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Brad Inman: ‘It is hard to imagine heaven while living through hell’

During his opening remarks Tuesday at Connect Now, Brad Inman called for a new approach on the current strife real estate agents face and how the industry can make a difference.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Radio, Brad Inman, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Connect Now

Silicon Valley can fight systemic racism by supporting Black-owned businesses

Will Walker Contributor Will Walker is a JD candidate at Harvard Law School, and a contributing author to "Incomprehensible!: A Study of How Our Legal System Encourages Incomprehensibility, Why It Matters and What We Can Do About It". As the United States sees its second week of large-scale protests against police brutality, it’s painfully clear that the country’s racial divide requires significant short- and long-term action. But most of these calls for change ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Food, Facebook, Ecommerce, Column, Twitter, Opinion, Tech, Diversity, E-commerce, United States, Silicon Valley, Discrimination, Yelp, Black

Big tech should create a national service program to make the US more united

Kevin Frazier Contributor Share on Twitter Kevin Frazier, a Masters of Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School and JD candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Law, uses his spare time to advocate for better government. More posts by this contributor COVID-19 shows we need Universal Basic Internet now Facebook posts and tweets won’t sew the tears in our social fabric. Zoom meetings will simi...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Column, California, Opinion, Government, US, America, Policy, Silicon Valley, Philanthropy, Federal Government, Trump, Asc

‘Let your concerns be your call to action’: Bright MLS CTO

In real estate, we have more power than most other sectors to create communities and opportunities for ourselves and our neighbors to have discussions, “walk the talk,” and be the positive change that leads to togetherness and overcomes divisiveness. Read more of Bright MLS CTO Frank Major's letter here.
Tags: Opinion, Race, Radio, Agent, Racial, Racial Inequality, Bright MLS, MLS & Associations, Frank Major, George Floyd

Big Tech had a chance to take major steps against systemic racism, but it failed

Action, not statements, are required of Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and the like
Tags: Opinion, Trends, Big Tech, Amazon Facebook Apple

Cartoon: Carlos on #BlackLivesMatter

Justice is yet to be served in the US The post Cartoon: Carlos on #BlackLivesMatter appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, US, Cartoons, Carlos

Real Vision is the real deal for one-stop listing marketing

The Toronto-based photography and 3D tour provider puts a very slick, all-inclusive spin on getting everything you need to visually market listings — at an affordable price.
Tags: Technology, Opinion, Marketing, Toronto, Radio, Select, Virtual Tours, Real Estate Photography, Real Vision, Tech Reviews, 3d Tours, Listing Marketing, Interactive Floorplans, Listing Services, Photography Services, Virtual Reality Tours

The Real Word: Should agents worry about Offerpad’s new service?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they discuss why buyers should have representation with new construction and The Broke Agent’s winning meme templates.
Tags: Opinion, Service, Radio, Agent, Nicole White, Brokerage, Select, Offerpad, Byron Lazine, The Real Word, Meme Templates, Marketeer of the week, Buyer Representation

Mary Nichols’ air ball: John Phillips

Former Windy City Mayor Rahm Emmanuel once famously said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that — it’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” Think of it as the Chicago version of Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign. Unsurprisingly, it’s a message that many in the political world took to heart. Most recently, this mantra was put into practice by the chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols. Nichols, who bills herself...
Tags: Minnesota, California, Opinion, Sacramento, Nike, Sport, Joe Biden, Chicago, Soccer, Sacramento County, Epa, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nichols, John Phillips, Mary, Cooper

Joe Biden draws justified backlash over his support for AB5

At least 40 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits since the start of the pandemic. You’d expect politicians who champion workers’ rights — including former Vice President Joe Biden — to oppose measures that would limit Americans’ opportunities to support themselves and their families. You’d be wrong. Biden has aligned with his labor union backers in support of a new California law that is robbing countless individuals from earning a middle-class income. Americans historically have ha...
Tags: California, Opinion, Washington, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, New York Times, Oakland, Biden, Teamsters, San Francisco Chronicle, Gonzalez, Barbara Boxer, Mary Nichols, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez

Don’t take the bait, Dr Killjoy

I’m going fishing on Friday. Watch the sun rise, smoke a spliff, tangle a line in the sea. Unless NDZ is tempted to do a level U-turn The post Don’t take the bait, Dr Killjoy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Fishing, Cabinet, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Lockdown, Killjoy, Coronavirus, COVID-19, National Command Council, Lockdown Regulations

Women farmworkers call for labour centres to be opened

Many womxn who live and work on farms have suffered immensely during the Covid-19 lockdown The post Women farmworkers call for labour centres to be opened appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Labour, De Doorns, Lockdown, Thulas Nxesi, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, Unemployment Insurance Fund, COVID-19, Women’s Legal Centre, Elsa Lambrecht, Megan Barber, Women Farmworkers, Women on Farms Project

