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2 days ago

EQ3 and Gryd launch virtual furnishing tech designed to simplify the leasing experience for apartment-huntersWINNIPEG, MB, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian based companies, EQ3 (designer, manufacturer, and retailer of premium furniture and home goods) and Gryd (property technology company serving industry-leading property managers, owners, and REITs) are pleased to announce their first exclusive partnership surrounding two new innovations in PropTech: Space Designer and 3D V-Commerce Tours [of Matterport digital twins].The Space Designer tool, built for real estate owners and property managers, converts 2D floor plans and virtual tours into interactive 3D models. It is a practical planning tool that allows tenants to envision and execute the design of their next living space with high-end EQ3 pieces that are guaranteed to fit, both physically and stylistically. With Space Designer, users can drag and drop a variety of EQ3's upholstery, bedroom, dining, and rug pieces throughout a space and seamlessly bring it to life with direct-purchase links for EQ3 products embedded within the 3D experience.The second PropTech tool curated by Gryd and EQ3, 3D V-Commerce Tours [of Matterport digital twins] also takes the guesswork out of the leasing and furnishing experience with virtual commerce technology. In collaboration with the leading product visualization platform, Cylindo, 3D V-Commerce Tours puts the virtual staging power in the hands of property owners, allowing them to showcase their properties with stylistically consistent, hyper-realistic virtual EQ3 furniture that attracts their ideal tenants and accurately reflects the quality of their portfolio. This tool also takes the virtual buying experience a step further by allowing users to envision an EQ3-furnished space through an AR or VR headset.Following a successful launch with Toronto's Two Avenue Road, luxury residential residences owned by leading global real estate investor and early 3D V-Commerce Tours adopter Oxford Properties, the technology is now positioned to be launched across portfolios nationwide."At EQ3 we understand that home has more than four walls. When the time comes to look for something new – being presented with just four walls can be overwhelming. That's why, partnering with Gryd, we have developed Space Designer & 3D V-Commerce Tours - to help movers find and envision their next space to create a home. We hope these tools make the process of relocation a little more fun and a little less stressful by providing a close to real life experience through 3D virtual tours with real-world furniture and customizable, pre-staged floor plans." said Dan Gange, EQ3's Director of E-commerce. --- (Gryd media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum.)

6 days ago

WGAN List: Matterport Service Providers (MSPs) with Matterport Pro3 Camera or Leica BLK360 ScannerHi All,Companies such as IFTI/PROvision Solutions seek Matterport Services Providers (MSPs) that have at least one:1. Matterport Pro3 Camera, or2. Leica BLK360 Scanner/Camera (1st or 2nd generation)To help make it easier for companies like IFTI/PROvision Solutions to find MSPs with Matterport digital twin compatible LiDAR scanners, We Get Around Network created this list.Have you ordered a Matterport Pro3 Camera, Matterport Pro3 Acceleration Kit or Leica BLK360 Scanner/Camera and expect to receive it within 30 days? That's okay. Please complete this WGAN Forum.In addition to companies like IFTI/PROvision Solutions, I anticipate more and more companies -- with locations across the United States and around the globe -- will be seeking MSPs - with a LiDAR camera - that can do:1. As-Builts2. Elevations3. Construction Documentation4. Outdoor Scanning5. Tall ceilings6. Facilities ManagementIt's free to get on the WGAN List. You just need to be a WGAN Forum Member (Join).----Are you a MSP with Matterport Pro3 Cameras in MULTIPLE MARKETS?Please complete one form for EACH MARKET that you cover.----Best,Dan SmigrodFounder and Managing EditorWe Get Around Network Forum | WGAN-TV PodcastAtlanta, Georgia USADanSmigrod@WeGetAroundNetwork.comP.S. Not yet a WGAN Forum Member? It's free! Join here: www.JoinWGAN.com

Wednesday Sep 21, 2022

The following Robotic Imaging blog post by Robotic Imaging Chief Marketing Officer Natalie Perri is reprinted with the permission of Robotic Imaging. www.RoboticImaging.com  Robotic Imaging: LiDAR Scanning’s Role in Historic Preservation With multiple firms and organizations dedicated to preserving historic architectural sites, new technological developments play a critical role in how this industry preserves these special spaces. Laser scanning and its new expansive developments, is unquestionably the most exciting and opportunistic aspect of historic preservation. Laser scanning has quickly become a critical key tool to document and later analyze and preserve historic sites for future generations to enjoy. Naturally, the structural integrity of buildings tend to degrade over time. Preserving historic buildings always has unpredictable risks. But, through detailed data sets, produced by point cloud data extracted from an initial laser scan, these sites can better be restored and foresee potential issues. Unfortunately, some historical sites have already perished. LiDAR technology and laser scanning can work beyond restoration work. Point cloud data can be used to recreate and reconstruct an original environment. People would have the capability to experience a site as it formerly was. Understanding the Term LiDAR "Light detection and ranging" or "laser imaging, detection, and ranging," is in short referred as LiDAR which clearly explains itself as a tool that releases pulsed light waves. The sensor catches the waves that bounce off objects and return. The distance traveled by each pulse is calculated by the sensor using the time taken by each pulse to return. After being repeated millions of times per second, ultimately a real-time 3D image of the target is created. Being one of the most revolutionary techniques in current times, it is being used in multiple fields, including agriculture, archeology, autonomous vehicles, navigation and astronomy. --- Continued in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Monday Sep 19, 2022

The following Robotic Imaging blog post by Robotic Imaging Chief Marketing Officer Natalie Perri is reprinted with the permission of Robotic Imaging. www.RoboticImaging.comHow Can 3D Laser Scanning Help You?Looking to save time, energy, and money? Here’s the ultimate scanning guide of everything you need to know about 3D laser scanning in construction. Every Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) professional would significantly benefit from 3D laser scanning services. The use of laser scanning has slowly taken over the AEC industry. With the integration of BIM software and 3D scanning services, it seems like the perfect solution for many problems encountered in the profession.As every AEC professional knows, accurate as-built building information is critical to any project’s success. This information extracted from a 3D laser scanning service helps all parties involved significantly expedite the design processes, as it uses highly accurate, baseline information. It’s even able to reduce rework/change orders, as it’s able to detect clashes. It keeps projects on schedule and saves significant time and money.3D Scanning in ConstructionReal estate 3D scanning services capture a three-dimensional image of an object in the form of a point cloud. Shape components are recorded, as millions of digital points are virtually plotted, generating a point cloud. After the scan on site is complete, the point cloud data extracted is translated into a 2D or 3D format, depending on the clients’ needs.BIM, an acronym for Building Information Modeling, is a modern approach to architectural design where a 3D model facilitates the construction process for design efficiency. Architectural BIM Modeling makes it possible to visualize a building and foresee its appearance before the construction, thus, allowing for improved decision-making on the project.Majority of firms in the AEC industry opt to use BIM programs, like AutoDesk Revit, for their projects. After the site is scanned, the data is registered and then detailed. The point cloud generated serves as an underlay for an as-built BIM.The latest advancement in 3D scanning technology is becoming more accessible everywhere. They’re already becoming critical tools for construction companies. Integrating a scan-to-BIM service provider, like Robotic Imaging, guarantees more efficiency and faster decision making. AEC professionals are better equipped to handle whatever conflict arises in these projects. --- Continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Friday Sep 16, 2022

Redfin Reports Nearly One-Third of U.S. Homes Are Bought With Cash, Well Above Pre-Pandemic LevelsFor buyers taking out loans, the share of homes purchased using FHA and VA loans are both up slightly from record lows as the market cools downSEATTLE--Friday, September 16, 2022 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Nearly one-third (31.4%) of U.S. home purchases were paid for with all cash in July, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That’s near the eight-year high reached in February and up from 27.5% a year earlier. The share of all-cash purchases jumped in early 2021 during the pandemic-driven homebuying frenzy and has remained elevated since then.All-cash purchases are prevalent with today’s affluent buyers largely because mortgage rates have doubled from a year ago, reaching 6% in mid-September. Buyers who don’t use loans avoid high interest payments that exacerbate home prices, which remain near record highs even as the housing market slows.All-cash purchases jumped in popularity last year because they allowed buyers to stand out among fierce competition: Bidding-war rates reached record highs in early 2021 due to sub-3% mortgage rates and remote work driving homebuyer demand. Remote work has also given more Americans the option to use all cash, as it allowed a record share of homebuyers to relocate, often from expensive to affordable parts of the country. U.S. home values have skyrocketed since the start of the pandemic, which means Americans who sell a home in a pricey place like San Francisco may use equity to pay cash in a more affordable area like Las Vegas.Investors are also contributing to the all-cash boom. Real estate investors bought up a record share of the U.S. housing stock in the fourth quarter of last year, and their share has remained above pre-pandemic levels since then. About three-quarters of investor home purchases are made with cash. --- Redfin media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Thursday Sep 15, 2022

1. What is the Urbanimmersive Franchise Network?2. What are the 8 reasons real estate photographers should join the Urbanimmersive Franchise Network?Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 15 September 2022 when my guest will be Urbanimmersive VP, Business Development and Partnerships François-Hugues Liberge :WGAN-TV | 8 Reasons Real Estate Photographers Should Join the Urbanimmersive Franchise NetworkI will ask François to elaborate on these eight (8) reasons rReal estate photographers should join the Urbanimmersive Franchise Network:1. Focus on what you love2. Join a national group while keeping your own identify3. Get preferred pricing on Urbanimmersive services4. Create recurring revenue streams5. Get help with your marketing6. Protect your clients7. Receive potential orders from national accounts8. Help you with taking care of your customer service To get up-to-speed on Urbanimmersive services, watch this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show that aired live on Thursday, 9 June 2022: https://vimeo.com/718889931

Wednesday Sep 14, 2022

SAINT-HUBERT, Quebec, Thursday, September 1, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Urbanimmersive Inc. (“Urbanimmersive,” the “Company” or “UI”) (TSV-V UI) (OTCQB: UBMRF) is proud to announce the launch of a franchise program for its 3D photography solutions.This franchise program fits with the Company's accelerated growth plan announced in June 2021 aimed at expanding the Company's activities more quickly and increasing the adoption of its technological solutions for all photographers. This program therefore complements the strategy of acquiring well-established real estate photography agencies in selected territories in North America with the goal of integrating Company’s SaaS products to 2D/3D photography services offered, and which has already resulted in the acquisition of not less than 8 real estate photography agencies over the last 15 months (corporate franchises) and which should continue in the future, in addition to the sale of franchises, given the successful integration of those businesses acquired so far.The franchise program is particularly aimed at full-time photographers working alone or with a small team and who wish to:1. differentiate themselves by offering to their clients innovative value-added 3D technological solutions while having access to a state-of-the-art photography management platform ('ERP'), including online ordering and instant appointment booking, as well as additional internal services offered ‘à la carte’ for the creation of floor plans and photo editing2. obtaining support for administration, customer service, marketing and sales, so that photographers can devote all their time to what they do best and where their interests are, which is photography. Urbanimmersive offers many tools that franchisees will benefit from including the photography including:1. the ERP platform2. a route optimization system3. a fully-automated payroll system4. single property websites5. 3D tours6. 2D and 3D floor plans7. 3D photography equipment offered at low cost --- Urbanimmersive media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Wednesday Sep 14, 2022

The following Robotic Imaging blog post by Robotic Imaging Chief Marketing Officer Natalie Perri is reprinted with the permission of Robotic Imaging. www.RoboticImaging.comRobotic Imaging: The Complete Scan-to-BIM ProcessScan-to-BIM is a process that makes use of cutting-edge technologies like 3D laser scanning, and high-definition photogrammetry for the purpose of creating a BIM model of a building or existing space.The result of a digital survey that has been processed by particular software is a point cloud or 3D mesh, which is a collection of points arranged in three dimensions. A BIM modeling program can be used to import the point cloud and create digital models of the existing structure.The process of Scan-to-BIM is divided into 6 main steps. Let's discuss all of these.Suggested reading: If you want to learn more about best scanning practices, check out this article.Step 1: Identifying The Information RequiredWhenever we plan to do something, our first step is always to identify the type of information which is required. The Scan-to-BIM process is no exception. You must specify your scope of work (SOW) and the manner in which you will use the 3D BIM model if you intend to use Scan-to-BIM. The level of detail (LOD) of 100 - 500 must be selected for your model in order to guarantee that it is accurate. At this particular stage, you must identify the following:1. Scope of work (SOW)2. Deliverable formats3. Level of Detail (LOD)4. The QC process5. Purpose of using the modelStep 2: Scan PlanningThe next step is scan planning, when parameters are set before obtaining a 3D scan. Due to the fact that it is challenging to identify building design documentation that has already been completed, optimizing the scanning parameters may be useful. It also entails determining all the attributes required for scanning. Following are some of the important parameters:1. Space resolution2. Accuracy3. Coverage4. Location5. Angular resolutionStep 3: Point Cloud ScanningA "point" designates where this surface is in connection to the 3D laser scanner. These points are all added together to create a single, incredibly precise image known as a point cloud. Multiple point cloud scans are used in order to create an accurate and precise digital image of a structure or a building using well-known laser scanning equipment. A few of these may include Leica, Faro, Riegl, and Trimble. A thorough outlook of the structure is provided by the point cloud scan, guaranteeing the accuracy of the representation.Step 4: Registration: Decrypting The Point Cloud DataIn step 4, BIM software such as Autodesk ReCap receives point clouds from the building's scan and inputs them. Through team collaboration and the use of real-world data, a point cloud or mesh is created in support of BIM processes utilizing images that have been imported into ReCap along with laser scans. This point cloud or mesh is then made available to support a variety of use cases in the AEC sector.Step 5: 3D BIM ModelingAt this stage, real-world point clouds are converted into digital representations of the project in 3D BIM modeling. Starting with the point cloud scan verification and file insertion in Revit, a series of processes must be used to model the point cloud scan. An as-built 3D BIM model is produced with the help of point cloud scan data that can ultimately be used for the building's renovation as well as reconstruction.Step 6: Quality ControlAt this last step, when projects are being checked, the use of Scan-to-BIM Revit plugins is made in order to verify the standard of these projects. A scan-to-BIM checklist is utilized for the purpose of evaluating the quality of a 3D BIM model. Revit section views can be utilized in order to look for design deviations. This makes it easier to find MEP clashes and coordinate between trades, which can be further utilized to gauge inconsistencies and differences.Now, you might be thinking this is a long and laborious process. What are the true benefits for opting for a Scan-to-BIM method instead of the traditional methods?If you didn't get our point, don't worry because we are about to discuss the top four benefits of 3D laser scanning services offered by Robotic Imaging for architects so that you can have a clear understanding. Here are the benefits that you as an architect can get with the 3D laser scan services.1. High Scan AccuracyWe all know that in every industry, there are chances that humans can impact the world accuracy of industrial processes. However, that is not a problem with 3D laser scan services offered by Robotic Imaging because it doesn't require any human interpretation or input. And because of that, there is almost no room for error, which makes an architect extremely confident about their designs.2. Less Time ConsumptionThe best part about using 3D laser scan services for architectural procedures is that you get real-time data from a million points that you can use to collectively create a point cloud. You do not need to measure such a space manually, and you can also convert it into an RCP file for your clients. The virtual point cloud information can be quickly pulled up, hence digitizing the whole process.3. Cost EffectivenessCost-effectiveness is one of the main benefits of using 3D laser scan services offered by Robotic Imaging because the data gathered through laser scanning tells you everything prior to making architectural decisions. And because you know everything beforehand, you don’t make design decision mistakes which saves a lot of your money. Otherwise, the rework costs are too high that you might not want to pay, so it's good to stay cautious.4. Local Service ProviderA few years ago, 3D laser scanning was not a common process. However, now there are so many local laser scan service providers, so you have to be very careful while selecting the company you want to work with. Robotic Imaging offers the most affordable rates, even for the most high-quality scans. So feel free to reach out to us so that we can discuss your project in detail and help you accordingly.Using our laser scan-to-BIM services, architects can make buildings efficient and give a better understanding of their vision to the clients. So, if you still haven't explored the wonders of 3D laser technology, contact our team, and end your curiosity.Source: This Robotic Imaging blog post by Robotic Imaging Chief Marketing Officer Natalie Perri is reprinted with the permission of Robotic Imaging. www.RoboticImaging.com

Thursday Sep 08, 2022

What can you do to help Ukraine?Find out on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 8 September 2022:✓ WGAN-TV | Ukrainian Congress Committee of America Georgia Branch Initiatives to Help UkraineMy guest will be Ukrainian Congress Committee of America Georgia Branch Board Member and President Nataliia Onyskiv.Among my questions: What can we do to help Ukraine? (where ever you are!)(If you follow me on Facebook, you likely have noticed that I am a volunteer photographer for Ukrainian events in the greater Atlanta area and I create/like/share many social media posts about Ukrainian: particularly related to Ukrainian events in Atlanta.)Examples of My Volunteer Photos/Video Shoots1. UCCA-GA-Everything will be Ukraine Concert2. UCCA-Georgia Branch at Decatur Arts Festival3. Atlanta | War is Not Over Rally4. Ukraine | An American and Ukrainian Patriotic Program5. Stand With Ukraine-The International Night Market Atlanta in Roswell, GeorgiaI also shoot 360 virtual tours - and 360 video - to help amplify the Ukrainian story:✓ Everything will be Ukraine Concert✓ Stand With Ukraine Rally in Atlanta on Saturday, 5 March 2022(You do not need to be Ukrainian to help amplify the story in your market.)

