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New study shows evictions have led to 430,000 COVID-19 cases

Expiring eviction bans at the state level over the course of the coronavirus pandemic have led to hundreds of thousands of additional COVID-19 cases, according to new research announced on Friday.
Tags: Cdc, Data, Analysis, Public Health, Radio, Evictions, Landlords, North Carolina, Rentals, Ucla, Boston University, Johns Hopkins University, Wake Forest University, Markets & Economy, Renters, Stay At Home


Follow-Through Fuel

You’ve delivered an impactful message full of memorable visuals to an audience that was hanging on your every word. Great! What’s next? Remember that all good presentations reach their full potential with proper follow-through. Every company has its own ideas of what this looks like, and there are numerous factors that come into play. However, if you don’t have a follow-through strategy, today is the day to take a hard look at creating one. We’ve compiled a list of five different strategies to m...
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Accountability, Data, Presentation, Following, Speaking, Healthy Habits, Account Management, Presentation Design, Accountable, Follow Up, Touchpoint, Habit-forming, Presentation Habits, Measurable


We must keep Covid-19’s gains in education

COMMENT: The disaster regulations mandated zero-rating for some websites. Now it is time to expand this access The post We must keep Covid-19’s gains in education appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Data, Reading, Literacy, Zero-rating, Openaccess, Competition Commission, Top Six, Smart Start, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, COVID, Nal’ibali, National Disaster Regulations, Acorn Education


Comcast faces backlash over plan to charge customers up to $100 for going over a home-internet data limit rolling out to 14 new states

Comcast sign logo in the wall of a building at Universal Studios. Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images Comcast is planning on adding data caps to its home-internet plans, starting in January. In 14 states and the District of Columbia, customers with Xfinity internet plans that aren't unlimited will be constrained to 1.2 TB of data per month, or face overage charges.  Comcast has had data caps in other parts of the country since 2016. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: News, Internet, Trends, Data, Comcast, District Of Columbia, Wall Street Journal, Xfinity, Vermont, Universal Studios, Tb, Northeast, Public Citizen, Madden, Tech Insider, Roberto Machado Noa LightRocket


Title fraud cases surge 31% in Q3

In addition to title fraud, a new report by FundingShield also noted a 90 percent increase in state licensing issues between the second and third quarters of 2020.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Cyber Security, Cybercrime, Radio, Agent, Wire Fraud, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Markets & Economy, Select, Housing Wire, Cyber Risk, Mortgage Industry, Fidelity National Financial, CertifID, Thomas Cronkright


Searches for homes in urban areas up 200% from last year: Redfin

With the largest annual increase for searches in urban areas so far this year, new data from Redfin released Tuesday suggests Americans haven't given up on cities just yet.
Tags: Lifestyle, Data, Analysis, Radio, Seattle, Suburbs, Redfin, Rural, Inventory, Urban Areas, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, Home Sales, Pending Sales, City Living


Europe’s data strategy aims to tip the scales away from big tech

Google wants to organize the world’s information but European lawmakers are in a rush to organize the local digital sphere and make Europe “the most data-empowered continent in the world”, internal market commissioner Thierry Breton said today, setting out the thinking behind the bloc’s data strategy during a livestreamed discussion organized by the Brussels-based economic think tank, Bruegel. Rebalancing big data power dynamics to tip the scales away from big tech is another stated aim. Bret...
Tags: Google, Europe, Tech, Eu, Data, Policy, Ireland, Commission, Brussels, Max Schrems, Gdpr, DGA, DMA, Breton, DSA, Thierry-breton


Africa study finds three million new genetic variations

The findings have wide relevance, from learning more about African history and migration to specific variants of people’s health The post Africa study finds three million new genetic variations appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Opinion, Africa, Data, Migration, Genome, Disease, Survival, Openaccess, Traits, Ethnolinguistic, Genetic Variation, H3Africa, Human Heredity and Health consortium


Beyond the headlines: Median prices up 15.5% from last year

Looking for a little clarity on this week's news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner runs through NAR's October existing-home sales report and the uptick in price growth and sales.
Tags: Video, Housing, Opinion, Housing Market, Data, Analysis, Radio, Columns, Affordable Housing, NAR, Windermere Real Estate, Markets & Economy, Select, Matthew Gardner, COVID-19, President-elect Joe Biden


Airbnb exec resigned over data sharing with China

An Airbnb executive resigned after only six months on the job after taking issue with the company's data sharing practices in China.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, China, Data, Radio, Airbnb, The Wall Street Journal, Rentals, Brian Chesky, Robert Mueller, Nathan Blecharczyk, News Brief, Airdna, President Donald Trump, Nick Papas


Low inventory and rising prices to continue in 2021: Homesnap

Based on an analysis of data from 2018 through 2020, Homesnap predicts homebuying demand will remain hot and inventory will continue to decline in 2021 — unless sellers can be enticed by rising prices and enter the market.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Radio, Predictive Analytics, Homebuying, Markets & Economy, Select, Home Prices, 2021, Homesnap, CoStar Group, Low Inventory, Competitive Market, Homebuyer Demand, Homeselling, Guy Wolcott


