos app can scan your photo library and offer to delete similar photos for you, potentially freeing up tons of storage space on your phone. 
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Seth's Blog: Do-able

Seth's Blog: Do-able | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Domino's could have offered five-minute pizza delivery, and sometimes, without a doubt, they could have pulled that off. But promising something they could do virtually every time earned them a spot on the speed dial of millions of phones.
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'I'm Mad as Hell...': Top Email Marketing Pet Peeves

'I'm Mad as Hell...': Top Email Marketing Pet Peeves | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
My email-marketing pet peeves aren't just about aspects of your emails but also how you run your programs and processes. Here they are, divided into two categories, Program Management and Email Practices:
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