Technology

Technology innovation and integrations. Company updates to client services, as well as strategic vendor moves.

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  • Equifax taps former IBM executive Bryson Koehler to lead technology efforts

    Will serve as chief technology officer
    Equifax is continuing to reshape its leadership in the wake of the massive data breach that exposed the personal information of nearly 148 million U.S. consumers to hackers. Back in February, Equifax added a new chief information security officer, replacing one of the executives who left after the breach. Now, the company is adding another executive to help move the company forward.
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  • Realtor.com ends relationship with Apartment List, will use Apartments.com for rental listings

    Two titans of home and rental listings reunite to share content
    Realtor.com is terminating its content partnership with Apartment List, ending the relationship between the two companies after only six months. Apartment List's listings began appearing on Realtor.com in January, but now, those listings will soon disappear. Instead, Realtor.com is partnering with Apartments.com to provide its apartment community listings.
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  • Movement Mortgage launches innovative technology competition

    Competitors could win $25,000
    Movement Mortgage launched its inaugural Movement Crowdsource Challenge, a competition to develop a new mobile operating system for loan officers. Ten technology firms will have the opportunity to win $25,000 prize, and a contract to co-develop the solution into a full-scale commercial product.
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  • Opendoor raises $325 million, plans nationwide expansion

    Direct homebuyer plots expansion into 50 markets by 2020
    One of the biggest players in the growing direct homebuyer segment is about to get much, much bigger. Opendoor, an online marketplace that buys homes directly from homeowners, announced Wednesday that it secured $325 million in new funding and is planning a nationwide expansion of its homebuying platform.
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  • Rover and Mobile Doorman partnering for pets

    The two companies announced a beta partnership integrating their platforms
    Custom apartment app developer Mobile Doorman will be integrating Rover's services into its custom-branded apartment community apps. Rover, a pet care service provider, is to offer special pricing and promotions to new customers through Mobile Doorman's apps.
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  • Exclusive: Jerry Halbrook out as CEO of Lender Price

    Mortgage industry veteran resigning after less than one year
    Lender Price is about to be in the market for a new CEO, as sources close to the situation tell HousingWire that Jerry Halbrook is set to leave the company later this week amid a disagreement with the company’s founders and board about the direction and future of the company.
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  • Bringing the transformational power of AI to the mortgage industry

    Newer tech innovations do much more than simply automate tasks
    [Expert Commentary] Today, the utilization of robotics and automation – along with decisioning logic – has helped to advance the mortgage lending process from the sluggish, error-prone efforts of a decade ago to a far more productive environment with a focus on data integrity and customer experience. However, newer technology innovations have now reached a point where it is possible to do much more than simply automate tasks.
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