Weekly Roundup

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Eight websites you need to stop building (via Gizmodo):

8 Websites You Need To Stop Building

There's been a lot of talk about cloud computing; here is an article that dumbs it down for the rest of us (via npr):

"Yesterday, Microsoft began selling a new version of its office software, and notably, it allows users to store documents on the Web rather than on their personal computers. This new feature is seen as an attempt to fend off Google, which has been encroaching on Microsoft territory with software that's free and based on the Web. With the move, Microsoft is going further into or onto -whichever you choose - the cloud. That's cloud computing, a trend that is rapidly transforming the way we work in the office and at home."

AgentGenius looks in to the implications of Tagwhat for real estate:

"We realized immediately the implications of Tagwhat in the real estate industry and have since spent some time talking to the folks that created the AR product and have learned a lot from them in preparation for their official launch today. First, we’d like to introduce you to how to use Tagwhat for real estate- you don’t have to call a developer to make an app for you, it’s already done and can even be branded."

Laws reveal that backup offers can still qualify for the first-time buyer tax credit (via Inman):

"Looking backwards, if you were in backup position to buy a home, and got into that position before April 30, does that qualify you for the homebuyer credit? The answer in any particular scenario depends heavily upon the language of the contract, which varies by state and even by city. But, in general, the answer is yes -- it is possible that a backup contract could qualify you for the first-time buyer credit: as long as it was actually executed by the seller on or before April 30."

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