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Addressing PCI compliance in hybrid clouds

Addressing PCI compliance in hybrid clouds | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This webinar will examine the challenges of remaining compliant in a highly distributed cloud environment by focusing on PCI compliance in hybrid clouds.
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Seth's Blog: Perhaps you could just make something awesome instead

Seth's Blog: Perhaps you could just make something awesome instead | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Mass marketers love the promise of big data, because it whispers the opportunity of once again making average stuff for average people, of sifting through all the weird to end up with that juicy audience that's just waiting to buy...
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Realogy : Realogy Promotes Rich Green to Executive Vice President for Worldwide Sales

Realogy : Realogy Promotes Rich Green to Executive Vice President for Worldwide Sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement services, today announced the promotion of Rich Green to the role of executive vice president for worldwide sales. In this role, Green will lead both the domestic and global franchise sales teams supporting Realogy’s world-renowned residential real estate brands

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US patent office rejects claims of Apple 'pinch to zoom' patent

US patent office rejects claims of Apple 'pinch to zoom' patent | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected claims of an Apple patent that figures prominently in a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics, according to documents filed by the South Korean company in a U.S.
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Annual home prices rise 7.9% in latest LPS report

Annual home prices rise 7.9% in latest LPS report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home selling prices continue to improve alongside the overall housing recovery. In May, the average home price reached an average of $226,000 in May, up 1.3% from April.
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NAR & realtor.com - The full catastrophe

NAR & realtor.com - The full catastrophe | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Here is my take. In the mid-1990s, NAR formed the Realtor Information Network as a major technology initiative to win the minds of the Internet consumer. When all but RIN’s home listing piece fell into financial disarray, a brash, young and smart entrepreneur, Stuart Wolff, took it off the NAR leadership’s hands at a bargain price. But he left NAR with a good chunk of equity and, through a tight operating agreement, some control of the company’s fate. - Brad Inman

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Google’s Instant Translators Could Become The Universal Tongue

Google’s Instant Translators Could Become The Universal Tongue | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Google likes to create things that gather data, which can be used to determine intent and for all kinds of profitable purposes. There’s no bigger fish in that pond than the Babel fish – that invention of Douglas Adams’ in his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series that instantly translates one language to another to make communication seamless.

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Chicago City Council Advances Energy Benchmarking

Chicago City Council Advances Energy Benchmarking | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The city council’s Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards voted yesterday to send Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s energy use benchmarking ordinance on to the full council, which will probably take a final vote today. The ordinance met opposition from some in the real estate community includingBOMA/Chicago, which wanted the city to drop a provision that will allow the public disclosure of buildings’ energy efficiency scores. 

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Two Of America's Biggest Homebuilders Are Tanking After Reporting Earnings

Two Of America's Biggest Homebuilders Are Tanking After Reporting Earnings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

D.R. Horton announced second quarter earnings of $0.42 per share – above analysts' consensus estimate of $0.40 per share – but revenues came in light at $1.64 billion (versus expectations for $1.74 billion).

 

PulteGroup reported earnings of $0.36 per share – below the consensus estimate of $0.30 per share – and revenues of $1.28 billion, below expectations for $1.38 billion.

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3D printers have a dirty secret

3D printers have a dirty secret | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Researchers from the Illinois Institute of Technology have found, for the first time, that commercially available desktop 3D printers — which are now cheaper and easier than ever to purchase for your home or office — are “high emitters” of ultrafine particles.

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How Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Points Towards A Future Of Google Wearable Devices

How Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Points Towards A Future Of Google Wearable Devices | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Sometimes the roadmap for the future is directly present in the technology of today. In the case of Google, its latest update to Android could portend a future where your smartphone or tablet becomes the centerpiece in a whole ecosystem of gadgets.

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Re/Max claims top US, Canadian market share

Re/Max claims top US, Canadian market share | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Agents working at brokerages affiliated with franchisor Re/Max LLC were involved in more home sales than any competing franchise last year, Re/Max claims, citing the results of surveys of U.S. and Canadian buyers.

