Learn about the IoT from a ninja cat & unicorn & much more in Five for Wednesday


In this edition of Five for Wednesday, the term ‘potporri’ is an understatement. Learn about how to improve customer feedback with email and a service to help you and your neighbors save money on services. Plus, let a ninja cat help you understand the Internet of Things.

  1. SmartThings has a great blog post that explains what the Internet of Things is and what it means for you. A fire-breathing unicorn ridden by a ninja cat are your guides. Very funny and easy to understand.
  2. TNW has a great ‘hack’ for gathering positive feedback from your clients all by using email autoresponders. The example isn’t real estate specific, but I think you’ll quickly see how it can apply.
  3. Los Angeles is becoming the first city in the world to install a smart street lighting system. It will make it simple for them to understand how light it being used and control the lights more intelligently.
  4. The American Genius profiles a company called Loq-ly which helps neighbors collaboratively purchase neighborhood services. Loq-ly is currently serving New York City, but it provides an interesting serivce model. By knowing that a group of people in a specific area need the same services, these companies can do intelligent dispatches that save time and money.
  5. Finally, if you’re a fan of Android Wear smart devices & have an iPhone, according to The Verge you should be able to connect the two soon. Google announced it’s working on an app to unite the two.

That’s it for this week…did we miss anything? Let us know @crtweet #54W.

Chad Curry

Managing Director for the Center for REALTOR® Technology. Working to improve the value proposition to our members through our web properties and mobile space.

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