Thursday Sep 01, 2022

Commentary and Analysis by Dan Smigrod Founder and Managing Editor We Get Around Network Forum WGAN-TV Live at 5 WGAN-TV Training U (in Matterport) Matterport hit a grand slam home run with the design, build, distribution and pricing of the Matterport Pro3 Camera for Matterporters around the globe. The Matterport Pro3 Camera solves 10 problems and enables at least five new use cases for Matterport Service Providers (MSPs).  While the Leica BLK360 image laser scanner paired with the Matterport Capture app solves most of the following challenges with its LiDAR scanning tech for capturing spatial data (versus the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera’s structured light tech), the BLK360 $20,400 starting price – versus the Pro3 $5,995 starting price – is simply too high (and capturing spatial data too slow) to scale a global network of Matterporters with the necessary image laser scanner required for scanning much of the built world.  Until the Pro3 announcement on August 30, 2022, that was a big-big-big problem for Matterport. Given Matterport’s ambitious plans for its Matterport Capture Services On-Demand program - now in 150 plus cities among seven countries – and the challenges of the Pro2 and BLK360, my only surprise about the Pro3 is that it took Matterport so long to introduce it. For more on this topic, please see my post in the We Get Around Network Forum in January 2022: Why Matterport will Build and Sell a Leica BLK360 Clone for Less Than $7,500. Unlike Leica that likely needs to make a profit on each BLK360 LiDAR scanner sold, I could imagine that Matterport is uniquely positioned with the Pro3 to sell at or near cost because Matterport has additional fly-wheel revenue stream opportunities from scanning spaces, including: [We Get Around Network Forum Founder and Managing Editor Dan Smigrod's Commentary and Analysis continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Tuesday Aug 30, 2022

Matterport Reinvents the Digital Twin with the Revolutionary Pro3 Camera and New Cloud PlatformBreakthrough innovations in 3D capture technology and AI-powered digital twin software create new ways for enterprises to market and manage properties digitallySUNNYVALE, California, Tuesday, August 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), today introduced the all-new Matterport Pro3 Camera along with major updates to its industry-leading digital twin cloud platform. The Pro3 is a breakthrough in 3D capture technology, ready to digitize every aspect of the physical world, indoors and outdoors. Matterport’s next generation digital twin platform builds on the company’s groundbreaking immersive virtual experiences to enable advanced workgroup collaboration and productivity, delivering cost savings and revenue growth for organizations of all sizes, from small businesses to global enterprises.These new offerings arrive as global demand for digital twins – visually immersive, interactive 3D models of buildings and spaces – continues to rise. Forrester Research reports 55% of global software technology decision makers are already adopting digital twins1. As an industry leader, Matterport saw 52% growth in total subscribers in the second quarter [2022] compared to the year ago period, and already serves 23% of the Fortune 1000 with its digital twin platform.“Today marks a pivotal breakthrough in 3D technology with the introduction of the most powerful products Matterport has ever created," said RJ Pittman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Matterport. "Our new Pro3 camera and cloud platform create some of the world's most accurate, immersive and stunning digital twins. The opportunity has never been greater for companies to embrace the power of Matterport digital twins to transform their business." --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Monday Aug 29, 2022

Are you wondering:1. how to seamlessly integrate Matterport + Shopify or Matterport + WooCommerce?2. how to enhance brand identity, with customized menus, MatterTags and billboards?3. how to add interactive design elements for marketing events that include gamification, virtual staging or live streaming?Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 25 August 2022 when my guests will be:1. L2VR.co Business Development Kelly Zhang (@l2iot) and2. L2VR.co General Administration Danny NgKelly and Danny will demo and discuss how L2VR.co can help you with their official Matterport Partner eCommerce integrations.If you need custom integration (development) of Matterport + eCommerce, L2vc.co can help you with that as well (and demonstrate a couple of high-end eCommerce integrations showing that!You can sign-up for a 14-day free trial at: www.L2vr.co and/or email: support@L2vr.coBest,Dan---About L2 (Info Provided by L2)Value-added Service for your Matterport SpacesL2 is a virtual tour solutions provider, dedicated to 3D reality creation and virtual experience application development. L2 provides online and offline solutions, including:✓ service robot customization✓ VR/AR applications✓ tailor-made brand experience✓ And more!L2 serves users in more than 30 countries.The services provided by L2 include:✓ 3D panoramic scanning✓ interactive game experience design✓ 3D navigation✓ online location-based services in virtual space✓ 3D furniture display✓ service robot integration✓ user browsing data analysisL2's unique 3D navigation service is applicable for:✓ large shopping malls✓ hotels✓ museums✓ other large complexesFeatures of virtual tour also include:✓ virtual staging✓ gamification✓ synchronized guided tour✓ multi-language audio tour✓ e-commerce shop integration✓ 3D space web design customizationPlease visit L2VR.co for more information and sign up for 14-day Free Trial.L2 is an official Matterport Partner.

Tuesday Aug 23, 2022

Matterport and North Carolina Regional MLS Pioneer the Industry’s First MLS Virtual Showing Service SystemNorth Carolina Regional MLS is integrating Matterport’s Digital Twin Platform to provide a more streamlined, virtual homebuying process for buyers, sellers, and RealtorsSUNNYVALE, California, August 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced a partnership with North Carolina Regional MLS (NCRMLS), one of the largest and most recognized Multiple Listing Services in North Carolina. Through the partnership, NCRMLS will integrate the Matterport Digital Twin Platform with its new showing management system, BrokerBay. The collaboration enables Realtors served by the NCRMLS to host virtual tours and open houses, streamlining the homebuying process for Realtors, as well as their buyers and sellers.“Adding a virtual tour feature is vital when working with remote buyers, who are able to prescreen a home’s look, feel, and layout,” said Patrick LaJeunesse, Director of Marketing at NCRMLS. “Today’s homebuying experience has shifted, and we’re thrilled to be integrating Matterport’s Digital Twin Platform to enable Realtors to conduct more productive showings with qualified buyers. The partnership between Matterport and NCRMLS is the industry’s first MLS Virtual Showing Service system.”Realtors can schedule and invite clients to meet virtually within a property’s Matterport digital twin, live chat with clients from around the world, and conduct virtual open houses and walkthroughs. Matterport’s Digital Twin Platform powers 3D tours, room dimensions, and accurate floor plans that provides potential buyers with a clear understanding of a home’s space and allows Realtors to reach more out-of-town homebuyers who may not yet live in the local market. A recent study by Matterport surveyed U.S. homeowners who purchased their home in the last two years and found that 34 percent relocated more than 50 miles away from their previous residence. --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Monday Aug 22, 2022

magine architects, engineers and construction contractors meeting, presenting and collaborating inside of a BIM model: a space that does not (yet) exist.Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 18 August 2022 for:=> WGAN-TV | AEC Team Meetings Inside Your BIM Models, powered by SuperVizMy guests will be:1. SuperViz Co-Founder and CEO Russ Rive and2. SuperViz Head of Sales Marcelo FrancoRuss and Macelo will demo how an AEC team can meet inside of a:1. BIM model2. CAD file (such as Revit, SketchUp and SketchFab)Topics Include1. Save Time and Increase Engagement - SuperViz supports BIM remote collaboration with integrated immersive video conferencing in browsers with no downloads and just a couple clicks2. Share pre-build designs - Share your SuperViz link with collaborators and ‘teleport’ them to meet inside your project.3. Access 3D tools during meetings - Includes Wireframes, Floor Plan, Reset View and Measurement Ruler.4. Make meetings efficient - Shared view options and avatars ensure everyone’s on the same page during virtual discussions.5. Empower your team’s decision-making process6. Anticipate decisions and avoid rework7. Meet, record and shareNote: Russ and Marcelo were my guests on WGAN-TV Live at 5 that aired on Thursday, 30 June 2022 for the show (below):=> WGAN-TV | Meet, Present and Collaborate Inside Your Matterport Tours powered by SuperVizWant to get started with SuperViz today?1. Start a 14-Day Free Trial2. Schedule a SuperViz Demo3. SuperViz Pricing (scroll down)Questions that I should ask Russ and Marcelo?Best,DanSuperViz Links1. SuperViz website2. SuperViz on LinkedIn3. SuperViz Co-Founder and CEO Russ Rive on LinkedIn4. SuperViz YouTube Channel5. SuperViz Direction of Marketing Áine Kmen (@AineSuperViz)6. SuperViz Head of Sales & Customer Success Marcelo Franco 

Thursday Aug 18, 2022

Matterport Partners with Technology Distributor TD SYNNEX to Integrate 3D Digital Twin Platform Across Network of 150,000 ResellersPartnership with leading enterprise technology distributor aims to capture North American property market of nearly 1 billion spacesSUNNYVALE, Calif., Thursday, August 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced that it is expanding its presence in the North American market, joining forces with TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX) as a key distributor of Matterport solutions. TD SYNNEX has a large reseller network of 150,000 that service industries including the technology sector, government agencies, and more.These resellers and their sales teams will now offer Matterport’s industry leading technology to their customers to help deliver the value of digital twins to their business. The partnership with TD SYNNEX marks a significant opportunity for Matterport to reach more large enterprises as the company continues to drive adoption of the technology across industries including commercial and residential real estate, facilities management, construction, and the retail sector.TD SYNNEX is a leading distributor and IT solution aggregator headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and Fremont, California with a workforce of 22,000 supporting over 150,000 customers. With this partnership, Matterport joins more than 1,500 best-in-class technology vendors in TD SYNNEX’s portfolio which focus on high-growth technology segments including cloud, cybersecurity, big data and analytics, IoT, mobility, and everything-as-a-service.“The demand for 3D digital twins continues to surge, and more and more companies have come to understand the power digital twins bring when optimizing operations, fostering remote collaboration, all while having the potential to drive down their business costs,” said Scott C. Barker, Senior Vice President, Print Solutions, TD SYNNEX. “We’re thrilled to bring Matterport to our customers to serve this surging demand.” --- Matterport media release continues in the WGAN Forum (www.WGANForum.com)

Thursday Aug 11, 2022

1. Do you need dozens (or hundreds) of Matterport digital twin scanned across the U.S., Canada, Europe and/or Asia?2. Are you seeking one company/one invoice/one point of contact for all your Matterport digital twin scanning?3. Do you need Matterport digital twins captured with a Matterport Pro 3D Camera or a LiDAR scanner/camera?On Thursday, 11 August 2022, my guest will be IFTI/PROvision Solutions Vice President of Business Development James Duffy for this WGAN-TV Live at Noon ET show:=> WGAN-TV | IFTI/PROvision Solutions: Ordering Matterport Digital Twins GloballyDiscussion Includes1. About IFTI/PROvision Solutions2. How IFTI/PROvision Solutions began offering Matterport scanning at scale3. IFTI/PROvision Solutions sweet spots4. Category Examples: Retail, hospitality, fast good, retail chains, senior living, gas stations5. Client Examples: Wendy’s, L'Occitane, Jamba Juice, Arby’s, Buckle, Chilis, Dollar Tree, Fresenius, Heartland Dental, Walgreens, US Bank6. Use-Case Examples: As-Builts, Construction Documentation, Facilities Management, Visual Merchandising, Store Remodels, retail facilities7. Phases: Plan / Build / Operate / Optimize8. Case Studies: As-Builts | Weekly Construction Documentation | Facilities Management9. Matterport Add Ons: Floor Plans, Single Property Websites, DSLR photos, Leica BLK360 scansHow to reach James Duffy:✓ 1-800-490-3657✓ James.Duffy@ifti.com✓ IFTI/PROvision Solutions✓ Request a IFTI/PROvision Solutions Demo with James DuffyQuestions that I should ask James during this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show?Best,DanWho is IFTI/PROvision SolutionsIFTI/PROvision Solutions is national service agency providing Matterport scanning at scale, anywhere in North America (and, internationally).IFTI started out 20+ years ago in the construction industry as a provider of independent concrete slab moisture testing. Over the years, IFTI has developed a reputation for providing reliable information and expert solutions at scale for any number of projects and/or locations across the country.IFTI applies this same processes to Matterport digital twins to begin providing our customers with better visibility into their commercial spaces, along with:✓ as-built floor plans✓ weekly or monthly construction progress documentation✓ facilities management✓ site surveys / store remodels✓ visual merchandising✓ and moreUltimately, IFTI/PROvision Solutions goal is to educate and drive up the value of Matterport scanning (and thus drive up the market rates for Matterport Service Partners) in the AEC space because prices have been anchored at low amounts by the fact that this technology was initially intended for smaller, non-commercial spaces.Matterport Scanning at Scale | One Point of Contact | One Quote | One Invoice

Thursday Aug 11, 2022

Leaked: Matterport Pro3 LiDAR Camera/Scanner 1st Reported by WGAN Forum Member @RealityMediaMixMatterport Reseller Likely Jumps the Gun; Matterport Pro3 Page Removed from Reseller's WebsiteHi All,According to the now-removed webpage for the Matterport Pro3 LiDAR Scanner/Camera is: "The best priced 3D Camera to provide speedy capture and accelerate project completion with ease."Here are the specs, according to the now removed webpage.1. Outdoor Capture - Scans indoor and outdoor to capture entire properties in a single, high-quality model – even in full sunlight.2. Long Range – Long-range performance allows for better, easier scanning of expansive spaces.3. Dependable Accuracy – High accuracy laser scanner provides more precise measurements and higher fidelity 3D models.4. Fast Scans – Faster scan times combined with greater scan range results in significant time-savings for larger properties. Scan 4X faster in extra large spaces and outdoor.5. Professional Imagery – Professional photo resolution and color quality with unlimited 4K print quality photography.6. The Best Price-Performance Mix – a fraction of the price of similarly-performing capture devices.7. High Accuracy (0.2% devision) plus or minus 20mm (Pro2 deviation plus or minus 1%)8. Sensor Range – 20 meters (66 feet) (Pro2 4.5 meters: 15 feet)Since Matterport did its 2Q22 Fiscal Results announcement yesterday – Wednesday, 10 August 2022 – that might have been a time to make this Matterport Pro3 LiDAR Scanner/Camera announcement.So, I could imagine that the earliest that the Matterport Pro3 LiDAR Camera/Scanner will be announced will be Monday, August 15, 2022. That said, Matterport usually distributes their media releases on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.Your thoughts?Dan SmigrodFounder and Managing EditorWe Get Around Network Forumwww.WGANForum.com

Wednesday Aug 10, 2022

Matterport Announces Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results, with Stronger-than-Expected Subscription Revenue and Non-GAAP EPS1. Subscription revenue rose 20% year-over-year, above Company guidance2. Services revenue increased 74% year-over-year3. Q2 GAAP loss per share of $0.234. Non-GAAP loss per share of $0.12, better than Company guidance5. Matterport increases full year revenue guidance range to $132 to $138 million, narrows full year guidance range for non-GAAP loss per share to $0.46 to $0.506. Balance sheet remains strong with $562 million cash and investments and no debtSUNNYVALE, California, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR) (“Matterport” or the “Company”), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.“We delivered another strong quarter, increasing our subscriber count by 52% to 616,000 subscribers. We expanded Spaces Under Management by 44% to over 8 million spaces,” said RJ Pittman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Matterport. “We continue to see strength in our enterprise subscriber base, and believe that customers who adopt digital twins will realize increased revenues and lower their operating costs, gaining a powerful advantage in any economic environment. Our laser focus on delivering measurable customer value for large enterprises and small businesses alike is fueling our growth and scaling our platform. Our recent acquisition of VHT Studios extends our offering to satisfy the growing demand for digital twins and integrated marketing solutions for the residential, commercial and hospitality real estate industries,” Pittman added. -- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Thursday Jul 28, 2022

SIMLAB has updated nine plus (9+) features in SIMLAB STAGES to help communicate and manage commercial construction and renovation (AEC) projects.On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 28 July 2022, my guest will be SIMLAB Founder and CEO Marek Koźlak, PhD Eng. (@SIMLAB) whom will demo:✓ 9+ SIMLAB STAGES Updates for Matterport Digital Twin Integrations for AEC1. Matterport Mattertag importer is now ready2. Brush Tool Kit for adding comments to Screenshots3. Email notifications for notes and their status change4. High, Medium and Low quality switch for 3D models (Desktop)5. Project location by integration with Google Maps 6. Transfer of notes between stages (Web & Desktop) 7. Custom Branding8. Value-Added Reseller of SIMLAB STAGES9. Freemium10. Public demos Best,DanSIMLAB Links✓ SIMLAB website✓ SIMLAB STAGES micro-site✓ SIMLAB YouTube Channel✓ SIMLAB Founder and CEO Marek Kozlak✓ WGAN Forum: @SIMLAB @Jedrzej---About SIMLAB STAGES (Info provided by SIMLAB)STAGES is a construction monitoring solution combined with a cross-sector communication platform that allows easy free viewing and comparison of sequential scans.A single platform to host multiple types of building representations including scan, CAD, and BIM to transparently compare at any point in time are helpful as a permanent record of foundation placement, framing completion, mechanical installation, pre-drywall, and owner turnover.An entire team is able to remotely monitor progress from anywhere.STAGES gives everyone tools to post an issue, add audio, brush and picture notes, and resolve the issue. The complete history is saved within STAGES.This allows variances from plan to field to be controlled, tracked and resolved. Regardless of a newly constructed facility or renovation, the stored views are permanently available for reference.STAGES allows to:• 2D PDF and CAD plans, and/or 3D BIM model to be viewed simultaneously with any scan stage.• easily combine and overlay IFC, BIM models, Matterport Scans, OBJ, PDF blueprints, and FBX scans into a single viewer.• step through the timeline to explore the building from any viewpoint. Easily validate property condition at any point in time.

