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I was going to devote this post to talking about iPhone apps that will change the Real Estate landscape., but I found many really great items to comment about. So with that, I reference the Joker and say “here………………weeeeee…………………………………GO!”
Zillo– Zillo is a game changer! Instead of having to call to get information on a home you are interested in, you can now use this app to simply look. In fact, you can put in an address and widow shop what is for sale in the area and what other homes are selling for. You don’t have to be sitting on that street to use the app. This makes selling, buying and browsing for real estate much easier. Not to mention you can make educated buys and know the right time to sell based on selling trends in your neighborhood.
I thought that the website, when it came out, would make the Real Estate agent more of facilitators of transactions. The app can virtually make you a short term real estate agent.
Microsoft has made no bones about their hot spots at the outset being in these buckets:
- Automobiles (car models, car manufacturers)
- Travel & Local (countries, cities, states, points of interest like stadiums and parks)
- People (celebrities, athletes, musicians, bands, politicians)
- Sports (NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB teams)
- Health (cancer, diet, over-the-counter and prescription drugs, symptoms, genetic and conditional disease, injury trauma)
- Entertainment (popular television shows, movies)
- Retail (certain electronics such as cameras, cell phones and optics products)
- Events (Oscars, Fourth of July, NASCAR, etc.)
I however loved how clean everything looks and how in-depth my search was. I would love to see a rating & review section for each search result.
Two questions, did they steal Google’s algorithm? What effect does Bing have on SEO optimization?
Google Wave: I sat down and watched the video and came away with this: Google Wave is a wiki on steroids that has the usability that traditional wiki’s have not had. Personally, I think wiki’s could have replaced a companies need to create a user manual for products. Let the users create it and download it upon purchase. Anyways, I digress…what’s your opinion?
Jeremiah Owyang– Went transparent and teed up the ability for anyone to tell him how he can improve. A great post! Now if every CEO would take his lead-we might now have any more GM bankruptcy’s on our hands!
That is it for now. Make it a great week!
Mzinga is one of the companies that I closely watch, in fact, they were in my recent Wave, which was started last summer, and performed well.
I’ve been hearing from multiple sources in a variety of folks that Mzinga is undergoing some changes. With the recent layoffs a few months ago, to apparently voluntary leave of the CMO this week, there are a lot of questions I have to ask.
Today alone, I’ve received over four direct messages or emails from individuals suggesting there is some difficulties. I’m being vague on purpose, as I’m not going to start rumors and I’m not going to speculate without first talking to the company.
Mzinga responded to my queries in public on Twitter, and we’re planning on speaking next Monday, one week from now. It’s interesting to note, that if I don’t hear from the company themselves, others will tell me, resulting in my asking questions in public.
Why this post? It’s my obligation to have my clients best interest in mind, and this is the fastest way for me to reach them, by using the tools where we’re already connected.
I strongly recommend that any Mzinga clients or prospects stall any additional movement till they brief me next Monday.
I promise to be fair and balanced in my coverage towards Mzinga –yet with the interest of buyers and brands foremost.
The following is my response on his blog:
- Journalism 101 tells you to never report based on rumors.
- Be objective and dont pass judgement!
- Verify! verify! verify!
- Listen to your inner-self! With success comes responsibility. Many years of hard work can be hurt if you don’t continue to think before you act. If something doesn’t feel right while you are writing it, then chances are you should not publish it.
In the end, Jeremiah will be fine! He is smart guy, a great person in fact, who had an error in judgement! We all have moments in life where we are humbled. Throw Jeremiah a mulligan on this one and don’t judge him. Let’s hope his rumors are not true!