Zillow Acquires Retsly, A Service That Helps Developers Access Real Estate Listings

TechCrunch

Real estate site Zillow today announced that it has acquired Retsly, a Vancouver, B.C.-based startup that helps developers access real-estate data from multiple listing services (MLS). The service takes the data from these sites and normalizes it so developers can more easily use the data in their own applications. The financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

MLSs are the central hub for real estate data in the U.S., but they are also very insular. Every region has its own and in total, there are about 1,000 different systems. That wouldn’t be a huge problem if this were just about geographic distribution, but all of these MLSs use different software and often describe homes in different terms.

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Retsly was founded in 2013 by Kyle Campbell and Joshua Lopour, who I first met at the Grow conference in Vancouver last year (Growlabs also incubated the service). Few people know more about the…

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How to overcome the barriers to a European presence for your business

Once your company grows to the extent that a global presence is being considered, crossing that threshold often takes some level-headed thinking. And if it is going to be successful, the first step is a strategic one.

via How to overcome the barriers to a European presence for your business.

5 Key Steps to a Cover Letter that Opens Doors – MonsterCollege™

Here is a brief overview of the top 5 steps to a cover letter that will attract responses from potential employers:

  • 1. Ensure your letter matches your resume in presentation and style.
  • 2. Make every attempt to find out the name of the hiring manager before sending your application.
  • 3. Keep in mind the purpose of the letter is to gain attention.
  • 4.Summarize what you can do for the company without a total reiteration of the resume
  • 5.Limit the number of sentences beginning with “I” as much as possible.

( Read more into each step at: 5 Key Steps to a Cover Letter that Opens Doors – MonsterCollege™. )

5 Secrets to a Knockout LinkedIn Profile Summary

Road to LinkedIn Success is Finally Here

Executive Resume Expert

Knockout LinkedIn SummaryWant to quickly distinguish yourself from your job-hunting competition on LinkedIn?

Look no further than your LinkedIn Summary.

The “elevator pitch” of your social media profile, a powerful, pithy Summary can compel employers to take a second look at you for their needs.

So how do you craft a knockout message of brand valuefor your LinkedIn Summary?

First, you’ll need to master the concept of writing for an online audience and take the principles of SEO into consideration, then wrap your content into an attractive package.

To rework your LinkedIn Profile Summary into a power-packed description that elicits attention from recruiters, start fresh with these 5 steps:

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What are Consulting Jobs? – FlexJobs

Who makes a good consultant?

If you’re considering becoming a consultant, here are some questions to consider. Do you have industry experience or expertise in the consulting area you’re considering? Are you a people person who can get along with a variety of clients? Do you have experience giving presentations, solving difficult problems, and navigating office politics? Are you comfortable taking on temporary assignments that could last weeks, months, or years depending on the client’s needs? If you answered “Yes” to each of these questions, you might be on your way to becoming an excellent consultant.

Some of the most well-known consulting firms in the United States are McKinsey & Company, Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, and Booz | Allen | Hamilton. The largest accountancy and professional services consulting firms in the United States are Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Ernst & Young, and KPMG. And of course, there are many smaller and more specialized consulting firms in each industry.

Read more at : What are Consulting Jobs? – FlexJobs.

Obama in Political Bind Over Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

The White House administration and Barack Obama should look for advice to influential / notable people in today’s society who started out as illegal immigrants but worked their way up to make something of themselves and became American citizens so that they can be looked up to by others who come to the states to make their own American dream come true. I think that more immigrants of the US who have now become citizens NEED TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE and lend their voices be heard ,their stories and life experiences be told to the people of America who were born here and don’t understand the difficulties of growing up in a foreign country without a penny to their name, the people need stories and someone needs to source the storytellers before immigration to America becomes a thing of the past which will hurt us all in the end since immigrants help power America and the businesses that we work in or do business with.

TIME

President Barack Obama asked Congress for $3.7 billion Tuesday to handle the thousands of child migrants on the southern border, and he’d like lawmakers to treat the emergency request as a simple matter of human compassion.

“Our hope and expectation consistent with the incoming we have received from both parties is that this will be treated as the urgent humanitarian situation that it is,” said a White House official who briefed reporters about the request.

But nothing is quite so simple in Washington these days. By sending the request to Congress, Republicans, who are outraged over Obama’s immigration policies, will now have an opportunity to express their fury in must-sign legislation, possibly attaching policy riders or demanding budget cuts elsewhere.

“The Appropriations Committee and other Members, including the working group on the border crisis led by Rep. Kay Granger, will review the White House proposal,” Michael Steel, a spokesman for…

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Resource for Advertising Agents : AdsWiki – Ad Network Listing, Reviews, Payment Proof & Advertising News

Check out the helpful tips and resources on AdsWiki page which is a great tool to utilize if you are in the advertising or marketing arena as well as if you are a small business owner looking for a guide to leveraging your website ads pace.

Here is the link to learn more: Help | AdsWiki – Ad Network Listing, Reviews, Payment Proof & Advertising News..