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8 More Hidden iOS 7 Features

8 More Hidden iOS 7 Features | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Apple's iOS 7 hit the iPhone and iPad last month and packed the new release with not only a brand new design, but lots of new gestures, feature and capabilities. We've already d...
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Jeff Bezos Is More Like Steve Jobs Than He Admits

Jeff Bezos Is More Like Steve Jobs Than He Admits | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Jeff Bezos has frequently been labeled the "next Steve Jobs" ever since the Apple cofounder passed away two years ago, but Bezos himself bristles at the comparison. "We have our...
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Your doctor is going digital: What the rise of medtech means for you

Your doctor is going digital: What the rise of medtech means for you | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Ahead of our Mobilize event Oct. 16 and 17, we asked experts how 50 billion connected devices and 6 billion people change their industries. In this essay Dr. Christian Assad-Kottner explains what this means for medicine.
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Safeway to leave Chicago market, where it has 72 stores

Safeway to leave Chicago market, where it has 72 stores | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Pleasanton-based Safeway (NYSE: SWY) will leave Chicago by early next year. Four of the stores in the Windy City have been sold to New Albertsons Inc., which operates Jewel-Osco grocery stores. Safeway didn't give a price in that sale.

 

Safeway will spend the money it gets from selling its Dominick's assets in Chicago to "buy back stock and invest in growth opportunities."

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Chicago Police Use A Real-Life Graph Search To Stop Crime

Chicago Police Use A Real-Life Graph Search To Stop Crime | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Last year, Chicago witnessed more than 500 murders, more than both New York City and Los Angeles. While that number is declining—this year so far, the city’s murder rate is down 22 percent—much of the ongoing violence is related to gang activity, with some 630 different factions frequently battling it out across the city.

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Realtors® Warn Congress Default Could Have Severe Impact on Housing Market

Realtors® Warn Congress Default Could Have Severe Impact on Housing Market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
NAR testified today before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs that defaulting on the nation's federal debt could be disastrous for the U.S. economy and catastrophic for the housing recovery.
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James Hurt's curator insight, October 11, 2013 8:01 PM

More Fear and conjecture

Judy Gibbons's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:13 PM

Is anybody listening?

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Dropcam's new camera is crystal clear -- and it's learning, too

Dropcam's new camera is crystal clear -- and it's learning, too | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Dropcam has released a new monitoring camera called the Dropcam Pro that’s remarkably high-resolution, but also very smart.
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Using SMS To Promote Event Attendance

Using SMS To Promote Event Attendance | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

I recently attended a digital retail conference and was reminded of something I just love about industry events: networking! Conferences are a great way to connect with industry experts and get plugged into what businesses are doing to support their marketing regime.


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Facebook Rolls Out New Page Insights For All and It’s Beautiful

Facebook Rolls Out New Page Insights For All and It’s Beautiful | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Facebook Page admins, a simpler, yet more powerful version of Page Insights is headed your way and it's a thing of beauty. That ridiculous
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Foreclosure starts in Chicago area ease in 3Q, RealtyTrac reports

Foreclosure starts in Chicago area ease in 3Q, RealtyTrac reports | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Almost 23,000 homes in the Chicago area received a notice related to a mortgage foreclosure action during the third quarter, but local foreclosure activity is nonetheless down more than 40 percent from a year ago, RealtyTrac said.
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New tool lets you visualize just about anything in 5 minutes (maybe less)

New tool lets you visualize just about anything in 5 minutes (maybe less) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A new open source tool called RAW makes it remarkably easy to visualize any data that you can copy and paste from a table. Football on my mind, I chose to look at the performance of NFL quarterbacks so far this season.
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19-Year-Old Comedian Stands Up to Depression - TED talk [VIDEO]

19-Year-Old Comedian Stands Up to Depression - TED talk [VIDEO] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Kevin Breel explains the stigmas that come with depression in a moving TED Talk.
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Trivedi Effect® Helping people with depression of all ages.
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Seth's Blog: Buying is selling

Seth's Blog: Buying is selling | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
If you're negotiating to buy something--a house, a company, even as the purchasing agent for a big company--you're also selling. That's because it isn't a faceless transaction involving a list price and a credit card.
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WATCH: Top 10 Time-Saving Tech Tips

