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Tag, You're It: Audience Targeting Shifting From Browsers To Pages

Tag, You're It: Audience Targeting Shifting From Browsers To Pages | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

For all the debate surrounding the role cookies play -- for better or worse -- in consumer audience targeting, the next big battle won’t take place on users’ browsers so much as it will on publishers’ pages. 

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The Tale of a House, and an Entire Market

The Tale of a House, and an Entire Market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The history of 12204 Backus Drive in Bowie, Md., is in many ways the history of the American housing market over the last two decades.
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Dec. 2013 Calif pending and distressed home sales

Dec. 2013 Calif pending and distressed home sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A perfect storm of a shortage of available homes for sale, rising interest rates, and higher home prices kept prospective home buyers on the sidelines in December, pushing California pending home sales lower for the second straight month.
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A Conference Call in Real Life

Sponsored by Leadercast.com Created by Tripp and Tyler Produced by Green Tricycle Studios Cast: Tripp Crosby Beth PIlgreen Tyler Stanton Jon Raffa Paul Ryden...
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Must watch for anyone who has ever been on a conference call.

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'Fastest ever' broadband could download 44 HD movies in one second

'Fastest ever' broadband could download 44 HD movies in one second | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Alcatel-Lucent and BT teamed up recently to achieve an incredibly fast broadband speed of 1.4 terabits per second.  The two communications firms say that this is the fastest broadband speed ever reached using "commercial grade hardware in a real-world environment."  How fast is 1.4 terabits per second exactly? According to the companies, it's as fast as downloading 44 HD movies in one second. 
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Weighing in: Ten of the best lightweight houses

Weighing in: Ten of the best lightweight houses | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Some sit up on stilts, some float on water and some can be delivered by flat-bed truck. Made from shipping containers, bamboo, plastic and timber. Here are ...
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16 Amazing Photographs From NASA's Golden Age

16 Amazing Photographs From NASA's Golden Age | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
See images of the first moonwalk the first Earthrise seen from human eyes and the first shuttle launch from Kennedy Space Center all showcased in a...
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Three Long-Held Concepts Every Marketer Should Rethink - Brand, loyalty, and positioning aren't what they used to be.

Three Long-Held Concepts Every Marketer Should Rethink - Brand, loyalty, and positioning aren't what they used to be. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

One of the strongest held beliefs among marketers is that brand plays an important—even crucial—role in consumer decision-making. But recent developments in consumer electronics should make us all stop and think. 

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NAR - December Existing-Home Sales Rise, 2013 Strongest in Seven Years

NAR - December Existing-Home Sales Rise, 2013 Strongest in Seven Years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 1.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.87 million in December from a downwardly revised 4.82 million in November, but are 0.6 percent below the 4.90 million-unit level in December 2012.

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Illinois home sales climb again in December; 2013 marks a strong year of housing recovery

Illinois home sales climb again in December; 2013 marks a strong year of housing recovery | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in December 2013 totaled 11,279 homes sold, up from 10,454 in December 2012. Year-end 2013 home sales totaled 153,492, up 18.9 percent from 129,092 in 2012.

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Uncool Data and Social Media Sharing

Uncool Data and Social Media Sharing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

According to the Truth About Privacy study by McCann Worldgroup, U.S. consumer attitudes and behavior related to both data sharing and social media oversharing, have shifted significantly just within the last two years, but is most pronounced among teens, whose migration across social media channels reflects growing concerns about bullying in addition to evolving opinions about what's cool or not.

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The internet of things needs a new security model. Which one will win?

The internet of things needs a new security model. Which one will win? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The internet of things is an entirely new way of building out networks and services, so why would we use old client-server or even cloud-tested forms of security? What comes next?
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See IAR’s new consumer guide to property taxes in Illinois

See IAR’s new consumer guide to property taxes in Illinois | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Illinois REALTORS® attending the Public Policy Meetings in East Peoria on Wednesday got a look at a new video produced to help Illinois residents gain an understanding of the state’s property tax assessment and tax system.

