These changes are especially apparent in archive photos recently uncovered by the New York Public Library.The collection contains prints from 1935 to 1936 by Berenice Abbott, a photographer who documented NYC's transformation over the previous century in her series "Changing New York."Comparing her photos to Google Street View images reveals how the city's public spaces have changed up to today."The bones of the city are still there, but we're good at adapting it for what we want."Jefferson Market Courthouse, 1935 vs 2014.Berenice Abbott/Google/Skye GouldIn 1939, the tracks in front of the courthouse migrated underground with the creation of the subway, bringing more light to the street and increasing the value of the nearby real estate.
Furniture chain Ikea is planning to sell in front of almost EUR 900 miljooonan shopping centers, says the news agency Bloomberg, citing anonymous sources. Ikea spokeswoman Josefin Thorell confirms that the company plans to sell 27 commercial concentration. The plan is tied to Ikea's strategy, according to which the group should keep only real estate, which creates the opportunities for cooperation with the tenants and to develop a "inspiring and family-friendly meeting places". "We sell the parts of Ikea, which do not fit into this vision," said Thorell. According to him, sold 12 sites located in Germany, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Switzerland, France and the Czech Republic, the rest are. Thorell refused to comment on the value of the parts are for sale.
Lippakioskit are part of Helsinki. Figure Hietalahden lippakioski. The City of Helsinki sells Käpylän, Bear Park, Vuorimiehenpuistikko and Munkkiniemi kiosks operating in the summer season 2015 entrepreneurs. The Real Estate Committee deals with performances on Friday, according to which sold in kiosks are a 15-year length of the lease. Kiosks 34-70 square meter area, with an annual rent is about EUR 1000 to 1200 depending on the location has been determined. In addition to kiosks now sold in the sale is becoming an open invitation to a transaction in the near future Eira park, the museum park, Liisanpuistikko, Mutton little park, and John's little park kiosks.
Oliver Samwer, the billionaire founder of Berlin startup incubator, Rocket Internet, has teamed up with London-based venture capital firm LocalGlobe to back a new property company Goodlord in a £2 million seed funding round.Cofounded in London in 2014 by former Foxtons estate agent Richard White and brothers Philip and Tom Mundy, Goodlord is an online service that allows tenants to pay their holding deposits, complete their references and sign the agreement from their computer, or mobile phone."Our platform connects all the stakeholders and it does it in a way that is transparent and fair to all sides," said White, the company's chief executive, in a statement.Tenants want to go and see a property and say 'Yes I ll take it' and for the deal to happen right there."Goodlord — already transacting thousands of tenancies a month — said it will use the new funding to hire more people to help build out its infrastructure and to add new features across its platform.The company currently has between 15 and 20 staff."Samwer pledged the money through his new fund, Global Founders Capital.NOW WATCH: Bumble founder: Men should stop putting these 4 things in their profilesLoading video...
With rent prices in cities like San Francisco, Portland, and New York soaring to astronomical heights as of late, hearing about the new rent-bidding service Rentberry is sure to put prospective renters in a tail-spin.So instead of going about renting an apartment the old-fashioned way — you know by submitting an application for the price that s listed — interested tenants now have the ability to place bids on any residences they re keen on, be it over or under the posted list price.This isn t just about people offering a lot of money, Lubinsky told Digital Trends.Application fees are a pain in the neck — especially if a renter doesn t actually move into a place they ve already spent money on — and not hearing back from a landlord causes undue stress during an already strenuous time.While the above examples are purely speculative, it remains to be seen just how exactly landlords and tenants will react to a venture like Rentberry.To address its main criticism, Lubinsky remained firm in asserting that if prices are destined to rise in the housing market, they will with or without a service like Rentberry.
Residents must sell their car to get $100 each month to spend on Uber and public transport.The incentive is geared towards reducing the number of cars on the road, and instead encourage property owners and tenants to either use Uber and other taxi companies, or local public transport systems.Uber also promises to cap shared UberPool journeys between the housing development, called Parkmerced, and nearby transport hubs at $5 per journey.Rob Rosania, founder of Maximus Real Estate Partners, which owns the 8,900-apartment development, said: "The immediate benefit to residents will be to decrease or eliminate the need for private car ownership, facilitate a more efficient commute, reduce transportation costs, and minimise the need for parking."The rest can be spent on regular taxis, public transport and other ride-sharing schemes.The move comes just days after IBTimes UK spoke with a Finnish startup called MaaS mobility as a service , which wants to offer a complete transportation service which replaces car ownership with a subscription service for car hire, Uber, ridesharing, public transport and more.
