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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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5 Things to Stop Doing to Your Press Releases in 2014

5 Things to Stop Doing to Your Press Releases in 2014 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
By Luke O'Neill, Business Wire Editor In the fast-paced, deadline-driven world of public relations it’s easy to rely on tired, ineffective practices merely to churn out press release after press re...
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Compost islands proposed for New York

Compost islands proposed for New York | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
New York creates a huge amount of waste. Disposing of it requires a variety of environmentally damaging processes, such as landfill and transportation. To t...
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Will Be A Once-In-A-Century Thrill For Math Geeks

Will Be A Once-In-A-Century Thrill For Math Geeks | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Anyone who remembers middle school geometry knows at least a little bit about Pi, the ratio that allows us to compute the circumference, area, and volume of round things.

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Save for next year

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Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview

Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

At 58, Bill Gates is not only the richest man in the world, with a fortune that now exceeds $76 billion, but he may also be the most optimistic. In his view, the world is a giant operating system that just needs to be debugged. 

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After Rising Last Month, Foreclosures Snap Back to 8 Year Low

After Rising Last Month, Foreclosures Snap Back to 8 Year Low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
After spiking 8 percent in January, foreclosures filings have resumed their downward spiral RealtyTrac said today. Its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for February notes that filings, including default notices, scheduled auctions, and bank repossessions or completed...
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@properties Welcomes Elmhurst Real Estate Broker Vanessa Rankins

@properties Welcomes Elmhurst Real Estate Broker Vanessa Rankins | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chicago real estate company @properties announced that Vanessa Rankins has recently joined the firm as a broker in its Elmhurst office.
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I’m Joining Zillow. Here’s Why.

I’m Joining Zillow. Here’s Why. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Much like moving into a new house, a change of employment is often a logistical and emotional journey, and sometimes that’s enough to brush away the idea of even considering it.  But when you take that big step, whether it’s getting the keys to a new home or making a career change, it’s usually a positive, life-changing experience. 

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Meet the 'Most Connected Man' in the World

Meet the 'Most Connected Man' in the World | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

45-year-old Chris Dancy is known as the most connected man in the world. He has between 300 and 700 systems running at any given time, systems that capture real-time data about his life.

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No, it isn't me.

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Mr. Bergeron Goes to Washington

Mr. Bergeron Goes to Washington | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), announced today that its President and CEO, Russ Bergeron, will be participating in today's Green Mortgage Appraisal Roundtable in Washington, DC. 

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A Five Star Partnership: Yelp’s Reviews and Ratings Are Now on Yahoo Search

A Five Star Partnership: Yelp’s Reviews and Ratings Are Now on Yahoo Search | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Now when you use Yahoo Search to look up a local business in the U.S. on your smartphone, tablet, or PC, you’ll see user reviews, business information, and star ratings from Yelp. We’ve also added a new photo viewing experience to show high-quality photos from Yelp, other partners, and the businesses themselves.

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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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MRED CEO: Our brokers decide where listings go

MRED CEO: Our brokers decide where listings go | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Russ Bergeron, president and CEO of one of the largest multiple listing services in the nation, is fed up. There seems to be a "constant barrage" of MLSs announcing they will "take control" of listing syndication by restricting the distribution of listing content in some way and making decisions on behalf of their brokers, even if those decisions aren't kosher with the brokers themselves, Bergeron said in a press release.
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Plug-in housing could offer Parisians more sustainable and affordable living

Plug-in housing could offer Parisians more sustainable and affordable living | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Live-Lib, a concept for a two-part residential building, is designed to provide a degree of privacy while feeding off communal resources to drive down costs...
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Apartment rents rising faster than home prices in 6 major cities

Apartment rents rising faster than home prices in 6 major cities | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Multifamily rental prices have recovered to a greater extent than single-family prices post-crisis in six key major markets surveyed by Moody’s Investors Services.
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Android OS Takes Lead in Tablets

Android OS Takes Lead in Tablets | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

According to Gartner, worldwide sales of tablets to end users reached 195.4 million units in 2013, a 68% increase on 2012. While sales of iOS tablets grew in the fourth quarter of 2013, the share declined to 36%. 

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Google Drive's New Pricing Plans Blow Dropbox Away

Google Drive's New Pricing Plans Blow Dropbox Away | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Google announced today that it has changed its Drive monthly storage plans, meaning you'll be able to score a whole terabyte of online storage space for just $10 per month.

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Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots

Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Speaking at Washington, D.C., economic think tank The American Enterprise Institute on Thursday, Gates said that within 20 years, a lot of jobs will go away, replaced by software automation ("bots" in tech slang, though Gates used the term "software substitution").

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CENTURY 21 Kreuser & Seiler Celebrates 40th Year Of Real Estate Excellence In Libertyville Area

CENTURY 21 Kreuser & Seiler Celebrates 40th Year Of Real Estate Excellence In Libertyville Area | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Celebrating their 40th year in business on March 10th, the real estate professionals of CENTURY 21 Kreuser & Seiler continue to provide homebuyers and sellers in the Lake County, northern Cook County, and southeastern Wisconsin communities with services that help them to make informed real estate decisions.
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RE/MAX Suburban Saluted for Its 2013 Achievements

RE/MAX Suburban Saluted for Its 2013 Achievements | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CHICAGO, March 13, 2014 -- RE/MAX Suburban, which has real estate brokerage offices in the Chicago suburbs of Arlington Heights, Glen Ellyn, Libertyville, Mt. Prospect, Schaumburg and Wheaton, recently earned several honors for its 2013 achievements.
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DocuSign Taps MRED CEO for Real Estate Advisory Council

DocuSign Taps MRED CEO for Real Estate Advisory Council | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), announced today that its President and CEO Russ Bergeron has been named to the DocuSign Real Estate Advisory Council. 

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