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Now There's More Evidence That Microsoft Is Making Office For The iPad And iPhone

Now There's More Evidence That Microsoft Is Making Office For The iPad And iPhone | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Microsoft still hasn't formally announced its plans to bring Office to the iPad, iPhone, or Android devices. But there's new evidence that Microsoft has some form of the product in the works.
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Freddie Mac Expects Rates to Rise in Q3 of 2013

Freddie Mac Expects Rates to Rise in Q3 of 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Freddie Mac has released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for December showing what some of the market features are expected to look like in 2013.
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Patent trolls now behind most patent infringement lawsuits

Patent trolls now behind most patent infringement lawsuits | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Patent assertion entities, which seek licensing fees rather than create products based on the technology, filed about 62 percent of the patent suits this year, according to a new study. Read this article by Steven Musil on CNET News.
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Illinois Foreclosure Bill Set to Give Market a Much-Needed Boost

Illinois Foreclosure Bill Set to Give Market a Much-Needed Boost | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A new Illinois foreclosure bill, Senate Bill 16, is expected to dramatically quicken the state's foreclosure process for vacant properties.
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Timothy Branigan Joins Orland Park Branch of Keller Williams

Timothy Branigan Joins Orland Park Branch of Keller Williams | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Orland Park branch of Keller Williams Preferred Realty is proud to announce the addition of Timothy Branigan as their new broker.
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Tax deductions in peril? Americans prefer mortgage break to item on charity.

Tax deductions in peril? Americans prefer mortgage break to item on charity. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Tax revenues are seen as one source to help cut the deficit. In a new Monitor/TIPP poll, Americans were asked which tax deduction they would be most ready to part with. The charitable deduction led the list.
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A DVR That Watches YOU?

A DVR That Watches YOU? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Watching television tends to be a private affair between you and those on the couch in your living room, but Verizon is looking to change that by creating a DVR that watches you and listens to your conversations.
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5 Trends That Will Shape Digital Services In 2013

5 Trends That Will Shape Digital Services In 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
At Fjord, we work across domains like media, health care, retail, education, and banking, and the work always involves an element of “new.” A new platform or technology, a new business proposition, or new target users.
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Lessons From Nate Silver On Filtering Out Housing Noise

Lessons From Nate Silver On Filtering Out Housing Noise | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
What I found intriguing about the discussion is how much effort it takes to filter out the noise and get the to meat of the issue as well as getting outside of your self-made insulated bubble to be able to make an informed decision – aka neutrality.

 

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10 things real-estate listing sites won’t say

10 things real-estate listing sites won’t say | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home buyer, beware: The virtual marketplace is rife with errors that can derail sales.
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Market Leader prepared to raise up to $50 million

Market Leader prepared to raise up to $50 million | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Market Leader Inc. has filed papers with securities regulators that would allow the company to raise up to $50 million by offering stock or debt securities -- money the company says it might use to grow its customer base, or acquire new technologies or businesses.

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Gmail in widespread outage, also caused Chrome browser crashes

Gmail in widespread outage, also caused Chrome browser crashes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Gmail suffered a widespread outage earlier today. It's not yet clear what caused the problems, but in many cases it also caused Chrome browsers to crash worldwide.

 

My Chrome browser went down.  Is this the future of The Cloud?

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Facebook in Talks to Buy Microsoft’s Atlas Ad Platform

Facebook in Talks to Buy Microsoft’s Atlas Ad Platform | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

According to sources close to the situation, Facebook is looking seriously at purchasing Microsoft’s Atlas Solutions ad-serving platform.

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Understanding the FHA Pre-Foreclosure Short Sale Process

Understanding the FHA Pre-Foreclosure Short Sale Process | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
All short sales are not alike—especially when an FHA-insured mortgage is involved. FHA short sales must advance through a very exact and systemized process. Here’s what you need to know:
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MediaPost Publications Quick Phone Response Plus Emails Improves Lead Conversion 12/11/2012

MediaPost Publications Quick Phone Response Plus Emails Improves Lead Conversion 12/11/2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
According to a new report from Leads360, an analysis of 3.5 million leads across 400 companies shows that the act of placing a phone call to a new prospect within a minute of lead generation can increase likelihood of conversion by nearly 400%.
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Back-up Offers Make Sense In a Low-Inventory Market

Back-up Offers Make Sense In a Low-Inventory Market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In many parts of the country for-sale inventories have shrunk to historic lows. Buyers wanting to take advantage of remarkably low interest rates are frustrated by the dearth of available houses, especially at lower and mid-level price ranges.
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C.A.R. CEO Ginger Downs Inducted into RPAC Hall of Fame

C.A.R. CEO Ginger Downs Inducted into RPAC Hall of Fame | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Ginger Downs, the CEO of C.A.R., will be inducted into the National Association of Realtors RPAC Hall of Fame for her lifelong investment of $25,000.
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C.A.R. survey finds home buyers more optimistic

C.A.R. survey finds home buyers more optimistic | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
California home buyers are more optimistic about the housing market now than they were three years ago, according to C.A.R.'s “2012 Survey of California Home Buyers.” 
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Forget mobile-first: solution-first is the only way to succeed

Forget mobile-first: solution-first is the only way to succeed | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A growing number of companies adopt a mobile-first perspective and investors increasingly encourage entrepreneurs to think about mobile before the web, and it's not hard to understand why.
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Foreclosure sales pick up in third quarter: RealtyTrac

Foreclosure sales pick up in third quarter: RealtyTrac | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - More U.S.homes in foreclosure were sold in the third quarter as lenders dealt with distressed properties at an earlier stage of the process, data from RealtyTrac showed on Thursday.A...
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More Americans confident they can get mortgages

More Americans confident they can get mortgages | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Overall confidence in housing is up somewhat, with 14% of those interviewed believing home prices will go up in the next 12 months, a four-percentage point hike from the previous month.
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Cold reading

Cold reading | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Psychics, advertisers and coaches work hard to create interactions that feel direct. They'd like you to think that their work is about you, (lots of people thought that the song was actually about them) that they know what you're thinking and what you want.

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USPTO Director Champions Software Patents, Announces He Will Leave USPTO

USPTO Director Champions Software Patents, Announces He Will Leave USPTO | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The patent community has had plenty to talk about with two recent actions by David J. Kappos, the Director of the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).

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Restaurant revels in bad Yelp reviews, plays audio versions to diners

Restaurant revels in bad Yelp reviews, plays audio versions to diners | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Social media cuts both ways, as proven again by a San Diego restaurant who now plays bad Yelp reviews about their establishment over the loud speakers.

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Ads Will Soon Follow You From One Device to the Next

Ads Will Soon Follow You From One Device to the Next | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Former Google advertising scientist is behind a service that matches people across devices to serve more targeted advertisements.
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