Thursday Jul 28, 2022

Matterport Partners with Burns & McDonnell to Help Energy, Utilities, and Manufacturing Industries Save Time and Money with Digital TwinsBurns & McDonnell is using Matterport’s Digital Twin Platform to help customers reduce average project schedules by 30 percent and eliminate travel by 80 percentSUNNYVALE, California, Thursday, July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced a partnership with Burns & McDonnell, an engineering, construction and architecture firm providing services for critical infrastructure companies.Through the partnership, Burns & McDonnell customers can use the Matterport Digital Twin Platform, including software services and hardware, to optimize construction expansion and maintenance projects.The collaboration equips businesses in the energy, utilities, and manufacturing industries with a continuous digital, visual documentation solution that improves operations, enhances collaboration, and increases safety in each project stage.“From a project’s design to construction phase, Matterport digital twins unlock unparalleled efficiencies across our customer projects,” said Teddy Menke, Product Manager of Burns & McDonnell. “With access to Matterport’s hardware to capture digital twins and spatial data, our entire customer ecosystem can optimize the documentation process, collaborate more efficiently, and improve worksite safety across all project stages. Recently, Burns & McDonnell won the UTC IMPACT award for our innovative approach, where we showcased how we successfully leveraged the Matterport platform to execute a multi-year, multi-state effort to replace a telecom network for Southern Company, a leading US-based energy company.”The partnership with Burns & McDonnell enables our joint customers to seamlessly access and manage 3D digital twins of their facilities, complete with 4K imagery and accurate measurements to help develop construction plans. Using digital twins helps clients eliminate the time spent manually measuring a facility, reduces the time it takes to document existing facilities, and helps avoid facility interruptions so design work continues while a facility operates.With Matterport, Burns & McDonnell provides digital twin management and solutions that have helped its customer base, including Central Lincoln People’s Utility District (CLPUD), an electric utility company based in Oregon that services roughly 55,000 customers. Since leveraging the Matterport platform starting in 2018, CLPUD has seen success in decreasing costly employee travel, increasing collaboration across teams while eliminating the need for over 250 expensive repeat site visits to 45 different facilities, allowing them to complete their projects under budget and on time. --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Thursday Jul 21, 2022

1. Are you seeking robust data analytics for Matterport digital twins and Mattertags?2. Are you seeking insights that allow you to understand your customers better?3. Do you want to be able to better understand how visitors to Matterport tours interact with your models?4. Wondering what the demographics are of your Matterport tour visitors?5. Wondering how to schedule and share reports with stakeholders easily and efficiently?My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 21 July 2022 is Matterport Partner Mattertaffic CTO and Founder Diego Orofino (@mattertraffic).Diego will demo and discuss all this and more on:✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5 | Intro to Mattertraffic for Real-Time, In-Depth Matterport Stats(Diego is also runs a long-time New York City-based Matterport Service Provider business: RealVirtualZone)Diego will do a deep-dive demo of Mattertraffic that includes:1. Mattertraffic Real-Time Traffic (Matterport digital twin and Matterport Mattertags)2. Mattertraffic Granular Location Insights3. Mattertraffic Audience Demographics4. Mattertraffic Schedule Reports (automated delivery)5. Mattertraffic Shared Reports6. Mattertraffic Navigation Heatmaps (coming soon)7. Mattertraffic Matterport Mattertag statistics8. Mattertraffic implementation workflow9. Mattertraffic pricing10. What problems does Mattertraffic solve?11. What are the best use-cases for Mattertraffic?12. Why did you create Mattertraffic?13. Specific Mattertraffic implementation shopping/e-commerce conversion tracking examples?(such as Whirlpool example | Matterport Digital Twin | Adweek)14. Syncing15. Custom Links (sub-set of tour)16. Uses Cases: Retail | Real Estate | Hospitality/Travel (such as Museums)

Friday Jul 15, 2022

LCP Media needs hundreds of real estate photographers across the U.S. to shoot 360s of apartments for lease (and other spaces). If you shoot 3D/360 tours with a Ricoh Theta Z1 – or willing to buy a Ricoh Theta Z1 when you get an order, please complete this LCP Media form: www.LCPmedia.com/TourBuilderXPlus ...Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 14 July 2022:=> WGAN-TV | How to Make $$$$$ with TourBuilder 360 Hosting Platform powered by LCP MediaMy guest will be LCP Media (TourBuilder) Chief Executive Officer Wojciech Kalembasa (@TourBuilder) to show and tell us about the TourBuilder 360 Hosting Platform powered by LCP Media and about opportunities shooting 360s of apartments for lease (and other spaces) for LCP Media.Topics Include1. Sweet Spots for 5,000 properties already on TourBuilder, including:Multifamily (Example Tour)TourBuilder virtual tours are designed to enhance the apartment search. Whether paired with floor plans, videos, photography or site maps, these apartment virtual tours can truly upgrade the experience.Hospitality (Example Tour)Perfect for conference halls, hotels, wedding venues and even restaurants, our virtual tours elevate the hospitality experience by allowing guests to explore the venue digitally before booking.Senior LivingVirtual tours have become a a valuable tool for seniors and their families. Virtual tours help seniors and their families navigate the senior housing search with helpful imagery, videos, calls to action and more.Student Living (Example Tour)Students have a lot of options. By providing a virtual tour on your website, you can help student living prospects simplify their search at the website level and help them feel confident in their next home.Commercial Real Estate (Commercial Real Estate)Whether a large retail center, commercial office or co-working space, virtual tours help prospects get a feel for your floor plan and layout before choosing to buy, rent or even visit your property.HealthcareHospitals and healthcare businesses offer a lot of options, rooms and amenities. Help future patients feel at ease when choosing if your practice or hospital is right for their needs with a walk-through virtual tour.2. Demo: How to create a TourBuilder tour3. TourBuilder Kit4. TourBuilder Features-- Complete Customization-- Lead Generation-- Easy Sharing-- Powerful Analytics

Monday Jul 11, 2022

Asteroom Announces First of its Kind Data Capture Solution for Freddie Mac ACE+ PDRLaunching a national network for property condition reports, 3D tour technology brings lightning turnaround, industry-leading accuracy and a better borrower experience to property data collectionSan Francisco, California, Tuesday, July 5, 2022. PRNewswire. Asteroom Inc. today announced it will launch in August a nationwide service to capture property dimension and condition reports for Freddie Mac's ACE+ PDR offering which starts July 17th, 2022.Asteroom's solution expands upon its existing Desktop Appraisal Service for appraisal management companies and lenders. Their national network of over 5,000 trained and certified data collectors can document properties within one calendar day of an order being placed. Using proprietary 3D tour, floor plan, and mobile app technology, the service will deliver all required data for Freddie Mac's eligible property condition reports.Asteroom is the world's first 3D tour technology partner to offer property data collection services for Freddie Mac's ACE+ PDR offering, streamlining labor-intensive processes to boost efficiency while maintaining consistency, accuracy, and affordability.Dramatically reducing both on-site and delivery timelines, data collectors can scan the average 3,000 sqft property in just 40 minutes, with reports ready just 2-3 calendar days after order dates. Nationwide pricing is just $200 for properties up to 3,000 square feet. -- Asteroom media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Friday Jul 08, 2022

Commentary and Analysis byDan SmigrodFounder and Managing EditorWe Get Around Network ForumWGAN-TV Live at 5WGAN-TV Training U (in Matterport)The Matterport acquisition of VHT Studios announced Thursday (7 July 2022), will have many in the We Get Around Network Forum community scratching their heads wondering what to make of this news.While there are at least two reasons that the Matterport acquisition of VHT Studios is a big, bold and brilliant move by Matterport (in the short term), unfortunately, there are nine reasons that this is a (very) bad strategy (in the long term).I could imagine that there are two reasons that Matterport decided to buy one of the largest residential real estate photography agencies in the United States:1. VHT Studios will not offer any of the 170+ other 3D/360 virtual tour platforms and software that compete with Matterport2. Matterport Capture Services On Demand to add all VHT Studios servicesWhile most Wall Street financial analysts that cover Matterport will likely reward Matterport for these two short-term sales growth strategies, in the long-term, investors will cringe for the following reasons:1. Matterport’s Sweet Spot is Spatial Data for Enterprise at Scale – The sweet spot for Matterport is spatial data for enterprise at scale. This is the single greatest use case for Matterport. The acquisition of VHT Studios by Matterport is off strategy.2. Matterport Continues to Compete with Its Real Estate Photographer Customers – When Matterport announced its plans for Matterport Capture Services On Demand, I wrote a 6-part series in the We Get Around Network Forum about why this was a bad idea (Parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6).I went into great detail about how and why Matterport Capture Services On Demand competes with its Matterport Service Providers (which is a significant marketing channel for Matterport).By offering Matterport exclusively via VHT Studios – and adding VHT Studio services to Matterport Capture Services On Demand, Matterport is competing with real estate photographers – customers of its Matterport Pro2 3D Camera and Matterport Cloud subscriptions.While Matterport will likely spin the story as more demand for real estate photographers to add Matterport, the reality is that VHT Studios and Matterport Capture Services On Demand will be low paying opportunities for real estate photographers that offer Matterport. --- Continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Thursday Jul 07, 2022

If you are a Matterport Service Provider that is already scanning commercial buildings, this is a "must watch" episode of WGAN-TV (above) to see how you can get MORE Matterport scanning from your existing commercial building clients. --- 1. How do you use Aetos Imaging solutions to leverage Matterport digital twins to create GREEN commercial buildings faster and save money while helping the environment?2. How is Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) doing ASHRAE Energy Audits using Aetos Imaging solutions to leverage Matterport digital twins?3. How is the energy audit process being re-invented to help building owners and Facility Managers better understand an ASHRAE Energy Audit actionable insights to expedite the implementation of GREEN recommendations?On Thursday, 7 July 2022, my guests on WGAN-TV Live at 5 will be Aetos Imaging Co-Founder and President Connor Offutt | and Green Building Holdings [Sustainable Investment Group, LLC (SIG)] Head of Communications Brian Bollinger, CEM, LEED Green Association to discuss:WGAN-TV Aetos Imaging + Matterport Digital Twins = GREEN Commercial SpacesAmong the topics we will discuss is implementing ASHRAE Energy Audits using Aetos Imaging + Matterport Digital Twins for helping show and tell what and how to implementing GREEN changes to existing building systems to:1. Save Money2. Save Time3. Help the Environment4. Make it easier to understand for stakeholders (such as building owners and Facility Managers)---WHATASHRAE Energy Audit reports have become a box to check, often similar in look/feel from project to project. Aetos Imaging new offering utilizes Matterport digital twins to revolutionize energy audits and reporting.Instead of a too-often-ignored writeup, recipients can now view an interactive digital report of their space, down to the individual equipment components, allowing the visualization of Sustainable Investment Group’s (SIG) recommendations in their actual space, setting SIG apart from the rest of the Energy Audit provider market.HOWDuring the on-site audit walkthrough, we will bring a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera to capture an as-built of the client’s space.This Matterport digital twin will then be accessible via direct link. Our team will then go through the Matterport scan and “tag”, or mark up the space with notes and recommendations pertaining to the completed Energy Audit.Throughout the digital environment users will find detailed information overlaid on the corresponding equipment or area relating to the issue or opportunity.The report will contain a link and QR code to the digital report. Once the report is finished, our consultants will walk your team through all suggestions via an interactive video call. This state-of-the-art process brings traditional energy audits to the next level, allowing your team to more precisely implement changes to existing building systems. -- P.S. Previous WGAN-TV show:=> WGAN-TV Podcast: Aetos Imaging for Commercial Property FM/Training using Matterport

Thursday Jul 07, 2022

Matterport Acquires VHT Studios to Accelerate Adoption of Digital Twins for Real EstateThe combined company expands Matterport Capture Services by bringing together the industry-best of Matterport digital twins and floor plans with professional photography, drone capture, and marketing servicesSunnyvale, California, Thursday, July 7, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (“Matterport”) (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading enterprise and real estate digital twin company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced the acquisition of VHT, Inc., known as VHT Studios, a U.S.-based real estate marketing company that offers brokerages and agents digital solutions to promote and sell properties. This transaction brings together VHT Studios’ visual media services with the immersive Matterport 3D Digital Twin platform to elevate the buying experience for home buyers while simplifying the process of creating comprehensive marketing packages for brokers and agents.With this acquisition, Matterport aims to increase adoption of digital twin technology and expand further into the real estate industry while adding marketing services for other key markets such as commercial real estate, travel and hospitality, and the retail sector.Matterport’s acquisition of VHT Studios provides real estate brokerages and their professionals access to an expanded selection of marketing services and expertise they need to effectively market and promote properties.These include high-end photography, drone imagery, floor plans, virtual tours, and other marketing services. When combined with Matterport digital twins and collaboration tools, the newly expanded solution not only helps brokerages and agents save time with an easy-to-order and comprehensive source for their digital marketing needs but also reduces their costs with comprehensive marketing packages along with flexible, optional add-ons. This all-in-one marketing solution provides one of the richest and most compelling digital experiences for property seekers and has been proven to drive increased sales for brokerages and agents.“We’re thrilled to welcome the VHT Studios team to Matterport along with the talent and industry expertise they bring,” said RJ Pittman, Chief Executive Officer at Matterport. “When we looked at VHT Studios and the work they do, it was a natural fit to unite our efforts to reimagine the fragmented process that was in place for brokers and agents to list properties, and prospective buyers to view them. We are not only excited for how we can transform the customer experience in the real estate industry, but also how we can apply VHT Studios’ expertise to our growing enterprise business as demand for digital twin technology continues to surge.” --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Thursday Jun 30, 2022

1. Do you have a need to meet, present and collaborate inside your Matterport digital twins with a senseof presence?2. Would you like to meet with multiple participates within a Matterport digital twin?3. Want to get started today?On Thursday, 30 June 2022, my guests on WGAN-TV Live at 5 [5 pm ET] are:1. SuperViz Co-Founder and CEO Russ Rive and2. SuperViz Head of Sales, marketing and Customer Success Marcelo FrancoRuss and Marcelo will show and tell about SuperViz: video conferencing designed from the ground up for spatial data.✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5 | Meet, Present and Collaborate Inside Your Matterport Tours powered by SuperVizIn addition to the demo, I will ask Russ and Marcelo about:1. Participants have independent camera views and freedom of movement in the Matterport digital twin, as if they were really walking around the project.2. Hosts can transport participants between Matterport spaces without changing meetings.3. Lasers, avatars, and mouse positions are visible to everyone for directing focus and discussion.4. Unique hover and click view options like follow-me, gather-all, and go-to allow for precise guidance of participants through the Matterport space.5. All integrations include a full-suite of video conferencing tools including record, screen share, and chat.6. Meeting set-up is instant with clickable links for participants.7. Accessible to everyone - All you need is a browser to meet face-to-face inside your Matterport digital twins. No downloads or software necessary. Guests don’t need an account or technical experience, they just click the shared link and join you inside the project.8. All-in-one pricing with unlimited meetings with up to 16 participants and simple set-up.9. SuperViz API and SDKWant to get started with SuperViz today?1. Start a 14-Day Free Trial2. Schedule a SuperViz Demo3. SuperViz Pricing (scroll down) --- If you are a Matterport Service Provider, this is a "must watch" WGAN-TV show (above) to help you:1. Increase revenue from existing clients2. Get new clients verticals you are already shooting3. Get new clients in verticals that you are NOT yet shooting4. Differentiate your Matterport Service Provider business5. Earn recurring revenueVisit www.SuperViz.com to get a 14-day free trial and/or sign-up for a 1:1 conversation with SuperViz

Thursday Jun 23, 2022

Today's WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET Thursday, 23 June 2022) is for Matterport Service Providers that shoot either:1. New Multi-Family Communities of homes and apartments2. commercial office space: particularly MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) spaces for Facility ManagersYou will find out how to:1. Get more scanning business from existing clients2. Offer Add On services3. Get more new clientsThanks for watching!   -- Discussion Topics1. One App = Complete Property Management--IoT and smart device control--Complete asset management--Maintenance schedule notifications2. Reasonable Cost-- Free light version-- Full license (starting at $10 USD per month)3. Integrations-- KNX-- Samsung SmartThings-- FIBARO4. Matterport 3D Digital Twin Used as the “All Data” Container-- Online 3D model visualization becomes the information container for all data related to any physical space-- IoT Devices Control===> Many vendors synchronized in one place===> Intuitive and user-friendly 3D interface===> Secure and easy access to device data===> Customization of displayed information===> Visual presentation of device activity and settings-- Asset Management (All Data in One Place)===> Real mapping of devices in space===> Collect all data about devices, equipment, finishing material, gadgets in one place===> Add photos, video and documents for any asset===> Select category filters for ease of use-- Why SIM-ON by SIMLAB is so SPECIAL?===> No tools needed===> Best interface===> Integrations===> Low costPlus, you can take SIMLAB SIM-ON for a free spin, if you already have a Matterport digital twin.  