The 2 best days to buy a home are right around the corner

Attom Data Solutions examined 27 million single-family and condo sales over the past seven years and calculated the premium or discount paid on any given calendar day.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Radio, Tennessee, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Delaware, Homebuying, Best Time To Buy, Market value, Markets & Economy, ATTOM Data Solutions, Coronavirus Pandemic, Best Time To Buy A Home


Golf Tee Test

2020 Golf Tee Test Is there really such thing as a better golf tee? Tee companies have been telling golfers for years that they can add distance and accuracy to your game. So, to see if there is anything to these bold claims, we put them to the test. We put 4 tees to a head-to-head test. We tested the 4 Yards More, FlightPath, Martini and the standard wooden tee. For the better part of a century, the fundamental design of the golf tee has remained largely unchanged. A peg, a platform and, well,...
Tags: Sport, Data, Lab, Golf, Martini, MyGolfSpy, MyGolfSpy Labs, FlightPath Martini, Yorktown Va Ball


Wholesale Reverse Mortgage Segment Outperforms Retail in September

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements fell by 1.9% in the month of September 2020, for a total of 3,923 loans according to the latest HECM Originators report from Reverse Market Insight (RMI). The fall comes in the midst of generally heightened reverse mortgage industry activity that has been taking place over the past few months as the economic impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues. The very slight volume reduction was primarily led by the retail endorsement seg...
Tags: Featured, Finance, Data, FAR, HECM, RMI, American Advisors Group, AAG, American Advisors Group AAG, One Reverse Mortgage, John Lunde, Finance of America Reverse, RMF, Open Mortgage, Finance of America Reverse FAR, Reverse Market Insight


How to turn off cellular data on an Android device in 3 ways and avoid hitting your data limit

Turning off cellular data can be helpful when you're traveling and want to prevent extra fees. South_agency/Getty Images You can turn off cellular data on an Android device to avoid hitting your data cap. You can swipe down from the top of the screen and disable cellular data with a single tap. If you prefer, you can disable data for specific apps, such as streaming video apps that use a lot of data.   Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Thanks to the ubiq...
Tags: Android, Samsung, Trends, Data, Wifi, Data Caps, Cellular Data, Wi Fi, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Airplane Mode, Tiktok, TAP Network, HBO Max, Product Card, BI-freelancer


You Ask, I Answer: Adopting Data-Driven Marketing Strategy?

Kait asks, “How do you suggest to go about to creating a data-driven strategy standard and breaking the “because we’ve always done it this way” mentality?” Strategy is always a sale. Every sale has to answer the question, “What’s in it for me?” for the buyer. Not what’s best for the company, for the organization, […]
Tags: Marketing, Strategy, Seo, Data, Data Science, KAIT, Marketing Data Science


Apple and Facebook are at each other's throats over who exploits user data more

Apple CEO Tim Cook (left) and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. AP; Francois Mori/AP In a letter to pro-privacy nonprofits on Thursday, Apple accused Facebook of collecting "as much data as possible" while showing a "disregard for user privacy." Facebook shot back saying Apple is abusing its dominance to "self-preference their own data collection." Apple's letter was defending the delayed rollout of a privacy feature that will require users to opt in to being followed by ad-trackers on apps. F...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy, Advertising, US, Trends, Data, Tim Cook, Human Rights Watch, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Tech Insider, Bloomberg Facebook, Francois Mori, Jeffrey Paul, Isobel Asher Hamilton


IBuyer market share set to drop by half in 2020: DelPrete

From a transaction volume standpoint, the pandemic of 2020 was not kind to iBuyers. Overall volumes and market share are set to drop by 50 percent compared to 2019, a reflection of the iBuyer business model coming to a complete standstill followed by a slow recovery.
Tags: Analysis, Data, Opinion, Select, Teams, Ibuyers, Ibuying, Mike Delprete, Opendoor, Transaction Volume, Zillow Offers


Existing-home sales continue to rise for fifth consecutive month: NAR

Existing-home sales in October 2020 were up 4.3 percent from the previous month, and up 26.6 percent from one year ago, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Radio, Agent, Mortgage Rates, Inventory, NAR, Lawrence Yun, Markets & Economy, Select, Realtor.com, Home Prices, Danielle Hale, National Association of Realtors (NAR, Nar Existing Home Sales, Median Home Prices


Home sales experienced record gains in October: Redfin

Home sales shot up 24 percent in October from the previous year on a seasonally adjusted basis, the largest increase since Redfin began tracking the data in 2012.
Tags: New York City, San Francisco, Data, Analysis, Radio, Agent, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Newark, Kansas City, Memphis, Redfin, Honolulu, Allentown, Elgin, New Haven


Low interest rates spur new high for mortgage originations

During the third quarter of 2020, 3.25 million mortgages were originated on residential properties, the highest level this figure has reached in 13 years.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Radio, Mortgage, Baltimore, Ann Arbor, Savannah, Springfield, Cedar Rapids, Sioux Falls, Visalia, Laredo, VA loans, Markets & Economy, Down Payment, ATTOM Data Solutions


