Real Estate


Startup Vacasa Is Utilizing Machine Learning And AI To Determine Vacation Rental Pricing

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While Airbnb brought enormous attention to the short-term vacation rental space, more specialized players are now entering the industry, bringing differentiated offerings to a new trend in hospitality. As the amount of vacation rentals available flourishes, the trickiness in pricing rentals relevant to demand and the competition becomes more critical.


L.A. venture capitalists who missed Snapchat don't want to make the same mistake twice

Los Angeles Times

Elsewhere on the Web To separate himself from potential conflicts of interest, Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner plans to sell his stake in Internet service ratings firm WiredScore to Fifth Wall, the newly opened investment group that's focusing on real estate technology, according to the Wall Street Journal. SoxHub, a La Palma company that develops software to help businesses track compliance with financial regulations, received a total of $3.6 million from 13 investors in the last month, according to a regulatory filing. Santa Monica start-up TaskUs, which handles the customer service work for apps such as Uber and Tinder, has opened a call center in San Antonio, according to the San Antonio Business Journal. To separate himself from potential conflicts of interest, Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner plans to sell his stake in Internet service ratings firm WiredScore to Fifth Wall, the newly opened investment group that's focusing on real estate technology, according to the Wall Street Journal.


Machine Learning is Fun! – Adam Geitgey – Medium

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Machine learning is the idea that there are generic algorithms that can tell you something interesting about a set of data without you having to write any custom code specific to the problem. Instead of writing code, you feed data to the generic algorithm and it builds its own logic based on the data.


Rentberry's controversial property bid site expands in US

BBC News

How would you feel if, desperate for somewhere to live, you had to bid against other prospective renters?


This Real Estate Startup Is Exploiting Zillow And Airbnb's Blind Spot

Forbes

Revestor is a real estate search engine that lets users run investment calculations over live listings.


NewsFactor Tech News - Mobile Edition

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Fandango uses them to communicate with movie fans. Dominos offers them to help customers order pizza. And Nordstrom utilizes them to help shoppers customize gift ideas.


Google to bring artificial intelligence into daily life

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Artificial intelligence has been the secret sauce for some of the biggest technology companies. But technology giant Alphabet Inc.'s Google is betting big on'democratising' artificial intelligence and machine learning and making them available to everyone -- users, developers and enterprises.


The Importance of Location in Real Estate, Weather, and Machine Learning

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Real estate experts like to say that the three most important features of a property are: location, location, location! Likewise, weather events are highly location-dependent. We will see below how a similar perspective is also applicable to machine learning algorithms.


Property Management May Be The Next Frontier For AI

Forbes

In cities like San Francisco, New York and Boston, 60% of the residents are renters. And across the U.S., there has been unprecedented growth in rental demand. Nine million more households have become renters over the last 10 years -- the largest gain in housing history. Today, roughly 45 million families and households are tenants.