Mobile Apps for Real Estate Agents: Challenges and Opportunities

Greg_Head_ShotIn this episode, Chris chats with Greg McGregor and Carolyn Trinta of Magellan LLC about the common challenges facing real estate agents and the obvious opportunities for savvy developers, marketers and agents.  Mobile has raised both home buyers’ and sellers’ expectations of their agents –  but agents are struggling to meet their clients’ needs.  

How can mobile apps for real estate agents help them do better and make (a lot) more money?  Listen in, here!

This is the second in a series of interviews.  If you missed CEO, Greg McGregor’s first interview in the series, you can access it hereRead more

App Business Podcast interview with Magellan CEO Greg McGregor

Greg_Head_ShotChris Chidgey and David David Pfahler of The App Business Podcast interviewed Magellan Holdings, LLC CEO Greg McGregor.

Listen in as Chris and David interviewed Greg, who is an engineer, serial entrepreneur, and the CEO of Magellan Holdings, LLC.

In this podcast, Greg talks about his experience working with backend as a service for almost 20 years, He also introduces Magellan’s enterprise services including M2, Magellan’s cloud backend as a service (BaaS) and Matric(TM) – a powerful but simple app builder targeted for small and medium sized businesses. Read more

Outsourcing Increases for Telco IT

magellanllcIf you’re one of the many telco companies that outsources its IT, you’re not alone. In a recent survey by The Global IT Association for Telecommunications (ETIS) and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), we see that the outsourcing spend for this industry is slowly on the rise. In 2013, IT outsourcing accounted for 26% of total IT spend, up from 23% in 2012. That might not seem like much of an increase, but it does indicate that telco enterprises are letting go of the idea of handling every IT aspect in house and taking advantage of working with providers who specialize in areas where the corporations may be weak.

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Will Net Neutrality Ever Actually Exist?

neutralityThe debate over net neutrality rages on. Some Internet service providers have been accused of putting certain services in the “slow lane,” resulting in more frustration for consumers to access content and media. Their own services — or those of companies they’ve partnered with (read: been paid by) get better and faster service.

Given that the Internet is supposed to be free, this provides some legal and ethical dilemmas about who controls the Internet — or at least the ability of consumers to access media through it.

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Apple Understands the Importance of the CDN

We’ve been talking a lot about content here on the Magellan blog lately. It’s because content delivery is shifting before our very eyes. Up until recently, everyone — even the big players like Apple — relied on third party service providers to get their content to their customers.

Apple Understands the Importance of the CDN

Now, when I say content, I typically mean videos or music. We’re working with some entertainment companies to change the way the medium is delivered to consumers, as well as how those customers are accessing the data. For Apple, content means those awesome iOS updates that help your iPhone or iPad do more cool things.

A Shift in Strategy

In the past, Apple has used third-party content delivery network specialists like Akmai to handle the bulk of the traffic it gets when sending out an operating system update. But in September, the company tried a different tactic: it used its own in-house content delivery network to handle its iOS 8 traffic. Read more

The Magellan Difference

At Magellan, we pride ourselves in being at the forefront of what’s happening in digital content delivery, video analytics, app development, and backend services. We’re growing in so many different directions, sometimes it’s hard to keep up! Here we’ve summarized what we believe our strengths to be.

The Magellan Difference

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What Unlocked Cell Phones Means for the Mobile Market

In case you haven’t heard, there’s been a pretty big change in how cell phone carriers control our smartphones recently. On August 1, 2014, President Obama signed a bill that would allow consumers to take their phones with them to whatever carrier they wanted to use. What that means is: you’re no longer stuck with that carrier you signed up with, and can take your uber-cool cell phone elsewhere if you’re not happy with the deal or service you’re getting. What unlocked cell phones means for the mobile market

 

How it Happened

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