Do protests play a role in where Americans want to live? Maybe

New data from Redfin suggests protests have had a modest impact on where people want to live, with 30 percent surveyed saying unrest has made them reconsider where they want to live.
Tags: Minneapolis, Lifestyle, Joe Biden, Data, Analysis, Radio, Protests, Agent, Redfin, Kenosha, Urban Areas, Relocation, Urban Living, Markets & Economy, Select, Racial Injustice


People keep moving to areas most at risk of wildfire: ClimateCheck

Six of the areas most at risk of wildfire are among the fastest-growing counties in the country, according to an analysis by ClimateCheck.
Tags: Climate Change, Lifestyle, Sacramento, Data, Analysis, Radio, Wildfires, Salt Lake City, Affordability, Population Growth, Zoning, Brad Inman, Markets & Economy, Skylar Olsen, Climate Risk Factors, Climatecheck


Why are telehealth companies treating healthcare like the gig economy?

Oliver Kharraz, MD Contributor Share on Twitter Oliver Kharraz, MD is the CEO and founder of Zocdoc, a digital healthcare marketplace for in-person or virtual care. Telehealth has taken off. Spurred by the pandemic, many doctors in the U.S. now offer online appointments, and many patients are familiar with getting live medical advice over the internet. Given the obvious benefits, many experts have concluded that telehealth is ...
Tags: Health, Startups, Column, Opinion, Tech, Data, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Telemedicine, Gig Economy, Zocdoc, Medicaid Services, Center for Medicare, Physician, Oliver Kharraz, Telehealth


FHA: Reverse Mortgage Performance Improves as Data Shows Borrower Preferences Change

The Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program has seen a general increase in activity over the course of fiscal year 2020, though some of that increase can be attributed to higher levels of refinance transactions and unique components of the mortgage market observed during the COVID-19 pandemic. A longer view also shows some interesting shifts in borrower preferences concerning the type of product being used, and what borrowers choose for their rate type. This is according to Dr. Joshua ...
Tags: Featured, Congress, Finance, America, Data, Hud, Miller, FHA, Federal Housing Administration, MMI, HECM, NRMLA, Joshua Miller, Dana Wade, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Single Family Housing


Gretel announces $12M Series A to make it easier to anonymize data

As companies work with data, one of the big obstacles they face is making sure they are not exposing personally identifiable information (PII) or other sensitive data. It usually requires a painstaking manual effort to strip out that data. Gretel, an early stage startup, wants to change that by making it faster and easier to anonymize data sets. Today the company announced a $12 million Series A led by Greylock. The company has now raised $15.5 million. Gretel founder and CEO Alex Watson says th...
Tags: Startups, Open Source, Enterprise, Developer, Funding, Tech, Data, Gm, Aws, Watson, Greylock, Gretel, Sridhar Ramaswamy, Ramaswamy, Recent Funding, Alex Watson


Beyond the headlines: How will the housing market fare under Biden?

Looking for a little clarity on this week's news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner looks at proposed changes that will likely impact housing. However, for a more detailed analysis, the picture needs to become a lot clearer.
Tags: Video, Housing, Opinion, Housing Market, Data, Analysis, Radio, Biden, Columns, Affordable Housing, Windermere Real Estate, Markets & Economy, Select, Matthew Gardner, COVID-19, President-elect Joe Biden


How to wipe a computer if you want to sell it or give it a fresh start

The process of wiping your PC is quite different from wiping a Mac — here's how to do both. Yagi Studio/Getty Images You can wipe a computer's hard drive and return it to its factory conditions with just a few clicks.  If you are not keeping the PC, you should be sure it's impossible to recover any old data from the solid-state drive by encrypting the data.  When you reset your PC, be sure to choose the option to remove everything.   Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for ...
Tags: Mac, Windows, Trends, Data, Pc, Windows 10, Ssd, Hdd, Dave Johnson, Microsoft Store, Tech Insider, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


MoxiWorks predicts home sales to reach 490K in November, 519K in December

Back in October, the company launched its Home Sales Predictor and has now released U.S. home sales forecasts for November and December.
Tags: Technology, Remote Work, Data, Analysis, Radio, Millennials, Predictions, Generation Z, Markets & Economy, Home Sales, MoxiWorks, Low Inventory, York Baur, MoxiPresent, Low Interest Rates, Home Sales Activity


Google is killing unlimited free storage for Photos, Docs, and Drive — but Pixel owners get an exemption

CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the presentation of new Google hardware in San Francisco. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach Google is rolling back its free cloud services. Starting June 1 2021, Google will cap the amount of free photos and documents that users of its cloud services can upload. From that date, photos and videos will count towards each Google account's free 15 GB of storage. This will also apply to documents uploaded via Google Drive. Photos uploaded from Google's own Pixel phones are...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, San Francisco, Trends, Data, Google Photos, Sundar Pichai, Tech Insider, Gmail Drive, Google Account Google, Isobel Asher Hamilton, REUTERS Beck Diefenbach Google, Google Drive Photos