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  • Fannie Mae names two additions to its board of directors

    Welcomes Google Assistant Treasurer Karin Kimbrough and Coinbase legal pro Brian Brooks
    Fannie Mae has announced the appointment of Karin Kimbrough and Brian Brooks to its board of directors, two heavy-hitters with legit banking, tech and legal expertise. Kimbrough works as assistant treasurer for Google, while Brooks is chief legal officer at Coinbase Capital.
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  • Google reveals plans to invest $13 billion in real estate across U.S.

    Will create more than 10,000 new construction jobs as it builds data centers and offices
    Google announced plans Wednesday to invest $13 billion in real estate across the U.S. in the coming year to build data centers and offices. In a blog post authored by Google CEO Sundar Pichai, the company announced its plans to grow in 2019, which includes expanding into 14 states, bringing its total footprint to 24 states.
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  • Fannie Mae: Tech companies threaten to edge banks out of the mortgage market

    "Now is the time for banks to step up their digital game"
    In the era of the digital mortgage, banks are facing increased competition from big tech companies looking to flex their muscles in the financial services realm, and they may need to invest more deeply in tech to stay on top. According to a blog from Fannie Mae, banks need to "step up their digital game" and figure out how to streamline financial tasks to enhance the customer experience before big tech beats them to it.
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  • Google spends $1 billion on California real estate

    Drops serious cash to expand its Mountainview headquarters
    Looks like Amazon is not the only tech giant gobbling up real estate to facilitate its expansion. Google's parent company just inked a $1 billion deal for a 51.8 acre business park near its Mountainview, California, headquarters, making another move in its ongoing property grab in both California and New York.
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  • MBA Annual Alert: Quicken, loanDepot leaders see fintech barrier to Amazon buy-in

    Anthony Hsieh and Bill Emerson say mortgage space still has too much friction
    Rumors have long swirled that Amazon has eyes on the mortgage business, but industry leaders say it's unlikely the company will dive in just yet. At MBA's annual convention on Tuesday, Hsieh and Emerson said there's still too much chaos in the space, but predict that fintech is on the verge of changing all that.
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  • WSJ: Google exposed user data and didn't tell anyone about it

    Google cited no record of data "misuse" as its justification for silence
    Anonymous sources at Google revealed that the digital titan exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users and withheld the information regarding its slip-up for fear of public backlash, according to The Wall Street Journal. A software glitch in the social site gave outside developers potential access to private Google+ profile data between 2015 and March 2018.
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  • Meet Airbnb’s newest competitor: Google

    Plans to extend footprint in short-term rental market
    The market for short-term rentals continues to grow, and now, Airbnb is beginning to see competition in the market. Google is dipping its toes into the market by adding apartments and homes to their hotel search in some European cities, but it doesn’t plan to stop there.
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  • What are homebuyers really searching for? Google gives us the answer, literally

    Chase, Google partner on report that shows what buyers actually search for
    What do homebuyers really think about when they’re looking for a home or a mortgage? What do they really want to know about the homebuying process? What is really driving them? What do they really care about? A unique new report from Chase and Google presents a behind-the-scenes look at what homebuyers are searching for, and the results provide a window into what buyers really think.
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