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Google owned a 65% share of U.S. Web searches in April | Technology | Los Angeles Times | RealtyGo | Blog
Google led search-engine traffic in April, with 65.4% of Web searches taking place on Google-owned search sites, according to the research firm ComScore.
The Mountain View, Calif.,-based company’s search traffic, while dominating, was down slightly from March when Google-owned sites took up a 65.7% share of the market, ComScore reported.
Coming in second place last month was Yahoo, which accounted for 15.9% share of online searches, up 0.2% from March, the research firm said.
In third came Microsoft search sites, which were also up 0.2%, taking up a 14.1% slice of the market, ComScore said.
In a distant fourth place slot was the Ask Network, which nabbed a 3.0% share of online search queries, followed by AOL which had a 1.5% take in April, ComScore reported. Ask and AOL’s April numbers were each down 0.1%, the report said.
Yahoo and Microsoft’s search sites are powered by the Microsoft Bing search engine. When Yahoo and Microsoft’s search sites are combined, Bing powered a 30% share of the online search market.
Like Microsoft, Goolge too powers searches for sites it doesn’t own, one of them being AOL.
When AOL and Google’s performance is counted together, Google’s numbers rise slightly, accounting for 67.3% of searches in March and 66.9% in April.
New device allows you to display PC imaging wirelessly to an HDTV, great for ‘real estate client interaction’ or webinars / RealtyGo blog |
The Altona AT-HDAir ($219) enables you to display content from your PC to an HDTV (HDMI or VGA connections) Completely wirelessly, no cables needed, much like RealtyGo’s Mobile Real Estate Application. The Device uses wireless technology to transmit content you are currently looking at on your PC (laptop or desktop) to an HDTV, within range. (needs to be within 30 feet but can transmit through walls).
Great for Agent-client relations in any real estate office or networking area. Review contracts or properties on RealtyGo/MLS/Realtor.com/Zillow etc not to mention the great value add for your clients, to have a larger display vs. huddling around your laptop or desktop computer in your office. With the prices of HDTV’s continuing to drop you could pick up an HDTV monitor/display for anywhere between $149 and $500 depending on how large of a display you want. Then simply put it on the desk next to you or better yet mount it on your office wall with a bracket that is adjustable and pull it out when you need it.
In the past this was available in lo-res but now it’s available in HD (720p) and it also will broadcast audio along with the video. You simply plug a small USB transmitter into your laptop/desktop PC (Windows only at this time) and then have the receiver located near your larger HDTV.
Great for the office – integrate this with a large HDTV in your near-bye conference room so Potential Buyers/Agents/Brokers can take advantage of a webinar together?
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Special thanks to Max Pigman for turing us on to this new technology.
Now you can pay for that latte with cash, credit card or mobile phone.
Starbucks (SBUX) , which tested mobile payments in select stores and Target outlets in the past year, expanded the program nationally to all its 6,800 company-owned stores starting Wednesday.
There are a handful of mobile payment experiments in operation now, including Bling Nation in Palo Alto, Calif., and Mocapay in Denver. But this is the biggest rollout to date for mobile payments, says Gwenn Bézard, analyst with the Aite Group, who follows mobile payments. Tech analysts expect substantial growth in mobile payments in coming years as more of us lead our daily lives on our phone.
“This is a more convenient way to pay,” says Starbucks Vice President Brady Brewer. “Your wallet or purse isn’t always with you, but the mobile phone is.” Customers pay using apps available on their iPhones or BlackBerrys. Download the app, and fund it with your credit card. When you reach the barista at the counter, hit the “pay” button, show the bar code, and scan it to complete the transaction. Starbucks says it’s working on an app for Android phones.
“Starbucks is using an interim technology that’s available today,” Bezard says. But he thinks the future of mobile payments will be based on a technology called near-field communications (NFC), which embeds a payment chip inside the phone.