WATCH: Top 10 Time-Saving Tech Tips | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
New York Times personal tech columnist David Pogue shares ten easy shortcuts that cut down on the time it takes to compose a text message, fill out an online form, and complete other everyday tasks.
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InsideMaps creates 3-D home models via smartphone

InsideMaps creates 3-D home models via smartphone | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

InsideMaps has developed software that lets users create 3-D models of their home’s interior using a smartphone. The models can then be viewed and shared online. Homeowners can change the colors and textures of walls, choose from various flooring alternatives, see how furniture might fit in a particular room or recreate the design style of the entire home.

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Why Twitter is testing a real-time news service when it already is a real-time news service

Why Twitter is testing a real-time news service when it already is a real-time news service | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Twitter looks to be experimenting with a new account that will provide breaking news alerts to users — but why does it need to do this when the whole network functions as a breaking news alert system already?
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Facebook Just Killed A Privacy Setting, So It's A Good Time To Do Your Own Checkup

Facebook Just Killed A Privacy Setting, So It's A Good Time To Do Your Own Checkup | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Facebook just killed the privacy feature that controlled who could search for your profile by first or last name. The company actually eliminated this feature last yearfor users who didn't have the setting checked, but now it's delivering the coup de grace even for those of us who actually use it.

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Four Easy Steps to Creating the Ultimate Presentation Deck

Four Easy Steps to Creating the Ultimate Presentation Deck | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Let’s be honest, presentation decks can get a bad rap for being boring, long-winded and just plain painful to look at -- but it doesn’t have to be that way.  Presentation slides can actually be fun and engaging, and be the key to delivering a powerful...
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@properties Welcomes Highland Park Real Estate Broker Joyce Gallo

@properties Welcomes Highland Park Real Estate Broker Joyce Gallo | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chicago real estate company @properties announced that Joyce Gallo has recently joined the firm as a broker in its Highland Park office.
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Rookie's Between-the-Legs Goal Is NHL Play of the Year

Rookie's Between-the-Legs Goal Is NHL Play of the Year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Super-rookie Tomas Hertl may have already scored the best goal of the NHL season in just his third career game.
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Pet Boarding Marketplace DogVacay Fetches $15 Million Series B Led By Foundation Capital

Pet Boarding Marketplace DogVacay Fetches $15 Million Series B Led By Foundation Capital | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
DogVacay, the Los Angeles-based startup that operates a pet boarding marketplace that's been dubbed the "Airbnb for dogs," is announcing today that it has raised $15 million in new funding.
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Customer Loyalty Declining

Customer Loyalty Declining | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Various studies point in the same direction: customer loyalty is disappearing in a hurry. Consumers put less trust in brands and tend to switch brands a lot faster. The famous 80/20 rule (20% of the customers account for 80% of the turnover) has turned into a 60/40 rule (40% of the customers generate 60% of the turnover) and is slowly evolving towards a 50/50 rule.

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No More Awkward Small Talk: The Refresh App Briefs You On Whoever You're Meeting

No More Awkward Small Talk: The Refresh App Briefs You On Whoever You're Meeting | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Refresh a mobile app that datamines instant resumes of anyone at a meeting just received a $10 million funding round.
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Erica Smith's curator insight, October 16, 2013 8:35 PM

Here's one of the companies I'm consulting for - they're an awesome productivity app for meetings. Download the app and check it out (and let me know what you think!). http://j.mp/19LjyK4

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Amazon Takes on PayPal With Its Own Checkout Service

Amazon Takes on PayPal With Its Own Checkout Service | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The next time you buy a pair of shoes online, you may have more choice than your Visa or PayPal -- you may also be able to pay using Amazon.
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Court rules Cook County use tax illegal

Court rules Cook County use tax illegal | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Cook County's controversial use tax on goods bought outside the county was declared illegal yesterday.

 

The ruling from the bench by Circuit Court Judge Lopez Cepero means taxpayers won't have to pay the tax or file returns while the county appeals the decision, according to lawyers involved with the case.

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