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Here's Some Of The Futuristic Technology Being Developed By The Geniuses At MIT

Here's Some Of The Futuristic Technology Being Developed By The Geniuses At MIT | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We recently took a quick tour of the MIT Media Lab, where students are working on anything from robotics to programs that let you interact virtually with the real world. The slew of projects on display are guaranteed to get anyone thinking about the future. 

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Olympus joins brand TLD exodus

Olympus joins brand TLD exodus | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Camera maker Olympus has become the latest household name to withdraw from the new gTLD process, pulling its only application for dot-olympus.

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U.S. builders hiring at rapid pace

U.S. builders hiring at rapid pace | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz./WILLISTON, North Dakota (Reuters) - Charles Cork is gearing up to do something he hasn't done in four years: Build a $1 million house on spec.I don't think getting a client for this
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HSF Affiliates LLC

HSF Affiliates LLC | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand identity components were unveiled at the annual Prudential Real Estate Sales Convention to  leading real estate agents and brokers.


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Realtor.com marketing campaign zeroes in on listings accuracy

Realtor.com marketing campaign zeroes in on listings accuracy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Realtor.com operator Move Inc. is launching an aggressive marketing campaign today that portrays the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of listings on the portal as giving its users a competitive advantage over buyers searching for homes on less reliable third-party websites.

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Housing a silver bullet for economy, analyst says

Housing a silver bullet for economy, analyst says | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In a recent CBS News segment on the economy, CBS news analyst Mellody Hobson said housing and housing-related construction will be a big driver in the economy’s recovery.

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Amazon under renewed fire over TLD grab

Amazon under renewed fire over TLD grab | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Amazon has come under attack from the US Author’s Guild, the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the International Publishers Association (IPA) and retailer Barnes & Nobel over plans to control the generic top-level domains (gTLDs) .book, .author, and .read.

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Younger investors jump into housing market

Younger investors jump into housing market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
At 28, Rob Lananna wants to make real estate investing a full-time gig. Lananna is part of a group of professionals in their 20s and 30s trying to capitalize on the recovering housing market through buying and reselling homes.
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Apple Is Quietly Turning Every Car On The Road Into An 'iCar'

Apple Is Quietly Turning Every Car On The Road Into An 'iCar' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Apple keeps adding car-friendly features to iOS. An under-reported feature of iOS 6, the latest operating system for iPhones and iPads, is something called "Siri Eyes Free." With it, you can control your iOS device without looking at it. Obviously that's very driver-friendly. Car-makers are  working to integrate Siri Hands Free as fast possible. 

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Think it will show up in the Google driverless car?

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Daniel Sandstrom's curator insight, March 9, 2013 8:39 PM

The humble automobile is becoming the new platform for more advanced smartphone integration. With this type of technology being backed by industry leaders such as Apple, using a smartphone in the car may become as common as listening to the radio while driving.

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Harvard Study Reports on Recent Trends in Home Equity and Housing Stock

Harvard Study Reports on Recent Trends in Home Equity and Housing Stock | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Spending on home improvements and repairs totaled $275 billion in 2011, down 4 percent from 2009 levels and some 16 percent below the market peak in 2007. Loss of home equity with the onset of the housing crash contributed to the decline in home repairs, according to a new study by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

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Related Midwest Launches Its Own Brokerage

Related Midwest Launches Its Own Brokerage | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Related Midwest, which is redeveloping three buildings in the former Museum Campus neighborhood currently, announced it will launch its own brokerage.

