December 11, 2015

How Startups Are Making Real Estate Businesses More Efficient

shutterstock_124774507 Advances in information technology have generated enormous efficiencies in many industries, including manufacturing, transportation, communications, entertainment, retail and financial services. Yet in real estate, the largest industry of them all, innovation has lagged as agents and brokers have been slow to adopt new technologies. Read More

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'Star Wars' and Some Other Holiday Movies

On "With All Due Respect," Bloomberg's Will Leitch previews some movies that touch on big topics in the political universe and, of course, "Star Wars."

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The Unseriousness of the Climatistas (2)

(Steven Hayward) One of our faithful commenters insists on demanding ritual conformity to the Climate Catechism, as though that will somehow make phony and unserious UN climate agreements suddenly realistic or plausible. The irony of this ritual conformism is precisely this: to the extent that climate catastrophe is in our future, liberals are the last people who can solve the problem. Which is why they deserve endless scorn and ridicule. Exhibit number

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Continetti Goes on MSNBC to Discuss Trump and the Changing Face Of the GOP

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Activists present 'letters of support' to New Mexico mosque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A coalition of Christian and Jewish leaders has presented an Albuquerque mosque dozens of "letters of support" after remarks by GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

Activists from the Blessed Oscar Romero Catholic Community and the Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice gave the letters Friday to ...

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I've Changed. This Is War. Seal the Borders. Stop the Visas.

A hardline shift from an immigration reformer.

Via: The Daily Caller

Watch What Happens When Gun-Loving Donald Trump Supporter Crashes Rowdy Anti-Trump Protest in NYC

"Learn how to shoot firearms!"

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Peter Pham On The Pendulum Swing Back In VCs' Favor

peter pham Early last week, during a panel about the state of early-stage investing, a handful of VCs I interviewed largely agreed that, as a class, they're less keen right now to write checks as quickly as earlier this year. The next day, First Round Capital published a survey of more than 500 founders of venture-backed companies who plainly agree. In fact, 80 percent of respondents said they… Read More

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Contested GOP Convention: Fantasy or Plausible?

John Heilemann and Al Hunt discuss the possibility that the GOP nomination fight might go all the way to a deadlocked convention on "With All Due Respect."

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Napout officially out as CONMEBOL president following arrest

ASCUNCION, Paraguay (AP) - Juan Angel Napout has officially resigned as the head of South American soccer after being arrested last week in Switzerland on corruption charges issued by U.S. authorities.

The governing body CONMEBOL made the announcement Friday at an executive committee meeting in the Paraguayan capital.

Napout faces ...

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No, The New Education Law Doesn't Repeal Common Core

A federal 'mandate' never existed

Via: The Daily Caller

Federal Authorities Investigating Fire at California Islamic Center

"Cal Fire has contained a fire at the Islamic Society of Palm Springs."

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Congress Passes Measure Avoiding U.S. Government Shutdown

The temporary bill funds the government while talks continue over a $1.1 trillion spending plan.

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Worst Year For Tech IPOs Since 2009

NASDAQ With just 28 technology companies entering the U.S. public markets, 2015 was the worst year for IPOs since 2009, according to Dealogic. This compares to 62 last year and 48 the year before, with 131 "unicorns" opting to remain private longer. "We haven't seen so few tech IPOs since the 2008-09 U.S. financial crisis," notes Kathleen Smith, principal at IPO ETF… Read More

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Dems Drop TV Station From New Hampshire Debate Citing Labor Dispute

The Democratic Party tossed one of New Hampshire's most influential news organizations from its debate stage on Friday due to a union dispute.

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Good will for Stewart gives him unique lobbying platform

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's highest-profile congressional lobbyist snuck up behind Stephen Colbert on the CBS "Late Show," willing even to wear a Donald Trump wig to get his point across.

Thursday's appearance was the second time this week Jon Stewart returned to late-night television to push Congress to ...

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Alessandra Ambrosio Goes Topless On An American Flag [VIDEO]


Via: The Daily Caller

VIDEO: State Dept. Spokesman Does Not Like a Russian Reporter's Question on Iraq — and He Lets Her Know It

"You have to be looking at these questions and almost laughing to yourself.."

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New Focus on San Bernardino Attackers' Friend Who Spoke of 'Sleeper Cells'

'There's so much going on. There's so many sleeper cells, so many people just waiting. When it happens, it's going to be big. Watch."

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The First Openly Gay Person to Win an Election in America Was Not Harvey Milk

In Ann Arbor in 1974, Kathy Kozachenko took an early step toward LGBT power. 41 years later, she tells her story.

