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Warning: read and understand social media sites’ terms of use

Warning: read and understand social media sites’ terms of use | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Contained in the terms of use for most of these social and sharing web sites is language which grants the site owner a license to any items uploaded on its site. Depending on the site, the license may be fairly broad. The license grants ranged from simply allowing permission to use what has been uploaded, to the ability to transfer or sell content to third parties. 

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Scammer takes revenge on apartment hunter by plastering her number all over Trulia listings

Scammer takes revenge on apartment hunter by plastering her number all over Trulia listings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Scams on real estate listings are nothing new, of course. Craigslist has been plagued with them for years, and Trulia’s own website contains multiple warnings about listings that take would-be renters or buyers for a ride. Usually, the scammer copies a real listing to make a fake post, and when consumers call, they are told a convoluted story explaining why the “landlord” can’t immediately show off the home. 

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Google prepares to launch mortgage comparison tool

Google prepares to launch mortgage comparison tool | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It’s beginning to look like Google launching a mortgage payment calculator was the first step in a much larger plan to expand the online giant’s footprint in the mortgage market. According to a report from Gigaom, Google is preparing to launch a mortgage comparison tool via its Compare service.
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System scrolls text in time with user's reading speed

System scrolls text in time with user's reading speed | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It may indeed be a First World problem, but using a mouse or arrow key to scroll through blocks of computer text is a bit of a hassle That's why scientists have developed a sort of teleprompter-li...
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GoPro Inc Granted Image Compression Patent

GoPro Inc Granted Image Compression Patent | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Patent number 8,970,726 is titled IMAGE SENSOR DATA COMPRESSION AND DSP DECOMPRESSION, and relates to a method of decompressing image data as well as a related digital signal processor (DSP). Any comp
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25 New MLS Partners Join Zillow; Will Send Direct Listings

25 New MLS Partners Join Zillow; Will Send Direct Listings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow®, the leading real estate and home-related information marketplace, today announced that 25 new multiple listing services have joined the Zillow Partnership Platform over the month of February, bringing thousands of new listings directly to the site.

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Auction.com's latest acquisition will speed property liquidations

Auction.com's latest acquisition will speed property liquidations | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

By bringing onboard Channel, Auction.com will be able to hasten the expansion of its online presence to begin selling more move-in ready homes by using Channel’s transaction platform, the company said in a statement.

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Google Might Not Like Your Naturally Generated Links

Google Might Not Like Your Naturally Generated Links | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Julie Joyce wrote a very interesting article on Search Engine Land about an hour ago on Google and natural links. We always tend to think of natural links as the prize or reward for creating engaging content. You didn’t pay for them, you did not manipulate the system, someone just liked your content and either included it in an article or on a forum or blog comment.

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Google may launch U.S. mortgage comparison tool

Google may launch U.S. mortgage comparison tool | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In late 2012, Google launched its mortgage comparison tool viaCompare in the U.K. and now, it appears the search giant is bringing it stateside.  Compare is aimed at helping users find deals on mortgages, credit cards, auto insurance and travel.

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Qualcomm's Fingerprint Reader Might Be The One We've Been Waiting For

Qualcomm's Fingerprint Reader Might Be The One We've Been Waiting For | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

On Monday Qualcomm unveiled its Snapdragon Sense ID technology, which it says can scan your finger even if it’s a little wet or dirty. It will also function through "glass, aluminum, stainless steel, sapphire, and plastics," meaning that smartphone makers can integrate the feature right into their hardware.

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Apartments.com Launches $100 Million Campaign With Jeff Goldblum As Eccentric Futurist

Apartments.com Launches $100 Million Campaign With Jeff Goldblum As Eccentric Futurist | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Apartments.com launched a trippy ad campaign starring Jeff Goldblum as Brad Bellflower, an eccentric Silicon Valley maverick behind the revamped Apartments.com site. New features include
custom search filters, photos, video walk-throughs and detailed neighborhood information. Bellflower dresses only in black and puts on a black-and-white presentation that describes the new Apartments.com. Lightbulbs spell out popular industry terms like paradigm, synergistic and thought-provoking, with Bellflowe

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Warren Buffett Chronicles 50 Years At Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett Chronicles 50 Years At Berkshire Hathaway | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Warren Buffett celebrated 50 years at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway in his annual shareholder letter by hitting on the main themes broached in his last 49 letters and looking ahead to the next 50 years.

