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With Time Warner, Comcast Wants Total Control Of The Internet Pipes

With Time Warner, Comcast Wants Total Control Of The Internet Pipes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Comcast will certainly want you to think this deal is legal, good, just, beneficial, charitable, divine, logical, reasonable—any term its lobbyists can think of to get this acquisition through federal regulators. But when the biggest cable operator in the United States buys the second biggest one for $45.2 billion in stock, plenty of questions need to be answered.

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Step aside: 6 billion new devices will connect to the internet in 2014

Step aside: 6 billion new devices will connect to the internet in 2014 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
You’ll be battling for bandwidth with another 6.18 billion connected devices in 2014 according to research firm IHS. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg: IHS expects another 19.42 billion devices will crave a connection between 2015 and 2017. Phones, tablets and computers will make up a large bulk of the total, but video…
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Apple Files Patent For Automated Disposable Email Addresses To Help Handle Spam

Apple Files Patent For Automated Disposable Email Addresses To Help Handle Spam | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A new Apple patent application published today (via AppleInsider) details a system for heading off email spam and tracking its source. The tech automates a..
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HOPE NOW assists 768,000 borrowers in 2013

HOPE NOW assists 768,000 borrowers in 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Approximately 768,000 homeowners received permanent, affordable loan modifications from mortgage servicers in 2013, according to HOPE NOW’s final 2013 loan modification data.
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How to Save Offline Maps in the New Google Maps for iOS

How to Save Offline Maps in the New Google Maps for iOS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Saving offline maps in Google Maps 2.0 is a sneaky 'easter egg' type feature that'll make Google Maps on iOS even better. You won't need to rely on a data connection, you'll get your maps faster and it'll make things work better. So how do you save offline maps on the iOS version of Google Maps?
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$5 million boost announced for Welcome Home Heroes program

$5 million boost announced for Welcome Home Heroes program | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Quinn made the announcement during visits to families who had taken advantage of the program in Springfield and Midlothian. The program offers $10,000 in down payment assistance to veterans and active-duty service personnel.

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MLS Tesseract: Cybersquatting: New potential problems, and possible solutions

MLS Tesseract: Cybersquatting: New potential problems, and possible solutions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Very soon, hundreds of new TLDs will be in use, including real-estate-related .REALTOR, .REALESTATE, .HOMES, .REALTY, .PROPERTY, and .PROPERTIES. Additionally, many TLDs not apparently related to real estate might still be used by cybersquatters. So, for example, if you are ABCRealty with your website at ABCRealty.com, you might expect to find cybersquatters at any of the following addresses, using the domains above or many others:

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Blogging Tips: Attract Your Ideal Reader

Blogging Tips: Attract Your Ideal Reader | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Why do you blog? Is your goal to grow you email list? Do you want to build your authority, raise awareness about your brand? Do you want to help more people and sell more of your products and services at the same time?

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Real Estate Market Data and Statistics from realtor.com

Real Estate Market Data and Statistics from realtor.com | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Median list price for December 2013 is 8.1 percent above the levels observed in December 2012. The median age of inventory is down by 5.1 percent and the number of units for sale is essentially unchanged, which are all positive signs of stronger market health compared to December 2012. 

 

On a month-over-month basis, December 2013 shows the first significant signs of the usual seasonal winter slow down. The total U.S. for-sale inventory of homes declined from 1,846,155 units in November to 1,731,017 units, age of inventory rose from 101 to 112 days and the median list price declined from $197,700 to $194,500. 
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Motorola CEO And Google Exec Dennis Woodside To Join Dropbox As COO

Motorola CEO And Google Exec Dennis Woodside To Join Dropbox As COO | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Lenovo may be getting Motorola's handset business after buying the company from Google for around $3 billion, but it won't be getting the company's current..
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Comcast CEO: Time Warner Cable deal 'pro-competitive'

Comcast CEO: Time Warner Cable deal 'pro-competitive' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said he's confident the deal to acquire Time Warner Cable will be approved.
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A Flood of Listings Coming to the Market?