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Senator Asks Justice Department to Investigate LPS

Senator Asks Justice Department to Investigate LPS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A U.S. senator has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the business practices of a company that provides technology services to lenders and other companies that process foreclosures.
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Google admits its VP8/WebM codec infringes MPEG H.264 patents

Google admits its VP8/WebM codec infringes MPEG H.264 patents | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Almost three years after Google released its WebM video encoding technology as a "free" and open alternative to the existing H.264 backed by Apple and others, it has admitted its position was wrong and that it would pay to license the patents WebM...
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Startup Light Aims to Give You a Digital Record of Your Life

Startup Light Aims to Give You a Digital Record of Your Life | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Paolo Schellino's father died when he was 18. Many years later, Schellino has imagined how great it would be if there was some sort of record beyond the odd photograph of his dad he could show his daughter. "I have nothing to show her who he was," he says, "what were his dreams, his fears ...."

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Throwing Patent Trolls Off The Bridge

Throwing Patent Trolls Off The Bridge | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Some years ago, a few patent lawyers realized that the cost of U.S. patent litigation had become so expensive that most companies sued for infringement would probably pay something just to make it go away, regardless of the merits.

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Patent Troll Litigation – Is Legislative Help on the Way?

Patent Troll Litigation – Is Legislative Help on the Way? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A bill introduced last week with bipartisan support would substantially level the playing field for companies sued for patent infringement by non-practicing entities (NPEs), sometimes called patent trolls. The bill is referred to as the “SHIELD Act,” which stands for the “Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes Act of 2013.”

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Trulia (TRLA) Raises Size Of Follow-On Offering

Trulia (TRLA) Raises Size Of Follow-On Offering | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

a San Francisco-based operator of real-estate information site, amended its filing for a follow-on offering of 5.25 million shares, raising the size to as much as $164.3 million from $100 million previously.

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Mac Boyd from Arcola receives real estate award

Mac Boyd from Arcola receives real estate award | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Farmers National Co., a farm and ranch management and brokerage company, recently presented Mac Boyd of Arcola with the Farmers National Co. Gold Eagle Award for his outstanding efforts in
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Peoria REALTORS® Speak Out About Proposed County Wastewater Ordinance

Peoria REALTORS® Speak Out About Proposed County Wastewater Ordinance | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® (PAAR) issued a statement Friday expressing concern that the Peoria County Board is moving too quickly on an overhaul of of Chapter 19 Onsite Wastewater Disposal Systems, the county ordinance that regulates wastewater treatment systems on properties not served by public sewer

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More employers setting up nap rooms for weary workers

More employers setting up nap rooms for weary workers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- Without the benefit of a brief afternoon nap, workers have turned to habits both healthy and unhealthy to fight their fatigue, only to be faced with the same early-morning wake-up call.
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This will drive Marissa Mayer wild.  And don't these people watch hospital TV shows - we know what goes on in THOSE "nap" rooms.

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Four out of Five Real Estate Professionals Expect Both Home Values
and Transactions to Increase in 2013

Four out of Five Real Estate Professionals Expect Both Home Values<br/>and Transactions to Increase in 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Market Leader LEDR -0.12% , a leader in online marketing and technology solutions for real estate professionals, today released results of a nationwide survey highlighting a significantly more optimistic real estate community across several key market indicators,

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Some Chinese Seek a Divorce to Avoid Real Estate Tax

Some Chinese Seek a Divorce to Avoid Real Estate Tax | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Divorce filings spiked in big cities across China after rumors that one way to avoid a 20 percent tax on profits from housing sales was to separate from a spouse, at least on paper.
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Geneva Auto Show 2013

Geneva Auto Show 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Car Tech covers the new models and concept cars shown off at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show in blogs, photo galleries, and video.
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dave_hanna's comment, March 12, 2013 11:10 AM
You can always ask for a raise....
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45 Percent of Consumers See Home Prices Rising in 2013

45 Percent of Consumers See Home Prices Rising in 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home price expectations have increased to a record high, according to Fannie Mae's February 2013 National Housing Survey results.
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Data brokers are gathering your personal info this very minute

Data brokers are gathering your personal info this very minute | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Data companies are scooping up enormous amounts of information about almost every American. They sell information about whether you’re pregnant or divorced or trying to lose weight, about how rich you are and what kinds of cars you have.

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