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Rinspeed shows what the self-driving car will be like to ride in

Rinspeed shows what the self-driving car will be like to ride in | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
If automakers really want to get us excited about autonomous driving technology, what they should be doing is showing us a clear vision of the car that driv...
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Toymail lets families send messages to kids' toys

Toymail lets families send messages to kids' toys | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Toymail lets you send voice messages to little kids through Wi-Fi enabled smart toys that act as messengers, allowing you to talk to them and even have a tw...
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These Artificial Eyes Are Hauntingly Beautiful--And Made By A 3-D Printer

These Artificial Eyes Are Hauntingly Beautiful--And Made By A 3-D Printer | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Since the fifth century, skilled practitioners have been attempting to create artificial eyes that were such an exact replica of a person's natural eye that they appeared identical. Today this is the field of ocularists, trained medical professionals who fit, shape, and create ocular prostheses, including re-creating the complex details of a human iris--a process normally done by painting each eye by hand. 

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Starbucks Channels Old-World Mysticism In New Big Easy Store

Starbucks Channels Old-World Mysticism In New Big Easy Store | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The coffee company evokes early 1900s merchant culture for its latest outpost in New Orleans's French Quarter.
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Zillow, DocuSign named among best companies to work for

Zillow, DocuSign named among best companies to work for | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow and DocuSign have been named among the 50 best medium-sized companies to work for by jobs site Glassdoor in its 2014 Employees' Choice Awards.
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Former head of Google patent strategy appointed to run U.S. patent agency

Former head of Google patent strategy appointed to run U.S. patent agency | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Michelle Lee, who until July was running Google the firm's patent strategy, has been named the deputy director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, and will run the agency until a new director is appointed.
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How The World Would Look If We Could See All The Radiation From Our Cell Phones

How The World Would Look If We Could See All The Radiation From Our Cell Phones | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
You can't see it but our entire cellular network is constantly bathing us in radiation. Better hope it's really harmless.
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Soviet-era nuclear warheads provide 10 percent of US electricity

Soviet-era nuclear warheads provide 10 percent of US electricity | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
For the past 20 years, bomb-grade uranium from Russia's decommissioned nuclear weapons have provided 10 percent of all the electricity the US consumes. That fact, NPR reports, is the result of a...
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4 Tips for Getting Press Coverage

4 Tips for Getting Press Coverage | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
But, getting press has powerful potential -- the chance to get your product or service in front of people who like it and need it.
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Trulia: Repeat homebuyers to dominate 2014 market

Trulia: Repeat homebuyers to dominate 2014 market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While 2013 was the year of the investor, 2014 is expected to usher in several pivotal shifts in the housing market, including the dominance of the repeat homebuyer, Jed Kolko, chief economist with Trulia said in his latest housing predictions for...
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Butcher joins Illinois Association of REALTORS®

Butcher joins Illinois Association of REALTORS® | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Illinois Association of REALTORS® has named Kristen Butcher as director of professional development. Butcher, 42, will oversee IAR’s events and education programs for its 41,000 members. She begins on Dec. 16. She replaces Wayne Edwards, CAE, who retires from IAR after 33 years of service.

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AgentMatch concludes pilot program, but is it really dead?

AgentMatch concludes pilot program, but is it really dead? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Realtor.com President Errol Samuelson has published a letter noting that AgentMatch has concluded their pilot program, but people are mistaking the meaning of the statement.
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Incredible Photos From An Urban Explorer's Journeys To The Forbidden Parts Of The City

Incredible Photos From An Urban Explorer's Journeys To The Forbidden Parts Of The City | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Bradley Garrett recounts his adventures dodging guards and documenting sites in a new book. These are some of his best photos. Don't look down!
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Introducing the Zillow Market Health Index

Introducing the Zillow Market Health Index | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

‘The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence’ may be a common colloquialism, but all it takes is a guy comparing grass blades on a color wheel to clear up any misconceptions about whose lawn is truly greener. That’s what we’re attempting to do with the Market Health Index. The Great Recession and the aftermath of the housing bubble hit many markets hard, while others traveled through the last five years largely unaffected. Some devastated markets are bouncing back with vigor, while others languish.

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Want To Get More Retweets? Try Doing This (And This, And This)

Want To Get More Retweets? Try Doing This (And This, And This) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A new report from TrackMaven analyzing 1,423 Twitter accounts and well over a million tweets was released today, showing exactly what makes a successful tweet--that is, a tweet that is re-posted by a lot followers. Here's what the data say:

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All Of The Gruesome Ways That Smoking Changes Your Body

All Of The Gruesome Ways That Smoking Changes Your Body | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It's not just lung cancer and heart disease. Smoking changes your body in some pretty ugly ways as the Tobacco Body Tool which visualizes the damage...
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Huge reserves of freshwater lie beneath the ocean floor

Huge reserves of freshwater lie beneath the ocean floor | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Scientists in Australia have reported the discovery of huge freshwater reserves preserved in aquifers under the world's oceans. Such reserves are to be foun...
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House Approves Patent Litigation Reform Legislation With Reduced Senate Bill Next

House Approves Patent Litigation Reform Legislation With Reduced Senate Bill Next | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The legislation is aimed at so-called patent trolls but essentially is focused on specific abusive behavior--by any patent owner--in patent infringement litigation. The bill's main provisions would create a “loser pays” scheme in most cases, require greater transparency in patent ownership, enhance the requirements for pleading patent infringement and dictate litigation discovery timing and content.

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E.Digital files 39 new patent suits related to flash memory

E.Digital files 39 new patent suits related to flash memory | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

All of the suits claim E.Digital’s patent 5,839,108 is infringed. The patent, issued in November 1998, relates to the use of flash-memory technology.

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Latest CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Analysis: Real Estate Prices Resume Upward Trend in October

Latest CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Analysis: Real Estate Prices Resume Upward Trend in October | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Liquidity Indicators Signal Stronger Market for Sellers; Distress Sales Fall to Lowest Level in Five Years
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HUD publishes its final definition of a qualified mortgage

HUD publishes its final definition of a qualified mortgage | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development launched its official internal definition of a qualified mortgage – or a loan that can be insured, guaranteed or administered by the department.
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Seth's Blog: Eight email failures (and questions for those that want to do better)

Seth's Blog: Eight email failures (and questions for those that want to do better) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A friend sent out an email blast (I hate that word, for good reason) to his ample address book to promote a new project and got a lot of blowback for it. He asked me for my feedback... Just because...
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The 6 Secrets Of America's Happiest Workplaces

The 6 Secrets Of America's Happiest Workplaces | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The employer ratings site Glassdoor just released their best places to work for 2014--and the results can make your office way better.
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Terms drawn for IAR’s 2014 Board of Directors

Terms drawn for IAR’s 2014 Board of Directors | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The board’s bylaws call for staggered terms, and since this was the first meeting of the newly constituted board, the drawing was used to make sure the bylaws were followed.

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Online real estate's next dimension

Online real estate's next dimension | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, I took my daughter to a sneak preview of Disney’s new animated feature film, “Frozen.” Over the last 12 months, she and I have discussed in excruciating detail the alternating meri...
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