Maker Faire Bay Area 2016

Maker Faire Bay Area 2016

Maker Faire celebrated its 11th anniversary last weekend at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA. Billed as the “Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth” the event certainly lived up to its reputation. There were IoT devices, 3D printers, drones, robots, live music and a plethora of whimsical projects and experiments. With 150,000 visitors and thousands of exhibitors, I did my best to…

Online criminals are targeting the real estate industry 

Online criminals are targeting the real estate industry. In fact, they consider the industry to be low-hanging fruit. I recently contributed a few best practices on how to protect yourself against wire fraud scams and other cybercrime in the Inman News piece, “Scam steals closing money by hacking agent, escrow email.” Let’s examine the crime a bit more closely. A real estate transaction includes a substantial…

RESO

RESO 2015 Fall Meeting

I recently attended the RESO (Real Estate Standards Organization) 2015 Fall conference in Austin, TX. It was cool to be back in the “live music capital of the world” and one of my favorite cities in the United States. This was my first time attending a RESO Conference and I was quite impressed. The event featured 2 ½ action packed days. RESO develops and promotes…

Apple’s special event and the future of property search

Apple’s special event and the future of property search

Apple recently wrapped up its ‘Hey Siri’ event, which was held on September 9th 2015 at the Bill Graham Center in San Francisco. There were a ton of announcements. Now, that the dust has settled, let’s break it down. The event itself was far more cohesive than the WWDC keynote in June, which in terms of Apple, was a train wreck. This time, the segments…