A Flood of Listings Coming to the Market? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We have previously talked about the diminishing supply of housing inventory and how it is impacting the real estate market. The situation might be about to change dramatically according to a recent survey by Lending Tree.

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Housing Perspectives (from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies): A Disappointing Report on Recent Household Growth Leads to More Questions than Answers

Housing Perspectives (from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies): A Disappointing Report on Recent Household Growth Leads to More Questions than Answers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
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Trulia gears up for $45M national marketing campaign, names first CMO

Trulia gears up for $45M national marketing campaign, names first CMO | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As Trulia gears up to launch its first-ever national marketing campaign, the San Francisco-based firm has brought on Silicon Valley marketing vet Kira Wampler as its first chief marketing officer.
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These glasses help surgeons spot cancer

These glasses help surgeons spot cancer | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Breakthrough wearable technology makes seeing cancer as easy as putting on a pair of special glasses.
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For a limited time: Fannie Mae to help cover mortgage closing costs

For a limited time: Fannie Mae to help cover mortgage closing costs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The offer is only available to FirstLook homes. That's Fannie's program where homebuyers get to buy homes without competition from investors.
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These Amazing Hanging Hotel Rooms Let Guests Camp In Trees

These Amazing Hanging Hotel Rooms Let Guests Camp In Trees | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Inside, this treehouse has all the amenities of a suite at the Hilton. On the outside, all you'll see is nature all around.
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Move, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Results:

Move, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Results: | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), the leader in online real estate, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013. Fourth Quarter ...

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Library of videos for IAR members is growing

Library of videos for IAR members is growing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

And don’t forget to watch IAR’s explainer on how the state’s property tax system works. The video debuted at the Public Policy Conference in East Peoria in January, and already more than 200 people have watched. Use it to help your clients understand the system used to assess taxes in Illinois.

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This School Principal Announcing a Snow Day to 'Ice Ice Baby' Is Literally the Best Thing Ever

This School Principal Announcing a Snow Day to 'Ice Ice Baby' Is Literally the Best Thing Ever | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
All right, stop. Collaborate and listen. And we mean listen, because this is the most awesome creative snow day announcement we have heard this yea...
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Len Kaine, Former "Vet of the Year" and Realty Pilot’s Chairman of the Board, Nominated Once Again for the Nobel Peace Prize

Len Kaine, Former "Vet of the Year" and Realty Pilot’s Chairman of the Board, Nominated Once Again for the Nobel Peace Prize | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 -- As Founder and President of the Golden Rule Society, Realty Pilot's Chairman of the Board Len Kaine has been nominated by Congressman Scott Peters, (D-CA-52nd District). This is the second time Len Kaine been nominated for this prestigious award.
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Get ready to hear more from Zillow: Online real estate powerhouse to spend $65M on advertising in 2014

Get ready to hear more from Zillow: Online real estate powerhouse to spend $65M on advertising in 2014 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow is doubling down on national advertising in an attempt to bolster its brand in the online real estate category. Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff announced today in an earnings call with analysts that it intends to spend $65 million on advertising in 2014

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Remodeling? Don't Convert The Garage!

Remodeling? Don't Convert The Garage! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The location of the garage is ideal. It's already under the roof and walled on three sides, making it relatively inexpensive to remodel as a den or a guest suite. And that's where your plans can go wrong.
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Microsoft introduces multifactor authentication for all Office 365 users

Microsoft introduces multifactor authentication for all Office 365 users | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

"Today we’re adding Multi-Factor Authentication for Office 365 to Office 365 Midsize Business, Enterprise plans, Academic plans, Nonprofit plans, and standalone Office 365 plans, including Exchange Online and SharePoint Online," announced Paul Andrew, technical product manager for Office 365.

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FBS Data Systems Selects Avere for Lightning Fast Access to Online Real Estate Listing Services

FBS Data Systems Selects Avere for Lightning Fast Access to Online Real Estate Listing Services | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for cloud enabled data centers, today announced that FBS Data Systems has deployed Avere's FXT Series Edge Filers to significantly improve the experience of the company's online real estate listing service. 

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