May 28th

Luxury Home Builder Toll Brothers Sees Profit More than Double

By Kelly Curtis
Luxury Home Builder Toll Brothers Sees Profit More than Double
Toll Brothers Inc., one of the largest homebuilders in the US, issued its fiscal second-quarter earnings Thursday, exciting investors with more than double the profits from the same period a year earlier.  In the three months ended April 30, the luxury home builder earned net income of $65.2 million, or 35 cents a share on $860 million in revenue.   In the same three months in 2012, the builder earned $24.7 million on revenue of just under $515 million.  The results were particularly encouraging given the extended winter weather that stymied home sales in the Northeast.
May 23rd

Facebook Finally Takes Action on Users' Privacy Concerns

By Dave Simmons
Facebook Finally Takes Action on Users' Privacy Concerns

Facebook announced on Thursday it has taken steps to allow users to better manage their private information, in response to criticism that it wasn't taking privacy concerns seriously.  The social networking giant revealed a new privacy checkup feature in which a cartoon dinosaur will run through your profile and posts and inform you what's public and what's private.  The Menlo Park, CA company will also change how it treats new users, making all posts and profiles private as a default rather than forcing users to locate the privacy settings to change them.  Up 'til now, the default setting has always made post and profiles available to the public unless settings were changed.
May 23rd

Non-Tracking Search Engine Closer to Challenging Google

By Betty
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Non-Tracking Search Engine Closer to Challenging Google

DuckDuckGo, the "search engine that doesn't track you," revealed this week that it has redesigned its interface.  DuckDuckGo launched in September 2008, offering privacy-concerned consumers an alternative to the big names in Internet search like Google and Yahoo.  The search engine actually saw its userbase expand in the wake of Edward Snowden's leak of sensitive NSA information, but failed to hang on to the new users because of its antiquated and simplistic design.  The new DuckDuckGo will be able to search for images and videos, local choices and instant answers, just like Google and Bing.  The aesthetics of the site have been improved as well, offering searchers a quick biographical overview upon searching.  DuckDuckGO CEO Gabriel Weinberg indicated Wednesday that the new interface would become the default within the next 30 days, but the switchover appears to have already taken place.  The beta version was launched on the URL next.duckduckgo.com, but that URL just redirects to the main site now, and the new features appear to have been implemented. 
May 23rd

Net Neutrality May Already Be Gone

By Kelly Curtis
Net Neutrality May Already Be Gone
The concept of net neutrality has been in the news a lot over the last few months, though many Americans don't even know what the term means or how neutrality issues might affect them.  Nonetheless, the Federal Communications Commission's recent proposal to allow Internet service providers to create a fast lane for content providers drew the ire of those who do understand what's at stake.  A report issued Friday, however, shows that the types of deals between ISPs and content companies already exist, and have for some time.
May 15th

Web Search Industry Lose on Key Privacy Ruling

By Mike Goldman
Web Search Industry Lose on Key Privacy Ruling
The highest court in the European Union suggested this week that search engines like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft's Bing begin honoring requests to have their personal information removed from Internet search results.  The advisory judgment effectively backs individual privacy rights rights over freedom of information, and is expected to impact how the entire Internet search industry moves forward.  The ruling contends that an internet search on someone's name brings up a results page that is essentially a type of profile.  In compliance with European privacy regulations, private individuals should be permitted to ask to have personal information removed from that “profile”. 
May 6th

Comprehensive Colorado Springs Market Reports

By Kelly Curtis
Click Here for comprehensive, up-to-date housing statistics for the Colorado Springs area and the Pikes Peak MLS region.
May 1st

Google, Apple Settle Charges of Conspiring to Blacklist Workers

By Mike Goldman
Google, Apple Settle Charges of Conspiring to Blacklist Workers
Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe agreed to a settlement this week of charges they conspired to limit employment opportunities of their workers.  The combined settlement of $324 million will be divided up among 64,000 plaintiffs, meaning each will receive a  little over $5,000.  After paying legal fees and other expenses, the amount each plaintiff ends up with will be next to nothing.  The settlement came as a surprise to some observers because the plaintiff group initially asked for $9 billion an amount that would have worked out to just over $140,000 per claimant.  The amount agreed upon in the settlement amounts to less than 4 percent of the reward originally sought.
Apr 23rd

Rising Home Prices Reflect Changing Construction Trends

By Frank Galvano
Rising Home Prices Reflect Changing Construction Trends
The recent upward trend in home prices is somewhat misleading, industry experts suggest, as it not only reflects shortages in supply in many areas but also a change in the type and size of the homes being built.  Since 2010, the average size of a newly constructed home has surged from 2,392 square feet to just under 3,000, an increase of about 9 percent.  At the same time, developers are paying more attention to features such as fireplaces, bathrooms and appliances and are simply building better and bigger homes.  That means, though homebuyers are paying more on average, they are also getting more home for the money in many cases.
 
Apr 15th

Triptykon, feat. Tom G Warrior, Drops New Album

By Kelly Curtis
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A new album from Triptykon hit stores today, continuing a metal legacy that started with Hellhammer more than 30 years ago.  Frontman Tom G Warrior, also of Celtic Frost and Apollyon Sun, rewards his loyal fans with Melana Chasmata, a beautifully written and engineered neo-gothic slab of extreme metal.  Early reviews of the set have been positive, with many reviewers claiming Melana Chasmata as Warrior's best work since the 2006 Celtic Frost finale, Monotheist.  

Want to learn more about Tom G Warrior?  Click Here for an awesome bio and discography on a true metal pioneer.
Apr 11th

Tricks to Finding Foreclosed Properties for Investment

By Steve C.
Tricks to Finding Foreclosed Properties for Investment

We've all heard the stories. A neighbor finds this unbelievable deal on a foreclosed home and ends up nearly doubling his money. But how do you find those deals? Get some help, most experts say. A good starting point is to try and find a local real estate agent who specializes in foreclosures. These agents have developed relationships with the banks by bringing them buyers quickly, and should be the first to know when a new foreclosure is about to hit the market. It's also a good idea to pay a local information company to supply you with regular updates. Some of these companies cover multiple counties and will send you regular email updates for about $40 to $50 a month. There are a handful of national companies that provide the same information, though the updates typically roll in a little slower, meaning the information you get from them may be dated.

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