Thursday Jun 23, 2022

Engrain and LCP Media Announce Map Integrations to Visually Manage Virtual Tours in TourBuilderSightMap, TourBuilder integration creates efficiencies for onsite teams, improves virtual touring experience for customersDENVER -- Thursday, June 23, 2022 -- PRNewswire -- Engrain, the market leader in interactive mapping and data visualization software for the built environment, today announced that LCP Media, a national visual media technology company, has integrated with SightMap to give property leasing teams a simple and automated way to create, manage and promote unit-level virtual tours within the TourBuilder platform.Now, shooting onsite tours and adding new digital content to SightMap and TourBuilder is easier than ever. With the TourBuilder Go mobile app and the included 360 Ricoh camera from LCP Media, onsite teams can shoot a virtual tour of any unit and automatically add the tour to their interactive SightMap.Engrain and LCP Media are advancing their open technology strategy and leveraging APIs to create a seamless process for customers. Users simply select the unit from a map in TourBuilder to add and update virtual tours. TourBuilder tours will be automatically added to the property SightMap and available for use in APIs, drastically decreasing the administrative burden for marketing teams.SightMap, the industry's leading interactive property map available on more than 200 website providers, is also featured within the TourBuilder virtual tour platform to visually showcase the new unit-level tours. TourBuilder is the rental industry's new, agile hub for creation, organization, storage, management and performance-tracking of digital and visual marketing assets - from one unit to an entire community. --- Engrain media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Wednesday Jun 22, 2022

Global Fashion Retailer GUESS Uses Matterport Digital Twins to Reimagine its Retail ExperienceCompany sees 200 percent increase in productivity and 30 percent decrease in travel costs employing Matterport on iPad devices with Bigtincan sales enablementSUNNYVALE, California, Wednesday, June 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, announced that GUESS?, Inc. (NYSE: GES) (“GUESS”), the global fashion brand and retailer, has adopted Matterport digital twins to ensure brand consistency across its stores and create immersive, virtual experiences for its employees, external buyers and wholesale partners. Since 2017, GUESS has used Matterport digital twins, or photorealistic digital replicas of stores, to realize a 200 percent increase in productivity, a 30 percent decrease in travel costs, and a 95 percent reduction in departmental paper and printer ink costs. Additionally, by equipping employees with iPad® and the Bigtincan sales enablement solution, GUESS trained and collaborated remotely with staff, engaged partners and wholesale customers, replacing in person store and showroom visits with virtual experiences.“Brick-and-mortar retailers still face a lot of uncertainty, but digital twins have enabled us to streamline our operations worldwide and build exciting, virtual experiences that set us up for long-term success,” said Jacklyn De Antunano, Project Manager, Training and Development, at GUESS. “Whether we are onboarding new employees or making updates to our store displays, brand consistency is crucial. With Matterport digital twins, merchandising teams at our Los Angeles headquarters can set clear directives for our stores worldwide, while new hires can more easily familiarize themselves with our brand. In addition, creating digital twins of our showrooms help us provide a seamless, virtual experience for buyers.”At GUESS, visual merchandising teams frequently reimagine its brick-and-mortar experience. To ensure global brand consistency across stores, GUESS configures new layouts and displays in a mock store at its corporate headquarters (HQ). GUESS captures a digital twin of its sample space with a Matterport camera and then shares it with store managers globally to replicate in-person. To provide detailed instructions for store teams, each digital twin contains Mattertags – color-coded, visual tags anchored to a specific product and embedded with audio, video, or detailed notes from GUESS HQ. Equipped with iPad, GUESS’ store teams can view their Matterport digital twins directly through Bigtincan, the company’s sales enablement platform and central hub for proprietary content and knowledge. -- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Wednesday Jun 15, 2022

Visual Media Technology Company LCP Media Unveils Rebrand and New Product LaunchNew Brand Reflects Company’s Expanded Visual Media Product Offerings, Positioning as a Technology Company, and Launch of Groundbreaking New ProductLCP Media, formerly known as LCP360, announced today a corporate rebrand to reflect the transformation to a technology-based visual media company with an expanded array of innovative product offerings combined with top-notch customer service.The new brand extends to the renaming and repositioning of the Panoskin platform to TourBuilder by LCP Media, the real estate industry's agile hub for creation, organization, storage, management, and performance-tracking of digital and visual marketing assets - from one unit to an entire community.TourBuilder by LCP Media includes the following:1. TourBuilder Go: NEW! the multifamily industry’s first unit-level, self-shot walkthrough virtual tour solution2. TourBuilder Pro: professional virtual tour product formerly known as Panoskin3. TourBuilder Insights: comprehensive analytics and reporting dashboard4. LCP Connect: real-time meeting tool with video and audio capabilities“As we enter our second decade of business, this new brand represents our creative spirit and forward-thinking. We strive to create unreal experiences for our customers. We innovate for our clients so they can captivate theirs,” said Wojciech Kalembasa, LCP Media’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. -- LCP MEDIA media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Wednesday Jun 15, 2022

Zillow expands and improves AI-powered interactive tours, helping home shoppers move with speed and confidenceThe next generation of Zillow surfing uses an AI-generated floor plan to bring together listing photos and 3D tours for a more authentic and seamless virtual home-shopping experienceSEATTLE, Wednesday, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Zillow surfing 2.0 is here. At a time when so many people are rethinking where and how they want to live, home shoppers in major markets across the country can get a deeper sense of a home than ever before without stepping foot inside.Zillow's AI-generated floor plan — powered by Zillow tech but available to use for free on listings anywhere — serves as a dynamic guide to give shoppers digital insight and detail so they can more quickly and easily narrow their search to only the homes they love and want to see in person. Now, Zillow uses machine learning to not only generate floor plans, but also imports each listing photo and places it on the floor plan, giving shoppers an in-person perspective of a home's shape and flow that simply scrolling through can never do."Zillow surfing has always been about imagining all the possibilities a move could bring, and Zillow surfing 2.0 is bringing those possibilities to life in a much more interactive, realistic way," said Josh Weisberg, vice president of Zillow's Rich Media Experience team. "Now shoppers can act more quickly and confidently, whether they're searching in their own neighborhood or hundreds or thousands of miles away. We're pushing the boundaries of what home buyers and renters can expect when shopping for a home online."For buyers and renters, Zillow's AI-generated floor plan means navigating more seamlessly and naturally through photos, a 3D Home tour and other listing information, getting a remarkably accurate sense of a home's flow and space. An hour of teleporting through interactive floor plans on Zillow can replace an afternoon, or longer, of scheduling tours and driving around town to see homes in person. --- Zillow media release continued in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Tuesday Jun 14, 2022

Matterport and CGS Partner to Deliver Virtual Training Solutions for Front-line Workers Across the Fortune 500The companies will combine the CGS TeamworkAR™ platform with Matterport’s industry leading digital twins to help customers train workers faster, increase productivity, and reduce costsSUNNYVALE, California, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced a technology partnership with CGS, a global provider of applications, enterprise learning, and outsourcing services, to integrate Matterport digital twins in mixed reality environments to deliver augmented and virtual reality training and support solutions for front-line workers. The companies will collaborate to deliver breakthrough corporate training solutions using a completely digital approach powered by CGS’s TeamworkAR training solution and Matterport digital twins. The combined offering will enable large enterprises to train workforces remotely using an exact digital replica of the work environment in immersive 3D. The precision of the virtual experience allows companies to accelerate training procedures, improve the quality of training, while reducing travel and on-premise training costs.CGS is an award-winning provider of custom learning and development solutions for dozens of Fortune 500 companies, including McDonald’s, Microsoft, Comcast, Toshiba, Medtronic and Maersk, and is also part of Meta’s exclusive Quest for Business (ISV) Program. The CGS TeamworkAR platform brings real-time digital transformation to onboarding, on-the-job training, learning and support for any company, anywhere. TeamworkAR uses Matterport and its SDKs and API to integrate and create custom content for its customers through AR and enables remote collaboration and virtual assistance for workers across skill levels. The solution helps move a workforce from a virtual training environment to a physical workplace in days rather than weeks or months, increasing productivity and allows their customers to reduce the costs of training-related travel.“Matterport is the gold standard for digitizing buildings and facilities in the physical world, and today our customers are experiencing the value of their digital twins to train workers and support customers remotely,” said Doug Stephen, President, Enterprise Learning at CGS. “TeamworkAR together with Matterport digital twins enable customers to create more effective and efficient training that minimizes frontline worker downtime and increases capacity. This solution supports our customers in their digital transformation journey, which is now more critical than ever during a global workforce shortage.” --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Thursday Jun 09, 2022

1. Do you want to simplify your real estate photography workflow?2. Do you want to eliminate subscriptions in favor of pay as you go (or free)?3. Do you want all your back-end real estate photography services handled by one company?My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 9 June 2022 is:✓ Urbanimmersive VP, Business Development Partnerships François-Hugues LibergeFrançois will demo and discuss:✓ WGAN-TV | Intro to Urbanimmersive Real Estate Photography ServicesTopics Include1. 3D Tours2. Interactive Floor Plans within 3D Tour (Hotspot Editor)3. Floor Plans created from 3D Tours4. UiMeet3D with live guided video chat5. Single Property Website (Many Styles; branded and Unbranded)6. Flyers (auto-generated) (free)7. Media Delivery8. Photo EditingWhat questions should I ask François-Hugues Liberge on WGAN-TV Live at 5?Best,DanUrbanimmersive Links1. Urbanimmersive Website2. Urbanimmersive Facebook Page3. Urbanimmersive YouTube Channel4. Urbanimmersive LinkedIn Page5. Urbanimmersive on Twitter6. Urbanimmersive VP, Business Development and Partnerships François-Hugues Liberge

Tuesday Jun 07, 2022

Matterport Donates Digital Twin Technology to SBP to Help Disaster-Affected Communities Accelerate FEMA Appeals Process Matterport’s donation will provide direct support to marginalized homeowners to help them secure faster, more comprehensive FEMA assistance through the recovery process   SUNNYVALE, California, Tuesday, June 7, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced that SBP, a U-S-based non-profit organization focused on disaster resilience and recovery, has been selected as a partner organization for Matterport’s Exploration to Equity social impact program. SBP, formerly known as the St Bernard Project, received a donation of Matterport products and services to create digital twins that will be used in its FEMA Appeals program to assist communities and help reduce the time between disaster and recovery for people that have been impacted by the devastating tornadoes that struck the Midwest in December 2021.   As a non-profit disaster relief organization, SBP has rebuilt homes for more than 3,200 families with the help of 140,000 volunteers in 14 communities across the U-S  and in the Bahamas. Matterport’s donation of products and services will provide direct support to SBP’s FEMA Appeals program, which focuses on supporting marginalized homeowners who have been denied FEMA assistance or received sub-standard awards. The technology is being fielded immediately by SBP in Kentucky in communities that were damaged by the tornadoes in December 2021. SBP teams will use Matterport cameras to capture digital twins of damaged properties. The digital twin will then be shared as part of the FEMA Appeals program submission to help impacted families.   “We are grateful for Matterport's support to help us scale our FEMA appeals program and to support our mission of reducing time between disaster and recovery,” said Liz McCartney, Chief Operating Officer at SBP. “At SBP, we provide under-resourced communities with the support they need to ensure an equitable recovery for all. By creating Matterport digital twins, we can move more quickly to assist vulnerable disaster survivors and help more families maximize their FEMA awards. We fully support Matterport's efforts to help increase community inclusion and provide equitable access and we are excited to be one of the first organizations to take advantage of their Exploration to Equity program." --- Matterport media release continued in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Friday Jun 03, 2022

How can commercial real estate Facility Managers, Engineers and General Contractors enhance Matterport digital twins for:1. Remote Facilities Management?2. Remote Collaboration?3. Remote Training?4. MEP documentation: including dynamic data via API integrations such as temperate and pressure?On Thursday, 2 June 2022, my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 will be Aetos Imaging Co-Founder and President Connor Offutt:✓ WGAN-TV | Intro to Aetos Imaging for Remote Commercial Property Facilities Management, Collaboration and Training using MatterportConnor will demo and discuss Aetos Imaging's Aetos Operate platform to leverages Matterport digital twins to give property management a virtual twin of their real-world asset and give staff remote operations tools:1. VISUAL EQUIPMENT DATABASE – By tagging all of the equipment, components and the systems they belong to, your building can create a visual equipment database for management teams. Aetos Operate Integrates with Facilities Management platforms such as Angus Anywhere, Building Engines, FM 3602. BETTER TRAINING – Our platform allows your building to offer custom training simulations that are tailored to your operations, not just an industry boilerplate. Staff can easily find and identify equipment, react to critical emergencies or even go through specific equipment maintenance procedures.3. BETTER ONBOARDING – Imagine if every new hire learned directly from your best trainers and your most seasoned experts. We make it easier than ever to keep your entire facilities workforce up-to-date on the most critical training procedures.4. COLLABORATION IN 3D – Aetos integrates native video conferencing technology that allows users to directly engage with your building's Matterport digital twins online. No lag and no clunky controls, just a remote twin of your real-world asset in which to walk, talk and solve problems together.

Thursday May 26, 2022

Urbanimmersive Announces Its 2022 Second Quarter Financial ResultsSAINT-HUBERT, Quebec, Thursday May 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Urbanimmersive Inc. (“Urbanimmersive,” the “Company” or “UI”) (TSV-V UI) (OTCQB: UBMRF) today announced select financial results and presents business highlights for its second quarter ended March 31, 2022. The financial statements and related management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) can be viewed on SEDAR.HIGHLIGHTS1. For its second quarter of 2022 (Q2-22), the Company generated total revenues of $2,182k compared to $982k for Q2-21, an increase of $1,200k or 122%;2. For Q2-22, the Company sold 3,806 immersive 3D tours compared to 1,122 tours in Q2-21, an increase of 2,684 tours or 239%;3. In an unfavorable real estate market, in particular with historical-low inventories and number of transactions down 20% over last year combined with high sales turnover, the Company managed to maintain its transactional photography service revenues at last year's level while continuing to migrate its customers to a monthly subscription model;4. Following the end of the low season as of March 31, 2022, the Company had liquidities totaling $1.2m, a similar level to December 31, 2021 ($1.3m);5. During Q2-22, the Company has integrated the newly acquired real estate photography agencies into its business solution platform for photographers while developing and launching an innovative online ordering system along with a route optimization tool, an in-house photo editing service based in France and a centralized and automated payroll system for all its pay-per-job employees/freelancers. -- Urbanimmersive media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com): https://www.wegetaroundnetwork.com/topic/16894/page/1/urbanimmersive-announces-its-2022-second-quarter-financial-results/#1

Thursday May 19, 2022

1. Do you use Matterport from the architectural design through construction phases of buildings?2. Do you want to save money and time while improving team communication at all stages of design/build?3. Would your AEC team benefit from comparing BIM to Matterport at various stages of construction?On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 19 May 2022, my guest will be SIMLAB Founder and CEO Marek Koźlak, PhD Eng. (@SIMLAB) whom will provide:✓ Introduction to SIMLAB STAGES + Matterport for AEC Design/Build CommunicationMarek will demo and discuss:1. SIMLAB STAGES enables easy Matterport digital twin annotation with:1A. text1B. audio (including recording audio)1C. video1D. photos2E. Documents2F. Draw (such as circle an item to call attention to it)... through the architectural design stage and construction phases of buildings.2. AEC teams communicate efficiently and effectively at every project stage, resulting in saving of money and time. Inspect construction sites overtime with less travel and fewer construction errors.2A. Categories include: Info, pending, resolved, unresolved and in-progress2B. How to assign stakeholders, how to add STAGES and how to align and sync Matterport digital twins to create a timeline3. SIMLAB STAGES IoT integration of Matterport spaces enables real-time daily updates from the project site into Matterport digital twins allowing stakeholders to view and collaborate on a project at different points in time; leveraging the SIMLAB STAGES compare BIM to Matterport digital twins timeline feature.4. Supported formats include: Matterport, BIM, IFC, FBX5. Standalone App for Windows and macOSIn the mean time, see the SIMLAB training videos above.What questions should I ask Marek on WGAN-TV Live at 5?Best,DanSIMLAB Links✓ SIMLAB website✓ SIMLAB STAGES micro-site✓ SIMLAB YouTube Channel✓ SIMLAB Founder and CEO Marek Kozlak

Wednesday May 18, 2022

SUNNYVALE, California, Wednesday, May 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today is International Museum Day, an annual day sponsored by the International Council of Museums, which this year is exploring the potential of museums to bring about positive change. Matterport, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: MTTR) digital twin platform today is enabling museums to digitally transform their spaces, helping them increase access to the world of art, culture, and history. With a digital twin, museum operators can create powerful virtual learning experiences that increase access to those who cannot spend the time or money to travel, and in some cases introduce new revenue opportunities. Since March 2020, almost 7.3 million people have visited museums virtually using Matterport.In honor of International Museum Day, here are three iconic museums using Matterport to create virtual experiences to engage with and educate more people around the world.George Eastman MuseumFounded in 1947, the George Eastman Museum located in Rochester, New York is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the largest film archives in the United States. The museum is located on the National Historic Landmark estate of George Eastman, the founder of Kodak and pioneer of popular photography, and holds unparalleled collections—encompassing several million objects—in the fields of photography, cinema, and photographic and cinematographic technology, and photographically illustrated books. The museum is now accessible through its Matterport digital twin. Virtual visitors can explore current and past photography exhibitions enriched by detailed spatial tags and integrated audio, or explore Eastman’s historic mansion and the newly renovated visitor center."The George Eastman Museum began experimenting with new forms of digital outreach and engagement in 2020, including creating virtual experiences using Matterport,” said Elizabeth Chiang, Staff Photographer at the George Eastman Museum. “The response was phenomenal; we saw a 48 percent increase in video views, over 10,000 visitors, and 88 percent satisfaction in virtual programming through these efforts. As a film and photography museum, image quality was an important factor in our decision to choose Matterport. The images Matterport provides are gorgeous and the resulting digital twin of the Museum is something artists and visitors can fully immerse themselves into.” --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) https://www.wegetaroundnetwork.com/topic/16846/page/1/matterport-celebrates-international-museum-day-with-access-to-virtual-tours/#1

