Technology

CoStar to Acquire Homesnap in $250M Deal

November 2020

WASHINGTON—CoStar Group Inc. reported on Sunday that it had reached an agreement to acquire Homesnap, Inc. for $250 million in cash. Homesnap is an industry-leading online and mobile software platform that provides user-friendly applications to optimize residential real estate agent workflow and reinforce the agent-client relationship. More than 300,000 agents nationwide use the application an…

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The Latest on Phrase Express, Oleophobic Coating, and Reader View/Mode

November 2020

Phrase Express (Windows, Mac & iOS) is one of my favorite and most used software applications. I use the application to help me quickly insert commonly used text(s) into e-mails, text messages, documents, online posts, and just about anywhere I need to enter text. Sometimes I use Phrase Express to help me insert as little…

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The Latest on Wi-Fi Calling, Headsets, Popupoff, Automate Social Media Posting, iOS 14 Camera Improvements and Screen Sharing Services

October 2020

If you live in an area where your mobile phone's reception is weak or unreliable, you may be able to improve things by using your phone's "Wi-Fi calling" feature. Fortunately, most mobile phones have a Wi-Fi calling feature built-in, but unfortunately, it's not always enabled by default. If you're unfamiliar with Wi-Fi calling and would…

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Joseph Rand Named Executive Director Of Broker Public Portal with Homesnap

September 2020

ARROYO GRANDE, CA—The Board of Managers of the National Broker Portal, a joint venture between Broker Public Portal (BPP) and Homesnap, announced on Sept. 9 that Joseph Rand of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate|Rand Realty of Nanuet has been named executive director of the Broker Public Portal with Homesnap. Rand will remain the Chief…

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CoStar Group Agrees to Acquire Ten-X Commercial for $190M

May 2020

WASHINGTON— CoStar Group, Inc., a leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces, announced today that it plans to acquire Ten-X for $190 million in cash. Ten-X was launched in 2009 with the goal of providing a digital transaction platform for effectively liquidating the large volume of distressed commercial real estate assets…

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What’s New with Social Media Services Privacy Settings, Screen Sharing Solutions, Smartphone and Driver Updaters

May 2020

Grr!! Managing social media privacy settings isn't easy. Staying current with social media services', privacy-related settings, and options is challenging. While most social media services do supply adequate amounts of information about their service's privacy options, many users don't take the time to read and work their way through everything. The result of this situation…

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What’s New with BinaryMark Software Solutions, Otter.ai, Multi-Monitor Software and Privacy Help

January 2020

I recently stumbled upon and explored the BinaryMark.com (a software company's) website. I was impressed with both the variety and capabilities of their various software solutions. In particular, my interest was captured by their various image, document, and file processing software solutions that provide "batch processing" capabilities. For example, if you want to resize and/or…

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What You Need to Know About Portable Power Bank Chargers, ‘Snap’ Windows, Script Memorization Apps and Chrome Remote Desktop

August 2019

Over time, batteries tend to degrade in their ability to hold a charge. To combat battery degradation, many people buy portable power bank chargers to ensure they'll have enough power available to run their device(s) through the day. Unfortunately, not everyone understands how to evaluate their overall battery power needs. While buying the most inexpensive…

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