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Free Google for Real Estate eBook Now Available
Google processes around 70,000 searches per second and over 5.8 billion searches per day, but Google is more than just a search engine. Google offers internet users a large range of tools and services free of charge. Learn how to use Google's free products to grow, manage, and organize your business with the Google for Real Estate eBook. This free guide will walk you through what each of the programs does, why you should use it, and specific examples of how the program can help your business. Programs covered include: Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Keep, My Maps, My Business, and Analytics. Download Google for Real Estate for free here! To view the original post, visit the Homes.com blog.
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Chrome Extension Brings Contactually Functionality to Gmail
Available in the Chrome Web Store, the extension lets users manage their contact database WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2018 -- Today Contactually, a customer relationship management platform for real estate professionals, announced its next step aimed at better integrating its CRM into its users' workflows. With the release of its latest Chrome browser extension for Gmail, real estate agents can now more easily access Contactually's features and update contacts—right within their Gmail account. "We wanted to provide the best aspects of Contactually's contact management in the environment where agents spend the most time thinking about and communicating with their network—their email. More than 70 percent of Contactually users are on Gmail," said Zvi Band, CEO of Contactually. In the new extension, whenever a user reads or writes an email message, they can view and edit contact details and see key components of their relationship tracked in the CRM, including the best time to send email; past activity; and the ability to add tags and Buckets (Buckets trigger follow-ups so that each relationship remains strong). These features make it even easier for agents to build relationships with their contacts because Contactually works how and where agents want to work. Since the extension launched, more than 2,000 Contactually users have installed and used it. On average, these agents are logging more than two times the number of Contactually sessions via the extension compared to the web platform. Extension users are also taking more actions across Contactually's interfaces—creating 74 percent more contacts, organizing 44 percent more contacts into Buckets, updating 195 percent more contacts, and completing 37 percent more tasks on their Contactually dashboard. Contactually expects to launch additional enhancements such as open, click, and reply tracking; email templates; and email scheduling to the extension in Q4 so that agents can continue to maximize the value from their sphere of influence. Click here to download the extension for free. About Contactually Contactually provides a SaaS-based intelligent customer relationship management (CRM) platform for real estate agents and brokerages. In simply minutes a day, Contactually's easy-to-use platform enables personal engagement at scale, resulting in more leads, referrals, and increased business. Proudly located in Washington, DC, Contactually employs approximately 70 people and has raised $12 million in capital to date from Grotech Ventures, Rally Ventures, Bull City Venture Partners, Middleland Capital, and others. Contactually has been named to Inc's 5000 Fastest Growing Companies and the HousingWire Tech 100. For more information, please visit us at https://www.contactually.com.
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.realestate Top-Level Domain to be Available Through GoDaddy
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NAR Applauds Introduction of 21st Century Internet Act
WASHINGTON (July 17, 2018) – The National Association of Realtors® commends Rep. Mike Coffman for his introduction of the 21st Century Internet Act. Rep. Coffman's bill comes in response to the Federal Communications Commission's 2017 decision to dismantle net neutrality regulations, with the legislation ensuring that Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, cannot block or throttle online content or services. In November 2017, the FCC, under chairman Ajit Pai, released a plan to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for internet service companies to charge users more to see certain content and to curb access to some websites. Realtors® were vocal opponents of rules proposed by the FCC to create a two-tiered internet by allowing ISPs to charge companies a premium to boost website download speeds. Virtual net neutral practices are essential to ensuring that real estate content may be freely and efficiently distributed online, particularly as the marketing of real estate is increasingly conducted online through streaming video and other services. The new legislation secures into law the "four corners of net neutrality," focusing on providing consumer protection for those accessing and doing business online. The bill also requires ISPs to publicly disclose management practices, prohibits ISPs from engaging in unfair or deceptive acts, and ensures that both broadband equipment and services are accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty, issued the following statement in support of the 21st Century Internet Act: "Nearly all of America's 1.3 million Realtors® depend on open access to affordable, high-quality internet service to adequately serve clients, market properties and conduct business. Rep. Mike