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Seth's Blog: Magic beans (three steps to a successful marketing promise)

Seth's Blog: Magic beans (three steps to a successful marketing promise) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
You know the story: Jack traded the family cow for some worthless beans that turned out to be magical. How did that deal go down? 1. The individual has to be open to hearing the offer at all. Jack was...
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Muralidharan Jayaram's curator insight, July 7, 2013 11:14 PM

Wow! This is a great way of using a metaphor.

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4th of July fireworks dazzle in Washington DC

Fireworks light up the sky over the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the US Capitol in Washington DC. Americans celebrate nation's 236th birthday. ...
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Happy July 4th - be safe out there.

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Zillow Chief Economist: ‘Interest Rates Would Have to Surpass 7% to Affect Affordability’

Zillow Chief Economist: ‘Interest Rates Would Have to Surpass 7% to Affect Affordability’ | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries appeared on CNBC this morning to talk about how rising interest rates could affect housing affordability.
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6 Ways to Avoid Crazy Data Charges Abroad

6 Ways to Avoid Crazy Data Charges Abroad | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Push notifications, automatic updates and roaming charges can create costly data overages that break the bank. But you can devise ways to minimize the cost.

 

Since summer tends to bring out the explorer in all of us, we've compiled a list of ways to eliminate roaming charges and minimize your data usage while traveling abroad.

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Yelp's Global Heat Map Shows Fascinating Patterns About Your City

Yelp's Global Heat Map Shows Fascinating Patterns About Your City | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

For example, when selecting the word "tourist," Times Square in New York City is by far the most highlighted area in Manhattan, showing how many people have used that term when writing a review of a spot. When searching for "cheap" and "hangover," the East Village dominates while the West Village wins out on being "romantic."

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Opera Web Browser is All-New for Windows and Mac

Opera Web Browser is All-New for Windows and Mac | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Much like Chrome and Safari, Opera's new webpage address and search bar are now combined into one field. Opera's new download manager, which also bears similarity to its competition, is sleeker and includes pop-up listings and statuses of downloading items.

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This Bluetooth Keyboard Puts the Office in Your Pocket

This Bluetooth Keyboard Puts the Office in Your Pocket | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The more wireless our world gets, the more connected we seem to become. One Kickstarterproduct, which has made a lot of noise not even one week into its campaign, is exploiting this paradox, putting you "one fold away from work."

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U.S. Job Creation Steady at Best Level in Five Years

U.S. Job Creation Steady at Best Level in Five Years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Gallup's U.S. Job Creation Index held steady in June at +22, identical to May -- the highest monthly score since April 2008. The June data confirm that job creation rebounded this spring after dipping to +16 at the start of the year, and it now exceeds the relatively positive figures recorded in mid-2012.

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MYO Armband Control Device Launches Its Developer Program

MYO Armband Control Device Launches Its Developer Program | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Recently, the company kicked off its #ifihadMYO Twitter-based contest to solicit ideas of what might be possible with the gadget, which detects fine motor movements of a wearer’s arm through electrical impulses and translates that into action on a connected device, and the dev program follows to help bring some of those ideas to light.

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Boston University Sues Apple for Patent Infringement

Boston University Sues Apple for Patent Infringement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Trustees of Boston University have filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple alleging that they're using a thin film semiconductor device found in such products as the iPhone 5, iPad and MacBook Air that was invented by the University.
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What Home Buyers Don’t Know Could Cost Them

What Home Buyers Don’t Know Could Cost Them | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

With the housing recovery now well underway — housing starts are up; builder confidence is at a 7-year high; there are fewer foreclosures; and home prices continue to rise — you may be inspired to get off the fence and buy that dream home.

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The new United States' 'Six Strikes' Copyright Alert System

The new United States' 'Six Strikes' Copyright Alert System | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In late February of this year, the 'Six Strikes' Copyright Alert System (CAS) was rolled out in the United States. The scheme is the latest adaptation of the international concept of a 'graduated response program' – a framework for media owners to address alleged online copyright infringements with computer users through their internet service providers (ISPs).