NFC is popular in Asia, where many phones already have built-in chips, and retailers to support them. Juniper Research says $200 billion will be spent worldwide via mobile payments by 2012, up from $100 billion in 2010.Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile recently announced plans for a joint venture, Isis, to offer NFC purchasing via phones. Testing is scheduled to begin next year.
The success of its gift card sparked Starbucks’ interest in mobile payments. “Customers liked the speed of the card,” Brewer says. About one in five retail transactions are done with the card, and customers have loaded more than $1.5 billion onto them, Starbucks says.
Starbucks began testing mobile payments in 2009. To expand nationally, it had to retrofit older scanners with new ones that could accept the bar code from the apps. “We’re going to see big adoption,” Brewer says. He wouldn’t say how much the changeover cost the company.
If anyone has information at the estimated costs for starbucks to integrate this modality and upgrade their hardware and Scanners, please share. Thank You!
A pun is definitely what we are going for on this one everyone! Don’t let these infantile -quick “throw up” sites, claiming to offer mobile real estate applications make you throw up!
RealtyGo.co Real Estate Mobile application has girth to back it up. From Auto Scheduling your real estate showings to offering a robust search area for everyone, lending to better exposure and SEO for each and everyone of your Mobile Listing Codes and Listings. RealtyGo.co is the mobile real estate site of the future, today! Our technological operating system allows members to easily spread their mobile listings everywhere; using QR codes and SMS messaging efficiently to dominate the mobile real estate space. Copy paste your mobile listing TAG and place it anywhere HTML is accepted, or anywhere you can paste a link. Craigslist.com, any large Real estate listing company, all print and new papers and just about anywhere you can think of.
Republican legislation will soon allow electronic devices for the first time in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to The New York Times. In a document known as the Speaker’s Announced Policies, it is proposed that “Members may use an electronic device on the House floor as long as it doesn’t ‘impair decorum.’” A Republican spokesman Brendan Buck said that “This is not free license to Skype or pay bills online. But we recognize that people consume information electronically these days. It’s just silly that the House wouldn’t accommodate that.
RealtyGo.co offers a variety of topics and interesting information in regards to mobile phone technology and real estate. If you have a great idea please leave a comment and let us know what’s on your mind.
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FedEx and the NFL host a fantastic event at the University of Phoenix Stadium and a recognized sponsor and supporter of both brands attend; RealtyGo.co
With the only retractable field and roof combo in the NFL, the AZ Cardianal’s stadium is something of a modern wonder! With total cost of completion in the ball park (no pun intended) of 450 million, a sure steal compared to the “Outdoor” NJ stadium at a staggering 1.6 bil and other modern stadiums being constructed today. The University of Phoenix stadium seats 70, 000 fans “at max capacity” and in 2010 booked approx 275 days out of 365 with events. They are currently working with Mexico host Soccer and even allow monster truck shows to prevail.
RealtyGo.co was excited to tour the massive stadium, visiting one of the designers personal Loft sweets and enjoying great food and interesting businesses in attendance, a great time was had by all.
Special thanks to FedEx and the NFL for such a great experience. RealtyGo.co is a supporter of great customer experience and both FedEx and the NFL are prime examples of such quality.
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Special thanks to AZ Cardinals for signing autographs and giving a unique look into their personal experiences with the wonders of playing NFL Football.
WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a telecommunications protocol that provides fixed and fully mobile Internet access. The current WiMAX revision provides up to 40 Mbit/s with the IEEE 802.16m update expected to offer up to 1 Gbit/s fixed speeds. The name “WiMAX” was created by the WiMAX Forum, which was formed in June 2001 to promote conformity and interoperability of the standard. The forum describes WiMAX as “a standards-based technology enabling the delivery of last mile wireless broadband access as an alternative to cable and DSL”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WiMAX
Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR) said it expects to raise over $1.1 billion through new debt offerings, a move that offsets its urgent need for new funding as it continues to build its mobile WiMAX network.
