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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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5 exciting things happening in the microgrid world

It might be that 2017 goes down as the year of the microgrid, at least among the admittedly small cohort of technologists and professionals focused on energy procurement and building operations. We wrote about microgrids earlier this year, and since then it has become clear that exciting things are happening in this nascent industry. Microgrid …

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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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How autonomous vehicles could change the face of commercial real estate

Photo Credit: Grendelkhan This blog post draws on research Aquicore conducted for its 2017 whitepaper CRE Tech Horizons: Infrastructure.  — Among the technical marvels that are appearing on the horizon right now, perhaps none has been discussed and written about as breathlessly as the self-driving car. There is a little more room for skepticism than some …

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