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Friday, October 09, 2015

Niche Ranks University of Mississippi Among Top 100 Public Universities | HottyToddy.com

Niche Ranks University of Mississippi Among Top 100 Public Universities | HottyToddy.com: Once again, the University of Mississippi has been ranked in the top public universities. Niche.com has ranked University of Mississippi 59th among 100 public universities in the United States.

In nine graded categories, The University of Mississippi earned three A’s in student life, athletics and campus quality; four B’s in academics, value, professors and diversity; with two C’s on local area and safety.

Mississippi State regroups, tries to build momentum vs. Troy

Mississippi State regroups, tries to build momentum vs. Troy: Mississippi State's first five weeks of the season haven't been terrible, but also haven't gone exactly as planned.

The Bulldogs have already lost two games in the Southeastern Conference and are now a longshot to win the Western Division title. But a manageable stretch of games over the next month might allow Mississippi State to build some momentum heading into a difficult November.

Mississippi State (3-2) hosts Troy (1-3) on Saturday before another non-conference game against Louisiana Tech. Then the Bulldogs host Kentucky before a road game against Missouri.

That sounds manageable, but coach Dan Mullen believes the immediate challenge for Mississippi State is to figure out a way to play better.

Where's the gumbo emoji? Local tech firm brings New Orleans culture to text | NOLA.com

Where's the gumbo emoji? Local tech firm brings New Orleans culture to text | NOLA.com: Ever yearned for a gumbo emoji to text to Maw Maw? How about a Superdome or Who Dat sticker to send when the Saints score a touchdown? Yearn no longer New Orleans.

Enter CityKey -- the first locally created, New Orleans-themed emoji app to hit the market.

The app, available for free on the Apple App Store Friday morning�(Oct. 9), allows iPhone and iPad users to download more than 50 localized emojis. Images include a stylized splashing�go cup�emblazoned with "I'm Outta Here!"�as well as a bowl of gumbo, white shrimp boots, a shrimp poboy, beignets and other New Orleans icons.

Fort Worth-based TPG Capital raises over $2 Billion for real estate fund | Dallas Morning News

Fort Worth-based TPG Capital raises over $2 Billion for real estate fund | Dallas Morning News: TPG Capital finished gathering more than $2 billion of capital pledges for its first multi-investor real estate fund, slightly exceeding its target at a time of volatility in financial markets.

The Fort Worth, Texas-based firm, whose property unit is led by Kelvin Davis and Avi Banyasz, began raising the new pool about 20 months ago.

TPG, like rival buyout firm KKR & Co., began a dedicated real estate business after the financial crisis as Wall Street banks exited or scaled back. Plunging prices for homes and buildings and related debt created an opportunity to acquire bargain assets in the U.S. and Europe. The company has invested in assets including office buildings, homebuilders, warehouses, self-storage units and publicly traded real estate investment trusts.

Real estate startup to Zillow CEO: We’ll sell your house for you | 2015-10-08 | HousingWire

Real estate startup to Zillow CEO: We’ll sell your house for you | 2015-10-08 | HousingWire: Back a few months ago, Zillow Group�(Z) CEO Spencer Rascoff put his money where his mouth is by listing a house he owned for sale – on Zillow.

According to a July series of tweets from Rascoff, the home is an investment property he has been renting out for the last several years, not his primary residence.

Marketplace Homes Launches Home Buying And Renting App; New Approach To Real Estate Angers Traditional Brokers - TheStreet

Marketplace Homes Launches Home Buying And Renting App; New Approach To Real Estate Angers Traditional Brokers - TheStreet: Is the Uber of real estate right here in Detroit? ZipTours, recently launched by local brokerage Marketplace Homes, certainly seems to be causing an Uber-sized disruption.�
"ZipTours is the biggest change the real estate industry has seen since the invention of online listings," said Marketplace Homes CEO Mike Kalis. "Sites like Zillow and Trulia have made it easy for consumers to find a home that they want to go see, but nothing's ever made it easier for them to actually go see it. ZipTours does."