Coffman's 21st Century Internet Act is a much-needed response to the FCC's decision to repeal net neutrality regulations and preserve equal, unencumbered internet access for small businesses and consumers across the country. "NAR applauds the Congressman for his work on this legislation and pledges to continue working with Congress and the FCC to protect our members' ability to freely share lawful content on the internet." Realtor® Iona Harrison, past president of the Maryland Association of Realtors®, also commended Representative Coffman and the legislation while speaking at a press conference with the congressman this morning in Washington, D.C., and offered this statement: "When we talk about the future of net neutrality, what we're really talking about is the future of the internet and the future of commerce in this country. Make no mistake, this is a Main Street issue. Representative Coffman's 21st Century Internet Act will protect both consumers and small businesses, and on behalf of my colleagues across the country, I want to thank him for introducing this much-needed legislation." The National Association of Realtors® is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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Net Neutrality Rollback Put Consumers, Main Street Businesses on the Defensive in Digital Era
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10 Reasons Why You Need a .Homes Domain
Open new doors for your business and reach clients like never before with a personalized .Homes domain name. Choose whether you want to relaunch your website with a new domain name that shows buyers and sellers that you mean business or drive traffic to a great new marketing campaign or sales event’s landing page to capture more leads. Only verified members of the real estate community can register a .Homes domain name, so however you use your domain name, site visitors can rest assured that they are going to a safe and relevant real estate website. Take a look at how others have enhanced their business with a new domain extension and then head over to Register.Homes to claim your domain name! *source: Dominion Domains To view the original post, visit the Homes.com blog.
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Registrations For .Homes Domains Now Open
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.Homes Premium Domains up for Grabs
  Homes.com and Dominion Domains are excited to announce six premium domains available through RFP. Dream.Homes Ocean.Homes Mountain.Homes Urban.Homes Country.Homes Retirement.Homes From April 18 through June 10, 2016, the .Homes Registry will accept formal proposals under RFP rules, terms and conditions. To view additional details and the RFP document on the .Homes registry website, visit Domains.Homes or download the RFP here.
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New .Homes Sunrise Period Starts Today
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5 Reasons Why You Should Use brokerWOLF Hosting
  Lone Wolf Hosting is a cloud-based storage system for your brokerWOLF back office accounting solution. With Lone Wolf Hosting, you will be able to access your brokerWOLF system with a remote log-in. You will also have a safe and reliable backup and storage of your data. Here are 5 benefits of using brokerWOLF Hosting, among others: Your data is stored on a secure server in a remote location, saving you the expense of a costly network infrastructure for your office. Your data is accessible from anywhere you have an Internet connection, allowing you to access your back office even when you are out-of-office. Your data is automatically backed up nightly on a secure server. No longer will you be at risk for losing valuable data to unexpected hardware malfunctions. Your software is kept up-to-date with automatic updates so that you can always enjoy the full functionality of your brokerWOLF back office solution. Need support? With brokerWOLF Hosting, Lone Wolf support representatives can access your back office remotely and help resolve challenges faster. To view a brokerWOLF Hosting video success story and learn more, click here. To view the original post, visit the Lone Wolf blog.
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.REALTOR Top-Level Domains Will Soon be Available to Realtor® Associations and Brokerages
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Realtors® Applaud New Net Neutrality Rules Preserving Equal Access to the Internet
  WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 -- The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron in support of new open Internet rules the Federal Communications Commission passed today: "Realtors® welcome the passage of the FCC's new rules to protect true net neutrality, which are essential to the modern business of real estate that is increasingly conducted online. Today's vote ensures that consumers will have equal, unencumbered access to the Internet and all legal content and applications, that cannot be blocked or throttled by Internet Service Providers. "NAR is pleased that the FCC will implement net neutral practices and prohibit paid prioritization, which would have created a two-tiered Internet and put Realtors® and other small business owners at a competitive disadvantage. The new rules are a victory for consumers, and for Realtors® who embrace technology and online resources to meet the needs of their clients." The National Association of Realtors®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. Information about NAR is available at www.realtor.org. This and other news releases are posted in the "News, Blogs and Videos" tab on the website.