Thursday May 12, 2022

What if you have been asked to do a Matterport scan of a:1. construction site that has no lights and no power?2. large space and your iPad will not last for a full charge?3. warehouse and you want to speed up the shoot and reduce hand fatigue from holding an iPad?Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 12 May 2022:✓ MSP Home3D.us | Top 10 Gear Accessories for Matterport ProsMy guests are long-time Matterport Pros:1. Home3D.us Virtual Services Consultant and Creator Kevin Dole (@Home3D)2. Home3D.us Photographer Eric DoleKevin and Eric will share their: Top 10 Gear Accessories for Matterport ProsThis WGAN-TV Live at 5 show was inspired by two of Kevin's recent WGAN Forum posts:1. Great Rechargeable 360° light for Matterport Pro2 or Theta Z/X scanning2. Best iPad Pro battery I've found (for Large Matterport Pro2 Scans)Plus, Kevin and Eric have each previously been my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (and shared gear/accessories during those shows), so, we thought it was time to do a WGAN-TV show solely about: Top 10 Gear Accessories for Matterport Pros. Here are the two shows:1. Eric Dole: Transcript: WGAN-TV 25+ Tips for Scanning Large Spaces with Matterport Pro22. Kevin Dole: Transcript: WGAN-TV - Advanced Outdoor Matterport Scanning TechniquesGot favorite gear/accessories for Matterport Pros? Feel free to either share here or start a new WGAN Forum discussion.Or, if you have a gear/accessory related question that you would like discussion on this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show, feel free to post to this WGAN Forum discussion.Best,Dan

Wednesday May 11, 2022

RJ Pittman Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Matterport, Inc. Thanks, Soohwan. Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you for joining us today. I'm excited to share our first quarter financial results with you. We had another strong quarter delivering on our product strategy, market expansion and key results. Total revenue for the quarter was $28.5 million, $1 million above the top end of guidance. And we delivered over $17 million in subscription revenue, up 24% from a year ago. We reported strong operating metrics with our subscriber base growing 70% to over 562,000 subscribers with Spaces Under Management increasing 49% to 7.3 million spaces. We believe we are still in the early stages of capturing this expansive market opportunity. And our diverse enterprise end markets continue to thrive amidst the challenges of today's macro environment. The number of industry leading companies that are embedding Matterport into their daily workflows to manage their real estate assets online is bigger than ever and expanding internationally. In fact, 22% of the Fortune 1000 uses Matterport today. These businesses are discovering that Matterport reduces operating expenses with every digital twin, critical to companies everywhere and especially so in a constrained global economy. With each quarter, our total addressable market continues to grow. Real estate is the largest asset class in the world now valued at an estimated $327 trillion, up from $230 trillion in recent years, driven by rising property values and more than 15,000 new buildings completed every day. The built world is a growing market ready for digitization. Matterport is the clear market leader with over 7 million digital twins for buildings in 177 countries comprising more than 22 billion square feet of digitized space. In Cortex, our AI software engine automatically generates thousands more digital twins every day. This software breakthrough enabled Matterport to create a new level of precision and fidelity for digital twins that even the most demanding enterprises and building operators can trust. --- Matterport transcript continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) here: https://www.wegetaroundnetwork.com/topic/16824/page/1/transcript-matterport-inc-1q2022-earnings-call--tuesday-10-may-2022/

Tuesday May 10, 2022

Matterport Announces First Quarter 2022 Financial Results with Stronger-than-Expected Revenue1. Total subscribers increased 70% to 562,000 from year-ago period2. Subscription revenue rose 24% year-over-year3. Q1 GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.23, Non-GAAP loss per share of $0.104. Company reaffirms prior guidance for the full year5. Balance sheet remains strong with $600 million cash and investments and no debtSUNNYVALE, California, Tuesday, May 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR) (“Matterport” or the “Company”), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2022.“We are pleased to report another strong quarter, increasing our subscriber count by 70% to 562,000 subscribers for the period. We expanded Spaces Under Management by 49% to 7.3 million spaces — that’s 7.3 million Matterport digital twins of homes, offices, factories, hotels, and so much more,” said RJ Pittman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Matterport. “Real property is the largest asset class in the world, now valued at an estimated $327 trillion, reflecting a $100 trillion increase in value in recent years as more than 15,000 new buildings are completed every day. Matterport is leading the industry with over 7 million digital twins, and we’re creating thousands more each day, while 99% of the world's buildings have yet to be digitized. This enormous market opportunity is expanding, and we remain focused on efficiently scaling Matterport’s business to meet the rising global demand for software-driven property management.”“In addition to strong adoption, we are excited to report our total revenue for the first quarter of 2022 was $28.5 million, $1 million above the high end of our guidance range. In addition, Non-GAAP loss per share of 10 cents for the quarter was three cents better than the top end of our guidance range,” said JD Fay, Chief Financial Officer of Matterport. “One of our key strategic levers is subscription revenue, which increased by 24% year-over-year, comprising over 60% of total revenue for the quarter, and which continues to provide high and stable gross margins. Today, we are re-affirming our prior 2022 revenue and EPS guidance. With $600 million of cash on our balance sheet, we have the financial strength to navigate the macro environment and comfortably achieve our long term business plan,” he added.First Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights1. Total revenue was $28.5 million, up 6% compared to first quarter of 20212. Subscription revenue was $17.1 million, up 24% compared to first quarter of 20213. Annualized Recurring Revenue (ARR) of $68.6 million4. Total subscribers increased to 562,000, up 70% compared to first quarter of 20215. Spaces Under Management (SUM) grew to 7.3 million, up 49% compared to first quarter of 2021 --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Wednesday May 04, 2022

“HomeJab Curve” shows real estate remains seasonal,despite tight inventory and the impact of COVID-19Cherry Hill, NJ – Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – A new study of data from the last four years by HomeJab (www.HomeJab.com) debunks reports that tight inventory and COVID-19 have changed real estate seasonality.HomeJab, which provides real estate agents on-demand professional real estate photography, 3D virtual tours, aerial, and other visual production services in every major US market and all 50 states, studied more than 63,000 real estate photography assignments from 2018 to 2021 nationwide.The new HomeJab research tracked the real estate photography listing assignments by month to determine patterns.A “HomeJab Curve" emerged, showing the remarkable consistency of real estate listing activity over the last four years, despite both record low inventory and the pandemic.Charting the data reveals that while activity during the pandemic diverged from the standard curve of real estate listing from March 2020 to May 2020, it corrected itself in June and then closely tracked past listing trends.“Despite what the headlines may say, real estate is still seasonal,” said Joe Jesuele, founder and CEO of HomeJab.“Our research shows that real estate listings still peak in the spring and summer, begin to trail off in the fall, and decline significantly in the winter. And on a chart, when you plot the last four years, every year follows that curve – except for a short pause caused by the outbreak of COVID-19,” he explained.Jesuele notes that the impact of COVID on the seasonality of real estate was short-lived.“There’s also this idea that low inventory also is changing the seasonality of real estate,” he added, “but the data we have does not support that theory.”A free copy of the detailed data from the HomeJab study is available at: www.HomeJab.com --- HomeJab media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.HomeJab.com).

Thursday Apr 28, 2022

1. Wondering if there is a better way to make money from your real estate images (other than stock photography)?2. Wondering how to turn your real estate photography images into NFTs?3. Wondering how to shoot real estate photography of communities and have clients find your image library?Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, April 28, 2022:==>How Real Estate Photographers Make Money with NFTs powered by HomeJabMy guest will be HomeJab Founder and Owner Joe Jesuele.I will ask Joe to show and tell us about real: the recently launched (see below) first NFT platform for real estate images created by HomeJab.Demos will include:1. How to buy an image, video (ground, aerial) or 3D Virtual Tour (and which 3D/360 virtual tours)2. How to add an image, video or 3D Virtual Tour3. (What is) and how to add a cypto wallet (such as MetaMask)Additionally, I will ask Joe about:1. What problem the HomeJab NFT Platform for real estate images solves2. Why there is an opportunity for real estate photographers to make much more than stock photography rates for images3. Why the HomeJab NFT Platform will disrupt the $4 billion stock photo industry4. The value proposition to Real Estate Photographers5. The value proposition to Real Estate Agents6. The value proposition to Businesses7. The value proposition to Journalists and Bloggers8. The value proposition to Digital Art Collectors9. Why use an NFT platform for the real marketplace?10. If there are "chicken/egg" challenges to creating the real marketplace?11. what kind of real estate images are best for the real marketplace?12. What's a crypto wallet and how to connect it to real marketplace?Got questions that I should ask Joe during the show?Find out more here: HomeJab real MarketPlace

Thursday Apr 28, 2022

Matterport Expands Presence in Japan to Support Growing Demand for Digital Twin PlatformCompany continues investing in Asia-Pacific region to capture the Japanese property market of more than 324M spacesSUNNYVALE, California, Thursday, April 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced it is expanding its presence in Japan. Japan represents one of the largest property markets in the world with more than 324 million physical spaces ready to be digitized. As part of the expansion, Matterport will increase investments to open new sales channels and broaden its customer service operations to support the growing adoption of the Matterport digital twin platform within the country.Numerous customers in Japan use the Matterport Digital Twin Platform today, including real estate development company Mitsubishi Estate Residence Co., Ltd, and Takenaka Corporation, a major Japanese architectural engineering and construction company. Mitsubishi Estate Residence leverages Matterport to create virtual experiences in support of residential real estate transactions while Takenaka Corporation uses digital twins to streamline facility management and remote building site inspections."Use of Matterport first spread by word-of-mouth, and before we knew it, a community of users had formed naturally within the company,” said Yasutomo Matsuoka, Chief Researcher, Advanced Mathematical Sciences & Informatics Group, Future & Advanced Technology Research Department, Research & Development Institute at Takenaka Corporation. “I think it’s simple—good things become popular. Matterport’s digital twin technology not only provides the high-quality, precise data required to meet the needs of those working in the field, but also enables remote checking by personnel located overseas, leading to significant reductions in travel and labor costs.”Today, the Matterport digital twin platform helps customers in Japan transform how they interact with and manage their spaces through a digitally accurate and immersive experience. Digital twins help people in a range of business roles improve operational efficiency by reducing travel or enabling them to collaborate from anywhere. Additionally, marketers can use digital twins to create beautiful and engaging customer experiences that drive booking and sales. --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Tuesday Apr 26, 2022

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Adopts Matterport Digital Twins to Transform Ground Operations and Engage PassengersWorld’s longest running airline uses library of Matterport digital twins to improve operating efficiencies SUNNYVALE, California, Tuesday, April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (“KLM”), part of the Air France-KLM Group and a member of the SkyTeam airline alliance with services across 90 European cities and 70 intercontinental destinations, has adopted Matterport to create a digital twin of each type of aircraft in the fleet. KLM is using Matterport to train ground crews and to provide an immersive virtual experience for customers. The global air carrier has received nearly 1 million views of its digital twins from ground crews, flight attendants, pilots, and travelers.“Matterport digital twins have permanently changed the way we train our employees and we have expanded our use of them over time for customer engagement,” said Chris Koomen, Virtual Reality Specialist at KLM. “Digital twins are now integral to our business. We regularly use them for training across our global operations. Cleaning crews work more efficiently, flight attendants learn the layout of an aircraft ahead of time, and pilots reference digital twins during safety checks. With remote access to digital twins, trainees avoid disrupting the maintenance work of an aircraft, enabling our fleet to return to service faster. All of this adds up to performance efficiency.”KLM began using Matterport in 2017, capturing the first digital twin of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to train ground crews on cleaning the aircraft. When crews reduced cleaning time by 30 percent, KLM recognized the potential of Matterport digital twins to streamline training for other departments and utilized Matterport to further capture digital twins of its entire fleet. Today, KLM manages a library of 104 digital twins that have been viewed nearly 1 million times, including multiple versions for each of the 14 types of Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer aircrafts that make up its fleet. Flight attendants utilized Matterport’s digital twins to learn where important safety and hospitality items are located such as beverage carts, while an annotated digital twin for ground crews illustrates where service trolleys are stowed. Meanwhile, pilots easily refer to an aircraft’s digital twin during a pre-flight safety check if an issue is detected.Equipped with Matterport digital twins, KLM employees do not need to travel to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for training and instead use immersive digital twins. Since virtual trainees no longer interrupt the maintenance work of an aircraft with in-person visits, it helps to get the aircraft to return to service faster and with less downtime. In addition, KLM’s digital twins have helped streamline its fleet management. For example, when upgrading the Wi-Fi routers used on a specific aircraft, KLM used the highly accurate data within a digital twin to confirm measurements and optimize the placement of new routers.---Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).---Source: Matterport via Globe Newswire

Thursday Apr 21, 2022

1. How do you (easily) change prices on merchandise within a Matterport tour?2. How do you (easily) integrate a retail store shopping cart within a Matterport tour?3. How do you (easily) add livestreaming shopping events within a Matterport tour?Watch a deep-dive demo on Thursday, April 21, 2022 on:✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: How to Add a Shopping Cart - and Live Shopping Events - to Matterport Tours powered by OpenhausMy guests will be:✓ Openhaus Co-Founder Carson Clement (@openhaus_carson)✓ Openhaus Co-Founder Tosch Trumen (@tosch)Openhaus demo will include:1. Front-end shopping experience within a Matterport tour | Openhaus Tour Example2. Back-end content management system3. Augmented Reality (AR) integration for how products will look in your home4. Openhaus iOS AppTopics for discussion include:1. How to (easily) keep product pricing synced with Shopify (and other eCommerce platforms)2. How to integrate a shopping cart within a Matterport tour3. Metrics available (and how to access)4. Sharing features (including: QR Code; embedding; links; social sharing)Use Cases for Discussion:1. Retail and Showrooms2. Tradeshows3. eCommerce4. Media5. Entertainment6. Interior Design | Design Loves Detail Example7. Real Estate | The Old House on Main Example8. Matterport ProsSpecial Offer for WGAN Standard and Premium Members✓ Receive the free use of Openhaus | Complete this WGAN Form for Openhaus (Need Password? Private Message @DanSmigrod)Openhaus Offer for All✓ Start Openhaus 30-day Free Trial (no credit card required)Best,DanOpenhaus Links1. Openhaus website2. Openhaus for Matterport Pros website3. Start Openhaus 30-day Free Trial (no credit card required)4. Talk to Openhaus Sales website5. Openhaus Vimeo Channel (Carson)6. Openhaus on LinkedIn7. Openhaus Co-Founder Carson Clement8. Openhaus Co-Founder Tosch Trumen9. Openhaus Tour Example10. Openhaus iOS App11. Openhaus on Twitter12. Openhaus YouTube Channel13. Openhaus on Facebook14. Openhaus on Pinterest

Thursday Apr 21, 2022

Real Estate Firm Atkinson McLeod Uses Smartphone Capture and Matterport Axis to Accelerate Sales Process and Improve Agent ProductivityFirm sees 50 percent reduction in physical property visits using Matterport, supporting faster contract signing times; increases website traffic 2x when including digital twins in email marketingSUNNYVALE, California, Thursday, April 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (“Matterport”) (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, is being used by Atkinson McLeod, an independent London real estate group specializing in sales, rentals, and property management, to develop digital twins to provide virtual experiences for 95 percent of its properties. The real estate group is also using both Matterport’s Capture smartphone app and the recently released Matterport Axis motorized mount to create digital twins of its properties. With Matterport, Atkinson McLeod reduces the need for physical property visits, increases the efficiency of property management, and engages with more potential customers to drive property sales.“London real estate is extremely competitive,” said Giles Atkinson, Director of Atkinson McLeod, who credits Matterport with providing his group several competitive advantages well beyond the scope of its original needs. “You need to offer incredibly responsive, personalized client services to stand out. Matterport has created many efficiencies for our agents and our clients love how it improves their home shopping experience. Specifically, when we included a Matterport of a property in our email marketing, our click-through rates doubled.”“With a Matterport digital twin accompanying our property listings, properties are on the market for less time because we can expose the home to more clients, faster,” continued Atkinson. “We’ve reduced in-person visits by 50 percent while improving the quality and productivity of physical showings because clients can confirm in advance if a home is a good fit. As we lease out 1,300 properties annually, the efficiency gains add up fast. Generally speaking, Matterport accelerates our sales process.”In early 2022, Atkinson McLeod was among the first to begin using Matterport Axis, Matterport’s new motorized mount for smartphones that makes it easy and affordable to capture professional-grade scans. With smooth, precise rotation of a mobile phone, Matterport Axis allows users to capture high-quality digital twins using the Matterport Capture app on Android and iOS.“With the Matterport Axis device and their smartphone, our agents work more efficiently, and can now scan, market, and list their properties all from their mobile device with good image quality at a reasonable price,” said Atkinson. “In our business, operational efficiency and speed to market are key. Matterport helps us close the gap on these metrics.” --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com)