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Related Midwest Makes a Big Push for Streeterville

Related Midwest Makes a Big Push for Streeterville | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Related Midwest is buying up big patches of Streeterville, according to a recent article by Crain’s Chicago Business. The company recently bought the defaulted loan on the failed Chicago Spire Project at the end of June, and its new 500-unit apartment tower is only a couple of blocks away at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive.

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104 New gTLD's Pass ICANN IE: .Sydney; .Wow; .Gmail; .Catholic; Volkswagen; .Walmart; .MIT; .Comcast; .Realtor

104 New gTLD's Pass ICANN IE: .Sydney; .Wow; .Gmail; .Catholic; Volkswagen; .Walmart; .MIT; .Comcast; .Realtor | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
104 new gTLD's passed ICANN Initial Evaluation (IE) today. The highlights for this week include the one of the most beautiful cities in the world .Sydney and some applications filed by Google's Cha...
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HomeServices Lending Announces Plans to Become Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of HomeServices of America

HomeServices Lending Announces Plans to Become Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of HomeServices of America | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Full-service, independent residential real estate brokerage firm, and the largest brokerage-owned provider of real estate settlement services in the U.S.
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CTA sets complex schedule for Ventra card

CTA sets complex schedule for Ventra card | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The day that commuters have both feared and anticipated finally arrives on Aug. 5. That's when Chicago Transit Authority customers — some CTA customers — will be able to start using the agency's new Ventra fare collection system.

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The facts and fallacies of market disruption

The facts and fallacies of market disruption | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The term "disruption" remains popular in business schools and startups nationwide, but has there really been a shift, or is the risk/reward system different for big businesses compared to small?
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WAV Group Releases 2013 Broker Website Effectiveness Study

WAV Group Releases 2013 Broker Website Effectiveness Study | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
WAV Group Releases 2013 Broker Website Effectiveness Study which surveyed the Google Analytics accounts of broker websites representing 7,500,000 monthly visitors
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Prim Does Your Laundry. Pickup, Wash, Fold, Delivery, Awesome

Prim Does Your Laundry. Pickup, Wash, Fold, Delivery, Awesome | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

You can call it a first-world problem. Or you can say it distracts people from their passions and contributions to the world. Either way, laundry is a chore, and new Y Combinator startup Prim wants to do it for you. You can schedule Prim online to come to your place, pick up your laundry, have it washed and folded at a top-notch laundromat, and deliver it back to you. $25 for a bag. It’s that easy.

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NYU Builds Data-Sharing Network For Scientists--But Is It Legal?

NYU Builds Data-Sharing Network For Scientists--But Is It Legal? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
If datasharing is going to catch on then science technology and medical publishing will need to embrace the modern mantra of Open Everythingwhether...
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On-Demand Car Service Uber May Be Raising At A Massive $3 Billion Valuation Or Higher

On-Demand Car Service Uber May Be Raising At A Massive $3 Billion Valuation Or Higher | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick made a public comment that sounded like he was denying claims his company was raising at a valuation north of $2.5 billion.

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Investor Momentum In The Housing Market May Have Swung Too Far

Investor Momentum In The Housing Market May Have Swung Too Far | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

During the downturn and early stages of recovery, we were huge proponents of investors taking advantage of overcorrected home prices to make great investments while also helping the housing market recover. Mission accomplished.

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Sign of the future: Sensors that stick everywhere

Sign of the future: Sensors that stick everywhere | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Lose your keys? Your cat? The TV remote? StickNFind has an app for that. Better yet, StickNFind has colorful sensors the size of a quarter, its own Bluetooth software stack, and a developer platform that could turn this crowd-funded Indiegogo product into a foundation piece for thecoming “Internet of Things” revolution.

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What To Expect From Housing In The Second Half Of 2013

What To Expect From Housing In The Second Half Of 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Real estate experts are sounding off on the trends that will help shape the sector in the second half of 2013. Here’s what you need to know.
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Homes.com turns on feeds from 9 MLSs

Homes.com turns on feeds from 9 MLSs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Homes.com has added direct listing feeds from nine multiple listing services that will provide more than 135,000 listings to the site, which will provide exclusive branding and clear attribution for listing agents and brokers.

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