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Your Year in Email: Introducing Our Email Report Card App
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Automate Your Business With zipForm® Plus and Zapier
FRASER, Mich., Nov. 25, 2014 -- To help real estate professionals leverage all of their web applications, zipLogix has integrated zipForm® Plus with Zapier. Zapier specializes in connecting web applications utilizing 'If This - Then That' automation. This enables anyone with basic knowledge of multiple applications to easily connect them by defining a trigger, the 'If This', that causes an action, the 'Then That.' Walt McDonald, chairman of the zipLogix board of directors, made the announcement. "Our user base has shown strong adoption of web applications, specifically our application zipForm® Plus," McDonald said. "So choosing Zapier as an integration partner made a lot of sense for our users. This integration establishes easy connections to data they have created in other applications with zipForm® Plus." Currently 360+ of the most common applications are available to connect immediately. Some applications that are sure to be the staples of real estate professionals are LinkedIn, Twitter, Office 360, Gmail and Exchange. Just imagine the ability to add a contact to your Gmail account, then have that information delivered to your zipForm® Plus address book only saving it once. Each connection created is called a 'Zap' and creating these connections are simple. There are many pre-defined 'Zaps' available immediately to users for free. Each 'Zap' is ready to use or can be modified to meet the needs of the user. 'Zaps' may also be created, so users can let their imagination run wild with ideas. In the first Zapier release for zipForm® Plus, contacts will be the focus of available connections. Post release plans are being made to add support for transactions and documents in Zapier. For additional information on how to connect zipForm® Plus with Zapier, visit http://www.zipLogix.com/zapier. zipLogix offers many solutions for today's real estate industry and partnership opportunities, to discuss partnership opportunities please contact Lisa Mihelcich at 888-318-2660 X145. About zipLogix The zipLogix family of tech-savvy products is the recognized industry standard for electronic real estate forms and transaction management system that are currently used by more real estate professionals than any other real estate software program. zipForm® is the exclusive and official forms software of the National Association of REALTORS®. zipLogix also offers relay®, the web-based transaction management system. zipLogix provides transaction solutions to real estate professionals that enhance the value of services they deliver to their clients while improving productivity and efficiency. zipLogix a subsidiary of Real Estate Business Services, Inc. (REBS) and is a joint venture between REBS and the National Association of REALTORS®.
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NAR Wins Rights to .Realestate Top-Level Domain
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Renovus to Launch Re|Drive in Newly Re-Designed App
There are many benefits to having access to cloud storage these days – music, photos, documents, journaling – the list goes on and on. The trouble with cloud storage in the business world is that it is often a separate product that requires you to go outside your workflow application to get the file you need. THEN, you have to attach the file using a separate process upload/download too. In the end, although it is done – it is not the most convenient process out there, often times causing frustration and failure to use the product all together. RENOVUS has attacked this problem for the real estate industry. We have integrated our own cloud storage product RE|DRIVE into the RENOVUS |DASHBOARD. And, we have addressed the needs of effective cloud storage from the same position of usability and functionality as all other parts of our software solutions. The essence of RE|DRIVE is to make attaching and sharing documents inside a transaction easier, while also providing a secure place to put personal items as well, all within the application you are using to manage your real estate business. WHY PAY for cloud storage? Lets face it – data storage is a commodity business, and providing access to storage should just be an accepted cost of providing cutting edge tools to the industry. ALSO, the nickel and dime approach of most technology models creates more headaches and stress trying to remember if you have enough storage, minutes, file space, etc. With RE|DRIVE, subscribers get a 20 GB storage space INCLUDED in their monthly subscription. FOR THE EXTREME DATA HOARDERS (like myself), just $5 per month gets you that endless data trough. To view the original article, visit RenovusRE.