LendingClub, the peer-to-peer lender that was once the poster child of online lending, is in a tailspin.New York regulators have subpoenaed the fintech company over the interest rates and fees it charges customers, The Wall Street Journal's Peter Rudegeair reported.The subpoena is not related to last week's departure of CEO Renaud Laplanche or the internal investigation that instigated his ousting, according to CNBC.On Tuesday, LendingClub was subpoenaed by the Department of Justice and also contacted by the SEC.Shares in LendingClub have dropped 78% over the past year.As Business Insider's Oscar Williams-Grut reported, the company is already facing two class-action lawsuits in the US, both filed since the start of the year.One, filed in California, accuses the company of "making materially false and misleading statements in the registration statement and prospectus issued in connection with the IPO regarding, among other things, the company's business model, compliance with regulatory matters, and their impact on the company's business, operations, and future results."Another, lodged in New York, claims people "received loans, through the company's platform, that exceeded states' usury limits in violation of state usury and consumer protection laws."Wednesday's news follows a recent internal investigation that found an issue with $22.3 million worth of loans sold to a single investor, reported to be Jefferies, in March and April.Some of the loans didn't meet the buyer's criteria, but were doctored to look as if they did.That led to Laplanche's departure.Those banks had been buying Lending Club's loans and packaging and selling them as bonds to investors.LendingClub has also canceled its summer internship program, CNBC.com's Ari Levy reported."We think it's the most prudent course of action for everyone involved," the company told CNBC.NOW WATCH: 'MILLION DOLLAR LISTING STAR: I understand why people hate dealing with NYC real estate brokersLoading video...
Over the past several years, mobile app install ads have swelled in popularity because they drive significant downloads and have a clear return on investment for developers.Facebook in particular has seemed to dominate this area, partially through ad placement on the prime real estate of its News Feed.On the search giant's end, that's a significant improvement from last year, when it claimed only "hundreds of millions" to Facebook's 1 billion app installs.Although Facebook is expected to have higher net display ad revenues than Google, according to eMarketer, the search giant's growth in this area seems strong."We've more than doubled our volume," Sissie Hsiao, product management director for mobile app ads, tells Business Insider.The company is now expanding the previously Android-only tool to iOS, with the program launching in beta today.By expanding its universal ad campaigns, Google makes itself an even more attractive to option to developers, and sets itself up to capture more of the mobile app install ad spending, which BI Intelligence estimates will reach $5.4 billion in 2016 in the US alone, rising to as much as $6.8 billion in 2019.NOW WATCH: We dare you to oversleep with Dwayne The Rock Johnson s new motivational alarm clock appLoading video...
ParkmercedUber has announced a partnership with Parkmerced, an expanding townhome and apartment complex adjacent to San Francisco State University, which gives new residents who don't have cars a monthly $100 stipend as a way to encourage car-free living.Residents must use at least $30 of the subsidy toward Uber rides, and they ll pay a flat fee of $5 to travel from the residence to the nearby BART and MUNI stops.The remaining $70 will be auto-loaded to a Clipper Card, which can be used on nearly all of the Bay Area s transit systems.The subsidy will last for the duration of the lease, up to two years.The immediate benefits to residents will be to decrease or eliminate the need for private car ownership, facilitate a more efficient commute, reduce transportation costs, and minimize the need for parking, Rob Rosania, founder of Maximus Real Estate Partners, the developer of Parkmerced, said in a statement.US Census records show that the average household income in this zip code is over $90,000 per year.
In business, knowledge is power.To get ahead in your career, you have to constantly go out of your way to fill your brain with new knowledge, new ideas, and new strategies.As you re probably well aware, there s a lot more that goes into being a successful real estate agent than most people think.Here s the bad news: with so much new content out there, it s hard to know where to start or what information to trust.To help you cut through the noise and focus on leveraging only the best information, we re sharing a list of the 25 best books you can read to advance in your career as a real estate agent.Want a curated list of more great marketing articles like this one?
