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Behind DogTV—And The Question Of Whether Dogs Actually Watch TV

Behind DogTV—And The Question Of Whether Dogs Actually Watch TV | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Dogs have a cat to thank for DogTV, a network packed with programming for pooches that will be available on DirecTV as of August 1.The cat’s name was Charlie, and he belonged to Ron Levi, the founder and chief content officer of DogTV.
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My dogs are into Meerkat Manor.

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UPS Store to offer 3D printing

UPS Store to offer 3D printing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Certain UPS Store locations will offer the services to start-ups, small businesses and retail customers, beginning in the San Diego area with locations in additional cities across the United States in the near future.

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CHART OF THE DAY: The Most Popular Apps Right Now

CHART OF THE DAY: The Most Popular Apps Right Now | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

It's not exactly news that Facebook is popular, but a new survey of smartphone and tablet users by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), shows just how popular it is. 

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Midwest Real Estate Data LLC® (MRED) Executes Data License Agreement with Realtors Property Resource®

Midwest Real Estate Data LLC®  (MRED) Executes Data License Agreement with Realtors Property Resource® | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED) announced today that it has executed an agreement with Realtors Property Resource, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS®, to integrate MRED’s licensed MLS data with RPR’s national property database and website for their REALTOR®members.

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RPR signs MRED, plugs major gap in coverage

RPR signs MRED, plugs major gap in coverage | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

National property database Realtors Property Resource LLC has signed up one of the biggest multiple listing services in the country as a partner, plugging a major gap in RPR’s coverage and potentially boosting its ability to generate revenue. 

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Patent troll sues SunTrust Banks - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Patent troll sues SunTrust Banks - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Intellectual Ventures, a Bellevue, Wash., firm which was founded in 2000 by Nathan Myhrvold, sued SunTrust in federal court in Atlanta on July 24, claiming it has infringed on various patents owned by Intellectual Ventures. It is seeking unspecified damages from SunTrust.

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Artificial Mouse Memories Implanted By MIT Scientists

Artificial Mouse Memories Implanted By MIT Scientists | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In a paper published this week, MIT scientists report on an amazing experiment in mind control: They've been able to implant the false memory of electric shocks in a mouse, so convincingly that the creatures react in fear as if the experience really happened.

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U.S. companies add 200,000 jobs in July -ADP

U.S. companies add 200,000 jobs in July -ADP | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) - U.S. companies added 200,000jobs in July, topping economists' expectations, in anencouraging sign for the labor market recovery, a report by apayrolls processor showed
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A first: Blackstone and Deutsche Bank are in talks to sell a bond backed by home-rental payments

A first: Blackstone and Deutsche Bank are in talks to sell a bond backed by home-rental payments | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Two major Wall Street firms are in detailed discussions to create and sell the world's first bond backed by home-rental payments, people familiar with the matter say.
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Google To Supply Free Wi-Fi Hotspots For All 7,000 U.S. Starbucks Locations

Google To Supply Free Wi-Fi Hotspots For All 7,000 U.S. Starbucks Locations | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google has just announced via a blog post that it will be offering free, faster Wi-Fi hotspots at all U.S. company-operated Starbucks locations, which will get up and running sometime within the next 18 months.
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Multifamily originations are on the rise

Multifamily originations are on the rise | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"The apartment market continues to be the belle of the ball, with multifamily mortgage originations running 31% ahead of last year’s first half total," said MBA Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research Jamie Woodwell.
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Matt Drudge Says He Was Cut Off By One Of Google's Self-Driving Cars

Matt Drudge Says He Was Cut Off By One Of Google's Self-Driving Cars | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Then he chased it to a parking lot.
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I had my doubts about these cars - but I am definitely in favor of them now.  especially if they all have this built-in feature.

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The 7 Things That Worry Buyers Most about the Buying/Selling Process

The 7 Things That Worry Buyers Most about the Buying/Selling Process | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

It’s a new world out there in the U.S. real estate market. Gone are the days of high supply, historically low rates and seller concessions; how, homebuyers are grappling with tight supplies, rising rates and bidding wars for the few remaining properties on the market.

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Charles Charlie Brown's curator insight, August 5, 2013 9:15 AM

You need to know your buyers needs and wants.  Consult first don't assume you know everything.

