"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.
According to Experian and muliple reports, the credit reporting agency discovered earlier this month that hackers breached the company’s systems and stole 15 million people’s personal information, including their name, address, Social Security number, date of birth, and an identification number – in many cases, their driver’s license number, military ID, or passport number.
Parks are highly photographable. Maybe they have statues, ripe for mimicking in poses. Perhaps there's a perfect yoga meadow, or a garden in which one may literally stop and smell roses. It's hard to beat the concept of a park for sheer number of potential photo ops for the average passerby or those who've gone there for a picnic or to play frolf.
Microsoft and Google had roughly 20 lawsuits pending between them over uses of patents in mobile phones, Wi-Fi, Web video and other technologies. The companies agreed to dismiss all the pending patent cases, including those related to Google’s former Motorola Mobility smartphone unit, Microsoft and Google said in a joint statement Wednesday.
Hidden in the new iOS is magical feature that helps you connect to networks when your Wi-Fi connectivity isn’t great. It’s called “Wi-Fi Assist.” If you currently have the Wi-Fi Assist enabled (and it came enabled by default with the upgrade), you may take a significant hit in your data plan.
1000watt, the leading real estate brand and marketing agency, and Lion & Orb, a real estate-focused public relations firm founded by communications veteran Audie Chamberlain, have formed an alliance that gives companies in the real estate space strategic and integrated marketing and PR services.
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.
According to a study done by Localytics, which is an analysis and marketing platform dedicated to applications for websites and mobile devices, 58 percent of app users become inactive within the first 30 days of downloading and app.
Just days after the new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule goes into effect on Oct. 3, the House of Representatives will have a vote on a bill that would formalize the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s hold harmless grace period.
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about where creativity comes from and how to nurture and grow it in a team. As a result, even well-meaning leaders can end up killing the creativity of a team when they need it most.
If your team is in the midst of solving a problem or generating a new product or project idea, you might be killing their creativity without even trying. Here are three of the most common things managers do that have deleterious effects:
Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS], [NASDAQ: NWSA]; [ASX: NWS], [ASX: NWSLV] and operator of realtor.com®, a leading online destination for real estate services, announced today it has acquired Reesio, a San Francisco-based document and transaction management platform that allows real estate professionals to simplify the process for home buyers and sellers by bringing the entire transaction online. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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