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Google, Apple And Facebook Are At War Over 'Latent' Search — A Business That's About To Be Huge

Google, Apple And Facebook Are At War Over 'Latent' Search — A Business That's About To Be Huge | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Until now, if you wanted to search for something on the web, you typed in keywords. Google has trained us all to type in those words in order of importance, not the order in which they make sense. In the future, that may change. Google, Facebook and Apple are all developing tools that will allow us to search the way we speak naturally, even though searching for the kinds of non-specific, abstract or latent concepts we use in real life — "where is a good place to eat dinner?" — generally produces useless search results.

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Signs That You’re Being Too Stubborn

Signs That You’re Being Too Stubborn | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
They’re hardheaded. They dig their heels in. You know the type — people who are way too stubborn for their own good. While it’s easy to point the finger at others who exhibit this behavior, it can be hard to recognize this trait in yourself. Here are the signs that you’re being too inflexible:
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I'm not stubborn, I'm just always right.

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Mobile Addicts Number 280 Million Worldwide

Mobile Addicts Number 280 Million Worldwide | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
According to the 2nd annual report on Consumer Mobility from the Bank of America and Flurry Analytics, reported by Simon Khalaf, SVP of Publisher Products, the US population is perpetually plugged-in, as 71% of those surveyed actually sleep with their smartphones.
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Home Prices Rising! Appraisers say WHOA!

Home Prices Rising! Appraisers say WHOA! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Each month, Quicken Loans releases their national Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). This month’s report revealed that the difference in appraiser home value opinions as compared to homeowner estimates is continuing to increase. Chief Economist Bob Walters explains:
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5 Trending Markets That Are Capitalizing On Virtual Reality

5 Trending Markets That Are Capitalizing On Virtual Reality | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Virtual reality is still in the early stages, and it still has several waves yet to go before entering the mainstream. But, with established companies dabbling in VR campaigns, it’s already proving to be a compelling storytelling tool that breaks both physical and economic barriers.
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C.A.R. announces 2015 Champions of Home

C.A.R. announces 2015 Champions of Home | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) will honor three REALTORS® as “Champions of Home,” California REALTORS® who have changed their clients’ lives for the better, raised the standards for others, and led by example.  In its third year, the award honors REALTORS® who have been selected by their peers as individuals who have gone to great lengths on behalf of their clients and practice business with the highest ethics and morals.
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4 everyday words that scare your coworkers (and what to say instead)

4 everyday words that scare your coworkers (and what to say instead) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
But did you know that a few (very common!) words could actually be causing your beloved colleagues to freak out? It's true: Certain terms that you might use regularly make people think fire drill, resulting in an almost visceral response.
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Anthony Perry Joins Move, Inc. as VP of Media Sales

Anthony Perry Joins Move, Inc. as VP of Media Sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and operator of realtor.com®, a leading online destination for real estate services, announced today the recent appointment of Anthony Perry as vice president of Media Sales.

In his role, Perry is responsible for building and executing Move's advertising business across digital, mobile and emerging technologies, expanding the reach of the company's brands and engaging with its audiences.
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Altisource Demonstrates Progress Against Growth Initiatives

Altisource Demonstrates Progress Against Growth Initiatives | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Converts Owners.com Into a Top Ten Real Estate Brokerage, Redesigns Hubzu Home Auction Site, Launches Residential Investor One and Expands Customer Base
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Construction spending rises to 7-year high

Construction spending rises to 7-year high | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Overall construction spending during July 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,083.4 billion, 0.7% (±1.5%) above the revised June estimate of $1,075.9 billion, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.
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25 photos of luxurious private islands you can rent for your next vacation

25 photos of luxurious private islands you can rent for your next vacation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
If you're planning a tropical getaway with a large group, it may make sense to find a beach house to rent. 

If you can afford the upgrade, however, a private island makes for an infinitely more luxurious vacation. 
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Nationstar gives $30 million for distressed homeowners in Milwaukee

Nationstar gives $30 million for distressed homeowners in Milwaukee | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The plan includes a commitment to provide an increased level of mortgage loan modifications to Nationstar customers in the city and a $500,000 donation to support the City of Milwaukee’s Strong Homes loan program from 2016 through 2018.
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6 Inventions That Will Turn Your Breakfast Into A Pee-Wee Herman Fever Dream

6 Inventions That Will Turn Your Breakfast Into A Pee-Wee Herman Fever Dream | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Dominic Wilcox is like a deranged Thomas Edison, known for creating wild and whimsical inventions, ranging from giant binoculars for your ears, to wingtips that point you home, to toothbrush maracas. And then there are the things he doesn’t actually build, but will sketch out anyway.
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What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career