Clearwire said the new debt will come in three separate offerings: one offer of $175 million in first-priority senior secured notes due in 2015, $500 million of second-priority secured notes due in 2017, and $500 million of exchangeable notes due in 2040. Analysts have said that the company likely will need billions more to continue building its network over the next few years.
“This solution appears to be the least attractive of the many that we have considered,” wrote TownHall Investment Research in a note explaining its decision to lower its rating on Clearwire from Buy to Avoid. “With a maximum of less than $2 billion anticipated in this raise, the company remains well short of its longer term funding needs and will likely have to further curtail some of its 2011 build-out plans. Additionally, we believe this approach represents a funding of last resort after the company has been unable to piece together a non-public financing that might have included T-Mobile as a new partner and distributor. With this funding, the company may have done little about investor long-term funding concerns, other than to kick the can down the road.”
The company announced a series of measures last month to conserve cash as it searched for new funding options. Clearwire CEO Bill Morrow said at the time that the company was considering a range of funding options, including new equity funding from existing shareholders as well as non-strategic investors; debt-based financing; or selling spectrum that the company does not need.
Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S), which holds a 54 percent stake in Clearwire, has said it is in negotiations with Clearwire over funding, but has given no indication that more equity financing will be forthcoming. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse stopped short in November of promising more funding, though he did say that Sprint has “historically injected more cash into the company.”
In other Clearwire news, the company said Sprint nominated William Blessing, Mufit Cinali and Hossein Eslambolchi for the three open seats on Clearwire’s board. Blessing is a consultant to Burns & McDonnell where he advises clients on smart grid and telecommunications strategy; Cinali is a managing director with Springwell Capital Partners; and Eslambolchi is a technical advisor to Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and the University of California School of Engineering.
In late September, Hesse, Steve Elfman, Sprint’s president of network operations and wholesale, and Keith Cowan, Sprints president of strategy and corporate initiatives, resigned from the board. Clearwire said the changes were made out of an “abundance of caution to address questions raised by Clearwire regarding new developments in antitrust law.”
Clearwire also launched a new modem, the “Clear Modem with WiFi,” that supports both WiFi and the company’s WiMAX service. The modem will retail for $120.
Cisco also in the news with their new Modems and At&t See an article here: http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/37788
http://www.RealtyGo.co is providing fast and efficient information over all wireless channels. Mobile that accelerates your business! RealtyGo.co and Text or QR Code Mobile Listing information.
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Dont be fooled by copy cat companies, claiming to utilize mobile gateway technology to dynamically return Mobile Real Estate Listings for end Users needing fast real estate listing information. RealtyGo has been working on our dynamic software protocol and robust system delivery for the past 8 months. We could of launched our World Wide Website in October of 2010, however we decided to wait until our services were complete to create the most user friendly experience possible ensuring users ease ability and confidence in our products and services. We are confident that any one with basic computer skills will benefit by using our services and enabling prospective buyers and new customers Mobile real estate listings. So dig in an enjoy all of our hard work, we hope the website user experience is simple and the step by steps user interface that guides you through signing up and a simple yet powerful operating system will help you promote your mobile real estate business.
Here is a small blurb about QR Codes and how RealtyGo.co uses them to deliver fast and precise mobile real estate listing information.
A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, and smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data.
Common in Japan, where it was created by Toyota subsidiary Denso-Wave in 1994, the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. QR is the abbreviation for Quick Response, as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed. Wikipedia was the source for the above QR Code Description.
If looking for a good QR Code Scanner to download from free for your Android/Blackberry or iPhone, type in the search term “CertainTeed” for the free QR Code Scanner by CertainTeed Scanner App. We like this app so much, on the Android phone it is able to scan a QR Code as small as the size of a U.S. dime! Wow, now thats small! If you know of a better QR Code Free Scanner App, please comment with a link and the name for our readers.
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http://RealtyGo.co has designed a sophisticated database return for all PDA devices by scanning the QR Code shown with relevant Real Estate Listing information.