- AT&T and Verizon Communications pulled much of their advertising from Google over concerns that their ads may have run alongside controversial videos, extending the financial impact of a controversy.
- The Privacy Shield data transfer agreement between the U.S. and EU is likely to remain intact under the Trump administration, experts say, but American businesses can still take steps to ensure they’re protected if the deal fails.
- AT&T said it is pulling much of its advertising from Google over concerns that its ads may have run alongside YouTube videos promoting terrorism, extending the financial impact of the controversy.
- Whether China’s most valuable company can keep getting bigger depends on whether it can sell advertising as effectively as Facebook. So far it is progressing well, but expectations are also rising fast.
- Reliable voice control makes smart lighting easier than ever. Geoffrey A. Fowler explains the right—and wrong—ways to improve your home lighting with connected bulbs, plugs and switches.
- A majority of online adults can identify a strong password and know the risks of using public Wi-Fi. Yet, many struggle with more technical cybersecurity concepts.
- A majority of internet users can answer fewer than half the questions correctly on a difficult knowledge quiz about cybersecurity issues and concepts.
- Digital publishers eager to reach more eyeballs often turn to external distribution platforms to disseminate content to the masses. But new research reveals that this strategy may not be paying off as effectively as digital content providers have banked on.
- Volkswagen Group recently demonstrated how it was working with D-Wave to research uses for quantum computing. We find out what the car maker is hoping to achieve
- Getting a mortgage can be confusing, but InvestmentZen is trying to make it easier. Pass this along to your buyers.
When it comes to mortgages, most people know the basics: a mortgage is a long-term loan that lets you buy a house. As the borrower, you pay back the principal (the amount you borrowed) along with interest payments. The property you purchased serves as collateral for your loan.
But if you’re looking to buy a house, you’ll need to know a lot more than these generalities.
- Tencent Holdings warned it faces stiff competition in maintaining rapid growth of its core gaming and content businesses, despite notching a surge in quarterly revenue as the Chinese internet giant continues to expand abroad.
- Publicis and Microsoft expand a partnership that connects the ad giant’s Cosmos data product with Microsoft’s Azure cloud service.
- With the EU’s Payment Service Directive (PSD2) going into effect in January 2018, banks have no time to waste in preparing for the changes it will bring
- In its third TechNation report, Tech City UK says the nation leads the way in digital innovation across Europe
- People’s level of science knowledge helps to a degree to explain their beliefs about climate and energy issues, but it depends on their partisanship.
- Microsoft Corp.’s LinkedIn plans to add a stream of links to news and posts from the site that is curated by editors, in a bid to convince customers to linger longer on the professional social network.
- Research from recruitment consultancy Harvey Nash highlights contractor concerns about how the forthcoming IR35 reforms will affect competitiveness and talent recruitment in the public sector
- Three boss Dave Dyson says he may consider mounting a legal challenge if Ofcom does not change how spectrum holdings are regulated and controlled
- The world’s most valuable emerging-market stock said revenue and earnings surged in the fourth quarter amid growth from platforms such as its popular WeChat application.
- Videogame companies, including Ubisoft Entertainment and Activision Blizzard, are fighting back against gamers who cheat, some with unapproved software they buy online.
- While many aspects of the digital divide have narrowed over time, the digital lives of lower- and higher-income Americans remain markedly different.
- How can organisations maintain usability and keep support costs low without compromising on security?
- The logistics firm is set to cut jobs in Denmark due to falling mail volumes in the country, with a new production model set to be introduced
- Most UK businesses have little visibility or control over their DNS servers and services even though they are a key component of businesses’ infrastructure and security profile
- Employers are increasingly mining workers’ emails, chat logs, and tracking face-to-face interactions to get a better grasp on how information travels among employees.
- Baidu’s chief scientist, Andrew Ng, is leaving the company, saying he plans to explore a new chapter in his artificial-intelligence work.
- J.D. Vance, who wrote the best-selling “Hillbilly Elegy,” is leaving Silicon Valley and moving to Ohio, intent on finding more venture-capital funding opportunities in states where such deals are few and far between.
- The U.S. and Britain banned passengers from carrying most electronics larger than a cellphone into the cabin on flights from a handful of countries in the Middle East and North Africa, responding to what American officials described as a terrorist threat to global aviation.
- Uber, buffeted by a string of recent scandals, sought to reassure customers, drivers and employees with the promise of sweeping changes to its corporate culture, its first diversity report and a new chief operating officer.
