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Both the Senate and House are in session this week, but the focus will be in the House where a few issues of importance to REALTORS® will be discussed. The Financial Services Committee has a hearing tentatively scheduled for May 25 on flood insurance. The Science, Space, & Technology Committee will discuss expanding the role of States in EPA rulemaking.  The Energy & Commerce Committee will discuss how new technologies (i.e. drones) have impacted delivery services available to consumers  and  businesses, and regulatory challenges at the federal, state, and local... Read More
WASHINGTON (May 17, 2017) — Two more innovative technology companies have been selected to join REach®, a growth technology accelerator program from the National Association of Realtors®' strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures. Adwerx, a digital advertising provider, and immoviewer, a 3-D virtual tour technology company, will join the seven other companies announced last month as part of the fifth REach class. REach provides early-to mid-stage companies... Read More
Listing data that enters Upstream may now have the option to be downstream of the MLS. That's the gist of an announcement made Tuesday at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., by UpstreamRE, a data management company formed by a group of brokers and franchises to give brokerages greater control over how their listing data is used and shared online. Upstream was originally conceived and developed to enable brokers to enter their listing data in one place and easily set how it's shared with others, including the MLS, their own... Read More
by Turner Levison, CEO, CommissionTrac There is a steady stream of tech companies entering the commercial real estate market, bringing both innovative ideas and a hunger to disrupt this industry. Here are my thoughts on why this should be welcomed. Disruption Is In The Eye Of The Beholder We’ve all heard complaints about disruption. It’s a buzzword that gets tossed around quite a bit – traditionally in a negative light. The term was coined by business school professors to describe a strategy young companies use to collapse more established,... Read More
WARNING: If you receive an email with the subject “Important Updates to Database!” it is not from NAR. The email uses the phrase "To that end, if you could please look through attached PDF; which contains a list of all Members along with their contact information and make sure yours is correctly represented."  Do not open any attachments or click any of the links, which may ask for passwords. Please delete this email if you see it.  ... Read More
The seven companies in 2017 range from seed stage to well-capitalized startups backed by world-renowned investors; in aggregate, the class has raised over $50M in previous financings and total valuation exceeds $350M. The REach® program aims to move these organizations rapidly forward beyond their initial successes through education, mentorship, and market exposure. The companies chosen for the 2017 class were:   Centriq: The app helps solve the problem of transferring home organization, repair and... Read More
CHICAGO (April 20, 2017) – The National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, unveiled seven organizations chosen for the 2017 class of REach®, a growth technology accelerator program helping launch companies into the real estate, financial services, banking, home services and insurance industries. The program is focused on providing early-to mid-stage companies with access to NAR’s industry expertise, influence and key relationships as companies are launched into the trillion dollar real estate space. “As... Read More
WASHINGTON (April 17, 2017) – With an offer of $100,000 from investor Barbara Corcoran, 2015 REach real estate technology accelerator participant and personal safety device company, Guard Llama, is officially a part of “Shark Tank” television history. Guard Llama offers a mobile personal security system that expedites the 9-1-1 dispatching process when dialing 9-1-1 is not possible. This technology caught the attention of the National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, which... Read More
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Amazon’s big summer sale is coming back in July, but the date isn’t yet official.
Author: Brianne Garrett
Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:03 am
A patent application lays out plans for a robot-powered fulfillment center where drones can zip in and out to deliver packages around your city.
Author: Carrie Mihalcik
Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:51 pm
Chinese phone maker Vivo is dropping some hints that it'll be first to unveil an onscreen fingerprint sensor.
Author: Gordon Gottsegen
Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:01 pm
Goombas don't stand a chance against a HoloLens-wearing first-person Super Mario player who conquers a mixed-reality version of the classic game.
Author: Amanda Kooser
Posted: June 22, 2017, 10:29 pm
Just 18 months after announcing it, satellite TV provider Dish has released a multiroom music app that lets you stream around the house using DTS Play-Fi.
Author: Ty Pendlebury
Posted: June 22, 2017, 10:07 pm
Take our money, Gaben.
Author: Donovan Farnham
Posted: June 22, 2017, 9:47 pm
The digital automation service now connects users to info from agencies and institutions like the Library of Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense.
Author: Ashlee Clark Thompson
Posted: June 22, 2017, 9:25 pm
You know how 360-videos were all the rage? Well, they're really hard to make. So now Google's pushing on 180-degree videos.
Author: Ian Sherr
Posted: June 22, 2017, 9:16 pm
The car company -- yes, car company -- is reportedly thinking of getting into the music business. Because why not?
Author: Ian Sherr
Posted: June 22, 2017, 9:00 pm
The wireless carrier says it's going to offer discounted gift cards and other items as part of a new rewards program.
Author: Ian Sherr
Posted: June 22, 2017, 7:59 pm

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