The holidays are a time to spend with family and friends, to share in the joy of giving, and to puzzle over a preponderance of technological crap. Those truly terrible widgets and gadgets that line our virtual shelves, the ones designed to want to be wanted by us. But we don't want them.
Following the announcement of News Corp’s acquisition of Move, Inc, operator of realtor.com®, this past October, more news was announced last week by News Corp with Ryan O’Hara, a News Corp veteran, taking over as CEO in January.
fter hitting their highest level of the year, existing-home sales slid in November as housing supply showed some tightening, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions experienced a decline in sales compared to a month earlier.
Music, newspapers, books... most forms of media were exciting, high-pressure hothouses, environments with hits and winners and action and impact. Many players in these industries are now trying to figure out where all the zing went. The mattering seems to...
Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z), the leading real estate information and home related marketplace, in 2014, created more new partnerships across the real estate industry than in any prior year. The new partnerships added hundreds of thousands of direct listings, improving their accuracy and timeliness. Partnerships included new relationships with multiple listings services (MLSs), brokerages, technology providers and real estate agents and brokers.
U.S. cities have long lagged those biking powerhouses. The first protected lane here was installed only in 2008, in New York. But then the last few years has seen steady progress, with more cities building them. There are now 183 projects in all, according to a database kept by PeopleForBikes, a Colorado advocacy group.
French programmer, Fabrice Bellard, has developed a new image format that could cure this problem. The BPG (Better Portable Graphics) image format delivers the same image quality (or better, from what we’ve seen) as a JPEG file, claiming to be half the size.
The futuristic campus is designed by Norman Foster's firm, Foster + Partners, and will feature curved glass panels, an underground parking lot, a private auditorium for keynotes and product launches, and a 360-degree view of nature.
After nearly three years and hundreds of thousands of property purchases, the nascent single family rental industry is at a crossroads in terms of future growth and long-term staying power. Many are wondering how many of the players will “cash out” of their property portfolios given the strong home price appreciation over the past few years — and if so how that liquidation would impact local markets with a high density of single family homes purchased as rentals.
In the latest move in what has been a banner year in the battle for domination of the online real estate market, Redfin announced that it received a large injection of funding from several large investors. The company said that it plans to use the money to continue its growth.
Zillow, Inc. (Nasdaq:Z) and Trulia, Inc. (NYSE:TRLA) today announced that Zillow shareholders and Trulia stockholders voted resoundingly to approve the previously announced definitive agreement, dated as of July 28, 2014, pursuant to which Zillow will acquire Trulia.
Site features include a range of options and information similar to those available on other portal sites like Zillow or Realtor.com, including map search, school and neighborhood data and walk scores, as well as photos and tax data. Listings are pulled directly from MLS Pin, ensuring accuracy. Search results display days on market, while listing pages prominently feature the photo and contact info of the listing agent, and only the listing agent. - See more at: http://www.bankerandtradesman.com/news162209.html#sthash.uo4ZoQfp.dpufMLS Pin Quietly Rolls Out Public Facing Site
Today the chickens have come home to roost for Ocwen Financial. Executive Chairman William Erbey is resigning, and the company will pay $150 million to homeowners. Here's what it means for investors and the industry.
NAPW honors Peggy Hall as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in real estate. As the largest networking organization of professional women in the country, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.
The 33,000-square-foot building includes a members' lounge, an outdoor terrace, conference rooms, a coffee bar, a catering preparation kitchen and an event center that can accommodate about 310 people.
Asked if he would be willing to share his hard-earned knowledge with others in the company before he retired, the engineer laughed. “Why would I do that?” he asked. “First off, I don’t owe this company anything more. I’ve given 35 years to this outfit, and I hope they miss me when I’m gone. Or,” he added with a bit of a twinkle, “hire me back at double pay as a consultant.”
A global survey BI Intelligence conducted among Business Insider readers during October 2014 illustrates what consumers are looking for in a smartwatch, and whether they intend to purchase one. We generated over 2,000 responses from Business Insider readers, who tend to be young, affluent professionals — ostensibly the target market for a smartwatch.
San Francisco-based computer vision startup Fyusion released a new version of its Fyuse app for iOS and Android Wednesday that allows consumers to record unique 3D photospheres that the company has dubbed “surround view.” The company believes that this could augment all kinds of things, ranging from selfies to fashion shows — but when I got a…
The whistleblower at the center of the so-called Hustle case against Bank of America over Countrywide mortgage loans will also receive a hefty payout for his participation in the record $16.65 billion settlement between BofA and the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve claims over toxic mortgage-backed securities on residential mortgage loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
New York’s Department of Financial Services released a letter on December 10, 2014, announcing the details of its plan to focus more attention on cyber security matters in conducting examinations. Directed at New York-chartered or -licensed banking institutions, the letter notes that the Department will be incorporating a number of new security-oriented questions and topics into its pre-examination “First Day Letters.”