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“We Have a Great Deal!” and Other Sales Follies

“We Have a Great Deal!” and Other Sales Follies | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Never assume your "great deal" is of any interest to your customer.


This cartoon (c) Ted Goft sums up the "Let's Make a Deal" mentality in sales
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City property listings to include energy costs

City property listings to include energy costs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A coalition that includes the city of Chicago and real estate agents wants consumers to have a better understanding of the true cost of homeownership.
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Here's What Your Favorite iPhone Apps Might Look Like After Apple Releases Its Big Software Update

Here's What Your Favorite iPhone Apps Might Look Like After Apple Releases Its Big Software Update | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The new version of iOS, the operating system for iPhones and iPads, coming this fall is going to completely overhaul the design you're used to.

What we haven't seen is how developers will change their apps to better match Apple's new look. 

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Do Consumers Believe in Advertising? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do Consumers Believe in Advertising? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Don't let Don Draper fool you. Advertising is not as simple as a catchy slogan or clever pitch. As industries shift away from print advertising toward the changing digital frontier, brands need to know which audiences will be most receptive to certain methods.

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Jumbo 3D Holograms of Human Anatomy Enliven Med-School Lectures [VIDEO]

Jumbo 3D Holograms of Human Anatomy Enliven Med-School Lectures [VIDEO] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Kapil Sugand and Pedro Campos, junior doctors from St. George's University of London, presented holograms of life-like images to students in their latest seminar. Called HAMLET (Holography-Assisted Medical Lecturing and E-Tutoring), the presentation included jumbo 3D manifestations of a 13-foot-tall kidney, a skull and other parts of the human anatomy (see above and below).

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10 Mind-Blowing Products Google Is Working On Right Now

10 Mind-Blowing Products Google Is Working On Right Now | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Besides developing the Android smartphone software and Chromebook Pixel laptops, Google has a ton of other projects and services in the works.

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Great Features's curator insight, July 4, 2013 11:54 AM

A home automation technology? This is awesome!

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Aquatic Drone Takes Photos and Videos Underwater [VIDEO]

Aquatic Drone Takes Photos and Videos Underwater [VIDEO] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Ziphius is an app-controlled aquatic drone that responds to smartphone or tablet commands in real-time, according to its Kickstarter page. The drone's first incarnation will come with a remote-control app that enables users to steer it, and to take photos or videos of their underwater activities.

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Digital Map Products Debuts New Release of GovClarityTM for Revolutionizing Government Effectiveness

Digital Map Products Debuts New Release of GovClarityTM for Revolutionizing Government Effectiveness | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 3, 2013) -  Digital Map Products, a leading provider of cloud-based mapping technology solutions, today announces a new release of GovClarityTM, a cloud-based data integration and mapping platform for local government...
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OCAR: Turning Sixty and Still Looking Good

OCAR: Turning Sixty and Still Looking Good | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

On June 10, 1953, the South Orange County Association of REALTORS® was chartered by the National Association of REALTORS®, and it is to this event that the Orange County Association of REALTORS® (OCAR) traces its beginnings.

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A town called Facebook: Social network's move to San Mateo makes it the highest-paid county in America - with an average wage of $168,000 a year

A town called Facebook: Social network's move to San Mateo makes it the highest-paid county in America - with an average wage of $168,000 a year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Facebook has helped push wages up $1,677 a week in the Silicon Valley suburb where its headquarters are now based, new figures suggest. 

Since the company moved to San Mateo, California, at the end of 2011, the county has risen to become the highest paid in the U.S.

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Court continues to find broad safe harbor protection for service providers

Court continues to find broad safe harbor protection for service providers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Federal court decisions continue to clarify the laws that protect sites and services that host user generated content (“UGC”) from claims by content owners whose rights are infringed by such UGC. Recently, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals instructed the district court for the Southern District of New York to reconsider its ruling that YouTube is protected from copyright liability by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (“DMCA”) safe harbor provisions.

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5 Topics Your Board Needs To Discuss Immediately

5 Topics Your Board Needs To Discuss Immediately | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

While the size, stage, geography and industry may fluctuate, there are several essential elements that should currently concern all boards. Good governance is not static, and the challenges evolve with the times:

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