Thursday Apr 21, 2022

Asteroom Announces Launch of New Desktop Appraisal Solution for Appraisal Management Companies3D tour technology reveals a new efficient and accurate way to gather data by launching a national network to collect data to complete desktop appraisalsSAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Asteroom Inc. today launched its new nationwide desktop appraisal data collection service to fully enable the new property valuation method called desktop appraisal endorsed and approved by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that started on March 19, 2022.The first complete solution to be introduced in support of desktop appraisals, which do not require an appraiser's physical inspection, Asteroom's national desktop appraisal data collection service features the company's proprietary 3D tour and floor plan technology to document interior and exterior visual and dimensional data for residential properties.Appraisal management companies (AMC's) and appraisers can receive ANSI-compliant 2D floor plans with GLA calculations and a complete 3D tour of the interior and exterior, including street view shots, within 24 hours. The unique national desktop appraisal data collection solution mobilizes Asteroom's network of Realtors®, who have real estate knowledge and property access, to collect the data using Asteroom's smartphone-enabled 3D tour kits.Appraisers prefer Asteroom's data because it includes a 3D tour that allows the appraiser to view the property remotely in its entirety for accurate and reliable appraisal results. Appraisal management companies leverage Asteroom's photography technology and in-person coverage to manage the data collection process in just 24 to 48 hours.In an effort to streamline the loan process with reduced appraisal times, the mortgage industry is encouraging desktop appraisals, which are likely to see increased adoption, particularly with validated, accurate values made possible through Asteroom's all-inclusive solution."We are expediting the appraisal process," comments Asteroom CEO Eric Tsai, "with many of our initial desktop assignments being completed in three days start-to-finish. The property can be visited the same day the order is placed so that data is provided to the appraiser the next day. By serving as the "onsite eyes" of the appraiser, we are able to give them confidence in their valuation while also increasing their efficiency and volume by eliminating travel and inspection time."To learn more about Asteroom and its national desktop appraisal data collection service offering, go to: www.Asteroom.com | Menu: Solutions --- Asteroom media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com)

Tuesday Apr 19, 2022

Matterport Launches Social Impact Program to Help Nonprofits and Public Education Institutions to Create Equitable Access to 3D spaces Matterport’s Exploration to Equity social impact program aims to increase community inclusion and resilience SUNNYVALE, California, Tuesday, April 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced the Exploration to Equity program, a new corporate social impact initiative that supports nonprofit organizations to use the Matterport Digital Twin Platform to increase access for underrepresented groups. As part of the program, Matterport will donate its technology and services to select, qualifying organizations such as its first partner organization, Space Foundation Discovery Museum, allowing them to capture and provide people with access to their Matterport 3D spaces. The program will prioritize projects that support marginalized, disenfranchised, and vulnerable populations and focus on capturing historically and socially significant spaces. “At Matterport, we are committed to reimagining ways to collaborate, explore, and share spaces,” said Qadira Harris, Senior Director of Global Responsibility at Matterport. “For organizations like nonprofits and schools, we recognize the power technology and data can have to tackle some of society's biggest challenges. By leveraging our people, products, and services, we aim to strengthen and empower communities to become stronger, unified, inclusive, and more resilient.” Matterport’s mission is to make every building and space more valuable and accessible through the creation of digital twins, or replicas, of those spaces. Among the 4 billion spaces in the world, the Matterport Exploration to Equity program aims to capture some of these spaces for the greater good of society. The Matterport Exploration to Equity program supports creative and innovative organizations that demonstrate equitable solutions to building community resilience through access to spaces. As part of the program, Matterport will evaluate submissions from qualifying US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, K through 12 public schools, and public universities to bring historically or socially significant spaces to life through the Matterport Digital Twin Platform, allowing anyone, anywhere to visit. --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com)

Thursday Apr 14, 2022

1. Are you a real estate photographer thinking about buying a Matterport Axis?2. Are you a real estate agent thinking about buying a Matterport Axis?3. Are you a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera user thinking about buying a Matterport Axis?4. Wondering how the Matterport Axis compares to a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera, Ricoh Theta Z1, X and SC2?5. As a Matterport Service Provider, how can you position the Matterport Axis to your clients who ask your advice about the product?Then watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 - 5 pm ET - on Thursday, April 14 2022:✓ Matterport Axis Motorized Mount Smartphone Rotator: 1st ImpressionsMy guests will be two WGAN Forum Members that often post reviews in the WGAN Forum:Jeff Nitschke (@lilnitsch)OwnerCaptureNWNorth Idaho and Eastern Washington Statewww.CAPTUREnw.com[Jeff was previously my guest on WGAN-TV: A MSP Customer Journey: Jeff Nitschke with CaptureNW]and ...Dave Avilla (@Dataventurer)Real Estate Photographer andColdwell Banker Realty AgentGilroy, Californiawww.CBnorCAL.com | CalDRE # 01075392[Dave was previously my guest on WGAN-TV: 31 Statistics to Help Sell Virtual Tours to RE Agents]Dave plans to shoot the same property with the Matterport Axis and Ricoh Theta SC2.Jeff plans to shoot the following home with the Matterport Axis that he previously shot with:1. Matterport Pro2 3D Camera2. Ricoh Theta Z12. Ricoh Theta X3. Ricoh Theta SC2

Thursday Apr 14, 2022

Gilbane Cuts Construction Project Time by 25 Percent with Matterport Digital TwinsLeading global construction firm reduces costs, accelerates ADA improvements with virtual collaborationSUNNYVALE, Calif., April 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced that Gilbane Building Company (“Gilbane”), a global leader in real estate, construction, and facility management services, has realized 25 to 30 percent in cost and time savings by adopting Matterport digital twins to enable remote collaboration during its design, build program delivery. A family-owned organization with 150 years of experience, Gilbane has more than 50 offices in the United States and abroad in Japan, Ireland, and the United Arab Emirates and has standardized the use of Matterport across their U.S. portfolio. The company is currently engaged in an eight-year Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvement initiative with a national banking leader and will create Matterport digital twins of 1,100 branch locations.“With all design and construction projects, time is of the essence, and Matterport digital twins have helped our teams collaborate more efficiently and made us indispensable partners to our clients,” said Joel Vande Boom, Director of Strategic Projects, Midwest, at Gilbane. “Using Matterport, we have access to highly accurate visuals and measurements that make virtual decision-making possible. For our customer, we were able to host design meetings and make quick decisions on 21 branch locations during one virtual meeting, drastically cutting in-person visits and saving 168 hours. Ultimately, digital twins help us provide superior service that wins us repeat clientele. We were also able to save more than 1,000 hours of site visits by different parties across 300 sites. This allows us to host remote and collaborative meetings anywhere with a couple clicks. Gilbane’s national multi-site team continues to use this approach and the Matterport toolset to bring indispensable solutions to customers related to capital expense programs and branding initiatives.”As an avid user of Matterport’s spatial data solutions since 2016, Gilbane uses a combination of the Matterport Pro2 3D camera and Matterport Capture app for smartphones to capture its spaces. Capturing spaces with a smartphone gives teams the convenience of using just the device in their pocket whenever a digital twin is needed. Gilbane utilizes digital twins for customers in corporate offices, healthcare, and retail, among others. By providing teams with access to digital twins, Gilbane can remotely conduct a site assessment, extract data, and help estimators better understand a project. As a result, Gilbane eliminates unnecessary site visits, identifies design issues earlier, and reduces field-to-finish time. In addition, Gilbane customers can easily access project information and better understand the conditions of a job site at each stage until completion. Watch this video about Gilbane’s use of Matterport.To further accelerate design and construction projects, Gilbane uses advanced Matterport features to extend the power of the digital twin: --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16715/page/1/gilbane-cuts-construction-project-time-by-25-percent-with-matterport/

Wednesday Apr 13, 2022

Cupix Announces Launch of CupixWorks X 3D Digital Twin PlatformAdvanced Capabilities Include Enhanced AI, 360-degree Video SLAM, and ClearVision TechnologySAN JOSE, California--Tuesday, 12 April 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cupix™ (www.Cupix.com) today announced the release of CupixWorks X three-dimensional digital twin platform empowered with the Gamma Engine, a 3rd generation artificial intelligence (AI) engine providing a 360° video SLAM with ClearVision technology.The Gamma Engine enables everyone in AEC to communicate the situational and visual context of the site with high fidelity among stakeholders and ensures as-built vs. as-design comparisons are significantly more intuitive and insightful. It also provides an unrivaled SLAM performance, including 3D walk-path mapping that is elevation aware and minimizes motion drift. Cupix has made it simple for project owners, general contractors, BIM/VDC engineers, and facility managers to see spatial context remotely from the office accurately."With the launch of CupixWorks X, we see a monumental step in the history of 360° image-based site documentation. CupixWorks X will drive built-world industry adoption of digital twin platform technology and 360° cameras as an everyday device to capture site context in 3D with high fidelity,” said Simon Bae, founder, and CEO.Bae continued, “For decades, I have been democratizing the method for mirroring physical assets into the 3D virtual context and understand the significant challenges that AEC professionals meet every day when documenting and tracking the progress of their job sites. Builders want an exceptional quality of visuals, accurate spatial representation, and easy-to-understand and actionable data analytics. CupixWorks X delivers. Its Gamma Engine makes true-to-life site documentation effortless." --- Cupix media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Tuesday Apr 12, 2022

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET | GMT -5) on Thursday, 7 April 2022, my guest will be Planitiar (iGUIDE) Marketing Manager Chris White (@Chris_iGUIDE) to show and tell about:✓ WGAN-TV | iGUIDE Refresh: New 3D Tour Display and iGUIDE ANSI Compliant 2D Floor PlansiGUIDE, an industry leader in 3D tours and floor plans, introduces an enhanced interface designed to create a faster, better, and more attractive user experience.The iGUIDE enhanced 3D tour (example above) promises to create a fresh yet familiar way for viewers and virtual visitors to interact with a space."Changes are thoughtfully designed for maximum impact while retaining the functionality current iGUIDE users value," writes Chris.Changes to the iGUIDE Viewer include:1. Streamlined floor plan for better navigation and a more immersive experience2. Grouped toolbox to put commonly used commands together for ease of use3. More refined menu bar with a new background and space for branding and an addressOffering the capability to minimize the menu bar and floorplan, users will enjoy a more immersive virtual environment while retaining robust control of Viewer functions.In addition to showing and telling about the iGUIDE Viewer refresh, Chris will discuss what's new with iGUIDE.

Tuesday Apr 05, 2022

Matterport Axis Now Available for Purchase, Enabling Hands-Free Precision 3D Capture for SmartphonesDesigned for the Matterport Smartphone Capture app, Matterport Axis motorized mount makes digital twin creation easier, faster, and more preciseTop 4 US-based insurance claims adjusting firm, Eberl, improves claims cycle time by 15 percent, grows customer base by 200 percent with Matterport digital twins---1. Matterport Axis via Amazon ($79)2. Matterport Axis + Tripod via Amazon ($89)3. Matterport Axis + Tripod + Starter Pack ($149) SUNNYVALE, Calif., Tuesday, April 5, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced that Matterport Axis™, a motorized mount for smartphones, is now available for purchase. Matterport Axis, which holds either an iOS or Android device, and can be used with the Matterport Capture app, creates 3D digital twins of any physical space with increased speed, precision, and consistency. This convenient, remote-controlled solution produces reliable results with ease.Starting at $79, Matterport Axis is now available for purchase today through Matterport, Adorama, B&H, and Amazon.“We are excited to introduce Matterport Axis, which when combined with our Capture app, allows anyone to create a 3D digital twin with the phone in their pocket,” said Japjit Tulsi, Chief Technology Officer of Matterport. “Whether it’s creating a digital twin to help sell your home, capturing your work environment to collaborate with team members, or capturing and sharing your business to attract new customers, there are countless uses for people and businesses to use Matterport. Our Capture app along with Matterport Axis now makes that process easier and faster for anyone to digitize their spaces with greater precision.”Businesses embrace smartphone capture with Matterport AxisBusiness customers across a variety of industries use Matterport to virtually promote, operate, document, manage, and measure their properties online. Now, with Matterport Axis, organizations can scale up their efforts to affordably create high-fidelity digital twins at multiple locations simultaneously via employees and their smartphones.Matterport worked with multiple organizations with distributed field personnel to trial Matterport Axis together with the Capture app. One customer, Eberl, a top 4 U.S.-based insurance claims adjusting firm, used Matterport Axis to create digital twins to document insurance claims. By using Matterport Axis with the Capture app and other Matterport solutions, Eberl adjusters reduced their time spent in the field, improving its total claims cycle time by 15 percent, and increased new customer acquisition by 200 percent with the convenience of their smartphone.“Using Matterport, Eberl adjusters can easily access rich, visual data and precise measurements that reduce the need for return trips, reinspection requests, phone calls and follow-up emails,” said Chris Cowan, Vice President, Operational Strategy at Eberl. “Digital twins have helped our adjusters work smarter, and their agility enhances the experience of our clients and subsequent policyholders. When we outline the value of digital twins to new and existing insurance carriers, they are eager to engage and adopt, which has had a tremendous impact on the growth of our business.” -- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com): https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16653/page/1/matterport-axis-smartphone-rotator-now-available-for-purchase/

Thursday Mar 31, 2022

Are you a Matterport Service Provider that works with -- or want to work with -- Retail Store clients?On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 31 March 2022, learn about how to add value to Matterport tours for Retail Stores -- using Matterport paired with the RETAIL VR Platform -- including:1. Retail Store Virtual Staging2. Virtual E-Commerce3. Virtual Showroom4. VR in Retail (More)5. AR in Retail6. In-Store Simulation7. Product Launch Testing via 3D Virtual Store8. Simulate POS Merchandising LocationsMy guest will be: Asnières-sur-Seine, Île-de-France-based RETAIL VR Partner International Business Development Adrien Zanelli (@Adrien).For an amuse-bouche – a taste - of what to expect on this WGAN-TV Live at 5 episode, please see the short RETAIL VR videos (below) and the Matterport/RETAIL VR media release announcing their partnership (27 January 2022 | below).Questions that I should ask Adrien on this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show?Best,DanRETAIL VR Links✓ RETAIL VR website✓ RETAIL VR on LinkedIn✓ Adrien Zanelli on LinkedIn✓ RETAIL VR YouTube Channel✓ Retail VR on Twitter: RetailVR_✓ WGAN Forum: @Adrien

Thursday Mar 31, 2022

The first NFT platform for real estate images – “real” – launched by HomeJabNew marketplace for one-of-a-kind images offers higher compensation for professional real estate photographers to “disrupt” the $4B stock photo industryCherry Hill, NJ – Tuesday, March 29, 2022 – A new non-fungible token or NFT marketplace for real estate images called “real” – launched by HomeJab – offers an innovative alternative to stock photo services. Participating professional real estate photographers receive 96 percent of all sales proceeds – the highest compensation available from a major stock photo platform.Photographers currently earn as little as 2 cents to 25 cents per month per photo through stock photo agencies, according to Phototutorial.“We’re flipping the model upside down,” said Joe Jesuele, head of HomeJab.com, who led the development of real estate’s first NFT platform of images. HomeJab provides real estate agents on-demand professional real estate photography and other visual production services in every major US market and all 50 states.“Buyers such as real estate agents and their web and marketing agencies can purchase unique images with nearly all the compensation going to the artist – the photographer. That’s the way it should be,” he added.Jesuele explains that one of the most significant advantages of this new NFT marketplace is its “real-world utility.”“Too many NFT projects today are designed to help the founders make money. The real NFT marketplace supports the hard work and gives new visibility to professional real estate photographers' artistry while properly supporting their creative efforts,” he explained.“By bridging the physical world and the metaverse, ‘real’ can help cut through the current clutter of NFT scams and pump and dumps of (worthless) coins that have no real utility. While other NFTs' value will collapse, we know from experience that good images will always have value and utility,” Jesuele said.The new real NFT marketplace is designed for real estate agents and digital marketers to purchase one-of-a-kind iconic real estate images. The real platform also enables clients to order custom NFTs to be shot and produced by professional real estate photographers for their exclusive commercial use as they will own the image. -- HomeJab media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Friday Mar 25, 2022

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, March 24, 2022, our topic is:✓ WindoVision: How to Leverage Matterport Virtual Tours in a Real Estate Broker's WindowsMy guest will be WindoVision Chief Executive Officer Peter Thomas."WindoVision has developed technology that converts an existing storefront window of a real estate office into a through-glass touchscreen device that allows users to search real-time listing data, access 3D tours, view agent profiles and other company information, on demand. They can do all of this without any personal contact or ever stepping foot in the building," reports RisMedia.WindoVision Demo Includes1. Experiencing Matterport virtual tours via the through-the-glass tech2. Interactive real estate specific software including MLS/IDX daily sync for property searches3. Lead GenerationAbout WindoVisionATTRACT | You start by giving buyers a reason to stop by. Bright illuminated displays combined with a big screen wrapped with an interactive touch graphic creates a warm inviting environment at your office front. Buyers are drawn to your windows and spend time looking at an attractive presentations of your listings.ENGAGE | Buyers can instantly access virtual tours for all your properties by entering their three digit code from the property display. Shopping for a home has never been more easy and fun. Buyers can also search MLS listings, map their location and even calculate their mortgage payment . . . all right from the sidewalk!CONNECT | More people stopping at your window means more walk-in business. The most successful agents, however, connect with buyers engaged on the sidewalk. When you’re closed, the system continues to generate leads by capturing the buyers email address or cell phone number and instantly forwards it to the agent.Special Offer for We Get Around Network Community✓ Use Coupon Code WGAN to receive three free additional months of WindoVision Standard Premium Package.Questions that I should ask Peter?Best,DanLinks/Contact✓ WindoVision Website✓ Schedule a Demo (Bottom Right)✓ Phone: 800-714-1310 (or Peter Thomas at 734-363-8363)