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Homes.com® Takes Giant Step in Evolution of Website Domain Technology
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NAR Announces Launch of .REALTOR Top-Level Domain
  WASHINGTON, DC, Aug 18, 2014 -- The National Association of Realtors®' new .REALTOR top-level domain will be available October 23, 2014 to members of NAR and the Canadian Real Estate Association. The Internet is undergoing vast changes with the creation of over 1,900 new top-level domains, and with nine out of 10 recent buyers beginning their home search online, it has become even more critical for Realtors® to create a branded space online. The .REALTOR domain will help Realtors® stand apart from other real estate professionals, creating a more positive online experience for consumers who are searching for information on buying or selling property. Having a .REALTOR domain will inform consumers that they are working with a Realtor®, a trusted real estate professional who subscribes to NAR's strict Code of Ethics. "This is truly an exciting time for NAR members to be on the cutting edge of Internet technology," said NAR President Steve Brown, co-owner of Irongate, Inc. Realtors® in Dayton, Ohio. "NAR is one of the first associations to be approved to offer a top-level domain for its membership, demonstrating our organization's commitment to its members and showcasing the value of the Realtor® brand. When consumers visit a .REALTOR website they will know that they have reached a source of comprehensive and accurate real estate information as well as someone with unparalleled insight into the local market." CREA, the owner of the Realtor® mark in Canada, is NAR's exclusive marketing partner for the new .REALTOR domain in Canada. "We are excited to offer this new and unique branding opportunity to our members," said CREA President Beth Crosbie, sales associate at Coldwell Banker Pro Co. in St. John's, Newfoundland. "A .REALTOR domain communicates the positive attributes of trust, professionalism and community that consumers associate with the Realtor® name." The top-level domain will be made available only to real estate professionals who are Realtors®, members of NAR or CREA. The domain will also be made available to state and local Realtor® associations, association multiple listing services, affiliated institutes, societies and councils and NAR strategic business partners. NAR began the application process for the top-level domain seven years ago through the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the organization that coordinates domains and Internet Protocol addresses around the world. Throughout the application, review and development process, NAR has worked closely with Second Generation subsidiary Real Estate Domains, LLC, an investment firm and registry operator for the top-level domain .JOBS. "We are so pleased to help our partner, NAR, build a new future on the Internet," said Tom Embrescia, chairman of Second Generation, Ltd. "Applying for a top-level-domain is extremely complex and intricate, but all that work has resulted in an amazing benefit for Realtors®." NAR will provide the first 500,000 members who register for a .REALTOR domain with a free one-year license, and CREA will provide 10,000 free domains to members on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, visit www.about.REALTOR. The National Association of Realtors® "The Voice for Real Estate®," is America's largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada's largest single-industry trade associations, representing more than 111,000 Realtors® working through some 90 real estate boards and associations. Second Generation Ltd ("Second Gen"), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is an Embrescia family investment firm that actively works with talented management teams to develop businesses that have potential for significant growth and long-term value. For over three decades, Second Gen and its affiliates have owned and operated FCC licensed radio and television properties super serving markets throughout the United States as well as investing in manufacturing, real estate and medical innovations. Among its diverse investments, Second Gen is the owner of the .JOBS top-level domain on the Internet sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management. Information about NAR is available at www.realtor.org. This and other news releases are posted in the "News, Blogs and Videos" tab on the website.
