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Google Explains How Not To Be A Glasshole

Google Explains How Not To Be A Glasshole | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Here are the do's and don't's of wearing Google Glass. Right from Google. Apparently, and I know this might be a shocker, you're not supposed to stand in the..
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Nokia's Treasure Tag finds your stuff before it's lost

Nokia's Treasure Tag finds your stuff before it's lost | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It ought to be pretty difficult to actually lose your keys, bag or other personal belongings if you have a Nokia Treasure Tag. The small device measures 30 millimeters square and 10 millimeters thick. Inside are both Bluetooth and NFC, which are used to pair with and communicate with a Windows Phone. A Treasure…
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Calif January home sales and price report

Calif January home sales and price report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A limited supply of available homes for sale continued to hamper California housing sales, which were essentially flat in January.
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Trulia rolls out open-source software to fuel apps powered by MLS data

Trulia rolls out open-source software to fuel apps powered by MLS data | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Real estate search and marketing company Trulia has rolled out open-source software the company says will make it easier and less expensive for developers to build new real estate applications that work with data licensed from multiple listing services.
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Freddie Mac lets agents cash in on selling foreclosed homes

Freddie Mac lets agents cash in on selling foreclosed homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Starting today, real estate agents who list or sell a foreclosed home owned by mortgage giant Freddie Mac in 23 select states will get cash when the sale of the home closes.
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President's Day quiz: American history is probably weirder than you thought

President's Day quiz: American history is probably weirder than you thought | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Dancing, a hippo, suffrage, whiskey and Bruce Springsteen: these things compose the American dream, and all have entered the halls of presidential history. What do you know about it?
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@properties Bolsters Presence in Southwest Michigan; Opens Office in St. Joseph

@properties Bolsters Presence in Southwest Michigan; Opens Office in St. Joseph | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Chicago real estate firm @properties is continuing its rapid growth throughout Southwest Michigan with the opening of a new office in St. Joseph, Mich. @properties co-founders Thaddeus Wong and Michael Golden made the announcement.

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University of Vienna app uses your phone for research while you sleep

University of Vienna app uses your phone for research while you sleep | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Power Sleep is a new Android app that allows mobile phone users to donate the processing power of their devices to scientific research while they are asleep.
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What MRED Teaches Us About Mobile

What MRED Teaches Us About Mobile | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
by Victor Lund, WAV Group Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is the MLS of the Chicagoland. It encompasses Chicago and the surrounding region. It is among the largest MLSs in the nation. As you know, ...
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Apple exploring cars, medical devices to reignite growth

Apple exploring cars, medical devices to reignite growth | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Over the past 18 months, the mergers and acquisitions chief at Apple has been scouring the globe looking for deals, snatching up everything from search engines and data analytics to mapping software and motion tracking chips. [...] a buying spree has ignited fierce speculation in tech circles and on Wall Street about Apple's future ambitions,

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The Office Of The Future Is A Self-Driving Car

The Office Of The Future Is A Self-Driving Car | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

For Regus, which operates close to 2,000 business centers globally, it isn't one where workers stand, walk, or even squat. No, it envisions a world in which people are sitting--in a self-driving office, that is.

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Meeting Promises Productive Relationship with Fannie, Freddie Regulator

Meeting Promises Productive Relationship with Fannie, Freddie Regulator | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
NAR President Steve Brown in a meeting yesterday with new Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt shared REALTORS®' concern over the continued...
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Message scent: oPhone sends smells as a text or email

Message scent: oPhone sends smells as a text or email | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While current communications platforms offer up plenty of content for our eyes and ears, some feel that our noses are missing out on all the fun and have de...
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MRED Sweeps Medals at MLS Olympics

MRED Sweeps Medals at MLS Olympics | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS) and one of the largest MLSs, serves nearly 40,000 real estate professionals. Having that many brokers, appraisers and support staff accessing your MLS system, you expect the metrics to show substantial usage.  However, a recent review of 2013 statistics provides some eye-popping numbers that show how essential MRED and its MLS are to its customers.

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Google prepares 34-city push for ultra-fast Fiber service

Google prepares 34-city push for ultra-fast Fiber service | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Google Inc is exploring a major expansion of its super-fast "Fiber" TV and Internet service, which could extend the nascent network to 34 more U.S. cities and pose a competitive threat to home broadband providers. 

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Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for $16 Billion

Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for $16 Billion | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Facebook has entered into an agreement to acquire WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, for $16 billion in cash and stock, according to a filing Wednesday. The deal is by far Fac...
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Will the Internet of Things make us slaves to our lesser natures?

Will the Internet of Things make us slaves to our lesser natures? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As we get further into the "year of the Internet of Things," breathless announcements of still mostly hypothetical products in development are coming thick and fast. Today, Philips announced that i...
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Microsoft and DocuSign announce strategic partnership to bring eSignature to Office 365 customers

Microsoft and DocuSign announce strategic partnership to bring eSignature to Office 365 customers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Microsoft Corp. and DocuSign on Monday announced a long-term strategic partnership to make DocuSign's industry-leading eSignature apps widely available from within Microsoft Office 365. DocuSign's eSignature apps for Office 365, available in the Office Store in early March, will provide customers with the ability to submit and sign documents without leaving Microsoft applications, allowing them to quickly, seamlessly and confidently transact their business.

 
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SuperDroid fields remote control snow plow

SuperDroid fields remote control snow plow | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
To aid the inexperienced snow shoveler, SuperDroid of Raleigh, North Carolina, is selling a remote-controlled robotic snow plow that allows you to clear the...
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Philips' new intelligent store lighting can track shoppers

Philips' new intelligent store lighting can track shoppers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Dutch tech giant has come up with a way to use connected lighting as the basis for in-store location-based services, such as finding items and offering highly targeted coupons.
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Happy Birthday Arizona - A Listing From 102 Years Ago

Happy Birthday Arizona - A Listing From 102 Years Ago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Exactly 102 years ago today, Arizona became the 48th state. In honor, we pulled a real estate ad from the day Arizona became a state, 2/14/1912, via “The Arizona Republican” (now known as The Arizona Republic). Read the full paper from 2/14/1912 here - real estate classifieds are on page 10. Dandy Six room brick house …
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Google buys Israeli security firm SlickLogin

Google buys Israeli security firm SlickLogin | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Israel startup SlickLogin announced the purchase, made by Google, on its website -- although the tech giant has yet to confirm the deal.  SlickLogin is one of many companies working on making basic security better; specifically, it focuses on using high-frequency sound waves to take the complexity out of verifying user identities online.

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Americans Are Still Moving To The Suburbs

Americans Are Still Moving To The Suburbs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Census data shows that most of the 25 largest flows of people between counties are from cities to suburbs.
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RE/MAX Suburban’s Glen Ellyn Office Welcomes 3 New Broker Agents

RE/MAX Suburban’s Glen Ellyn Office Welcomes 3 New Broker Agents | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Three new broker agents have joined the Glen Ellyn office of RE/MAX Suburban, 441 Taft Ave. They are Roz Iaccino, Lakshmi (Sue) Veeramasuneni and Kathy Berger, and they are part of an 18-broker sales force at RE/MAX Suburban Glen Ellyn.
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