Friday Mar 25, 2022

Refugee Ukrainian Children Drawings Displayed Within a Virtually Staged Matterport 3D Tour GalleryDrawings of Children From Ukraine: A Campaign By Laura IlioaeiArtem and Anastasia Bykovets are a couple who had resided in their home in the suburbs of Kyiv, Ukraine. They have two daughters: Sasha and Sofia, who are 2 and 6-years-old, respectively.However, Russian fighter jets recently began flying over their house, spontaneously bombing the country they had all previously called home. Staying put was evidently not an option. These parents told their children that there was no choice but to flee. Sasha and Sofia were told to gather three of their favorite toys before they would leave and seek refuge in a safer country.Though barely older than a toddler, Sofia was well-aware that the world she had known was under turmoil and chaos. Terrified and teary-eyed, she gathered her things, bade her room goodbye, and left it while crying the whole time. The family went into their car, and Sofia’s parents attempted to console her with soft words without sparing the honesty of the tragic situation of the war at hand. Sofia quickly found herself needing to find an outlet to channel her sorrow and anxiety.This outlet manifested into using art to cope with her emotions. Sofia began to actively paint. Initially, it was on craft bags and napkins, but she quickly transferred to more digitized platforms on tablets and cell phones.Artem and Anastasia realized that art had a cathartic power; when Sofia painted, she was too distracted to feel distressed. They realized that art therapy would be beneficial to other children like Sofia.Many Ukrainian children are currently spending time hiding in basements and bomb shelters as opposed to playgrounds. Since they are young, they’re unable to verbalize their feelings. They’re disturbed by the disruption in their routine and the terrors of war. The uncertainties felt by their parents perturb them as well, as there is no authority figure that can guide them through the dangerous volatility of their situation.Prompted by these truths and their own anecdotal evidence through watching Sofia, Artem and Anastasia quickly founded UA Kids Today. It’s a platform that aims to help Ukrainians by tending to their psychological and emotional needs.Their emphasis is on the well-being of children. They’re currently launching an all-Ukrainian online virtually staged 3D gallery of children's drawings (See Above). These drawings are meant to show how children feel about war, exposing these insights to an international audience. -- Article continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16602/page/1/refugee-ukrainian-children-drawings-displayed-within-matterport-3d-tour/

Thursday Mar 24, 2022

The sweet spot for Matterport is spatial data for enterprise at scale. Then, if you add Matterport's recent acquisition of Enview, which is a company that teases out those analytics of three-dimensional models at scale, once Enview puts the tools and solutions in place for Matterport, that is the single greatest use case for Matterport.The sweet spot is spatial data at scale for enterprise.Let me see if I can give you an example. If you're a facilities manager and you have 150 different commercial office spaces across the United States, for that matter, across the world, and you're tasked with, "hey, what if we put in this light bulb versus this light bulb in all those three by six boxes that have the fluorescent lights, how much money would that cost?How much money would that save? What would be the energy efficiency?" Whatever questions that get queried.Well, the old-school way of doing that is, you'd send an email to the 150 different counterparts at each one of those buildings and say, "hey, Jim John, those fixtures in the ceiling that are three by six, that each have four fluorescent light bulbs, how many do we have in that 100,000 square foot location?" They say, "well, I don't know. Let me go walk all these floors and count these fixtures, and I'll get back to you." That is a Herculean manual task done old-school.Now imagine, you have a Matterport spatial data, digital twin, of all those 150 buildings, and you have this powered by Enview solution, and you're able to say, "okay, here's the object I'm looking for with AI. Go find all those three by six light boxes in 150 buildings, tell me how many boxes do I have by building and total?" That should be a 10 minute exercise that would otherwise take weeks and tons of people time, and totally inefficient.Now, let's go count fire extinguishers and let's go count windows because we have this inefficient glass. If we go put this other type of glass in, we'll be able to save energy by 50 percent. But, we need to know how many windows that we're talking about in 150 buildings.Go count the windows. That's an example of Matterport in the best, highest use case, where it can add the most value to enterprise, and charge the most money. That's all about software, that's all about recurring revenue. Has nothing to do with what device that I use to capture the data?We didn't talk about it. But if you were to ask me, I would say, "in the long run, Matterport should be out of the camera business." They shouldn't be making any devices. They should be out of Capture Services (On Demand). They shouldn't be running a labor-intensive business.They should just be the essence of what is the best, highest use case for Matterport, and that's spatial data meets enterprise at scale. Everything I look at, I tend to evaluate in terms of quadrants. I think about it in terms of my career over time. Did I like working for that company?Did I like who I worked for? That was in Quadrant four. I was happy, and the company was happy. Quadrant 1 in the lower case was, I was unhappy and the company was unhappy. That's metaphorically what we're talking about. Let's get in the right box.If you take all the different use cases for Matterport, if you were telling me about residential real estate, obviously, Matterport doesn't really add a lot of value in terms of spatial data and it takes a long time to capture, and all these things. --- Continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Wednesday Mar 23, 2022

Redfin Launches Rental Search1. Consumers Can Now Search for Apartments and Homes for Rent on Redfin’s Website and iOS App2. Rental Search is Powered by RentPath, which Redfin Acquired in 20213. Advertisers with RentPath will now have access to Redfin’s 47M monthly visitorsSEATTLE & ATLANTA--Wednesday, 23 March 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Redfin (www.redfin.com) today launched nationwide rental search, letting consumers search for both rental and for-sale home listings on Redfin for the first time. Built on the same map-based search technology used by tens of millions to find homes for sale, the addition of rentals makes Redfin a destination for everyone in the U.S. looking for a place to live. Redfin’s rental search is powered by rental listings from RentPath, a leading marketing technology and services platform for the rental industry that operates Rent.com and other popular rental sites, which Redfin acquired in April 2021. This significantly expands the reach of the RentPath network, letting RentPath’s property-management customers market their rental listings to Redfin.com’s 47 million monthly visitors.“Adding rental listings to Redfin.com will increase our authority as a real estate destination, not only drawing more visitors to rental listings, but also to our existing for-sale listings,” said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. “With about one in five Redfin.com visitors interested in rentals, we have an opportunity to generate as many rental inquiries from Redfin.com as from all other RentPath sites. As a result, we expect to attract more property managers to promote their listings on Redfin.com, and for Redfin.com traffic growth to accelerate.”Powerful, immersive search to discover the perfect place to rentProspective renters can see updated listings every day, search with tailored filters, including budget, location and pet policy, and connect with property managers. Photos, floor plans and 3D tours let users experience a new rental home before ever setting foot inside. Renters can use the contact feature to connect with property managers to schedule a tour, ask a question or request an application.Because Redfin is a leading site to find homes for sale, people deciding between buying and renting can use Redfin for their entire home search. With one click, users can switch between homes for sale and homes for rent on the map. With another click, users can mark their favorite homes and see all of them in one place, whether they're for sale or for rent.“Most people who are considering renting a new home in the next six months say they are also considering buying,” said Christian Taubman, Redfin's Chief Growth Officer. "Redfin gives everyone the tools to win the place that's best for them, whether that's a place to lease or buy.” --- Redfin media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com)

Tuesday Mar 22, 2022

Damen Shipyards Uses Matterport Digital Twins to Accelerate Workflow and Enhance the Customer ExperienceGlobal shipbuilding giant incorporates digital twins to improve connection between company designers and customers, improving approval workflow, construction precision, and customer satisfactionSUNNYVALE, California, Tuesday, March 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced that Damen Shipyards Group (“Damen”), a Dutch-owned shipbuilding company with operations in 120 countries and delivering 175 vessels annually, has adopted Matterport digital twins to facilitate remote collaboration for internal and external stakeholders. With access to Matterport’s rich, dimensionally accurate data, Damen has applied an innovative approach to drive customer satisfaction.“When we discovered Matterport, we quickly realized the power of the digital twin to unlock collaboration and engagement with our designers and our customers,” said Jan-Jaap Eits, Assistant Project Manager at Damen Shipyards. “Today, we use Matterport to allow our customers to remotely review and inspect every compartment and detail of a vessel within a 3D space. Internally, our design and engineering teams have access to detailed measurements and layouts to further enable them to work more efficiently and avoid costly and time-consuming site visits.”Across its Workboat Division, including its major shipyards in China, Turkey and Vietnam, Damen uses Matterport Pro2 3D cameras to capture digital twins of its vessels. With access to a 3D space in the planning stage, customers can examine the layout and placement of equipment and request modifications if desired. Once a design is finalized, Damen shares its digital twin internally with their service department, enabling them to gain a better understanding of the vessel when it is completed and delivered. In addition, the Measurement Mode capability within a Matterport digital twin allows Damen’s design and engineering personnel to verify measurements down to the centimeter, including room layouts and the placement of everything from windows and doors to hardware and equipment, all without conducting a site visit. --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16586/page/1/damen-shipyards-uses-matterport-digital-twins-to-accelerate-workflow/

Thursday Mar 17, 2022

New HomeJab study shows impact of COVID-19 on real estate agent marketing spending trendsStudy reveals stark geographic differences for real estate photography ordersCherry Hill, NJ – Thursday, March 17, 2022 – A new study of real estate photography data from HomeJab finds a significant geographic difference in the amount of marketing dollars agents spent before the pandemic for listings and the amount they spent coming out of the height of the COVID-19 outbreak.HomeJab, which provides real estate agents on-demand professional real estate photography, 3D virtual tours, aerial, and other visual production services in every major US market and all 50 states, studied more than 43,000 real estate photography assignments from 2017 to 2021 in five regions: Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and West.The new HomeJab research found:1. Real estate agents in the West, Northeast, and Midwest are spending more for real estate listing photography services coming out of the pandemic than before the start of the pandemic:1A: West: Up nearly 9 percent (8.7%)1B: Northeast: +7.5%1C: Midwest: +5.6%2. Real estate agents in the Southwest and Southeast either spent more or modestly less for real estate listing photography services since the pandemic began:2A. Southwest: -0.6%2B. Southeast: +2.8%3. Nationwide, the average real estate listing photography services order was up 5.9% from post-pandemic orders, and now average $229 per order.4. Real estate agents in the West spend the most for real estate listing photography services, averaging $279 per order. --- HomeJab media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com)

Thursday Mar 17, 2022

Eberl Deploys Matterport for Mobile with the New Axis Motorized Mount to Document Insurance ClaimsTop 4 US-based adjusting firm grows customer base by 200 percent with Matterport digital twins---WGAN Forum Discussions tagged: Matterport Axis | Insurance Claims | Eberl---Sunnyvale, California, Thursday, March 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced that Eberl, a top 4 U.S.-based insurance adjusting company, has improved its total claims cycle time by 15 percent and increased new customer acquisition by 200 percent since adopting Matterport digital twins.Combining the Matterport Capture App with Matterport Axis allows the Eberl adjusters to create an accurate visual audit of the loss with the convenience of their smartphone while reducing their time spent in the field.“With Matterport directly at their fingertips, our adjusters can easily access rich, visual data and precise measurements that reduce the need for return trips, reinspection requests, phone calls and follow-up emails,” said Chris Cowan, Vice President, Operational Strategy at Eberl. “Digital twins have helped our adjusters work smarter, and their agility enhances the experience of our clients and subsequent policyholders. When we outline the value of digital twins to new and existing insurance carriers, they are eager to engage and adopt, which has had a tremendous impact on the growth of our business.”While in the field, Eberl adjusters use the Matterport Capture App with Matterport Axis, the new, hands-free motorized mount accessory that increases the speed and precision of creating a digital twin to document an insurance loss. Adjusters can add notes, review measurements, and collaborate remotely with insurance carriers, policy holders, contractors, and other stakeholders using the digital twin.As part of a Matterport Axis beta program, Eberl adjusters added the motorized mount to streamline complex claims where multiple captures were required. As a result, adjusters completed their assessments faster and with greater accuracy and consistency. Watch the video [above] to learn how Eberl is leading the industry with Matterport digital twins on: Matterport.com --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16573/page/1/matterport-axis-motorized-smartphone-rotator-insurance-claims-documentation/

Thursday Mar 10, 2022

ID Plans Streamlines Speed-to-Lease and Marketing Effectiveness for Commercial Property with MatterportCommercial real estate services provider adopts digital twins, cuts costs and leasing timelines for customers including KIMCO and Phillips EdisonSUNNYVALE, Calif., Thursday, March 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced that ID Plans, a commercial real estate (CRE) marketing and technology solutions provider, has helped property managers achieve up to 65 percent in cost and time savings by adopting Matterport digital twins.Established in 1999 and based in Tampa, Florida, ID Plans has a nationwide client base with some of the top CRE firms in the country, including KIMCO and Phillips Edison. The company’s ID 360 product has a feature that uses Matterport digital twins to create immersive property experiences and identify new customer prospects captured from any device. From leasing to property management, whether it's retail, multi-family or logistics, ID Plans utilizes Matterport throughout the life of the building lifecycle.“Finding a potential buyer or tenant for a commercial property often requires manual photography, detailed measurements and significant time and effort,” said Jordan Hearin, Chief Product Officer of ID Plans. “Instead, we use Matterport as a feature in ID 360 to quickly and easily give customers all of the information they need in one place. Whether it’s the ability to virtually walk through a warehouse, take accurate measurements, or easily access a property’s plumbing or electrical information, the level of detail in a Matterport digital twin can help our customers lease, sell, design or plan construction for a commercial space.”ID Plans has partnered with Matterport to improve multiple aspects of its business. ID Plans uses digital twins to create accurate, user-friendly marketing ready packages to improve speed to lease, while their facilities management and operations teams utilize Matterport for remote site inspections and collaboration across their construction and design teams. When equipped with digital twins, ID Plans’ customers reduce the time required to lease a property by several weeks and upwards to months. --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16564/page/1/id-plans-streamlines-speed-to-lease-and-marketing-for-commercial-property/#1

Wednesday Mar 09, 2022

Two Years Later: How the Pandemic Has Rocked the U.S. Housing MarketRedfin reports there are 50% fewer homes to buy, and houses are 34% more expensive, with the median sale price now $369,000SEATTLE--Wednesday, 9 March 2022--BUSINESS WIRE-- (NASDAQ: RDFN) — This week marks the two-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic, which the World Health Organization officially declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020. The housing market has changed drastically since then—there are now half as many homes to choose from, and prices have surged 34%, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage.Unless otherwise noted, the data in this report represents the four weeks ending March 6, 2022, compared with roughly the same period two years earlier (the four weeks ending March 8, 2020). The records in this report date back to 2017 unless otherwise noted.Buyers Have Half as Many Homes to Choose FromThe number of homes on the market is down 49.9% from two years ago to a record low of roughly 456,000.Remote work and record-low mortgage rates prompted scores of Americans to move during the pandemic, intensifying a housing shortage that began in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. With so few homes available to purchase, house hunters have waged fierce bidding wars, causing prices to surge.Homes Are 34% More ExpensiveThe median home sale price is $369,125, the highest on record and up 33.6% from $276,225 two years ago. That’s a significantly larger jump than the prior two-year period (2018 to 2020), during which home prices grew about 10%.--- Redfin media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16562/page/1/two-years-later-how-the-pandemic-has-rocked-the-us-housing-market/

Wednesday Mar 09, 2022

Introduction by Planitar (iGUIDE) CEO Alexander (Alex) Likholyot:Property measurement standards are not a topic that gets a lot of attention in the industry media, but they are core to our business at iGUIDE.Fannie Mae will require all its appraisals to follow ANSI Z765-2021 Measurement Standard starting April 1, 2022.The ANSI Z765 standard was originally created in the 90's and lately has seen a string of updates in 2019-2021. In February 2022, Planitar added the ability to choose a square footage reporting standard for every iGUIDE. We currently support RECA RMS, which is mandated in Alberta with several other Canadian provinces looking at it, and ANSI Z765-2021, which has been a recommended standard in the US, is required in North Carolina for MLS listings, and which will now grow tenfold following the Fannie Mae's announcement.---WATERLOO, Ontario, Canada - PrZen - Monday, 28 February 2022 -- iGUIDE – creator of an industry-leading spatial data solution for use in the real estate, insurance, restoration, property management, and affiliated industries -- announces ANSI Z765-2021 compliant measurement and reporting to facilitate highly accurate residential square footage measurements for clients throughout North America. The ANSI Standard is the accepted method for the National Association of REALTORSⓇ and, most recently, by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission."This process has been about bringing our clients in America the best, most accurate services we can align with their systems. We also wanted to be looking at expanding our influence to states like North Carolina where there is an understanding that reporting the square footage is critical to giving prospective purchasers accurate knowledge, and building trust between the agent and their client. We want to be the tool to help facilitate that," said Michael Vervena, the iGUIDE VP of Sales & Marketing.Developments in the residential real estate market have resulted in a growing number of square footage disputes among home buyers, home sellers, Real Estate Agents, Brokers, and appraisal professionals. Due to this, an increasing number of real estate boards are beginning to require the use of ANSI standard when measuring and reporting square footage. --- iGUIDE media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16560/page/1/iguide-ansi-compliant-measurementsreporting-for-north-american-clients/

Monday Mar 07, 2022

Dan, should I buy a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera and start a service business?Hi All,If you are thinking about buying a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera -- and start a Matterport Service Provider business -- you should watch this video (above), if you:1. are not a real estate photographer2. are not a real estate agent3. do not have an existing service business where Matterport digital twins would be an Add On to your existing business.Questions?Best,DanTranscript (Video above)[The voice of the WGAN Forum Member has been changed and edited for clarity and brevity.][00:00:03]Dan Smigrod: Thanks for reaching out, Thanks for joining the We Get Around Network Forum. How did you hear about us?[00:00:09]WGAN Forum Member: Well, I just did some preliminary research and I just saw you everywhere. Anywhere I went talking about Matterport or 3D scanning your name on We Get Around Network just kept popping up and I was like, "You know what, I think this is the guy I need to talk to."[00:00:28]Dan Smigrod: Well, I looked at your LinkedIn profile, it didn't jump out at me that you are going to start a business. Why don't you tell me about what you're planning to do and then how I can help you.[00:00:39]WGAN Forum Member: Basically, I caught wind of the whole Matterport thing recently. I'm a retail merchandiser by trade, andlike we started offering the Matterport services to retail clients and I was actually out... standing with the camera: literally, physically doing it.I thought it was the coolest thing, but my mind started turning like there's so many different uses for this. I can see eventually all this talk about a 3D and the whole virtual VR thing is where things are going, coming out of that 2D space into the 3D space.I was like, "I don't want to be on the I wish I could have or I should have in the future when this thing blows all the way up and I'm like, man, I had an opportunity to get in on that." In the past, even with cryptocurrency, there were times I could've invested in cryptocurrency when it was in its infancy, and because of my failure to act or my fears or I missed out on that. I don't want to be on that end of the curve anymore.The wish-I-could've-would've-curve. I said, if I see another opportunity that comes up in the market, I want to be on it. I saw this, I got some experience with it and I was like, "You know what, I need to look into this," and more I talked to my business partner because he and I had been talking about going into real estate, doing what do you call it, buying houses on contract. --- Transcript continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com): https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16543/page/1/dan-should-i-buy-a-matterport-pro2-3d-camera-and-start-a-service-business/