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Zapier: Making Happy Grasshopper Easier Than Ever
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BIRDVIEW Technologies Introduces 4-Step System
BIRDVIEW Technologies has introduced their 4 Step System™ designed to provide real estate agents and brokers with a systematic approach to internet success. The 4 Step System™ is the product of the experience we have gained from generating nearly 4 million leads for our clients in the past 9 years," said Bob Kehoe, National Director of sales. The fundamentals to internet success are the same whether you are practicing real estate in Florida, California, or anywhere else in between," added Kehoe. The 4 Step System™ is a proven guide that successful real estate professionals have employed to reach a high level of success on the internet. Executing on all 4 steps of the system has shown to significantly improve the return on the investment real estate professionals make on their online business. Agents and Brokers can receive information about The 4 Step System™ free of charge by visiting http://www.TheProven4StepSystem.com. In addition, BIRDVIEW clients receive free in-depth training on the system with the licensing of a BIRDVIEW solution. BIRDVIEW Technologies provides websites and related software to real estate offices and agents in 28 States and over 100 local MLS. The BIRDVIEW network of websites generates over 20 million Home Views per month.  
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Zillow Acquires Postlets
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Houses.com Adds Timeshare Auctions
  Houses.com, the newly launched property portal aimed at becoming the world's largest marketplace for houses, today announced a new partnership with TimeshareWeekAuction.com (TSWA), a new website developed and operated by auction-technology leader Xcira, Inc. Xcira and TSWA will provide Houses.com and sister site, Condo.com, with timeshare auction listings for the Auction and For Sale sections of both websites. All timeshare auctions are being offered "absolute", meaning there is no minimum bid or reserve price. Buyers have the opportunity to bid and buy one or more weeks at leading vacation resorts around the world for as low as $10. The highest bidder acquires the timeshare, irrespective of the bid amount. TimeshareWeekAuction.com will provide Houses.com with thousands of timeshare interests acquired as excess inventory from individual owners, homeowner associations and developers. "The additional inventory for the site is ideal for the rapidly growing global audience on Houses.com and our goal of providing users with the biggest selection of real estate worldwide", stated COO Matthew Pluznick. Since the website launch this past January, Houses.com has added thousands of properties and property types through partnering with a variety industry pioneers that now includes TSWA. The Houses.com partnership with TSWA is another step towards meeting the Company's objective of creating a transparent global marketplace for houses and now provides visitors with the ability to find a great deal on timeshares. Xcira is the clear leader in the online auction space. They have successfully conducted over $1 billion in online auctions on behalf of clients. "We conducted a successful online auction of a failed condo conversion with Xcira in 2010, and this new partnership expands upon our relationship. We are excited about the TSWA partnership and the ability to offer a new asset class to our audience with the transparency of an online auction process," added CEO Richard Swerdlow. About Houses.com Houses.com is the world's largest marketplace for houses. The site was launched on January 11, 2011 (1/11/11 at 11:11:11am UTC) showcasing over 3 million properties for sale, rent, and vacation in the United States and 70+ countries around the world. The category domain, which leverages the top generic term for the residential housing industry, is one of the top domains in the world based upon the size of the housing market, the amount of available housing inventory globally and the average price per housing unit sold. In addition to property for sale and rent, users have access to a wide variety of products and services related to houses including mortgages, inspection, title, closing services, home improvement, moving and more. Houses.com is operated by the team at the privately held, Miami based Condo.com (www.condo.com). For more information, please visit www.houses.com. About TSWA Timeshareweekauction.com (www.timeshareweekauction.com) is an online bidding site for the ethical sale of timeshares in a clear, visible competition among buyers who are looking for a great deal. Since all of the timeshares offered via Timeshareweekauction.com are absolute auctions, meaning no minimum bid or reserve, the buyer has the opportunity to bid on a timeshare and purchase it at his/her desired price via the convenience of the Internet. No longer are buyers required to participate in lengthy, high-pressure sales presentations instead he/she can see market value established through the transparency of the online auction process. The founders of Timeshareweekauction.com have more than a decade of experience in traditional and online auctions. Their systems have been utilized in more than 80,000 auction events resulting in $20 billion in sales.  
