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When apps can predict what homes consumers will like, agents must be ready to act

Last year the National Association of Realtors announced it intended to tackle big data by launching a predictive analytics group headed by industry veteran Todd Carpenter. Why should agents care about predictive analytics — something many real estate professionals may...

Jasper Raises $50M at $1 Billion-Plus Valuation For Internet Of Things

The founder said he got the idea for the company when his car developed trouble during a trip to Lake Tahoe and the "check engine" light went on.

Software That Helps Small Businesses Ship Like Amazon

To develop EasyPost, Jarrett Streebin talked to lots of small-business owners about their postage and shipping pain points.

10 things you need to know today: April 16, 2014

1. Ferry sinks off South Korean coastAt least four people died and 295 were missing Wednesday after a South Korean passenger ferry carrying 450 people capsized and sank off the country's south coast. About 320 of the people on board were high-school students traveling with teachers to the resort island of Jeju. Show More Summary

Handicapping the John Bates Clark Medal

It’s that time of year again when speculation mounts over what promising young U.S. economist will run off with the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark medal.

Reckitt Benckiser Group's CEO Discusses Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (OTCPK:RBGPF) Q1 2014 Earnings Conference Call April 16, 2014 3:30 AM ET Executives Rakesh Kapoor - CEO Adrian Hennah - CFO Analysts Erik Sjogren - Morgan Stanley Martin Deboo - Jefferies Iain Simpson - Barclays...Show More Summary

Bank Of America Reports Q1 Loss On Massive Legal Charge, Ongoing Operations Disappoint As NIM Tumbles

Moments ago Bank of America reported its Q1 earnings, and as expected, they were quite a mess, with the bank posting an actual loss of $0.05 on expectations of a $0.27 beat, which however - in the spirit of JPM - was the result of a $6 billion pretax charge related to various litigation items, which amounted to $0.40 per share. Show More Summary

9 Ways to Be as Productive as a Navy SEAL

The best teams in the world practice specific behaviors to ensure maximum efficiency. When performing capture-or-kill missions in Iraq, we often used Humvees as insert platforms. It didn't take long to see the difficulty of getting out of a Humvee and over a six-foot wall while wearing nearly 70 pounds of gear. Show More Summary

How Citi Gets To $77 By The End Of 2015

ByJosh Arnold: Citigroup (C) earnings earlier this week provided a look at how the bank is doing in terms of its key metrics. The report was a terrific one in the face of terrible sentiment which has propelled the stock several percentage points higher in the first two trading sessions of this week. Show More Summary

Yahoo!'s CEO Discusses Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Q1 2014 Results Earnings Conference Call April 15, 2014 5:00 PM ET Executives Lauren Lyster - Business Reporter, Yahoo! Finance Marissa Mayer - Chief Executive Officer Ken Goldman - Chief Financial Officer Analysts Anthony...Show More Summary

Another Look At A Popular Dividend Growth Fund

By Morningstar: By Samuel Lee A version of this article was published in the October 2013 issue of Morningstar ETFInvestor. Download a complimentary copy here. Vanguard Dividend Appreciation (VIG) targets U.S. firms that have raised annual dividends for at least 10 years straight. Show More Summary

Re/Max Prestige rebrands as Laer Realty Partners

The owners of a large Boston-based brokerage, Re/Max Prestige, have abruptly ended the firm’s affiliation with franchisor Re/Max Holdings,  rebranding their 14 offices and 280 agents as Laer Realty Partners. Announced today, the launch of the new, independent brand —...

You are cordially invited to congratulate Paperless Post on its new $25M funding round

Whoever said manners and courtesy were dead, clearly didn’t know about Paperless Post and its little invitations and cards empire. Tonight, the company confirmed that it has raised $25 million in a third round of institutional funding. August Capital led …

Intel's CEO Discusses Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Intel Corporation (INTC) Q1 2014 Results Earnings Conference Call April 15, 2014, 05:00 PM ET Executives Mark Henninger - Head of IR Brian M. Krzanich - CEO Stacy J. Smith - EVP and CFO Analysts Christopher Danely - JPMorgan Jim Covello...Show More Summary

Will Bank of America Pull a Citigroup or a JPMorgan Chase Tomorrow?

Bank of America will report its Q1 results on Wednesday. Is the mighty lender set to top expectations like Citigroup and Wells Fargo, or disappoint the market as JPMorgan Chase did last Friday?

A Case For Passive Income From Stock Dividends

By Financially Free Investor: The simplest way to generate passive income is through dividends. There are other avenues to generate passive income, such as investing in real estate, but normally these require a large initial capital and lot of work; also, most often investments are illiquid. Show More Summary

Interactive Brokers Group's CEO Discusses Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (IBKR) Q1 2014 Results Earnings Conference Call April 15, 2014 04:30 PM ET Executives Deborah Liston - Director of Investor Relations Thomas Peterffy - Chairman and CEO Paul Brody - Group CFO Analysts Chris...Show More Summary

Dropbox: very cool real estate tech tips No. 4 (4 of 10)

I am one of those guys who has had Dropbox for two years and had done nothing with it (same goes with Evernote, but that I will save for another time). However, when I had a problem with a closing while traveling overseas (this was when I was still a solo agent), I knew I had to make a change. That is when I started my pursuit of going paperless...

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