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Facebook: Oculus Continues To Cause Doubt About VR

Oculus slashed pricing for its gear and it may not be a good sign.<p>With the virtual reality market estimated to be $30B by 2020 the last thing I’d …

Virtual Reality

Virtual-Reality Porn Is Killing Boners

As virtual-reality headsets make their way into the mainstream, a new wave of VR pornography allows viewers to embody porn stars while they have sex …

Virtual Reality

Snapchat Investors Found Their Golden Goose in a Field of Turkeys

Question hanging over Snap Inc.: Will it sputter like Twitter, or soar to new heights as next media giant?<p>Snap Inc., parent company of Snapchat, begins life as a publicly traded company at a moment when prospects for young social-media startups aren’t looking so bright.<p>Not only are social media …

Investing

Google Goes Mobile-First, Cracks Down on Invasive Popups

In August 2016, Google announced two upcoming updates that would affect how they rank sites: mobile sites would now be indexed, leaving behind …

Twitter 101 for Authors: Hashtags, Do's & Don'ts

We've covered Twitter before because it's a go-to social media network for many writers. Here we present Twitter 101 to help ensure you're on top of …

Social Media

The top deals in New York real estate

Nominations are in for the “Real Estate Oscars” — and no screw-ups are expected with the envelopes.<p>Four sales, eight leases and two financing deals …

The UK's biggest commercial real estate company is making its buildings greener

Commercial real estate giant Land Securities has announced its plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its buildings by 80 percent by 2050 have …

Real Estate

High Yield Stock Pays 10%, Strong Dividend Coverage Stats, Dividend Upside

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance still looks like a good deal for income investors.<p>This is largely because of the company's robust dividend …

Investing

Blackstone, GIC top global real estate investors in India

<b>Bengaluru:</b> Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte. Ltd and private equity firm Blackstone Group Lp have emerged as the two top global investors in …

Crowdfunding the skyscraper

Can a new model for real estate investment help spread the wealth?<p>The commercial real estate developer Rodrigo Niño has a problem with commercial real estate development. The immense amount of wealth it generates, he argues, falls into the hands of too few people. People like him.<p>Niño’s sitting in …

Amazon settles on Back Bay for expansion into Boston

After years building a large presence near Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Amazon.com Inc. is planting its flag in Boston.<p>The Seattle …

Real Estate

Sam Zell Sees Surge in Supply of NYC Real Estate

Sam Zell, founder and chairman at Equity Group Investments, discusses opportunities in the New York real estate market. He speaks on "Bloomberg …

Commercial real estate transactions

Sales<p><b>B&B Family Partnership</b> has purchased a 37,796-square-foot office and retail building 3201 Airport Freeway in Bedford from Aberfeldy Properties …

Investor buys Arlington's high-rise Hilton Hotel

One of the largest hotels in Arlington has changed hands.<p>The 308-room Hilton Hotel Arlington has been purchased by Los Angeles-based investor OCG Inc.<p>…

Google to take over former gym space from Tableau as it continues to grow in Seattle

Google’s massive new campus in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood is still a few years out, but that hasn’t stopped the search giant from …

J.C. Penney to close up to 140 stores

J.C. Penney said Friday that it plans to shutter 130 to 140 stores in the next several months, adding to a wave of big-name store closures that together promise to leave gaping holes at American shopping centers.<p>Macy’s recently began efforts to close 100 stores, and Sears announced in January that …

J.C. Penney

A Steady Economy Should Support Commercial Real Estate In 2017, Report Says

The commercial real estate market should remain steady in 2017 as demand grows in smaller markets, according to the quarterly forecast from the National Association of Realtors.<p>The report predicts national office vacancy rates will fall 110 basis points to 12.1% this year, pushed down by more …

Real Estate

Don’t disbelieve the hype: VR hardware sales expected to hit $3.6 billion this year

Virtual reality isn’t yet fully mainstream, and during Facebook’s recent fourth-quarter earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg urged investors to be patient with the technology’s growth to profitability. But according to SuperData Research, it’s certainly increased compared to last year.<p>In a report …

$3 million financing round led by Andreessen Horowitz

Bigscreen was created in 2014 and released in 2016. Since the beginning, we wanted to focus on building useful tools that enable productivity, …

First Look at IMAX's VR Experience Centre

Ready for a VR experience? IMAX will direct you to your pod and VR headset.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Facebook’s VR Company Is Facing A Total Shutdown

Recently, Oculus, a company Facebook acquired for $2 billion almost three years ago, has turned out to be more trouble than it’s worth. Oculus lost a major lawsuit worth half a billion dollars to video game publisher ZeniMax, owner of <i>Fallout</i> and <i>Skyrim</i> developer Bethesda Softworks, with the court …

Machine Perception

Links to AMP content are showing up outside of search results

With several popular distribution apps now linking to Accelerated Mobile Page (AMP) content, columnist Barb Palser notes that the format is taking …

Fish

10 Content Marketing Best Practices from Top Brands

When it comes to content marketing, there are some universal best practices. Whether you’re a B2B or B2C brand, those tactics will set you up for …

Marketing

3 Mobile Marketing Trends Heating Up in 2017

Your brand’s digital media site is flourishing: you’re seeing tons of page views, getting great lift from partnerships, and can regularly expect a …

Ultimate Step By Step Guide To Catchy Headlines

According to Copyblogger:<p><b>On average, 8 out of 10 people will read headline copy, but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest. This is the secret to the</b> …

Marketing

Google ditches 30-second unskippable ads on YouTube

Google will no longer force YouTube viewer to watch 30-second unskippable ads, saying that as of 2018 the ad product will be ditched.<p>However, the …

The Easiest Way To Get More Search Traffic

Traffic is the oxygen of the internet. It might not be the only thing you’ll require for a successful website, but it’s definitely one of them.<p>Getting traffic comes down to two options: Buy it or attract it.<p>Buying traffic means advertising – pay per click, display, mobile, native. Attracting …

Marketing

The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media Research [Infographic]

Smart marketers know that marketplace insight is one of the most valuable benefits of social media. But knowing about social media research and …

Public Relations

Best of the week: Publishers tell people to pay up

Publishing is in the throes of a backlash, a rejection of the scale model that’s premised on amassing giant audience numbers and then making money …

Mobile First World: Marketers Must Make the Leap Now

As marketers, the only survival strategy we have is toThe post Mobile First World: Marketers Must Make the Leap Now appeared first on iamwire.

Marketing