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Leading Real Estate Brokerages Adopt the Roost Facebook App
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Tungle Expands Executive Team
Montreal, Canada—Feb. 3, 2010 Tungle Corp., the company that is pioneering the online scheduling industry, today announced the expansion of its management team with the appointments of Jonathan Levitt as vice president of Marketing, and Richard Zeidel as vice president of Alliances. With 30 percent month-to-month growth in the user base and the number of meetings scheduled using the Tungle.me scheduling application growing exponentially, these appointments will be responsible for driving even more aggressive growth in 2010. “Since we launched Tungle.me last year, we have focused our efforts on creating a product that solves a true market need while delivering a superior user experience,” said Marc Gingras, chief executive officer and founder of Tungle Corp. “2010 is the year where Tungle will become a household name with business professionals around the world. Jonathan and Richard will play a crucial role in making this happen.” Levitt brings more than 15 years of experience specializing in helping diverse brands better understand their audiences and leverage technology and data to build better customer experiences and create brand equity. He has counselled firms of all sizes, including leading global players such as Bank of America, Verizon, Dell, Proctor & Gamble, Ford and Reebok. As a proponent of conversation marketing, Levitt is a prolific and sought-after speaker, blogger and writer who has been featured in several industry publications including 1to1Magazine, ClickZ, DM News and MediaPost. Jonathan Levitt on Linkedin > Zeidel, a digital marketer and agent of change for more than 15 years, is a seasoned sales executive who has strategized with Fortune 500 organizations to design high-impact, measurable digital campaigns. Zeidel brings to Tungle a deep understanding of how to leverage technology to meet client objectives, as well as his experience working with well established brands including The New York Times, The Economist, CBS, NBC and Fox Digital. Richard Zeidel on LinkedIn > Tungle’s free Tungle.me scheduling application makes it easy for professionals to schedule meetings across organizations, calendar systems and time zones by eliminating costly double bookings and the endless back and forth of finding a time to meet. As a result, Tungle.me drastically improves productivity and efficiency. The company released general availability of Tungle in April 2009 and has since released its flagship feature Tungle.me personal scheduling page as well as an iPhone application and Lotus Notes integration. 2009 also saw the announcement of key partnerships including Xing, Ning and IBM. About Tungle: Tungle Corp.’s Tungle.me makes scheduling meetings easy—across organizations, calendar systems and time zones—by eliminating the multiple emails, phone calls and double bookings that typically come with finding a time to meet. Tungle.me synchronizes with leading online calendar systems including Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple iCal, Entourage for Mac, and Lotus Notes (Beta), and does not require visitors to sign in or register to schedule meetings. Tungle.me supports scheduling meetings on-the-go with Tungle.me for iPhone, which is available for free download in the App Store. Founded in 2006, the Montreal based company is venture-backed by investors Commonwealth Capital Ventures, JLA Ventures, and Desjardins Venture Capital. Media & Industry Analysts Contact: Erin Lariviere, for Tungle [email protected] +1-514-678-9181 x.220
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LinkedIn Joins Forces with Tungle
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iPad Available in US on April 3!
CUPERTINO, CA, March 5—PRNewswire/FirstCall—Apple® today announced that its magical and revolutionary iPad will be available in the US on Saturday, April 3 for Wi-Fi models and in late April for Wi-Fi + 3G models. In addition, all models of iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late April. Beginning a week from today, on March 12, US customers can pre-order both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models from Apple's online store (www.apple.com) or reserve a Wi-Fi model to pick up on Saturday, April 3 at an Apple® retail store. "iPad is something completely new," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We're excited for customers to get their hands on this magical and revolutionary product and connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before." Starting at just $499, iPad lets users browse the Web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch videos, listen to music, play games, read e-books and much more. iPad is just 0.5 inches thick and weighs just 1.5 pounds—thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook—and delivers battery life of up to 10 hours.