- In its latest fintech launch, the UAE’s Mashraq bank is deploying beacon technology to ensure its customers get the loyalty rewards they are entitled to
- As many as 500 telemarketing robocalls flooded the 911 system in Florida’s Palm Beach County last fall. On Thursday, the FCC plans to vote on a proposal that would make it easier for phone carriers to block robocalls inside their networks.
- A botched software update that snarled trading in hundreds of securities in the New York Stock Exchange’s Arca platform has renewed worries about fragility in U.S. markets.
- Chinese officials are casting themselves to top American executives as champions of globalization at a time when the U.S. is expected to retreat from free trade under the Trump administration.
- A group of prominent researchers is calling for changes to scientific-research guidelines to address a range of new biological entities created in labs that may share similar characteristics to embryos.
- The discussion about how real estate professionals use office space is incomplete without acknowledging the influence of technology since the early 2000s. The transition from full-time, in-office sales associates to full-time mobile sales associates began with the internet and built momentum with tablets and the growing sophistication of mobile phone technology. The biggest influencers for mobility and working out of the office happened in the last five to seven years with technology platforms l
- The March Office of the Month goes to The Mike Brown Group in Meridian, Idaho. Their office is stylish and functional and offers plenty of amenities. Check out the kitchen and agent drop-in areas, complete with private desks and lots of space!
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- As the year progresses, we are excited to tease the release of our annual website rankings report! This year, we’ll be releasing the report on July 27, 2017. The website ranking report will focus on the following six categories:
Best overall website
Top design and user experience
Top neighborhood/community pages
Top video strategy
Top property detail pages
Any brokerage interested in entering its website in the 2017 REAL Trends Website Rankings may submit until May
- Advances in technology have made a lot of our lives easier, and the same goes for most businesses. However, some businesses have suffered from these advances, some have thrived, and some remain untouched.In the real estate world, it seems that human interaction is still the best way to go. In fact, technology has made the day-to-day process for the consumer and real estate professional easier. With transaction management platforms, online MLSs and better websites, agents have their tools right a
- The UK government has announced that laptops and tablets will be banned from airliner cabins on UK-bound flights from a number of Middle Eastern countries
- Taiwan’s stock market has been on a roll the past few months, boosted by tech companies that supply the iPhone maker.
- Is the not-so-subtle bump of the iPhone in your jacket pocket ruining your look? Try one of these bulge-busting women’s blazers.
Distil Networks Releases Fourth Annual Bad Bot Report, Revealing Bad Bots Most Prevalent on Websites with Login PagesAlmost every website with a login page is under attack from bad bots, the automated programs used by hackers, fraudsters and competitors to carry out a variety of nefarious activities, according to a new report from Distil Networks, Inc.
- Aprimo, a marketing operations provider, announced it has acquired ADAM Software, a global provider of enterprise-class Digital Asset Management (DAM) software solutions. ADAM will integrate directly into Aprimo's platform, bringing customers the industry's first and only marketing operations solution capable of handling both the production and publication of content - a critical process for quickly bringing rich media to market and creating world-class customer experiences at scale.
- The Co-operative Group has brought in BT to revitalise and upgrade legacy networking infrastructure at its food retail business
- Images taken by the Rosetta spacecraft captured comet’s landslide and the ensuing burst of dust—a first, according to new research.
- Google announced steps to strengthen its ad policies, including removing ads from certain types of content, after an advertiser backlash over items being displayed next to fake news or terrorist videos.
- The digital supply chain can be managed in much the same way as the software supply chain, where CIOs have gained expertise in working with multiple providers to effectively run a complex ecosystem
- Owners.com® 2017 home buyer study finds, in this competitive market, consumers willing to go over budget will consider, on average, spending an additional $37,809 to get into a home
Owners.com, an innovative online brokerage, recently commissioned a survey of more than 1,200 consumers considering a home purchase this year. The theme of this year’s spring real estate season? Stress. In fact, according to the study, 72 percent of potential home buyers stated that they expect stress in th
- Nationwide housing starts rose 3 percent in February from an upwardly revised January reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.288 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Single-family production increased 6.5 percent to 872,000 units — its highest reading in nearly a decade — while multifamily starts fell 3.7 percent to 416,000 units.
- Each year, the average American household spends $2,149 on real-estate property taxes plus another $402 for residents of the 27 states with vehicle property taxes. With such high costs, it’s no surprise that about $11.8 billion in property taxes go unpaid each year, according to the National Tax Lien Association.
In order to determine who pays the most relative to their state, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its 2017 Property Taxes by State report, which compare
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