#CREtech Picks: Week of 7/7/17

Xceligent countersues larger rival CoStar

News - Bizjournals

Blue Springs-based Xceligent, the target of a lawsuit by The CoStar Group, has filed a countersuit arguing that its larger commercial property listing rival has created a monopoly and engaged in anticompetitive behavior for years.

Duke Long’s Updated 2017 Top 150 Commercial Real Estate People You Must Connect With On LinkedIn.

Blog - Duke Long

Advertising’s Integration Transformation

Blog - Cushman & Wakefield

The television series Mad Men portrayed the “golden age” of advertising, but frankly Don Draper would be lost in a contemporary agency. Sure, there would still be coffee service and even spirits on occasion, but Don could look high and low for the typography department, typing pool, even the studio—formerly the heart and soul of an ad agency—and he’d be stumped.

Walmart installing automated vending machines for online order pickup

News - Chain Store Age

Walmart continues to explore new ways to make it easier for customers to pick up goods purchased online. The discounter is expanding its deployment of a giant self-service kiosk, which it calls a Pickup Tower, that spits out online orders to users of Walmart's buy-online-pickup-in-store service.

Five Places U.S. Employers Are Finding New Tech Talent

News - Urban Land

High salaries, low unemployment, and a lack of cheap housing and office space have driven some companies to look beyond the traditional San Francisco–San Jose corridor for talent and office space. While other large U.S. cities have their own tech and venture capital ecosystems, unemployment and affordability are often comparable.

From 320,000 Properties to 47 Million: What I Learned From Successfully Scaling a National Commercial Real Estate Data Platform

News - Entrepreneur

Every entrepreneur can pinpoint his or her “eureka” moment -- the first time the big ideas came together to form what could potentially become a cohesive business concept. 

Office technology: Is seamless human computer interaction the secret to workplace productivity?

Blog - The Broker List

Offices have come a long way since typewriters and rotary phones. The rise of the Internet transformed the work environment, and now, integration across platforms is making workplace productivity even better. However, this is just beginning of what’s coming for office technology.

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Rod Smith from Realtor Profiler

Blog - Geek Estate

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the founder and CEO of Realtor Profiler, Rod Smith.

May I cut in? StreetEasy rivals see opportunity amid NYC listings fight

News - The Real Deal

Late last week, representatives for Apartments.com, a subsidiary of real estate tech giant CoStar Group, began reaching out to executives at some of the city’s largest residential brokerages.

The Latest on the State of Social Media Marketing

Blog - The Content Funnel

Surprise! Over half of content marketers are planning to use video marketing in the next year. Okay, maybe that number isn’t that much of a surprise for content pros in the know, but it is one of the insights in the 2017 Social Media Marketing Industry Report by the Social Media Examiner.

Why mobile ordering is the next big thing for retailers

News - JLL

As more people turn to their mobile phones to order food and drinks on the go, retailers are adapting their stores and operations to meet growing demand.

Manhattan's Cool Tech Neighborhoods Come of Age

News - Fox Business

Technology companies have transformed Manhattan's Midtown South neighborhoods such as the Flatiron District, Chelsea and SoHo into the cool office locale. These days, other sectors are ramping up their presence.

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Justin Shum from AskAvenue

Blog - Geek Estate

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the CEO of AskAvenue, Justin Shum. I certainly agree there is an opportunity to improve consumer-agent communication via chat (and give control back to the consumer in the process). 

New feature alert: Apto Mobile now with Listings

Blog - Apto

A few months ago, we made it easier for our customers to take their brokerage platform with them anywhere. Apto Mobile was designed to optimize the tasks commercial real estate brokers need to complete when they’re away from their desks—giving them their to-do list, properties, and contact information. Now, brokers can access listings on the go, as well.