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LinkedIn Targets High School Students With New College Search Tool

LinkedIn Targets High School Students With New College Search Tool | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

While Facebook used its clout with college students to expand to older users, LinkedIn seems to be doing the opposite. The company on Monday announced plans to target high school and college students with a new product called University Pages.

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'Broken-Hipsters' flood the urban environment

'Broken-Hipsters' flood the urban environment | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Baby boomers are rejecting the peace and quiet of the suburbs in favor of trendy urban developments aimed at younger buyers. But not everyone's happy to see 'mom' moving in.
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How Long Is Too Long?

How Long Is Too Long? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

According to an Ifbyphone benchmarking analysis of how to best handle calls from prospects and customers, about 60% of the calls in the queue were answered, and were answered in just over a minute, across all four sizes of businesses ranging from small to extra large.

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Seltzer v. Green Day: the Ninth Circuit upholds the dismissal of copyright claims on summary judgment on “fair use” grounds

Seltzer v. Green Day: the Ninth Circuit upholds the dismissal of copyright claims on summary judgment on “fair use” grounds | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

On August 7, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of the plaintiff’s copyright infringement claim on the ground that defendants’ use of the plaintiff’s work was a fair use under 17 U.S.C. § 107. Dereck Seltzer v. Green Day, Inc., Performance Environment Design, et al., Case No. 2:10-cv-02103. 

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California July home sales and price report

California July home sales and price report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

California’s housing market bounced back after a slight dip in June to reach the highest level since May 2012, as home prices continued to post strong annual gains and home sales recorded the first annual increase in six months, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported.

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Joliet's proposed licensing of landlords to be discussed at next week's Landlord Conference

Joliet's proposed licensing of landlords to be discussed at next week's Landlord Conference | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As Joliet City officials are in the midst of considering an ordinance to license landlords and charge them an annual fee for that license, they also are in the midst of planning the city's annual Landlord Conference.
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Real Estate’s New Normal

Real Estate’s New Normal | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Throughout the housing recession, a favorite phrase of brokers, bankers and buyers was: “When the market gets back to normal…” So it must be a bit of a surprise to everyone to see that, as the arrows on charts finally start pointing upwards, the market doesn’t look hardly anything like it did five, ten or even twenty years ago.

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Zillow Announces Proposed Public Offering of Class A Common Stock

Zillow Announces Proposed Public Offering of Class A Common Stock | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow, Inc. (Nasdaq:Z), the leading real estate and home-related information marketplace, announced today that it will commence an underwritten public offering, subject to market and other conditions, of 2,500,000 shares of Zillow's Class A common stock pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement.

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Market Cap of $3000 per Realtor - Robert Drummer.
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Fannie Could Curb Low-Down-Payment Loan Purchases

Fannie Could Curb Low-Down-Payment Loan Purchases | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae is in discussions to curb its purchases of mortgages that require a minimum down-payment of 3%, according to people familiar with the discussions.
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Where You'll Get Hacked [infographic]

Where You'll Get Hacked [infographic] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

People complain that they want privacy, and then they put all their information up on Facebook. Thus, hacking is ultra-easy. I have seen teenagers post pictures of their first credit card, then a month later their new college student I.D. These kids are so excited to have signs of growing up, but as we grow up our lives need to be more private to guard from hackers.

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Why You Need to See Two Products Before You'll Buy One

Why You Need to See Two Products Before You'll Buy One | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

When people in an experiment were shown two DVD players, 32% indicated they would buy one of the brands and 34% chose the other.

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Create A Police Sketch Of Your Favorite Face With This Excellent Time Waster

Create A Police Sketch Of Your Favorite Face With This Excellent Time Waster | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Dove caused quite a stir back in April when its"Real Beauty" campaign used a forensic sketch artist to show women their perceived and true selves.
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The Real Beuty Sketches video also inspired app makers to create a tool for consumers of the beauty sketches to create their own sketches.  The app allows users to choose from a set of hairstyles, eyebrows, nose shapes, facial hair, lip arches to "sketch" a face.  

 

The video creators claimed that this was an experiment, and any good experiment can be recreated to produce similar results.  The app may not have that intention, but it certainly carries the ability to recreate the essence of the experiment in an amateur, affordable way.