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13 TechCrunch Stories You Don't Want To Miss This Week

weekly roundup USE The TechCrunch crew is back from Disrupt London with exciting news to report and a few new companies for you to meet. Jukedeck, an AI startup that writes music for your videos, took home the Disrupt Cup and the £30,000 grand prize. The winner of the Disrupt London Hackathon was FreeMe, a hack built to give women in distress the ability to push a help button in feminine hygiene dispensers… Read More

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State Department: Libya 'Has Struggled' Since Clinton Push for Intervention

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NY state senator: No guns for those on no-fly, terror lists

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York should prohibit individuals on the federal no-fly list or terrorist watch list from purchasing a gun and any firearms they already have should be confiscated, state Sen. Jeff Klein proposed Friday, following a similar move by Connecticut's governor a day earlier.

Klein, a Bronx ...

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Pack-Style Robberies Are The Newest Threat On DC Streets

'Some of them move around in stolen cars'

Via: The Daily Caller

Following a Threat From the Hacking Group 'Anonymous,' a Trump Website Crashes

"You have been warned.."

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Leading Pro-Life Group Has Some Applause for Obama: Here's Why

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The Erosion Of "Same Round, Same Price"

shutterstock_34623016 It seems most founders believe investors asking for "extras" on the side are simply greedy and short-sighted. While it's easy to criticize investors, I believe this behavior is driven in large part as a response to conditions founders have created in early stage investing. I believe two trends, when taken together, have eroded the "one round, one price" standard. Read More

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Blood-Alcohol Test Penalties Get U.S. Supreme Court Review

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether states can make it a crime to refuse to submit to a blood-alcohol test, even when police officers don't have a warrant.

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White House Struggles To Explain How Gun Control Would Stop Shootings

earnestWhite House Press Secretary Josh Earnest struggled Thursday to answer questions about how gun control legislation would have prevented any of the mass shootings in recent years as the White House continues to use the California terror attack to push stricter gun laws. "If not a single recent mass shooting would have been stopped by ...More

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Joe Sestak Doubles Down on Statement That ISIS is 'Almost Out Of Gas'

The post Joe Sestak Doubles Down on Statement That ISIS is 'Almost Out Of Gas' appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Lawyers reviewing emails for Kane to get up to $880 an hour

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Lawyers hired by state Attorney General Kathleen Kane to scour thousands of emails on state servers for pornography and other offensive content will be paid at rates ranging up to $880 an hour, according to a contract made public Friday.

The compensation for five lawyers who ...

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Peggy Noonan: Establishment Candidate May Run Third Party If Trump Wins [VIDEO]

'I'll throw out an idea'

Via: The Daily Caller

After Soldier and His Dog Are Injured by IED Blast, the Pair Share Same Hospital Room — and a Touching Photo With a Purple Heart Goes Viral

"Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they recover during the holiday season."

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Black Producer Accuses CNN of Racial Discrimination, Files Lawsuit

"Intentionally and willfully violated [his] right to be free from race-based discrimination." 

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Democrats Drop WMUR as Co-Sponsor of N.H. Debate Over Union Flap

"As a result of WMUR's unwillingness to move forward on scheduling negotiations between the Hearst Corporation and production dept employees represented by IBEW Local 1228 prior to the debate, we will no longer include WMUR as a co-sponsor of the debate, and their talent will not be participating in any way," DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley say in joint statement. NOTE: Hearst, station's parent co., and union in dispute over station's

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YouTube Gaming For Android Gets A "Cardboard Mode" For More Immersive Viewing

Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 11.35.20 AM YouTube Gaming, Google's answer to Twitch, is trying to stay ahead of the curve by adding new functionality quickly. One such feature is only available for Android right now, and it's a "Cardboard Mode" that allows you to watch any video with a theater-type big-screen setting feel. Read More

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Dem Senator Unsure If 'Enemy Is Connected to Islam'

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) struggled to explain whether he believes there is a connection between Islam and terrorist forces aiming to launch strikes at the United States when questioned by another leading lawmaker Thursday evening on the Senate floor, according to video of the exchange.

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Students suspended as furor grows over KKK-type photos

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Civil rights activists in Charleston called Friday for the resignation of The Citadel's president after online photos surfaced showing cadets with pillowcases over their heads similar to Ku Klux Klan robes

School officials say seven students shown in the photos have been suspended, along with an ...

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Colorado County Clerk Is Being Compared To Kim Davis

'If they choose to violate God's written Word, then that is on their head'

Via: The Daily Caller

Ben Carson on the Possibility of a Brokered Convention: 'I Will Not Sit by and Watch Theft'

"If the leaders of the Republican Party want to destroy the party.."

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Four Thugs Caught on Camera Beating Clerk in Front of Gas Station Store — but the Reaction of Victim's Coworker Is the Real Eye-Opener

The four men face aggravated battery charges.

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Get A Free Star Wars Edition Google Cardboard

IMG_7180 The Star Wars: Force Awakens train is a rollin' and Google has gotten involved in a few different ways. One was by offering a special edition Google Cardboard in four Star Wars limited edition themes in Verizon stores on December 2nd. They were handed out to Verizon customers for free, but I was told that a lot of stores ran out. Welp. If you want one, you can still get one. For free.… Read More

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