This time it s e.ventures, which has closed a new $150 million early-stage fund to invest in European startups.Hernández has founded multiple companies, including real estate listing site idealista, and has been a senior director of product at Google and the general manager at Flickr.He also has 10 years of experience investing, including founding his own VC firm in 2008, StepOne Ventures in San Francisco, in a bid to help European companies access the U.S. market.Mobile marketplace Wallapop, social network Tuenti, and retail CRM Index are some of Hernández s more notable investments.Meanwhile, e.ventures new fund will be focused on seed and Series A rounds, and, says the VC, will be deployed alongside its existing $290 million growth fund, which invests at later stages and is used for subsequent funding rounds.In this regard, e.ventures is talking up its ability to support its portfolio startups with capital and operational expertise through the full investment lifecycle, although that isn t entirely unique in European VC or elsewhere.
E.ventures, a global investment firm with offices across Europe, the Americas, and Asia, has announced a new $150 million fund targeting early-stage European startups.Founded in 1998 as BV Capital, the organization unified its various international funds under one umbrella back in 2012, when it rebranded as E.ventures.Today, the firm says it manages more than $1 billion and has some notable names in its portfolio, including App Annie, Sonos, Groupon, Azimo, and Delicious.In addition to the new $150 million fund, E.ventures will draw on a $290 million pot to begin making growth investments across Europe, with the plan to accompany entrepreneurs through the full investment life cycle, it said.Our willingness to explore every corner of the continent and provide operational support to the businesses we invest in increases the potential of our funds.E.ventures also announced that it s adding a new partner — Bernardo Hernández, who founded real estate listing platform Idealista.com and has also served as senior director of product at Google and general manager at Flickr.Hernández isn t new to the investment realm either, having previously started StepOne Ventures in San Francisco back in 2008, a firm geared toward helping European startups hit the U.S. running.E.ventures latest fund is just one of many to arrive on the scene in recent times.Notion Capital introduced a $120 million fund for cloud startups last year, while Lakestar launched a $400 million fund for both European and U.S. startups.More recently, Index Ventures closed a fresh $550 million fund for seed and venture investments in Europe, the U.S., and Israel; Accel unfurled $500 million for Europe and Israel; a Chinese investment vehicle announced $715 million to help European startups target China; and just this week, Runa Capital raised a $135 million fund for later-stage U.S. and European startups.
Study co-authors Adam Frank and Woodruff Sullivan looked at recent discoveries of potentially habitable exoplanets and considered the odds of whether sophisticated civilizations existed on them in the past or present.In 1961, astronomer Frank Drake — founder of the SETI Institute SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence — devised what is now known as the Drake equation to estimate the number of planets that may be home to civilizations with the ability to communicate beyond their world.While the Drake equation calculates the number of advanced alien civilizations that could exist in the Milky Way galaxy, Frank and Sullivan s equation expands the question to calculate the number of advanced civilizations that have existed in our galaxy throughout the whole history of the universe.After that, it s just a matter of counting up the tally of stars in the visible universe, and saying that — with all the suitable real estate that s out there, if we re the only place with intelligent life, then we ve really won the mother of all lotteries.Shostak cautions against being overly optimistic or pessimistic about the SETI Institute s searches for intelligent signals from possible neighbors in outer space.It s a bit like an ant coming out of its hive, seeing the enormous amount of real estate stretching in all directions and deciding that, if its home is the only ant hill, then its existence is a near-miracle.
Realtor.com CEO Ryan O'Hara, left, talks with employees in a reception area at the company's new headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday April 14, 2016.Zillow has 70.3 million unique monthly users, according to comScore, followed by Realtor.com with 36.7 million and Trulia with 33.1 million.And that's because we have relationships with nearly 800 MLSs Multiple Listing Services , while the competitors are missing hundreds of MLSs.It's more of a focus on how great we're going to do things.Contact Richard Scheinin at 408-920-5069, read his stories at www.mercurynews.com/richard-scheinin and follow him at www.twitter.com/RealEstateRagRYAN O'HARADate of birth: Jan. 13, 1969Grew up: Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades neighborhoodCurrent position: CEO, Move Inc. and Realtor.comPrevious jobs: President of content, distribution and sales, Madison Square Garden Co., New York; president and CEO, Topps Co., New York; president, TV Guide Network and tvguide.com, Hollywood; director of interactive strategy, BSkyB, London; brand associate, Nestle, Glendale, CaliforniaEducation: Stanford University, 1991, B.A.with major in economics; Harvard Business School, 1997, Master of Business AdministrationFamily: Married with two childrenResidence: Palo Alto5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT RYAN O'HARA1.
