Monthly Archive:: January 2012

What We’re Reading: Jan. 21 – Jan. 27

A new model for online education, FB Timeline, using music in video, and YouTube What if you offered your course online for free, announced in just one email, and 160,000 people enrolled? That happened last year for Professor Sebastian...
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January 27, 2012

What We’re Reading: Jan. 14 – Jan. 20

Hop, skip, or Gallup your way to work, but not while wearing headphones. Every year, Gallup asks the American public to rate the honesty and ethical standards of various professions.  This year’s poll numbers are in and real estate...
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January 20, 2012

What We’re Reading: Jan. 7 – Jan. 13

2012 Tech trends, preparing for taxes, CES duds Social media guru Todd Carpenter asked several social-media-savvy real estate professionals, “What new tools or trends will have the biggest impact on the real estate industry in 2012?” Here’s what they had...
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January 13, 2012

What We’re Reading: Dec. 31 – Jan. 6

Tax day moved back (a bit), 3D cameras, and resolutions A report from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke called the weakness in the housing market a “significant barrier” to U.S. economic health and said Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac might have to...
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January 6, 2012

The Discount Experience

Last week we mentioned an article that compared Apple stores to Sears. This week, Forbes has an article that, in part, compares Best Buy to Amazon. Mostly the article is just about the gradual failure of another big box...
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January 4, 2012