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LinkMe Displays Texts, Social-Media Alerts on Your Wrist [VIDEO]

LinkMe Displays Texts, Social-Media Alerts on Your Wrist [VIDEO] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

LinkMe is a Bluetooth-enabled device that lets users view incoming text messages or social-media alerts on their wrist. They send a message with their smartphone via an app, which in turn, will be displayed on LinkMe.

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Makes reading texts easier while driving - just rest your hand on the steering wheel.

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Chicago company seeks to profit from lawsuits

Chicago company seeks to profit from lawsuits | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Four lawyers, including two former hedge-fund executives, formed a Chicago-based company to invest in lawsuits, a fast-growing and sometimes criticized industry known as litigation finance.

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Roger Ebert's 10 Favorite Movies

Roger Ebert's 10 Favorite Movies | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Legendary film critic Roger Ebert passed away Thursday, at the age of 70, after a long battle with cancer. Ebert reviewed movies for the Chicago Sun-Times for 46 years and on TV for 31 years. His reviews were also syndicated in hundreds of newspapers worldwide.

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@properties Welcomes Susan Davis

@properties Welcomes Susan Davis | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chicago real estate company @properties announced that Susan Davis has recently joined the firm as a senior real estate consultant in its Winnetka office.
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@properties Welcomes Anthony Perry

@properties Welcomes Anthony Perry | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Perry, 28, joins @properties in conjunction with his role with his family’s architecture and building firm, A. Perry Homes. A. Perry Homes are architects, builders, and remodelers of finest homes along Chicago’s North Shore. Anthony has more than 10 years of residential real estate experience; his family’s design build firm has been building and remodeling homes for 30 years in the Chicago area. Perry specializes in city to suburban relocations and finding off-market property for buyers looking to build new or remodel.

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Confused about Facebook Home? Ask Maggie has answers (FAQ)

Confused about Facebook Home? Ask Maggie has answers (FAQ) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains what Facebook's new Home apps are and why you should care. Read this article by Marguerite Reardon on CNET News.
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Employment situation changes little

Employment situation changes little | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The unemployment situation reaped little change at 7.6% for March. "Today's employment report was very disappointing even the unemployment rate eased-for the wrong reason," an analyst with Econoday said.
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Samsung Expects $7.7 Billion in Profits for Q1 2013

Samsung Expects $7.7 Billion in Profits for Q1 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Samsung has announced its earnings estimate for Q1 2013, and the numbers are looking really good, mostly due to good smartphone sales.
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Home: Facebook’s Bold New Vision For Social Smartphones

Home: Facebook’s Bold New Vision For Social Smartphones | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Facebook Phone is finally here. And, as expected, it’s not really a phone at all. Home, as the new product is called, is a free, downloadable skin that gives existing Android phones a total Facebook makeover, transforming both lock and home screens into immersive, edge-to-edge slideshows of photos and status updates.

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iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch targeted in patent lawsuit

iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch targeted in patent lawsuit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
SkyTel service provider claims multiple patent infringement, and looks to extract payment from Apple in the Texas court system
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Buying & Selling in the Housing Market’s ‘New Normal’

Buying & Selling in the Housing Market’s ‘New Normal’ | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home-shopping season is just getting under way, and many people who've sat on the sidelines in recent years are finally ready to enter a market that might be quite different from what they're expecting.
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Neophilia as a form of hiding

Neophilia as a form of hiding | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Every once in a while someone will say to me, "yeah, sure, I've heard that before... what do you have that's new?" In contemporary art or movies, it makes perfect sense to be focused on the bleeding edge, on the...
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Are You Ready for Social Media 2.0?

Are You Ready for Social Media 2.0? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The SEC decision to allow social media to be used as a channel of communication for companies marks the beginning of the transition to Social Media 2.0. A social media savvy audience uses the medium to suit itself.
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7-Year-Old Boy Fighting Brain Cancer Scores 69-Yard Touchdown [VIRAL VIDEO]

7-Year-Old Boy Fighting Brain Cancer Scores 69-Yard Touchdown [VIRAL VIDEO] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It's not every day that you see players and fans from both teams cheer when a player scores a touchdown, but that's what happened when Jack Hoffman scored.
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Heartstrings tugging moment of the day

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And The Most 'Life-Changing' Hot Dog In America Is...

And The Most 'Life-Changing' Hot Dog In America Is... | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chicago already nabbed Esquire's highest praise for its "life-changing" pizza, and the Windy City proves once again it's top dog when it comes to wieners.
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Principal reductions factor in heavily: HAMP report

Principal reductions factor in heavily: HAMP report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Principal reductions and second-lien extinguishments pushed more distressed homeowners into safer terrain, according to the government's latest Housing Scorecard.
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@properties Welcomes Jeannie Kurtzhalts

@properties Welcomes Jeannie Kurtzhalts | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Kurtzhalts comes to @properties from Prudential Rubloff, where she was a former top producing real estate agent. She has more than 10 years of residential real estate experience, specializing in Glenview, the surrounding north shore suburbs and the city.

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@properties Welcomes Buffalo Grove/ North Shore Real Estate Broker Scott Delevitt

@properties Welcomes Buffalo Grove/ North Shore Real Estate Broker Scott Delevitt | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Chicago real estate company @properties announced that Scott Delevitt has recently joined the firm as Broker Associate in its Winnetka office.

Delevitt, 40, comes to @properties from Sotheby’s International Realty, where he was a Broker. He has more than 12 years of residential real estate experience, specializing in single family homes, condos and investment properties in both Chicago and the Northern Suburbs.

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Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit

Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Obama administration is engaged in a broad push to make more home loans available to people with weaker credit, an effort that officials say will help power the economic recovery but that skeptics say could open the door to the risky lending that caused the housing crash in the first place.

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Deja Vu all over again?

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Mark Zuckerberg Moonlights as a Middle School Teacher

Mark Zuckerberg Moonlights as a Middle School Teacher | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Facebook CEO disclosed to Wired that he teaches a class every week to a middle school in East Menlo Park, Calif. Zuckerberg says he was influenced by his wife, Priscilla, who went into teaching after graduating from Harvard. Zuckerberg says the class is "on how to build a business."

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The 1-3-5 Rule For More Doable To-Do Lists

The 1-3-5 Rule For More Doable To-Do Lists | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
There are as many theories on keeping todo lists as there are people who keep them. That said there are a few rules that should always apply if you ev...
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Prudential Rubloff Announces Lincoln Park Clark Street Sales Leader - Julie Capps

Prudential Rubloff Announces Lincoln Park Clark Street Sales Leader - Julie Capps | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Dennis Dooley, Vice President and Managing Broker of Prudential Rubloff's Lincoln Park Clark Street Office, announced Julie Capps as sales leader for the month of February. Jeff Lowe and Kathy Menighan Wilson also had outstanding sales in February.
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What Were The CEOs Of Dropbox And Tumblr Doing At Facebook Today?

What Were The CEOs Of Dropbox And Tumblr Doing At Facebook Today? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

As we walked into Facebook headquarters today to cover the launch of its new Home app, we ran into Tumblr CEO David Karp. We chatted with Karp, who said he got out to the Bay Area from time to time

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Does Anyone Still Read Industry Publications?

Does Anyone Still Read Industry Publications? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
All of my communications and my consumption of content has become digital. The switch finally happened and I didn’t even notice. It started about four years ago when I began following thought leaders, analysts, and bloggers on Twitter.
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