Nintendo enthusiasts have been poring over a workmanlike company document released by the gaming giant, discovering terms that seem to hint at future changes in direction -- and include possible expansion into PC territory -- as it looks at future "business diversification."The wild speculation comes from a serious business document uploaded by Nintendo PDF , one that talks about the Partial Amendment to Articles of Incorporation of the company in order to, maybe, subtly change its direction in future.The document kindly underlines the new terms of operation for the business, with the interesting one being the addition of the phrase "Development, manufacturing and sale of computer software."It could mean NX has a mouse and keyboard and runs Steam or is a Chromebook, it could mean its bosses have decided that what it really needs is a mobile version of PowerPoint on the 3DS to prepare younger gamers for the dread organisational hell of the adult world, or it could mean something really exciting like an N64 emulator for Steam.That said, the company's existing operational terms already include such bizarre things like the "Sale, lease, management and brokering of real property," inferring it might, one day, if things turn really bad, quit games hardware to become an estate agent.Nintendo PDF via Ars Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?
Nintendo enthusiasts have been poring over a workmanlike company document released by the gaming giant, discovering terms that seem to hint at future changes in direction -- and include possible expansion into PC territory -- as it looks at future "business diversification."The wild speculation comes from a serious business document uploaded by Nintendo PDF , one that talks about the Partial Amendment to Articles of Incorporation of the company in order to, maybe, subtly change its direction in future.The document kindly underlines the new terms of operation for the business, with the interesting one being the addition of the phrase "Development, manufacturing and sale of computer software."It could mean NX has a mouse and keyboard and runs Steam or is a Chromebook, it could mean its bosses have decided that what it really needs is a mobile version of PowerPoint on the 3DS to prepare younger gamers for the dread organisational hell of the adult world, or it could mean something really exciting like an N64 emulator for Steam.That said, the company's existing operational terms already include such bizarre things like the "Sale, lease, management and brokering of real property," inferring it might, one day, if things turn really bad, quit games hardware to become an estate agent.Nintendo PDF via Ars Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?
Then you can market your business to a broader audience in a less obvious, more effective manner.Ever heard the saying I ll scratch your back if you scratch mine ?Let s say you own a car dealership and there s an auto detailer and repair shop down the road.This works especially well for local businesses, as it fosters a sense of unity and support within the community.I once found a rental property I was interested in, and upon searching for reviews of the real estate agency I found an entire Facebook page dedicated to very passionately written bad reviews about the company and that was in addition to a low Yelp score .For example, if you re a bakery, share some easy recipes around the holidays, or offer tips on baking for people with food allergies.
In case you haven t seen the 2013 sci-fi movie, it s a disturbing love story about a regular guy falling for a voice-based operating system.And while Google is far from announcing a computer OS that s able to respond via voice to all your queries and help out with day to day chores in intuitive ways in human-like fashion, it s certainly laying the foundation for such a future.DON T MISS: 5 Android N features you won t find on any iPhoneThe Assistant APIs will let Android app developers take advantage of the various other APIs that tell a phone where you are, what you re doing, and what s around you to build automatic actions on your smartphone that happen without requiring input from the user.The apps would only wake up and link to each other when needed, and Google s APIs would make sure that the phone is running smoothly, and that computational power and battery is saved.For example, real estate app Trulia has been working with the Awareness API to tailor its notifications so that they only show up on the screen in certain conditions.A user might receive a reminder about an open house only when he or she is in the neighborhood, if he or she is walking rather than driving or running, and if it s sunny outside.
Real estate portal, Homes.com, recently released a study of the best cities in the U.S. in which to live and find a job in tech.Here are the company's top 10 picks, with added info on the first five.Photo: Wikimedia
REUTERS/Noah Berger Reuters - Apple Inc unveiled a new vision for its hugely successful retail stores on Thursday, aiming to give shoppers the experience of setting foot in the headquarters of the company credited with inventing the smartphone.Speaking at a media event in San Francisco on Thursday, Apple executives offered a sneak peak of a new store that features design elements that will later roll out to more locations worldwide, including new spaces for socialization and collaboration.The makeover follows Apple's first-ever decline in iPhone sales and its first revenue drop in 13 years in an increasingly saturated market.While the redesign includes plenty of glass, metal and blonde wood – the sleek materials shoppers have come to associate with the company – it also borrows features from Apple's hotly anticipated new headquarters in Silicon Valley, which is set to open early next year.Much of the furniture is identical to that Apple employees will find in the new campus, including tables designed in part by Jonathan Ive, Apple s chief design officer.The Apple Store is the envy of many in the retail world, with the highest sales per square foot in the industry, but some say the stores have lost their edge since the first one opened 15 years ago.
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