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Move and NAR file suit against Zillow, Errol Samuelson

Move and NAR file suit against Zillow, Errol Samuelson | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Move Inc. and the National Association of Realtors have filed a lawsuit against Zillow and former Move chief strategy officer and realtor.com president Errol Samuelson for alleged breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and misappropriation of trade secrets, among other claims
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NAR: We stand with those who respect our Realtor® members

NAR: We stand with those who respect our Realtor® members | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

NAR is joining a lawsuit filed by MOVE Inc., against Zillow and new Zillow Chief Industry Development Officer Errol Samuelson. In addition to NAR and MOVE, the plaintiffs include RealSelect, Inc., Top Producer Systems Company, and Realtors® Information Network, Inc.Click here to edit the title

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The Latest Chicago Home Price Data

The Latest Chicago Home Price Data | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Finally. After falling a hideous 38 percent from 2006 to 2012—as if you could forget!—the median value of a Chicago-area house roared up more than 9 percent in 2013 to $178,000, according to research firm Zillow. For details on how your area did, see the charts below. They include price data for all neighborhoods and metro-area suburbs that had 20 or more sales last year.

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Here's why investors are flooding into REO-to-rental

Here's why investors are flooding into REO-to-rental | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In less than two years the REO-to-rental concept on a large scale has grown from what many real estate professionals and mortgage servicing industry experts believed would be at best a flash-in-the-pan fad or worse a crash-and-burn exercise in futility, to become a growing new asset class.
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Credit Unions could get more access to FHLB funding

Credit Unions could get more access to FHLB funding | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A bill to broaden the ability of credit unions to apply for Federal Home Loan Bank membership passed the House Financial Services Committee 55-0 and now goes to the House floor where it will likely gain wide support.
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Supercharged bionic plants to detect pollutants, explosives

Supercharged bionic plants to detect pollutants, explosives | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
MIT researchers have found a way to enhance photosynthesis, and the same method can be used to bolster plants with superpowers like detecting TNT and environmental pollutants.
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Audi Online traffic light system helps drivers hit the green lights

Audi Online traffic light system helps drivers hit the green lights | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Audi is developing a system that will make never getting caught by a red light an everyday thing. The system communicates with an area's central traffic com...
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'Green' Homes are Perfect for St. Patrick's Day - Homes for Sale With Green All Around

'Green' Homes are Perfect for St. Patrick's Day - Homes for Sale With Green All Around | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
These homes may not be Irish, but they have plenty of lucky green, perfect for St. Patrick's Day.
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The 10 Best TED Talks From Someone Who's Been Going for 20 Years

The 10 Best TED Talks From Someone Who's Been Going for 20 Years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
TED2014 begins today, the 30th year of TED Conferences, now in its new home of Vancouver. If you know me, you know that I have a lot of history at the TED conference, and if you don't, you can get a
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SmartZip gets first spot in NAR tech accelerator program's class of 2014

SmartZip gets first spot in NAR tech accelerator program's class of 2014 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Predictive marketing firm SmartZip Analytics is the first company to join the National Association of Realtors' REach tech accelerator this year.
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Visual Real Estate, Inc. Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Google Inc.

Visual Real Estate, Inc. Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Google Inc. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Visual Real Estate, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of California Gold Corp. (OTCQB: CLGL) and company founded by Jacksonville inventor and entrepreneur William Meadow, today announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Google Inc. in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

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You're Looking at It Wrong — Why the Web Demands Vertical Screens

You're Looking at It Wrong — Why the Web Demands Vertical Screens | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
At some point, the Internet began to grow vertically into the feed mentality that dominates almost every website. Our monitors have not kept up.
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Holland says yes to the network-agnostic SIM card

Holland says yes to the network-agnostic SIM card | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A SIM card that could be programmed on the fly to register to any network could revolutionize the internet of things and allow device makers to become carriers. But it’s still illegal in nearly every country.
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Zillow Names Curt Beardsley Vice President, Industry Development

Zillow Names Curt Beardsley Vice President, Industry Development | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ:Z), the leading real estate and home-related marketplace, today announced Curt Beardsley has joined the company as Vice President, Industry Development responsible for building and strengthening Zillow's relationships with multiple listing services (MLSs) and other industry partners.

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New ‘Moments of Trulia’ Commercial Touches Viewers on Emotional Level

New ‘Moments of Trulia’ Commercial Touches Viewers on Emotional Level | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Trulia has released its latest TV commercial, “Moments of Trulia.” The new advertisement, which shows a couple’s journey to find a home to call their own.

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Of course you can't do an article about Trulia without showing the Zillow commercial as well.

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Microsoft CEO Nadella may unveil Office on iPad on March 27

Microsoft CEO Nadella may unveil Office on iPad on March 27 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella may take the wraps off the long-rumored Office for iPad suite at a Microsoft press event focused on cloud and mobile on March 27.
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Microsoft and Oracle solidify cloud coexistence as Amazon's cloud turns 8

Microsoft and Oracle solidify cloud coexistence as Amazon's cloud turns 8 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The week in cloud: Oracle and Microsoft put the finishing touches on a surprise alliance announced in June. What brought these two rivals together? A common adversary.
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Should Google buy Tesla?

Should Google buy Tesla? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We all know that the transportation and communications industries are cross-breeding. Call it what you will - transmunication, transporcation or whatever - but cars are morphing into singing, dancing, communicating devices on wheels. Manufactures are plying them with electronics and software that connect the vehicles to the Internet and all its glory, and that give the things the intelligence to steer or at least navigate themselves and to know when it's time for maintenance or to pull in for a rest or refueling.

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Get out and vote; and take note of IAR’s Opportunity Races

Get out and vote; and take note of IAR’s Opportunity Races | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

While there, Illinois REALTORS® have a chance to cote for candidates who are friendly to their interests.

 

There are 10 Opportunity Races, which involve candidates who meet the criteria of being champions for our profession.

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Site aims to foster bidding wars between agents

Site aims to foster bidding wars between agents | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

RateBid.com is a “reverse auction platform” that purports to help consumers obtain real estate services at the cheapest rates by sparking bidding wars among professionals that put downward pressure on mortgage rates, agent commissions and other charges associated with real estate transactions.

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Beware this big iOS flaw -- and it's not alone

Beware this big iOS flaw -- and it's not alone | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Mobile security remains a struggle: CanSecWest calls attention to flaws in Android and BlackBerry 10, while a newly discovered encryption weakness in iOS 7 could put iPad and iPhone owners at risk. Read this article by Seth Rosenblatt on CNET News.
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Prudential Rubloff Receives Gibraltar Circle Award at the 2014 Prudential Real Estate & Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National Convention!

Prudential Rubloff Receives Gibraltar Circle Award at the 2014 Prudential Real Estate & Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National Convention! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Nancy, Michael and Chris proudly accepted the Gibraltar Circle Award today at the national convention in Nashville, Tennessee. This award ranks the finest companies in the national network and plac...
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Realogy Names Stephen Fraser as Chief Information Officer

Realogy Names Stephen Fraser as Chief Information Officer | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, appointed Stephen Fraser as chief information officer and senior vice president. Fraser was most recently the global head of information technology service and information management for IKEA Group in Sweden.

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DocuSign Lauds IRS Extension of eSignature Acceptance

DocuSign Lauds IRS Extension of eSignature Acceptance | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
DocuSign Inc. (DocuSign) today joins tax preparers everywhere in applauding the IRS’s announcement earlier this week that it will be accepting e
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