* iPad's revolutionary Multi-Touch™ interface makes surfing the Web an entirely new experience, dramatically more interactive and intimate than on a computer. You can read and send email on iPad's large screen and almost full-size "soft" keyboard or import photos from a Mac®, PC or digital camera, see them organized as albums, and enjoy and share them using iPad's elegant slideshows. iPad makes it easy to watch movies, TV shows and YouTube, all in HD, or flip through the pages of an ebook you downloaded from Apple's new iBookstore while listening to your music collection. The App Store on iPad lets you wirelessly browse, buy and download new apps from the world's largest app store. iPad includes 12 new innovative apps designed especially for iPad and will run almost all of the more than 150,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone® or iPod touch®. Developers are already creating exciting new apps designed for iPad that take advantage of its Multi-Touch interface, large screen and high-quality graphics. The new iBooks app for iPad includes Apple's new iBookstore, the best way to browse, buy and read books on a mobile product. The iBookstore will feature books from the New York Times Best Seller list from both major and independent publishers, including Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Group and Simon & Schuster. The iTunes® Store gives iPad users access to the world's most popular online music, TV and movie store with a catalog of over 12 million songs, over 55,000 TV episodes and over 8,500 films including over 2,500 in stunning high definition. All the apps and content you download on iPad from the App Store, iTunes Store and iBookstore will be automatically synced to your iTunes library the next time you connect with your computer. Pricing & Availability iPad will be available in Wi-Fi models on April 3 in the US for a suggested retail price of $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB. The Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available in late April for a suggested retail price of $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB and $829 for 64GB. iPad will be sold in the US through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple's retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. iPad will be available in both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models in late April in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. International pricing will be announced in April. iPad will ship in additional countries later this year. The iBooks app for iPad including Apple's iBookstore will be available as a free download from the App Store in the US on April 3, with additional countries added later this year. *Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary. Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone. To view the full press release, please visit: http://gizmodo.com/5486444/official-ipad-launching-here-april-3-pre+orders-march-12  
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RISMedia to Introduce the Real Estate Social Marketing System
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Diverse Solutions Releases New WordPress IDX Plugin For Indexable Listings
Irvine, CA January 25th, 2010 - Diverse Solutions announced today that they have released a new IDX product called dsIDXpress. The product allows agents and brokers using WordPress to get property listings on their own website and own domain to be indexed by the major search engines. dsIDXpress is different than traditional IDX solutions in that it has both the standard consumer search capabilities as well as the ability to insert specific listings or groups of listings into any page or blog post with their Live Listings(sm) shortcodes. The plugin also automatically builds in search-engine-friendly city, community, and zip code pages that show available properties in the respective areas. Furthermore, listing detail pages are available for every property in the MLS. Overall, dsIDXpress is being touted as a low cost alternative to functionality that was previously only available in high- end custom websites. The development of dsIDXpress came out of the desire for agents and brokers to havesearch-engine-indexable IDX listings on their website. With the National Association of Realtors recently adopting changes allowing for search engines to index property listings on an agent's or broker's website, the timing couldn't be more perfect. Diverse Solutions recently completed their beta testing period, and the increase in website traffic from search engines was staggering. Active listings were being indexed by Google and ranking higher than results from the big national sites and large brokers. When asked about the new product, Justin LaJoie, CEO of Diverse Solutions, said, "Since WordPress is quickly becoming the platform of choice for real estate websites, it only made sense that we develop a WordPress IDX plugin that provides the functionality that the industry has been asking for." The plugin is built with flexibility in mind with the goal of placing the creative power back in the agents and brokers hands instead of being at the mercy of their vendors. Additionally, the Live Listings(sm) shortcode functionality provides the ultimate control on where listings show up on pages or posts. Live Listings(sm) allows agents and brokers to create the perfect city, community, or zip-specific pages with listings that are updated in real time for that area. dsIDXpress also include a number of WordPress IDX widgets, including their search and mapping widgets. About Diverse Solutions: Headquartered in Southern California, Diverse Solutions is a leading provider of IDX technology for clients nation wide. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to enhance the productivity and marketing efforts of real estate professionals through cutting-edge technology, excellent service, and superior quality. For more information about dsIDXpress, please visit www.dsIDXpress.com or simply search for "dsIDXpress" in the WordPress plugin directory.  
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iseedocs™ Goes Live on Major U.S. Carrier Network with Remoba Email Service
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