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Patent troll asks court for gag order to keep defendant quiet

Patent troll asks court for gag order to keep defendant quiet | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Lumen View Technology filed a "Motion for Protective Order" to prevent FindTheBest, an e-commerce company it sued for patent infringement, from publicly sharing details about the case.
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Fannie: Housing still trying to get traction amid consumer caution

Fannie: Housing still trying to get traction amid consumer caution | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae predicts the second half of 2014 will pick up steam, according to the September Outlook report compiled by its Economic & Strategic Research Group.
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USRealty.com acquires national real estate brokerage

USRealty.com acquires national real estate brokerage | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
USRealty.com announced it has acquired national real estate brokerage Housepad, which will enable it to offer cost-effective property sales for homeowners, commercial brokers, home-selling websites and institutional real estate portfolio managers.
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Where In The World Is The Fastest Broadband?

Where In The World Is The Fastest Broadband? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Here's a sobering fact: Many of the most important innovations we depend on hinge on a fast Internet connection. And yet not all countries are delivering on the speed we need now—let alone what we'll require in the future. 

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In big setback for digital radio, court says SiriusXM must pay Turtles for pre-1972 recordings

In big setback for digital radio, court says SiriusXM must pay Turtles for pre-1972 recordings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In a ruling that could put major new costs on digital radio services, a judge ruled that the music industry can claim additional copyright in pre-1972 recordings under state law.
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FCC Considers Strategies For Broadband Regs

FCC Considers Strategies For Broadband Regs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Staff at the Federal Communications Commission are considering a host of legal maneuvers that could empower the agency to enact open Internet rules, FCC Wireline Competition Bureau head Julie Veach said today in a blog post.

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Cordray: CFPB Focused on E-Closing, Reducing Paperwork

Cordray: CFPB Focused on E-Closing, Reducing Paperwork | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau remains committed to working with the financial services industry to improve the mortgage closing experience for consumers through the use of technology, CFPB director Richard Cordray said.
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Don’t Let iOS 8’s Accidental Selfie Feature Ruin Your Life

Don’t Let iOS 8’s Accidental Selfie Feature Ruin Your Life | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Who has already sent an accidental selfie in iOS 8's Messages app? I did. Not great. I'm late to the game when it comes to iOS 8. Many of my fellow tech..
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Lending Giants Shy Away From FHA Loans

Lending Giants Shy Away From FHA Loans | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The nation’s largest home lenders are curtailing their Federal Housing Administration loans, hampering many first-time home buyers who rely on such programs to qualify for a mortgage.
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Hamster Wheel Standing Desk helps you stay fit at the office

Hamster Wheel Standing Desk helps you stay fit at the office | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Worried about the lack of exercise you get whilst sitting at your desk all day? In the belief that rodent recreational habits may hold the solution, Artist ...
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Existing home sales drop 1.8% on cash buyer retreat

Existing home sales drop 1.8% on cash buyer retreat | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
With cash-paying investors in a full retreat, existing home sales dropped 1.8% in August, according to the National Association of Realtors. On the positive side, first-time buyers have a better chance of purchasing a home now that bidding wars are receding and supply constraints have significantly eased in many parts of the country,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist.
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HUD Secretary Castro Calls for Change

HUD Secretary Castro Calls for Change | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
HUD secretary Julian Castro addressed key housing industry stakeholders at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s 2014 Housing Summit on Tuesday, calling on advocates to keep pushing until housing finance reform is taken “over the finish line."
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Trulia Offers Bundled Lender, Realtor Marketing

Trulia Offers Bundled Lender, Realtor Marketing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Trulia, a San Francisco-based online marketplace, is offering mortgage lenders and agents the ability to coordinate their marketing efforts with real estate agents.
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Real Estate Prices Advance in July Amid Rising Transaction Volume and Improving Liquidity Measures

Real Estate Prices Advance in July Amid Rising Transaction Volume and Improving Liquidity Measures | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This month's CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Indices provides the market's first look at July 2014 commercial real estate pricing. CCRSI National.
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3 burning appraisal questions for the CEO of Veros

3 burning appraisal questions for the CEO of Veros | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
During a recent panel at the Bipartisan Housing Summit, Darius Bozorgi, the CEO of Veros, indicated that he felt the technological approach of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration should be extended to the rest of the housing industry. Here's what he meant.
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A Speed Test That Compares Every iPhone Ever

A Speed Test That Compares Every iPhone Ever | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Watch the speed differences between the original iPhone and every other iPhone model, including the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
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Eerie Video Shows Masdar City--The Sustainable City Of The Future--Has No One In It

Eerie Video Shows Masdar City--The Sustainable City Of The Future--Has No One In It | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
What happens when you spend billions to build a renewable-energy powered, entrepreneur-fueled city in the middle of the Arabian desert? As this video...
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The Next Big Thing In Responsive Design

The Next Big Thing In Responsive Design | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Responsive design has to go beyond optimizing for different screen sizes. It has to suffuse an organization's entire culture.
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Apple's Record Breaking Weekend In Context

Apple's Record Breaking Weekend In Context | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The latest iPhone got off to a hot start... again.
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More Whistleblower Cases against Lenders Ahead?

More Whistleblower Cases against Lenders Ahead? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Attorney General seeks to lift a cap on whistleblower incentives that encourage a practice increasingly used in mortgage-based claims even as another U.S. official presses for more lending.
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Get Over Your Fear of Sales

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I’m hardly the only one with this misconception of sales. Twenty years later, with two stints as an executive vice president of sales along the way, I often see that despite the obvious need to sell their products, many companies encounter some form of resistance to “sales.” 

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This Marriott Teleporter Will (Virtually) Take You To London And Maui

This Marriott Teleporter Will (Virtually) Take You To London And Maui | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The hotel brand teams with Oculus Rift and Oscar-winning VFX shop Framestore for a traveling virtual reality exhibit.
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$4,000 home promises affordable housing in Vietnam

$4,000 home promises affordable housing in Vietnam | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Vietnam-based architecture firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects recently revealed a new prefabricated low-cost house prototype that costs just US$4,000 to build. ...
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Why 'sourceMLS' badges could soon be all the rage

Why 'sourceMLS' badges could soon be all the rage | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A nonprofit trade group comprised mostly of multiple listing services has launched an initiative it says will help consumers cut through the noise and identify which listings come from the most high-quality source out there: the MLS.
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Zillow says it doesn't want stripped-down listing feeds

Zillow says it doesn't want stripped-down listing feeds | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow will no longer accept listings from Nashville-area multiple listing service RealTracs Solutions starting next week, according to RealTracs CEO Stuart White.
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Connor T. MacIVOR's curator insight, September 22, 7:21 PM

It's too bad that Zillow has to act like a 15  year old...  But, I suppose this is the "case and point" about syndication websites! #zillow #syndication #badrealestatedata

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Home Depot credit card breach surpasses Target's

Home Depot credit card breach surpasses Target's | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home Depot continues to investigate its massive credit card breach, which is shaping up to be bigger than Target’s breach back in December 2013. And the true financial costs of the breach have yet to be determined.
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