Real Estate Technology Weekly

By Steve Castaneda on August 18, 2011 in News - 4 Comments

Aloha! I wanted to try out something new today, so I decided to round up all the news for the week and share it in one longer, condensed list. If you find this useful, please post a comment and let me know and I’ll continue to do this weekly.

Note: No, I’m not in Hawaii; just wish I was.

Social Networking

  • Google adds Google+ to search results – TechCrunch
  • Social networks becoming more influential with consumer purchases – AgentGenius
  • 24% Twitter users come back daily – AgentGenius
  • Facebook’s Terms of Service translated (humor) – TechCrunch
  • Social networking with Gary Chambers – TechForAgents

Productivity

  • 5 productive things to do during a slow open house – TechForAgents
  • Send list of opened tabs to clients using Chrome extension – AgentGenius
  • 4 Youtube tips for better online lead conversion – Inman Next
  • 5 tips for emailing clients – In The Woods
  • Improve productivity by setting up checklists – AgentGenius

Apple

  • Apple’s next iPhone to be an iCloud device, cheaper – MacRumors
  • iPhone 5 production on the rise – TechForAgents
  • iPhone 4S and iPad 3 to possibly arrive in late October – Macrumors
  • Rumor: iPhone 4S/5 preorders on 9/30 with 10/7 launch – Macrumors

Mobile

  • $250 BlackBerry Bold 9930, $150 Torch 9850 (RIM) – TechCrunch
  • Windows 7 Mango to possibly launch on 9/1 – TechCrunch
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Hearing for Europe Ban on 8/25 – Engadget
  • New Droid Bionic spotted days after FCC approval – Engadget
  • AT&T strategy for TMobile purchase revealed in FCC leak – TechCrunch
  • Motorola Mobility division acquired by Google – TechForAgents
  • Verizon offers BlackBerry Bold 9930 for $250 2 year contract, $510 without – Engadget
  • Motorola Photo 4G Review – Engadget
  • BlackBerry Bold 9930 Review – Engadget
  • BlackBerry Torch 9850 Review – Engadget
  • iPad 3 possibly delayed to 2012 – Macrumors
  • BlackBerry Torch 9810 $49.99, launches August 21st – Engadget
  • Leaked pictures of Droid HD – Engadget
  • BlackBerry Bold 9900 available 8/31 from TMobile for $300 after $50MIR, first 4G BlackBerry – TechCrunch
  • ATT cuts messaging plans, leaves unlimited option only – Engadget
  • Lenovo LePad A1-07 tablet first photos leaked – Engadget
  • MSI X460 and X460DX laptops released, starting at $799 – Engadget

Software

  • Skype releases Skype WiFi with iOS app – Engadget
  • Firefox 6 released – Macrumors
  • Google Reader gets new UI for Android and Tablet PCs – Engadget

Marketing

Auto

  • Ford offers Electric Vehicle (EV) owners a $10,000 rooftop solar power station – Engadget

About the Author

Steve Castaneda, Realtor has been in the real estate industry since Jan. 2005. He specializes in selling homes in Northwest Houston and spends his free time sharing his passion for technology by writing at TechForAgents and programming web applications. Follow him on Google or Twitter.

4 Comments on "Real Estate Technology Weekly"

  1. Chris Smith August 18, 2011 at 11:57 am · Reply

    Steve thanks for including us in this great list of recent articles. Really enjoying check out your site as well.

  2. Steve Castaneda August 18, 2011 at 1:13 pm · Reply

    Thanks, Chris! I try to write on a daily basis – not just news but anything I think real estate agents would find helpful – so please keep checking back. I enjoy reading Inman as well, nice work!

  3. Mark Gridley August 21, 2011 at 3:19 pm · Reply

    Found you via Jay Thompson. I’ll check back in soon.

  4. Ballenisles Real Estate January 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm · Reply

    Just rereading some of the older posts. Very interesting information. Thanks again!!

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