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Tom Flanagan
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Lives in West Warwick, RI
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The US Department of Energy JUMP team invites innovators to brainstorm, network and pitch ideas at the Chicago Innovation Exchange! The Innovation Jamathon is a brainstorming event that helps teams with raw ideas build an amazing startup pitch and ultimately compete for prizes including cash awards, accelerator programs, and recognition at industry events. Team JUMP is looking to fund innovators with tech skills and business solutions for energy ...
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#MakerFaire certainly lived up to its reputation this year. Here's my recap and photos: 
Maker Faire celebrated its 11th anniversary last weekend in San Mateo, CA. The event certainly lived up to its reputation. Here were some of my highlights.
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I have been testing the Circle, Logitech’s connected home security camera. The Circle’s ease of use makes it an attractive closing gift for the #realestate industry, particularly if it’s the clients first connected home device.
Logitech Circle ease of use makes it an attractive closing gift for the real estate industry, particularly if it’s the clients first connected home device.
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Worth sharing again for the #realestate industry. Online criminals are targeting the real estate industry: http://realestatethings.net/online-criminals-targeting-real-estate-industry/
Online criminals are targeting the real estate industry. In fact, they consider the industry to be low-hanging fruit. I recently contributed a few best practices on how to protect yourself against wire fraud scams and other cybercrime in the Inman News piece, “Scam steals closing money by hacking agent, escrow email.” Let’s examine the crime a bit more closely. A real estate transaction includes a substantial...
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Online criminals are targeting the real estate industry
Online criminals are targeting the real estate industry. In fact, they consider the industry to be low-hanging fruit. I recently contributed a few best practices on how to protect yourself against wire fraud scams and other cybercrime in the Inman News piece, “Scam steals closing money by hacking agent, escrow email.” Let’s examine the crime a bit more closely. A real estate transaction includes a substantial...
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I've been working on a little project connecting the raw data from my #Netatmo Weather Station to Google Charts. I'm obsessed with the indoor metrics, particularly my homes CO2 levels. Here are my current findings:
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Any interview that allows me to squeeze in a #JurassicPark reference is my kind of interview! Had a blast chatting #IoT and Connected Homes Devices with my friends at Wright Kingdom:
Tom Flanagan is widely regarded as one of the premiere leaders in the the real estate tech industry. He currently serves as Vice President of Technology at Alain Pinel Realtors in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the writer behind Real Estate Things; a blog that explores Real Estate, Technology...
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I am intrigued with the idea of adding business and services or a search appliance to a more intimate application like a messaging app. 
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Dash the Robot
Dash is a super cute robot developed by Wonder Workshop that you can program from your mobile device and can help children learn to code.
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b8ta: Retail Designed for Discovery
I recently visited b8ta in Palo Alto, California for the first time. b8ta is a traditional brick-and-mortar retail outlet that lets consumer’s tryout IoT (Internet of Things) products before making a purchase. The store believes that IoT devices are best experienced in-person as opposed to online and I tend to agree. Technology should be hands-on. It’s the reason why thousands of people flock to Maker...
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Had a wonderful time talking tech with Seth Price on the Marketing Genius Podcast powered: 
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Looking for a last minute gift? Give the gift of #tech this holiday season!
Give the gift of tech this holiday season. Here are some of my favorite high-tech gadgets that will surely help to make the season bright.
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Vice President of Marketing and Technology / Syndicated Technology Columnist at Inman News
Introduction

A graduate of the New England Institute of Technology and armed with a degree in Interactive Multimedia, Tom has a diverse background in digital innovation.

In addition to being the technology director at Residential Properties Ltd., Tom is a syndicated technology columnist at Inman News.

Tom has been a featured speaker at both national and local events. He has been interviewed in the Providence Business News (PBN) and has appeared on the popular local radio show, Real Estate Insight, broadcast weekly on 920 WHJJ.

Tom's passion for design and usability may or may not be directly attributed to his fascination with all things Apple.

When not hacking away on various projects, Tom enjoys checking into cafes' on the East Side of Providence and spending time with his wife Kathy and daughter Marley.

Feel free to follow his musings on Twitter: @tflan 
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Technology Director - Syndicated Technology Columnist at Inman News
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  • Inman News
    Syndicated Technology Columnist, 2010 - present
  • Residential Properties Ltd.
    Technology Director, 2004 - present
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Pawtucket,RI
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