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Infants Are Unable To Play With Building Blocks Because They're Too Addicted To iPads

Infants Are Unable To Play With Building Blocks Because They're Too Addicted To iPads | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The children know how to use the devices, but barely know how to play with actual toys.
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FCC Postpones Vote On Net Neutrality Until Next Year

FCC Postpones Vote On Net Neutrality Until Next Year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
To the disappointment of net neutrality advocates, it looks like the Federal Communications Commission will put off a decision on net neutrality until at least next year. The agency's tentative agenda
for its Dec. 11 meeting, released this afternoon, doesn't include a vote on open Internet rules.
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DocuSign names Samsung Ventures and other investors in $115M funding round

DocuSign names Samsung Ventures and other investors in $115M funding round | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

he DocuSign investment train just keeps on rolling. Today, the digital signature company announced that it received strategic investments from Samsung Ventures, BBVA Ventures and the investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDBI) as part of its previously announced $115 million Series E investment round.

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3 Senate bills that could strengthen credit union mortgage lending

3 Senate bills that could strengthen credit union mortgage lending | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Credit unions are enduring a crisis of creeping complexity with respect to regulatory burden, and the Credit Union National Association believes at least three bipartisan bills currently before the U.S. Senate could alleviate some of that drag.
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Flipping activity continues to decline as prime inventory dwindles

Flipping activity continues to decline as prime inventory dwindles | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The third-quarter report from RealtyTrac on flipping shows that 26,947 single-family homes were flipped nationwide in the third quarter of 2014 — where a home is purchased and subsequently sold again within 12 months — representing 4% of all U.S. single-family home sales.
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NAR-Existing-Home Sales Rise in October, First Year-Over-Year Increase since October 2013

NAR-Existing-Home Sales Rise in October, First Year-Over-Year Increase since October 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Existing-home sales rose in October for the second straight month and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time in a year.
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Convincing Employees to Use New Technology

Convincing Employees to Use New Technology | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

All of our companies are digital now – or quickly becoming that way. Almost any enterprise you can think of, no matter the industry or sector, is trying (or being pressured by competitors) to use new technology to harness the vast new oceans of data being generated by smartphones, sensors, digital cameras, GPS devices, and myriad other sources of information originating from customers and markets.

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MRED's Era of Cooperation Continues

MRED's Era of Cooperation Continues | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that it has renewed agreements with all twelve (12) of the local Realtor® associations to whom it provides services. Under the new Contract for Services Association agreements (CSAs), MRED will continue to provide MLS and other related products and services to the members of these organizations through at least December, 2017, with options to extend the agreements through December, 2021. 

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New York City's Pay Phones Will Be Replaced By Free Wi-Fi Mobile Charging Stations

New York City's Pay Phones Will Be Replaced By Free Wi-Fi Mobile Charging Stations | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
With the need to preserve that infrastructure and the opportunity to reimagine the public terminal, NYC's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) was tasked with finding a way to preserve pay phones while making them more useful to people in the 21st century.
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Stanford researchers develop earthquake-resistant house prototype

Stanford researchers develop earthquake-resistant house prototype | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Though a large earthquake can prove catastrophic to life and property, even relatively minor tremors may compromise the structural integrity of a home, resulting in large repair costs. A team of engineers based at California's Stanford University has developed a new method of building earthquake-resistant homes that could be implemented relatively easily and inexpensively.

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Zillow and Trulia set Dec. 18 shareholder meetings to approve mega-merger

Zillow and Trulia set Dec. 18 shareholder meetings to approve mega-merger | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow's proposed $3.5 billion acquisition of rival Trulia is inching towards approval, and as a next step both companies have set special shareholder meet
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CoreLogic Launches Compliance Solution for Servicers

CoreLogic Launches Compliance Solution for Servicers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In California, CoreLogic has launched a new compliance solution designed to offer servicers a more comprehensive way to analyze their mortgage portfolios.
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2014 Full Frame DSLR Comparison Guide

2014 Full Frame DSLR Comparison Guide | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We recently compared a selection of the best entry-level and enthusiast APS-C DSLRs on the market. But if sensor size is important to you, you might want a full frame offering in your next camera. So here's Gizmag's 2014 full frame DSLR comparison guide, where we compare the specifications and features of some of the most popular full frame DSLRs currently available.

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Passing of Beverly Faull

Passing of Beverly Faull | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The DPR team is heartbroken to share the news that our colleague and dear friend, Beverly Faull passed away earlier this week after a brave battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. An accomplished real estate industry veteran, Beverly became a member of the Down Payment Resource team in 2009 and recently celebrated her fifth anniversary with the company.

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Mortgage applications jump 4.9% after three weeks of declines

Mortgage applications jump 4.9% after three weeks of declines | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Breaking a three-week streak of declines, mortgage applications increased 4.9% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Nov. 14, 2014.
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Housing starts drop 2.8% in October but permits up

Housing starts drop 2.8% in October but permits up | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Privately owned housing starts dropped 2.8% in October to print at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,009,000 units, which is still 7.8% above the October 2013 rate of 936,000.
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Stop panicking about recent foreclosure numbers

Stop panicking about recent foreclosure numbers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
So, are we about to see housing Armageddon? Do these ominous increases in foreclosure activity mean that the market is about to implode? No. Not even close. Allow me to explain.
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Internet to Hit 3 Billion Users in 2015

Internet to Hit 3 Billion Users in 2015 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The number of internet users worldwide will surpass 3 billion in 2015, according to new eMarketer estimates, as inexpensive mobile phones and mobile broadband connections drive internet access and usage in countries where fixed internet has been out of reach for consumers.
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Calif October home sales and price report

Calif October home sales and price report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 396,220 units in October, according to information collected by C.A.R. from more than 90 local REALTOR® associations and MLSs statewide.  Sales in October were unchanged from a revised 396,400 in September but were down 1.9 percent from a revised 404,000 in October 2013.  

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The Apple Watch Seems Alarmingly Complicated

The Apple Watch Seems Alarmingly Complicated | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Apple released WatchKit — its software development tool for Apple Watch — on Tuesday, and one thing sticks out like a sore thumb: there are a lot of ways to interact with it.

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The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore

The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Here’s the problem. After we prioritize, we act as though everything merits our time and attention, and we’ll get to the less-important items “later.” But later never really arrives. The list remains without end.

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Tips For Techies Who Want To Wow A Crowd

Tips For Techies Who Want To Wow A Crowd | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

They rarely tell a good story—you can't do that with a dry set of bullet points read from a screen. A story is full of conflict and contrast. A story has a hero with whom the audience can identify and obstacles which must be overcome.

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Apple’s iOS 8.1.1 Update Is Pretty Minor—Unless You Have An iPhone 4S Or iPad 2

Apple’s iOS 8.1.1 Update Is Pretty Minor—Unless You Have An iPhone 4S Or iPad 2 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A little update with big relief for older iDevices.
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Zillow looking to nearly double footprint at downtown Seattle HQ

Zillow looking to nearly double footprint at downtown Seattle HQ | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff at the company's offices in the Russell Investments Center in Seattle. Fast-growing Zillow may be getting a little more room for
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Apple fined $23.6 million for patent infringement

Apple fined $23.6 million for patent infringement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Daily Herald is suburban Chicago's largest daily newspaper. Daily Herald provides a local perspective with local content such as the northwest suburbs most comprehensive news on the web. Your source for updated news from local to national.
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