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Anti-Social Apps Will Help Us Avoid Our Friends

Anti-Social Apps Will Help Us Avoid Our Friends | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A new wave of apps is on the horizon. Instead of trying to help you connect to others theyll help you avoid anxiety illness and awkward encounters...
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Top-earning towns

Top-earning towns | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Where do you live when you've 'made it'? Affluent communities like Scarsdale, N.Y., where the median family income is close to $300,000.
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Hyperlinks are lawful - unless you use them unlawfully

Hyperlinks are lawful - unless you use them unlawfully | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Can Internet links ever be unlawful? It is a question that has been asked before, but the answer that’s developed through almost 20 years of extensive public Internet use is this: Mere reference use of a hyperlink is rarely unlawful. And a recent federal case from New York, Pearson Education v. Ishayev, affirmed that conclusion, holding that even a hyperlink to copyright-infringing materials did not itself constitute infringement.

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Cybersecurity and the board of directors: avoiding personal liability-part I of III

Cybersecurity and the board of directors: avoiding personal liability-part I of III | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The likelihood of a cybersecurity breach hitting one’s company in the near future is as certain as will be the resulting drop in shareholder value, finger pointing, fines, regulatory headaches and civil litigation alleging the board was asleep at the wheel in the face of a known danger. 

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RealtyTrac Housing Market Recovery Index Identifies Markets Leading and Lagging the Housing Recovery

RealtyTrac Housing Market Recovery Index Identifies Markets Leading and Lagging the Housing Recovery | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation's leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released its first-ever Housing Market Recovery Index (Housing MRI), which shows metro area markets in upstate New York, southwest Florida and the Bay Area of Northern California are leading the housing recovery while markets in northern Maryland, southeast Pennsylvania and downstate Illinois are lagging the furthest behind in the recovery.

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Rising Mortgage Rates Impact on Home Affordability

Rising Mortgage Rates Impact on Home Affordability | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

By the end of 2012, the total value of the U.S. housing stock was $23.7 trillion. During the housing recession after the bubble burst in 2007, we lost roughly $7 trillion – almost a third of today’s U.S. housing stock’s value. Some metropolitan areas saw their home values drop by more than 50 percent, Las Vegas and Phoenix among them.

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LPS inks deal with Sandicor.

LPS inks deal with Sandicor. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Well it looks like the rumors were true. LPS and Sandicor made it official on Friday and inked a 4 year deal for their Paragon MLS system. This is a huge win for LPS and a validation for their Para...
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Google's Crash Took 40% Of Internet Traffic Down With It

Google's Crash Took 40% Of Internet Traffic Down With It | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The outage, which reportedly affected most of Google's services worldwide, led to a staggering 40% drop in global Internet traffic (pageviews), according to analytics firm GoSquared (via Eric Mack of CNET).

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Good thing you weren't in one of those Google driverless cars. :-)

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Judge rules: Bitcoin is real currency

Judge rules: Bitcoin is real currency | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Bitcoin — the volatile online currency — has been ruled “real” by a federal judge, as a part of a case against an online fraudster. The ruling puts Bitcoin in the category of commodity money, like, say, gold and silver (they need no national function or third-party institution or treasury).

 

Russ Bergeron's insight:

Does that mean I can now spend my Monopoly money?

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Brolly Umbrella Frees Thumbs for Texting

Brolly Umbrella Frees Thumbs for Texting | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Umbrellas are decidedly low-tech devices. They really serve only to keep our gadgets, and heads, dry. Unfortunately, holding an umbrella usually precludes the use of said gadgets, but Brollytime, a company based in Chicago, has come up with an innovation to change that.

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America's top 10 snobbiest cities revealed...and you may be surprised

America's top 10 snobbiest cities revealed...and you may be surprised | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It's the list that proves being cool can be a blessing and a curse. Travel + Leisure has revealed America's top 10 most pretentious cities, with San Francisco topping the list and New York City and Boston not far behind.
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An Ohio College Ran Out Of Dorm Rooms So Some Students Will Live At A Nearby Water Park

An Ohio College Ran Out Of Dorm Rooms So Some Students Will Live At A Nearby Water Park | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Some of the nicest college dorms in the country have study lounges, a communal kitchen, or maybe even a game room. However, a new housing option at one school is about to offer something no one else can: water slides.

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