Right of Reply: M&G chose ‘good story’ over truth — Buthelezi

Mangosuthu Buthelezi says the Ingonyama Trust was not created in a secret deal to ensure his participation in the 1994 election The post Right of Reply: M&G chose ‘good story’ over truth — Buthelezi appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Fw De Klerk, Buthelezi, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Ingonyama Trust, Ingonyama Trust Board, South Africa (country, Ingonyama Trust Act, Right Of Reply

Why you should worry about data transparency

Kevin Walkup Contributor Share on Twitter Kevin Walkup is President and COO of Harmonate, a data-services firm serving private funds. More posts by this contributor Louis Bacon’s sunset ride may foretell ‘mechanized future’ of data-driven investing In the world of business and finance, the question on everyone’s mind is whether COVID-19 is going to lead to permanent changes in the economy. Will lockdo...
Tags: Column, Technology, Hardware, Opinion, Finance, Social Media, Tech, Bloomberg, Intel, Ibm, Microprocessor, Walker, Louis Bacon, Neuberger Berman, George Walker, Coronavirus

Apple TV Plus, Other New Streamers Are Looking to Crash the Emmys Party (Column)

As the streaming wars have been consumed this spring by the launches of HBO Max and Quibi — with Peacock still to come — another new entrant, Apple TV Plus, recently found reason to celebrate on the awards front. The Daytime Emmy nominations were finally announced last month by the National Academy of Television Arts […]
Tags: Apple, Opinion, Columns, Emmys, Peacock, National Academy of Television Arts, Quibi, Disney Plus, In the Running, HBO Max, Apple plus tv

Sacramento’s latest bid to undercut legislative transparency

Four years ago, despite fierce opposition from Democratic politicians, California voters passed Proposition 54, a constitutional amendment requiring the Legislature to be more transparent. Nearly two-thirds of the state’s voters backed Proposition 54, which requires final versions of legislative bills to be in print and online at least 72 hours before final votes. It also requires the Legislature to make audiovisual recordings of its meetings and place them online within 24 hours. It was aimed a...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, House Of Representatives, Gavin Newsom, Democratic, Capitol, Legislature, San Mateo, State Capitol, California Legislature, Dan Walters

It’s time to break your silence on racial injustice

Each and every one of us can change the trajectory of racial inequality in America for good. Here's why you need to do your part in spreading the word of racial equality and show up for racial justice every day. 
Tags: Opinion, America, Service, Radio, Agent, Satire, Black Lives Matter, Racial Equality, Racial Justice, Jeff Glover, 13TH, Code Switch

If you want police reform, you have to rein in police unions: Will Swaim

Seeing President Trump’s ham-fisted response to protests and riots this week, some Americans might reasonably feel nostalgia for Barack Obama’s oratorical skill and cool presentation. But Mr. Obama’s call on Monday for police reform should bring them back harshly to the fact of the former president’s lack of substance. Writing on Medium, Mr. Obama urged voters to get involved in local politics because, he said, “It’s mayors and county executives that appoint most police chiefs and negotiate coll...
Tags: Minneapolis, Obama, California, Opinion, US, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Union, Orange County, Booker, Iglesias, Trump, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana

Keep state out of property lease contracts

Like a game of Jenga, the state government is pulling away the blocks that keep the economy standing and counting on the declining number of blocks in the stack to hang on and maintain stability. At some point, a collapse ends the game. Senate Bill 939 might be the final move. The bill by Sens. Scott Weiner, D-San Francisco, and Lena Gonzalez, D-Long Beach, sets aside commercial leases and makes new rules that allow businesses to stop paying the rent they owe to the owners of shopping centers an...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Bill, Lena Gonzalez, Sens Scott Weiner

The high cost of rogue police officers’ misconduct

In times like these, is it insensitive to try to put a price on police violence against civilians in America? Not really. It’s not the main thing, surely. The main thing is to reform policing practices so that citizens stop getting killed by the people they have hired to protect them. (As an aside, how about police also stop shooting plastic bullets at journalists while they are clearly doing their jobs by covering civil unrest?) But in the end, every human action is part of the marketplace. And...
Tags: Minneapolis, Opinion, Uncategorized, America, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, New Orleans, Cleveland, Marc Morial, MORIAL, Long Beach Business Journal, George Floyd

Why Cannes’ Canceled Lineup Still Holds Impact (Opinion)

Film festivals are indefinitely on hold, canceled so long as the global coronavirus outbreak makes it unsafe to hold mass gatherings — especially those that bring together guests from different corners of the world. And yet, the lineups keep coming, even though the programmers know their festivals won’t be happening this year. Case in point is […]
Tags: Opinion, Festivals, Toronto Film Festival, Cannes film festival, Venice Film Festival, The French Dispatch, Coronavirus