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GDP CRUSHES EXPECTATIONS

GDP CRUSHES EXPECTATIONS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The first look at Q2 U.S. GDP from the Bureau of Economic Analysis is out.

 

Growth was 1.7% at an annualized rate in the second quarter.  Economists expected GDP to rise only 1.0% in Q2.

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Foreclosure Snapshot -- Things Are Looking Up

Foreclosure Snapshot -- Things Are Looking Up | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Homeowners have seen rising equity as home prices have recovered, and correspondingly the amount of distressed real estate reaching the market continues to wane. CoreLogic, a leading provider of property information, analytics and services with a $2.6 billion market cap, monthly releases a report summarizing foreclosures and distressed real estate in the CoreLogic National Foreclosure Report.

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Questions and Answers About the Realtor.com® Vote

Questions and Answers About the Realtor.com® Vote | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

On July 24, 2013, the NAR Board of Directors assembled for a special meeting in Chicago to talk about the future of realtor.com®. At the meeting, the board recommended several fundamental changes for the site. The association is gathering and responding to REALTORS®’ questions about realtor.com® and the decisions made at that meeting.

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CoreLogic updates MLS app to let agents, clients work together

CoreLogic updates MLS app to let agents, clients work together | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Real estate data and technology provider CoreLogic has rolled out an updated version of its mobile application for multiple listing services that allows real estate agents and their clients to work together and remotely share information throughout the home search process.

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Just like Midwest Homes powered by MRED

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Wal-Mart, Google, others back U.S. bill to fight 'patent trolls'

Wal-Mart, Google, others back U.S. bill to fight 'patent trolls' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dozens of major U.S. companies, including Morgan Stanley , Google , Wal-Mart and Dell, on Tuesday urged lawmakers to pass bills that they said would protect new products against "extortive demands" on patents.
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Zillow Predicts Another 12% Annual Increase in Case-Shiller Indices for June

Zillow Predicts Another 12% Annual Increase in Case-Shiller Indices for June | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Case-Shiller data for May came out this morning and, based on this information and the June 2013 Zillow Home Value Index (released last week), we predict that next month’s Case-Shiller data (June 2013) will show that the 20-City Composite Home Price Index (non-seasonally adjusted [NSA]) increased 12.1 percent on a year-over-year basis,

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New law tightens foreclosure rules in Minnesota

New law tightens foreclosure rules in Minnesota | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The new law doesn’t necessarily spare homeowners from losing their properties. Instead, it seeks to ensure that eligible borrowers have fair and clear access to every available option to avert foreclosure. It would dovetail with federal law to end some of the confusion that led to massive home losses during the recent foreclosure crisis.     

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Congress allows HUD to improve reverse mortgage program

Congress allows HUD to improve reverse mortgage program | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Both chambers of Congress greenlighted legislation aimed at reducing risk for reverse mortgage borrowers. Late Tuesday, the Senate followed the House by passing The Reverse Mortgage Stabilization Act.
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Quip Is A Beautiful New Mobile-First Word Processor From Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor

Quip Is A Beautiful New Mobile-First Word Processor From Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
30 years later and our word processing software hasn't changed, not even to adapt to mobile. That changes tonight with the launch of Quip, a free new word processing app from former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor's new startup.
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Google Offers Glass Explorers An Invite To Make A Friend A Glasshole, Too

Google Offers Glass Explorers An Invite To Make A Friend A Glasshole, Too | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google is bringing more Glass Explorers into the program, and it's doing that the best way it knows how: by letting current users invite a friend.
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These Are The Three Most Popular Keys On A Keyboard

These Are The Three Most Popular Keys On A Keyboard | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Pop quiz: What are the three most popular keys on a computer's keyboard?

Microsoft's Senior Product Marketing Manger for Hardware Suneel Goud was at our office showing us some of the company's ergonomic keyboards. 

While doing the demo, he told us the three most popular keys. 

 

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LPS opens facility in India

LPS opens facility in India | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

HYDERABAD, INDIA: Lender Processing Services Inc., a leading provider of innovative technology, services, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries today announced the opening of its mortgage technology services facility in India. The company handles about 50 percent of all US mortgages by dollar value.

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