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This Billboard Cheers If You Walk By It Instead Of Drive

This Billboard Cheers If You Walk By It Instead Of Drive | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A typical health-related billboard tries to sell you something—a gym membership, weight-loss surgery, a lower-calorie snack. But this conceptual billboard does nothing but cheer if you happen to walk by instead of driving in a car. The faster you walk or run, the louder the crowd screams.

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Can We Please Stop Fighting The Native vs. Web App Wars?

Can We Please Stop Fighting The Native vs. Web App Wars? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We're not talking about some grand political declaration that Flipboard and others are making. We're just talking about "getting stuff done." It turns out that hybrid approaches to application development are a great way to accomplish this, and always have been.

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Would Apple really stick a USB port on an iPad?

Would Apple really stick a USB port on an iPad? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Yesterday’s Bloomberg report on big iPad delays seems to have gotten a few people in Apple’s supply chain talking. On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal and Digitimes both followed up with their own stories on the rumored “iPad Pro” with a 12.9-inch screen. However, some of the details in the WSJ report are bewildering. For instance: Apple is…
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Metrostudy Acquires Real Estate Economics

Metrostudy Acquires Real Estate Economics | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In a move that will broaden the company's reach and deepen its line-up of market-intelligence products and services, Metrostudy has acquired Real Estate Economics (REE), a research firm specializing in economic and housing information and statistics.  

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New subprime-loan giant created from spare parts of AIG and Citi

New subprime-loan giant created from spare parts of AIG and Citi | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Investors are cheering the announced $4.25 billion purchase of Citigroup's OneMain Financial by former AIG unit SpringLeaf. The deal shows that subprime remains big business years after it helped spur a global crisis.
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11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.

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Real Estate Digital launches rDocs, a new agent-centric document management system

Real Estate Digital launches rDocs, a new agent-centric document management system | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Real Estate Digital (RED), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Solutionstar, announced it has launched its new rDocs document management system and reached an agreement with HER Realtors to become the first user of this new, online, paperless management system for its brokerage and agents.

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Ocwen to sell servicing rights on $45 billion of Fannie Mae loans

Ocwen to sell servicing rights on $45 billion of Fannie Mae loans | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial Corp (OCN.N) said it would sell residential mortgage servicing rights on $45 billion f Fannie Mae loans to an undisclosed buyer, sending its shares up 5.5 percent in extended trading.

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Drug-delivering nano

Drug-delivering nano | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Scientists have developed targeted, biodegradable nano "drones" to deliver anti-inflammatory drugs that heal and stabilize arterial plaque in mice. Their work could pave the way for more effective prevention of heart attack and stroke in humans caused by atherosclerosis, in which artery walls thicken and suffer reduced plasticity due to an accumulation of white blood cells.

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Seth's Blog: The circus is coming to town

Seth's Blog: The circus is coming to town | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Too often, we wait. We wait to get the gig, or to make the complex sale, or to find the approval we seek. Then we decide it's time to get to work and put on our show. The circus doesn't...
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BBVA Compass launches zero-percent down mortgage program

BBVA Compass launches zero-percent down mortgage program | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
For some prospective borrowers, saving up 3% for a down payment on a home is still a hurdle they can’t quite clear. However, a new program from BBVA Compass will allow borrowers to put down even less for a down payment.
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Trulia Launches a New, Simple Way to Manage Your Home Search

Trulia Launches a New, Simple Way to Manage Your Home Search | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Today, Trulia, a leading home search resource for buyers and renters, introduced a simple way to organize a chaotic home search—boards. Now home seekers can organize, narrow, and share their favorite homes on interactive, visual boards created by them.
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Mysterious 'Upstream' initiative won't be consumer-facing

Mysterious 'Upstream' initiative won't be consumer-facing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Project Upstream would allow brokers to put listings in a database that brokers could then send wherever they wish, including the MLS, Clareity CEO Gregg Larson told conference attendees.
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If Thoreau Took LSD, This Is The Cabin He'd Design

If Thoreau Took LSD, This Is The Cabin He'd Design | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

From the foot of the snowy, picturesque massif that residents of Bergen, Norway, call the Seven Mountains, the Tubakuba looks like any number of modernly designed rural cabins. It's a small cube of wood and glass, perched semi-precipitously upon a rocky incline: the sort of retreat that any writer would give his eyeteeth to call home. But it's when you approach the Tubakuba from the back that the cabin truly takes your breath away: it's got an entry portal that looks like a hole torn in space-time.

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