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Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Firm Deep Mind

Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Firm Deep Mind | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Google is acquiring Deep Mind for reportedly  $400 million although some are reporting it may have been as high as $500 million.  Deep Mind is involved in the field of artificial intelligence. The news came out on a Sunday and many publications are covering the story.

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Say goodbye to the Realtors Nationwide Open House Weekend

Say goodbye to the Realtors Nationwide Open House Weekend | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The debate about the effectiveness of open houses as a marketing tactic will undoubtedly go on, but there will be no Realtors Nationwide Open House Weekend this year.

 

The communications directors of state and local Realtor associations voted not to move forward with a national event in 2014 at the National Association of Realtors’ annual meeting in November.

 

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Chicago’s Top South Side Agents Unite in Hyde Park

Chicago’s Top South Side Agents Unite in Hyde Park | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 -- Century 21 Affiliated is pleased to align with a group of talented brokers of Hyde Park’s Keller Williams Realty. The combined team of brokers will operate under the Century 21 Affiliated brand.
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For Your Next Bike Ride, Bring Along This Friendly Drone

For Your Next Bike Ride, Bring Along This Friendly Drone | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Cyclodrone will fly in front of and behind cyclists to warn them of upcoming danger and help alert drivers. Maybe a drone-filled future isn't so...
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Marilyn Wilson Becomes Trustee of the National Small Business Association

Marilyn Wilson Becomes Trustee of the National Small Business Association | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

WAV Group is excited to announce that founding partner, Marilyn Wilson has joined the Board of Trustees for the National Small Business Association (NSBA).  In its rich, 75-year history, NSBA has made significant strides in advocating for small businesses. From its humble beginnings under founder DeWitt Emery, a small-business owner who aimed simply to make a difference, to today with the broad, national presence as the leading small-business advocacy group, NSBA fights daily for Mr. Emery’s mission to make a difference for America’s small businesses.

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Implant measures medication levels in bloodstream, in real time

Implant measures medication levels in bloodstream, in real time | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Figuring out how much medication a patient should be taking can be a tricky business. With that in mind, scientists have developed an implantable device tha...
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Google Loses Again In AdWords Patent Infringement Case

Google Loses Again In AdWords Patent Infringement Case | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A judge has determined patent-holding company Vringo is entitled to additional royalties from Google in a patent infringement case involving Google AdWords.
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2014 Gates Annual Letter: Myths About Foreign Aid - Gates Foundation

2014 Gates Annual Letter: Myths About Foreign Aid - Gates Foundation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Learn how foreign aid reduces overpopulation, dependency on aid for impoverished countries, and makes a sustainable future for our planet.
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Chicagoland Home Sales Spike 23.0% in 2013

Chicagoland Home Sales Spike 23.0% in 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Home sales in the nine-county Chicagoland area rose 23.0 percent in 2013 over 2012 to a total of 111,427 sales, according to the analysis of the Illinois Association of Realtors. Additionally, median price for the area rose 10.9 percent to $177,500. 

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5 Common Mistakes You’re Making With Your Email Signature

5 Common Mistakes You’re Making With Your Email Signature | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

If your subject line is lame, your email doesn’t get read. The average person receives more than 50 emails a day and a quarter of us receive more than 100, according to a 2012 study by the software company Varonis Systems.

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Appeals court reserves decision in real estate competition case

Appeals court reserves decision in real estate competition case | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Competition Bureau has spent years trying to prove that the Toronto Real Estate Board is engaged in anti-competitive practices
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New Beam+ Telepresence System Is Designed for Home Users, Launches for $995

New Beam+ Telepresence System Is Designed for Home Users, Launches for $995 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

It's called the Beam+, and while it does just about everything that the original Beam can do, this new Beam isn't designed for offices or conference settings—it was created to be used at home. An advanced robotic system for people's homes that is not a vacuum cleaner is pretty amazing news, but here's another reason to be excited: the first thousand Beam+ units are up for pre-order for the staggeringly low price of just US $995. 

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Fun yet creepy at the same time

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