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Dunkin' Donuts Employee Calls Out Company Slogan After Throwing Coffee At Robber

Dunkin' Donuts Employee Calls Out Company Slogan After Throwing Coffee At Robber | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A Dunkin' Donuts employee in West Haven, Connecticut stopped a wanna-be robber from climbing through the drive-thru window by throwing a pot of hot coffee at him.

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VirnetX Accuses Cisco of Patent Infringement

VirnetX Accuses Cisco of Patent Infringement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

VirnetX Holding Corp(VHC) accused technology company, Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO) of infringing on patents related to a virtual private online network.

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Loop retail vacancy falls to 10-year low

Loop retail vacancy falls to 10-year low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Stores are “really focused on this: 'We have to go where the people are.' In Chicago, that's the Loop,” says an executive of Stone Real Estate.
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New Realtor.com branding downplays ties to NAR

New Realtor.com branding downplays ties to NAR | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Realtor.com has rebranded with a new logo, slogan and website design that the listing portal's operator, Move Inc., hopes will "bring sentiment and warmth to our best-in-class data" and help consumers "connect emotionally" to the site, which has lost ground to competitors Zillow and Trulia.

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Fannie, Freddie form new mortgage securitization firm

Fannie, Freddie form new mortgage securitization firm | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will build a new joint company for securitizing home loans as a stepping stone toward less government involvement in the mortgage market, the regulator of the U.S. government-controlled firms said on Monday.
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Fannie Mac?

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Trulia Falls After Unveiling Plan to Sell $100 Million in Shares

Trulia Falls After Unveiling Plan to Sell $100 Million in Shares | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Trulia Inc., the operator of a residential-property listings website, fell in late trading after announcing plans to sell an additional $100 million in shares.
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No More Department of Real Estate in California

No More Department of Real Estate in California | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The days of California's Department of Real Estate (DRE) are numbered. Effective July 1, 2013, it will cease to exist. In name at least. Come July, the Department of Real Estate will become the Bureau of Real Estate; and if you don't think that is a big deal, then you are just not attuned to the ways of government.

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Good Grammar Should Be Everyone's Business

Good Grammar Should Be Everyone's Business | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Today is National Grammar Day, a reminder that good grammar is instrumental in conveying ideas with clarity, professionalism, and precision. Even so, the informality of e-mail, texting, and tweeting has crept deep into company communications. It is not uncommon to hear a coworker make a grammatical faux pas such as "There's new people you should meet."

Russ Bergeron's insight:

Happy National Grammar Day. Why is there no Grampar day?

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This '60 Minutes' Video Of China's Ghost Cities Is More Surreal Than Anything We've Ever Seen

This '60 Minutes' Video Of China's Ghost Cities Is More Surreal Than Anything We've Ever Seen | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We have written about China's ghost towns — neighborhoods with massive new buildings not inhabited by any people.  Many see this as the clear evidence of overbuilding and a housing bubble.

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This is unfathomable.

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20 Quotes Show Us How Bill Gates Became The World's Second Richest Man

20 Quotes Show Us How Bill Gates Became The World's Second Richest Man | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
;"Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe ten percent to business thinking. Business isn't that complicated. I wouldn't want to put it on my business card."
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Samsung's Galaxy S4 Will Track Your Eyes

Samsung's Galaxy S4 Will Track Your Eyes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Samsung's next smartphone, the Galaxy S IV, will have eye-tracking technology to help with web browsing, Brian X. Chen at The New York Times reports:

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Century 21 Affiliated Joins Forces with Century 21 Pro-Team to Become World’s Top Century 21 Franchise

Century 21 Affiliated Joins Forces with Century 21 Pro-Team to Become World’s Top Century 21 Franchise | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The best just got better; Century 21 Affiliated is pleased to announce the merger with Century 21 Pro-Team, and expect to result in the world’s most productive Century 21 group in 2013.
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Way to go MRED board member Chuck DInolfo and everyone at both firms.

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White House: It's time to legalize cell phone unlocking

White House: It's time to legalize cell phone unlocking | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In what is sure to draw the attention (and disdain) of mobile providers nationwide, the Obama Administration is arguing that it's time to legalize cell phone unlocking.