What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The truth is, it’s difficult to advise kids about how careers really work today and how to get any job, much less a great job. All parents love their kids and want to set them up for a life of self-sufficiency, meaning, and happiness.
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Mobile-friendly web pages using app banners

Mobile-friendly web pages using app banners | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
sometimes a user may tap on a search result on a mobile device and see an app install interstitial that hides a significant amount of content and prompts the user to install an app. Our analysis shows that it is not a good search experience and can be frustrating for users because they are expecting to see the content of the web page.
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HUD proposes new rules for FHA loans

HUD proposes new rules for FHA loans | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In an announcement from HUD, the provision would require lenders to certify they have not been barred or suspended by any Federal department or agency, and that they have not been indicted or convicted of any wrong doing that would call into question their ability to carry out the responsibilities of the FHA program.
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It's Time For Deep Linking To Move Past The Plumbing

It's Time For Deep Linking To Move Past The Plumbing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
We've heard a lot about deep links so far this year. from Google at I/O and Apple at WWDC. My employer, Bitly, threw its hat in the ring, too. But I feel like the industry is stuck talking about how to implement deep links—and not why.
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Mortgage industry to CFPB: Stop normalizing bad data

Mortgage industry to CFPB: Stop normalizing bad data | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The mortgage finance industry is still not happy with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its consumer complaint narrative database, which publishes unvetted and unverified anonymous complaints against specific companies.
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Are REOs ready for a comeback?

Are REOs ready for a comeback? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“With stocks plummeting last week and the global economic impact on our domestic economy and housing markets still unknown, distressed sales continue to be a critical market indicator,” the report says. “Just like in the fashion industry’s iconic September issue, learn to be a trendsetter—from stateside to Puerto Rico—by letting distressed market measures give you full perspective of the market.”
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Apple wants to make iPhones a workplace staple with this new deal

Apple wants to make iPhones a workplace staple with this new deal | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Scintillating, it's not. But it means Apple wants to connect Cisco's expansive corporate networks with iOS devices, which long ago started taking bits of market share away from other smartphones, like the BlackBerry, but still face an uphill battle against Android phones. It will also allow business users to more easily use Cisco Spark, TelePresence and WebEx — for popular for remote collaboration and telecommuting workers — with iOS.
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Company Spotlight: Auction.com

Company Spotlight: Auction.com | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Not that long ago, online real estate auctions were characterized by distressed properties bought mainly by investors. With the glut of foreclosures following the financial crisis, auctions brought buyers and sellers together on one platform and provided a quick and painless way to clear out distressed inventory. But what would happen when the flood of foreclosures stopped?
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CoreLogic: Home prices rose 6.9% in July 2015

CoreLogic: Home prices rose 6.9% in July 2015 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased by 6.9% in July 2015 compared with July 2014, according to CoreLogic.

On a month-over-month basis, home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased by 1.7% in July 2015 compared with June 2015.
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Aligned Data Centers Introduces the First Pay-for-Use Data Center

Aligned Data Centers Introduces the First Pay-for-Use Data Center | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Most data centers are built to support static power requirements and fixed densities. Forecasting future IT demand is difficult and results in stranded power and space. Data center customers are forced to commit to long-term contracts for power they may never use, which limits their ability to control the capacity they need to meet the needs of their business. Companies are demanding more flexibility and speed in how they deploy and scale their data centers.
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zipLogix, Realty Pilot partner to enhance real estate solution

zipLogix, Realty Pilot partner to enhance real estate solution | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
zipLogix and Realty Pilot, a developer of enterprise software and data analytics for the real estate industry, entered into a strategic partnership, integrating Realty Pilot’s OfferRunway.com technology to zipForm Plus,  zipLogix said in a press release.   
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How Google Stealthily Prepared Users For A New Smartwatch UI

How Google Stealthily Prepared Users For A New Smartwatch UI | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A traditional watch face is the logical homescreen for any smartwatch. After all, we’ve worn watches specifically to glance at the time for over a hundred years. But thus far, Apple and Google have mostly leveraged the smartwatch face as a means of self-expression to add stylistic variety rather than extra functionality—all the while hiding more functional features deeper in the OS.
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Microsoft cleared of patent infringement charge

Microsoft cleared of patent infringement charge | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Last April a trial judge ruled in favor of a patent troll InterDigital but that was overthrown by the ITC who have decided not to enforce the decision. This comes as good news to Microsoft who have been battling to compete with Samsung Electronics and Apple devices, according to Rapid News Network.
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