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Amazon Continues Its Takeover of Everything, Everywhere

With the news that Amazon’s market cap blew past Microsoft’s for the first time Wednesday, the world’s newly-minted third-largest company is continuing its Mammon-like quest to become the only business. The news came alongside news from across the far reaches of the retailer’s sprawling empire demonstrating just how many pies it has fingers in. Spoiler: …

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6 crazy Amazon ideas that will (probably) never see the light of day

We’ve talked a lot about Amazon recently in light of its ongoing disruption of the retail vertical. As the online giant continues to eat brick-and-mortar sales, its decisions as a business are having an oversized effect on commercial real estate. What we’ve been shamefully neglectful of is Amazon’s penchant for hoarding ridiculous, absurd, and downright …

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How virtual reality is already changing commercial real estate

It’s not you; virtual reality is just in a weird place right now. After decades of attention in novels, think pieces, and decidedly 2D science fiction movies, virtual reality is suddenly and bewilderingly real, and yet it sometimes feels like nobody noticed. In commercial real estate, though, someone is noticing, and it is already having an …

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Answering IoT challenges in commercial real estate with the blockchain

This blog post draws on research Aquicore conducted for its 2017 whitepaper CRE Tech Horizons: Infrastructure.  — As the internet continues its inexorable takeover of every aspect of our daily lives, more and more devices are being connected to it. We call this trend, which networks refrigerators, HVAC systems, and water meters alike, the ‘internet …

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