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Ease in Commute Weighs Heavily in First-Time Homebuyers Decisions

Ease in Commute Weighs Heavily in First-Time Homebuyers Decisions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Price and proximity to work are key concerns for first-time homebuyers, while trade-up buyers tend to be most focused on the design of the home and the neighborhood, according to "Characteristics of Home Buyers," an analysis of the recently released...
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Look who's hiring again: Rust Belt manufacturers

Look who's hiring again: Rust Belt manufacturers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The gains are small but real, driven in part by the resurrection of the auto industry and wage increases in China. Coming after decades of decline, it's a welcome reprieve.
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Home prices take biggest leap in 7 years

Home prices take biggest leap in 7 years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Corelogic: Prices in January up 9.7 percent from a year ago. National home prices in January were up 9.7 percent from a year ago, the biggest annual increase since April 2006, according to data aggregator CoreLogic's home price index.
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Move, Inc. v. Real Estate Alliance Ltd.

Move, Inc. v. Real Estate Alliance Ltd. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Summary judgment that plaintiff did not infringe claim 1 of defendant's '989 patent related to methods for locating available real estate properties using a zoom-enabled map on a computer...

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How I hate patent trolls

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Google Is Building A Same-Day Amazon Prime Competitor, “Google Shopping Express”

Google Is Building A Same-Day Amazon Prime Competitor, “Google Shopping Express” | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google is stealthily preparing to launch an Amazon Prime competitor called "Google Shopping Express." According to one source the service will be $10 cheaper than Amazon Prime at $69 a year and offer same-day delivery from brick-and-mortar stores...
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FAQs: Trademark Clearinghouse | ICANN New gTLDs

FAQs: Trademark Clearinghouse | ICANN New gTLDs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Trademark Clearinghouse is a global repository for trademark data, the first of its kind in the domain name space. Designed to meet global needs for the domain name system (DNS), the Trademark Clearinghouse providers will: (i) verify trademark data from multiple global regions; and (ii) maintain a database with the verified trademark records.

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Know the Difference Between Your Data and Your Metrics

Know the Difference Between Your Data and Your Metrics | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

How many views make a YouTube video a success? How about 1.5 million? That's how many views a video our organization, DoSomething.org, posted in 2011 got. It featured some well-known YouTube celebrities, who asked young people to donate their used sports equipment to youth in need. It was twice as popular as any video Dosomething.org had posted to date. Success! Then came the data report: only eight viewers had signed up to donate equipment, and zero actually donated.

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Home prices finally returning to normal

Home prices finally returning to normal | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home prices are expected to increase by an average of 3.3% annually over the five years ending September 2017, reported Fiserv Case-Shiller.
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The 13 Most Memorable Quotes From Steve Jobs

The 13 Most Memorable Quotes From Steve Jobs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"I hope that throughout my life I’ll sort of have the thread of my life and the thread of Apple weave in and out of each other, like a tapestry."
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The 15 Best Housing Markets For The Next Five Years

The 15 Best Housing Markets For The Next Five Years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
U.S. housing markets where prices are expected to rise the most in the next five years, based on Fiserv Case Shiller data.
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Watch: Blackhawks anthem singer breaks beer glasses with voice

Watch: Blackhawks anthem singer breaks  beer glasses with voice | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Thursday, in the 15th annual tribute for legendary broadcaster Harry Caray, "Toast for Harry," Jim Cornelison, the national anthem singer for the Blackhawks, sang his rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame.

 

And just like the Blackhawks, he destroyed everything in his path -- literally.

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For those of you who attended CMLS 2010 in Chicago, this is the same guy who sang for us.  Might be Sam Scott's doppleganger?

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Illinois ranks No.5 for new and expanded corporate facilities

Illinois ranks No.5 for new and expanded corporate facilities | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Illinois continues to be a strong draw for corporate business. In 2012, Illinois ranked fifth in the country when it comes to the top states for corporations looking to locate or expand, according to the latest analysis by Site Selection Magazine.

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