3D tours are hard to navigate? Not in my experience

In an interview with Zillow's Rich Barton, Brad Inman said he found 3D home tours difficult to navigate. The market availability of them suggest they've never been easier and are only getting better.
Tags: Technology, Opinion, Marketing, Radio, Zillow, Matterport, Brad Inman, Select, Rich Barton, Realvision, Eyespy360, iGUIDE, 3d Tours, Boxbrownie, Virtual Open Houses, Connect Now

University entrepreneurship — without the university

Eric Tarczynski Contributor Share on Twitter Eric Tarczynski is the Managing Partner at Contrary, a network-driven venture firm backed by founders from Facebook, Tesla, and many others. Across the country, university campuses are in limbo. The California State University system has committed to online classes in Fall 2020. Northeastern University is reopening as normal. UT Austin is taking a hybrid approach: in-person classes ...
Tags: Facebook, Column, Y Combinator, Education, Microsoft, Opinion, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Tech, Harvard, Higher Education, Dartmouth, Reddit, Edtech, Malwarebytes, Steve Huffman

Police brutality and riots are wrong and unjust: John Stossel

“No justice, no peace!” they shout. Then they break windows. It makes me furious. But then I watch the video of the Minneapolis cop kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, while Floyd repeatedly says, “I can’t breathe,” and three other officers just watch. Then I see the video of the woman in Central Park calling 911, claiming, “An African-American man is threatening me!” But that was a racist lie. Christian Cooper just asked her to leash her dog. We’re supposed to leash our dogs in that section of Cen...
Tags: Minneapolis, Opinion, America, Sport, Soccer, New Yorker, Gavin Newsom, Central Park, Malcolm X, Mercedes Benz, Floyd, Fabian, John Stossel, Pete Wilson, George Will, Ron Hart

Gavin Newsom channels Pete Wilson

As the crises cascade one upon the other — pandemic, economic decline and racial conflict — Democrat Gavin Newsom’s governorship bears an increasingly eerie resemblance to that of Republican Pete Wilson three decades earlier. Both entered the office with ambitious plans for transforming government. Wilson, a former mayor of San Diego, gave up a seat in the U.S. Senate because he wanted to be a Tory reformer in the mold of Earl Warren with “preventive government” — identifying and dealing with bu...
Tags: Minneapolis, California, Opinion, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Duke, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Wilson, U S Senate, Capitol, National Guard, Dan Walters

What Queer Theater Trailblazers Larry Kramer, Terrence McNally and Mart Crowley Gave Us & What We Owe to Them

Mart Crowley and Larry Kramer were born eight weeks apart in 1935. Terrence McNally, fashionably late, was born three years later. All three redefined American theater and ushered in the first wave of mainstream queer theatrical expression. All three died 12 weeks apart this spring, dealing a painful blow to the theater community, which was […]
Tags: Opinion, Columns, Larry Kramer, Terrence McNally, Mart Crowley, Power of Pride, Larry Kramer Terrence McNally

Reflecting Diverse Voices Starts in the Newsroom (Column)

On Sunday morning, I led a videoconference with our editorial team to brainstorm ideas and map a strategy for our continuing coverage of the outrage and protests sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd. The unarmed black man died after a white Minneapolis police officer jammed his knee into his neck and held […]
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Opinion, George Floyd, Black Lives Matter Protests

A brief history of anti-black violence in China

The recent news of evictions and mistreatment of African students in China during the Covid-19 pandemic is rooted in a history of violence and discrimination The post A brief history of anti-black violence in China appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Ebola, Opinion, China, Racism, United States, Liberia, Violence, Wuhan, Benin, Chinese Government, Guangzhou, Michael J Sullivan, Top Six, Anti-black violence, Phillip Snow

Eusebius McKaiser: Two important lessons to learn about racists

The racially intolerant act to keep black people in “their place”, some even while claiming they're allies The post Eusebius McKaiser: Two important lessons to learn about racists appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Racism, Hillary Clinton, Openaccess, University of Cape Town, Bigotry, Anti Black Racism, Eusebius McKaiser, Mamokgethi Phakeng, South Africa (country, The Editors Picks

Time to Listen and Learn

We are deeply shaken by recent events. We are at a loss, beyond reflecting on how we can be better. Where do we even begin?  The ski community is a predominantly homogeneous population – be it the Nordic origins of the sport, the socioeconomic and geographic barriers to entry, or a myriad of other factors. Here at FasterSkier, we have an all-white staff. The World Cup skiers whose accomplishments we highlight are almost exclusively white. We do not support acts of racism or violence. How...
Tags: News, Opinion, Sport, Skiing, Gavin Kentch, FasterSkier Opinion