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Twitter saps productivity and Facebook makes you fat

Twitter saps productivity and Facebook makes you fat | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Ever since the invention of the wheel in Mesopotamia around 3500 B.C., technological innovation has been improving our lives.
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January is National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month in an effort to increase awareness of radon, promote testing and mitigation, and advance the use of radon-resistant new construction practices.

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CAR (Calif) - November pending and distressed sales report

CAR (Calif) - November pending and distressed sales report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
California pending home sales decline in November, while the share of equity sales expands.
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Real Estate Revival Still in Cards?

Real Estate Revival Still in Cards? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Will positive momentum in the housing market halt if we go over the fiscal cliff, with Fred Glick, US Loans Mortgage president and Hessam Nadji, Marcus & Millichap Research and Advisory Services.
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Amazon blames human error for Xmas Eve outage; Netflix vows better resiliency

Amazon blames human error for Xmas Eve outage; Netflix vows better resiliency | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Both Amazon Web Services and Netflix -- its most-prominent customer -- have released details on AWS outage that took down Netflix's streaming service on Christmas Eve. AWS attributes the issue primarily to human error.
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Those damn humans!

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Another Top-10 List: America’s Friendliest Towns (and a Bonus Almost Half-of-a-Top 10 List: Four Towns Near Major Markets With Great Small-Town Appeal)

Another Top-10 List: America’s Friendliest Towns (and a Bonus Almost Half-of-a-Top 10 List: Four Towns Near Major Markets With Great Small-Town Appeal) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Friendly faces, our stores, churches, temples and synagogues, schools and even our neighbors make a difference in our lives. And if you believe there is certainty today, I question that conclusion.

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Fannie Mae single-family serious delinquency rates continue to decline

Fannie Mae single-family serious delinquency rates continue to decline | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The conventional single-family serious delinquency rate fell five basis points to 3.3% in November, down from 3.35% in October, according to Fannie Mae's monthly summary. 
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18 Amazing Facts About the Human Body [infographic]

18 Amazing Facts About the Human Body [infographic] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Did you know our bones are four times stronger than concrete? I didn’t, but I’m not surprised – the human body is a magnificent thing and today’s graphic will blow your mind a little more.

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This Dumb Year: The 57 Lamest Moments in Tech 2012

This Dumb Year: The 57 Lamest Moments in Tech 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
From Apple's Maps flub to Microsoft's removal of the Windows Start button, it's been a very strange year.
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Smart Phones Hold the Keys to Front Doors

Smart Phones Hold the Keys to Front Doors | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Knock, knock. Who's there? A brand-new generation of hardware and app combos that let you play doorman from anywhere
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The new lockbox?

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Over half of American homes don't have or use their landline

Over half of American homes don't have or use their landline | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Don't use your landline? Don't have a landline? You're in the majority according to the latest data from the CDC.
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What To Say On Twitter When Everyone's Watching

What To Say On Twitter When Everyone's Watching | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Many of the executives we work with are terrified of social media.Make 2013 a social media win. Follow these 6 practices to turn your Twitter account into a marketing machine.

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NAR - November Pending Home Sales Rise Again

NAR - November Pending Home Sales Rise Again | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Pending home sales increased in November for the third straight month and reached the highest level in two-and-a-half years, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
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Relive 2012 As It Played Out On Twitter

Relive 2012 As It Played Out On Twitter | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When it comes to reliving headline making news events, the spinning newspaper effect is old and antiquated.
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Embracing 2013 - Ezekiel “Zeke” Morris

Embracing 2013 - Ezekiel “Zeke” Morris | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

How good it is to begin a year with so much opportunity! For those of us in real estate, the start of 2013 is a welcome departure from news about challenges to news of opportunities.

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Digital Insurance Finalizes Successful Acquisition by Fidelity National Financial Inc.

Digital Insurance Finalizes Successful Acquisition by Fidelity National Financial Inc. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Digital Insurance Acquired by Fidelity National Financial. New ownership ensures wholly owned subsidiary will accelerate and broaden its position in t
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Avis Budget snaps up car sharing leader Zipcar for $500M

Avis Budget snaps up car sharing leader Zipcar for $500M | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Avis Budget is buying Zipcar for $500 million in cash as it takes a big leap into the car-sharing market. Zipcar will get a big backer who can make it more efficient and help it grow.
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Uber Warns Customers New Year's Eve Pricing 'Is Not For The Faint Of Heart'

Uber Warns Customers New Year's Eve Pricing 'Is Not For The Faint Of Heart' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Uber, the startup with an app that lets you summon a town car limousine with your smartphone, has gotten a lot of grief in the past for something it does called "surge pricing.
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The 16 Most Amazing Sports Plays Of 2012

The 16 Most Amazing Sports Plays Of 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

These aren't the most important plays of the year. They aren't the ones that decided games or championships.These are the most amazing plays.

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Don't sound alarm yet on fiscal cliff mortgage issues: NAR

Don't sound alarm yet on fiscal cliff mortgage issues: NAR | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Congress and the president still don't have a fiscal cliff deal. What does this mean for the mortgage interest tax deduction and the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act? NAR says it's too soon to sound the alarm.
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Smart Device Activations Break Records on Christmas Day

Smart Device Activations Break Records on Christmas Day | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Shoppers said they were going to be more cautious with their spending this holiday season, but that didn’t stop millions of people from putting iPhones, iPads and other smart devices under the Christmas tree.

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Google blocks TwitPic over alleged malware, causing Chrome to deny access to some Twitter pages

Google blocks TwitPic over alleged malware, causing Chrome to deny access to some Twitter pages | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google's malware checker on Sunday has for some reason detected TwitPic.com as a threat. As a result, if you try to access the site from Google.com using any browser (link), you'll ...
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Christmas Day: tablet activations outpace smartphones

Christmas Day: tablet activations outpace smartphones | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Christmas Day, the biggest day for mobile device activations, lived up to its billing, said Flurry, which noted that device activations hit 17.4 million devices, up from 6.8 million a year ago. Tablets edged out smartphones for activations.
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9 Of Your Most Burning Social Media Questions, Answered

9 Of Your Most Burning Social Media Questions, Answered | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Social media is a relatively new frontier and with that comes mystery, misconceptions, and a moving target.
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Florida-based valuation company closes its doors

Florida-based valuation company closes its doors | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A Florida-based company that relied on a network of 30,000 brokers, appraisers and other vendors to help it provide automated valuations, broker price opinions, inspections and appraisals for mortgage lenders, servicers and investors has closed its doors and will file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation.

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Starting a RE oriented company in 2005 - that's a tough row to hoe.  Maybe if they had used RVMs...

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