Thursday Mar 03, 2022

3D Platform CAPTUR3D Adds Sketchfab Integration with Matterport Digital TwinsSketchfab brings 3D people, places, and objects with full-motion animation to enhance the Matterport experienceSUNNYVALE, Calif., Thursday, March 3, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced that CAPTUR3D, a Matterport-based digital twin software and management platform, has integrated with Sketchfab, allowing users to import three-dimensional (3D) Sketchfab digital objects into their Matterport digital twins.Sketchfab, which was acquired by Epic Games in 2021, and their community of creators who have published millions of models, is the largest platform for immersive and interactive 3D. Through the integration, Matterport is combining the largest platform for digital twins with the largest platform for 3D models.“By integrating Sketchfab’s 3D library, digital twins are not simply recreations of the built world, but instead become new, engaging experiences,” says Steven Kounnas, co-founder and COO of CAPTUR3D. “Whether it’s real estate, retail or the public sector, we look forward to seeing the infinite number of ways our users will customize their digital twins.”The process begins with the creation of a Matterport digital twin that is uploaded to the CAPTUR3D platform. Users can then connect their Sketchfab account to link 3D objects they have already purchased or browse Sketchfab’s library of more than 750,000 downloadable 3D digital objects for new, free options. From furniture and art to home appliances and 3D avatars, Sketchfab objects placed within a digital twin can be static or animated, viewed from any perspective, adding another layer of depth and interactivity to any Matterport space. Customers can stage an office, visualize how to organize a garage, or create a virtual, collaborative environment within a digital twin and using 3D objects. --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Tuesday Mar 01, 2022

Matterport App Developers Use 3D Digital Twins to Improve Home Buying ExperienceApp Developers AgentRelay and Boost3D create interactive virtual property showings with MatterportSUNNYVALE, Calif., Tuesday, March 1, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (“Matterport”) (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, and app developers AgentRelay and Boost3D are using digital twins to change the way real estate businesses present properties for sale. Both developers use Matterport to create virtual 3D experiences for the real estate industry, enabling industry professionals to offer their clients a more immersive home buying experience.“Companies across a wide range of sectors are recognizing the value of having high-quality, dimensionally-accurate digital twins to enhance how they conduct business,” said Bernard Nguyen, Senior Director of Business Strategy, Residential Real Estate at Matterport. “In real estate, our partners and customers continue to push the envelope to maximize the listing experience for their clientele. From agent-guided experiences that enrich the Matterport virtual experience with a narrative and live discussion throughout the tour, to video conference-enabled experiences to explore the Matterport spaces together with the agent on screen.”AgentRelay creates agent-guided 3D experiences with Matterport digital twinsWith virtual viewings increasing an agent’s success at closing deals, AgentRelay knew it could use Matterport digital twins and become a valuable resource for the real estate industry by translating the immediacy of an in-person tour with the convenience of a virtual one. AgentRelay integrates video conferencing, voice calls, and chat capabilities with Matterport’s digital twins so agents can interact with customers, giving home shoppers the freedom to virtually walk the bedrooms and living spaces with the agent in real time and on screen to answer questions and receive feedback. Agents can also showcase multiple properties in the same virtual showing, saving agents and their clients travel time from house to house.Additionally, AgentRelay is now generating valuable leads into its customers’ sales funnels by offering visitor registrations and viewing booking forms, placed directly inside their Matterport spaces, to drive engagement with anonymous online visitors. Further, AgentRelay now offers tools to track the properties each of those online visitors have explored and the platforms they used when viewing a Matterport digital twin-based 3D digital twin. This allows agents and brokers to then contact those prospects with a deep understanding of buying preferences to help identify digital marketing campaigns that deliver the most conversions.“Matterport offers truly superior virtual experiences,” says Dan Cattermole, CEO at AgentRelay. “It has helped us provide a powerful virtual platform for our clients. The emphasis on quality and accuracy makes Matterport a market leader, and it is why we’re proud to develop our app on the Matterport platform.” Read the AgentRelay Case Study. --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16516/page/1/matterport-app-developers-use-digital-twins-improve-home-buying-experience/

Thursday Feb 24, 2022

Urbanimmersive Announces its 2022 First Quarter Financial ResultsSAINT-HUBERT, Quebec, Thursday, February 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Urbanimmersive Inc. (“Urbanimmersive,” the “Company” or “UI”) (TSV-V UI) (OTCQB: UBMRF) today announced select financial results and presents business highlights for its first quarter ended December 31, 2021. The financial statements and related management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) can be viewed on SEDAR at SEDAR.HIGHLIGHTS- For Q1-22, the Company generated total revenues of $995k compared to $897k for Q1-21, an increase of $98k or 10.9%;- In Q1-22, the Company sold 1,823 immersive 3D tours ($73k) compared to 552 tours ($22k) in Q1-21, an increase of 1,271 tours (+$51k);- In Q1-22, the Company launched its premium monthly subscription program UiMeet3D with more than 25% of its customers having already adopted it after 3 months;- During the quarter, the Company completed the acquisition of 7 businesses in North America, including 6 businesses offering real estate photography services (Immophoto, Tours Virtuales, Virtual Access Tours, Imoto and Agento Marketing) as well as a marketplace platform (RocketPhoto). Those acquisitions represent a total purchase price of $10.3m and were financed by a combination of a term loan of $2.0m, the issuance of 5.7m shares at an average price of $0.84 ($4.8m), Company's liquidities ($0.6m), a balance of purchase of $0.2m as well as growth driven earn-outs of a total value of $2.7m. Total sales of those acquired businesses totalled $6.3 million for their last fiscal year which add up to the 3 businesses acquired in June 2021, namely EGP, La Clique Mobile and Graphique ID, with last fiscal year total sales of $1.6m;- The Company announced several new partnerships during the quarter that should fuel growth in sales of immersive 3D tours, notably with Offerpad (NYSE: OPAD), Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSE: ATD), NAI Terramont, Via Rail, Tuango and Maisons Bonneville;- The Company was selected into the 2021 REACH Canada Accelerator Program (developed by Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®) which completed a $127k private placement. --- Urbanimmersive media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Wednesday Feb 23, 2022

Redfin Reports January Was the Most Competitive Month on Record for Homebuyers70% of home offers written by Redfin agents faced competition in January, up from roughly 60% a year earlier and the highest share in Redfin’s recordsSEATTLE--Wednesday, February 23, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- (NASDAQ: RDFN) —Seventy percent of home offers written by Redfin agents faced bidding wars in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, up from 67.7% in December and 61% in January 2021. That’s the highest share since at least April 2020, when Redfin began recording this data. This is according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage.The housing market was more competitive than ever in January as mortgage interest rates jumped, prompting buyers to rush to make offers on homes before rates increased further. The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 3.55% at the end of January, up from 3.11% at the end of December and a record low of 2.65% about a year earlier. January was the first time rates surpassed 3.5% since March 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic was just beginning. Rates have since jumped even higher, reaching 3.92% during the week ending Feb. 17, 2022.Redfin economists currently predict the 30-year fixed mortgage rate will reach 4.3% by the end of 2022. Mortgage rates are expected to increase as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates in an effort to alleviate inflation.“Rising mortgage rates are intensifying an already-severe shortage of homes for sale because buyers are feeling more urgency to buy while homeowners are feeling less urgency to sell—an imbalance that’s fueling an increase in competition,” said Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather. “Buyers are battling it out for the few homes on the market in an effort to lock in relatively low payments before rates move even higher, but homeowners who bought or refinanced in the last year are staying put because they don’t want to lose their rock-bottom mortgage rate.”During the four-week period ending Feb. 13, a record 57% of homes that went under contract had an accepted offer within the first two weeks on the market, and asking prices surged 16% year over year to a new high. Meanwhile, new listings dropped 8%, sending housing supply to a new low. --- Redfin media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) here: https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16486/page/1/70-of-home-offers-written-by-redfin-agents-faced-bidding-wars-in-jan-2022/

Monday Feb 21, 2022

Will Matterport be Acquired by Hexagon?Commentary and Analysis byDan SmigrodFounder and Managing EditorWe Get Around Network Forum and WGAN-TV Live at 5WGAN-TV Training U (in Matterport)Monday, 21 February 2022My manicurist, Brenda, told me Friday (18 February 2022) that she is thinking about buying Matterport, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTTR) stock, after a friend told her about how Matterport had been trading as high as $37.60 per share after going public via a SPAC deal at $10 per share and Matterport was now trading at $6.83 per share; near its low of $6.20 per share.“I’ll invest $500. It will be fun,” Brenda told me with a smile.(Brenda initially said the company was Matterhorn and didn’t mention the specific dollar amounts or SPAC, but that was the gist of what her friend told her.)I could imagine that Ola Rollén, President and CEO of Stockholm, Sweden-based Hexagon AB is thinking nearly the same thing: buy Matterport now for a few billion dollars while Matterport is trading at its surprising “blue-light special” pricing.While Matterport begins every media release with “Matterport, Inc., the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world,…” that statement is likely a much-much-much better description of the much-much-much bigger Hexagon.“Our Vision: A future where data is fully and autonomously leveraged so that business, industry and humanity sustainably thrive,” writes Hexagon on its website. “Our Mission: Putting data to work to enable autonomous, connected ecosystems that boost efficiency, productively and quality for our customers.”Aside from the lofty words, what do the two companies have in common? (Continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) here: https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16479/page/1/will-matterport-be-acquired-by-hexagon/

Friday Feb 18, 2022

Redfin Reports Homebuyers Face the Fastest, Priciest Market on RecordA record 57% of homes sold in two weeks and the typical monthly mortgage payment soared to a new high, approaching $2,000SEATTLE--(Friday, February 18, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NASDAQ: RDFN) —Homes sold faster than ever during the four weeks ending February 13, as a record 57% of homes that went under contract did so within two weeks of being listed, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage.People buying homes now are paying more than ever before, too—a median $1,997 per month—as asking prices soared 16% year over year to a new high, and mortgage rates shot up to their highest level since May 2019. The pace and cost of homebuying are soaring largely because there is so little to buy. New listings fell 8% year over year, sending overall supply to a new low and putting a damper on pending sales, which fell 2.7%.“The acute shortage of new listings of homes for sale is the biggest problem the housing market faces right now,” said Redfin Deputy Chief Economist Taylor Marr. “If you think of the housing market like a bathtub, water (supply of homes for sale) is flowing down the drain (buyers sucking up supply) faster than new water (new listings) is coming in through the faucet. Rising mortgage rates may slow the drain down a bit (cool demand) as record-high monthly payments take a toll on buyers’ budgets. Bottom line: without a flood of new listings, we will be sitting in a very shallow bath for a while.”Key housing market takeaways for 400+ U.S. metro areas: --- (Redfin media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Thursday Feb 17, 2022

Matterport to Participate in Four (4) Upcoming Investor ConferencesSUNNYVALE, California, Thursday, February 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the spatial data company leading the digital transformation of the built world, today announced that it is scheduled to present at the following investor conferences:1. Berenberg Thematic Software Conference 2022Tuesday, March 1, 2022(Virtual Conference)2. Wedbush Real Estate Technology ConferenceWednesday, March 2, 20223. Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom ConferenceMonday, March 7, 2022Location: San FranciscoPresentation Time: 2:25 p.m. PT4. Raymond James 2022 Institutional Investors ConferenceWednesday, March 9, 2022Location: OrlandoPresentation Time: 11:35 a.m. ETThe presentations will be webcast live and archived on Matterport's investor relations website at investors.matterport.com. --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Wednesday Feb 16, 2022

Matterport Announces Record Full Year 2021 Financial Results and More Than 500,000 SubscribersBreakthrough product launches including Smartphone Capture and Axis to democratize space capture and drive adoption1. Total subscribers increased 98% to 503,000 from year-ago period2. Fiscal year 2021 subscription revenue rose 47% year-over-year3. Annualized recurring revenue (ARR) grew to $66 million4. Q4 GAAP loss per share of $0.66, Non-GAAP loss per share of $0.10SUNNYVALE, California, Wednesday, February 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced unaudited financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2021.“2021 was a pivotal year for Matterport, delivering strong growth as we closed our merger with Gores Holdings VI, Inc. and became a public company on The Nasdaq, gaining industry visibility and balance sheet strength to execute our ambitious growth plans,” said RJ Pittman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Matterport. “Our business model is well-proven and scaling as momentum increased across our key operating metrics. In 2021, we doubled our subscriber base, increased Spaces Under Management by 54%, and subscription revenue grew 47%, and total revenue was up 29% for the full year. Most importantly, we strengthened the management team with new world-class executives across the globe. Relentless innovation is the norm at Matterport, and with new products like Matterport Axis and Matterport for Android, we are racing to bring precision 3D capture and digital twins to everyone in the built world. Looking forward, the physical world is going digital. Every industry on every continent is embracing digitization, and I am more confident than ever about the company’s outlook for 2022 and the decade ahead.”“In the fourth quarter we continued to make strong progress on the path of building our recurring subscription revenue business, which represented 61% of total revenue,” said JD Fay, Chief Financial Officer of Matterport. “We also strengthened our balance sheet and reduced the complexity in our capital structure by announcing the redemption of our public warrants, which resulted in another $104 million of cash proceeds from the exercise of warrants prior to redemption. Proceeds from the warrant exercises, along with the $640 million in gross proceeds raised in the third quarter, together provide us tremendous flexibility in allocating capital to accelerate our growth in 2022 and beyond.” --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Wednesday Feb 16, 2022

HomeJab study shows Wednesdays are the most popular day for taking real estate listing photosStudy also reveals the impact of COVID-19 on video/3D and aerial photographyCherry Hill, NJ – February 16, 2022 – A new study of real estate photography data from HomeJab (www.HomeJab.com) finds that Wednesday is the most popular day of the week for real estate photographers to take photos for a new property listing.HomeJab, which provides real estate agents on-demand professional real estate photography and other visual production services in every major US market and all 50 states, studied nearly 60,000 real estate photography assignments over the last four years.The HomeJab study found:1. The most popular day of the week for real estate photography was Wednesday. 20% of all listing photos are shot on Wednesday.2. Tuesday and Thursday are tied for the second most popular day of the week for shooting real estate listing photos with 18% each.3. The least popular day of the week for real estate photos? Sunday. Just 4% of real estate listing photos are shot on a Sunday.“Most professional real estate photography shoots don’t happen on weekends, even though home sellers are typically more available," said Joe Jesuele, founder and CEO of HomeJab. “Our research shows that only about 1 out of 10 listing photo shoots occur on a Saturday and Sunday,” Jesuele added.The HomeJab study also revealed that COVID-19 had a dramatic impact on the popularity of both video/3D shoots for new property listings and aerial photography footage.In 2020, when the pandemic shuttered almost all Open Houses, the percentage of video and 3D virtual tours ordered by agents jumped significantly from 37% to 53% of photo shoots. Last year, as Open House returned, this percentage went down slightly to 48% but remained higher compared to pre-pandemic levels for 2019.HomeJab found the opposite was true with aerial photography. A little more than 15% of real estate listing photo shoots included aerial photography in 2018 and 2019. That number dropped in 2020 to 12%. Last year aerial photography orders rebounded to about 14% for all listings.Jesuele observed, “Agents typically have a fixed budget for photography, so an increase in one service would cause a decrease in the other service.”“We expect real estate agents using HomeJab to continue to build-in video and 3D tours as part of their 'go-to' photo package for all listings, and that aerial photography will continue to rebound," Jesuele said. "Increasing visual content satisfies sellers and helps potential buyers, especially those who still don't want to tour physically as many houses as they once did."

Wednesday Feb 16, 2022

Real Estate Investors Are Buying a Record Share of U.S. HomesInvestors bought 18.4% of the U.S. homes that were purchased in the fourth quarter, worth a total of nearly $50 billionSEATTLE--Wednesday, February 16, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NASDAQ: RDFN) — Real estate investors bought a record 18.4% of the homes that were sold in the U.S. during the fourth quarter of 2021, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That’s up from 12.6% a year earlier and a revised rate of 17.4% in the third quarter.Although investor market share hit a record in the fourth quarter, the number of homes bought by investors declined 9.1% from the third-quarter peak–but it’s up significantly from pre-pandemic levels. Investors bought 80,293 homes in the fourth quarter, up 43.9% from a year earlier. The housing-supply crunch constrained home sales for all homebuyers, including investors. The drop from the third quarter is also due partly to seasonality.The number of homes bought by investors jumped throughout 2021 as home prices rose rapidly–they were up 15% year over year in December–alongside a shortage of homes for sale. Investors are taking advantage of intense demand for rentals and increasing prices, with the average monthly rental payment for a new lease up 14% in December.Just over three-quarters (75.3%) of investor home purchases were paid for with all cash in the fourth quarter.“While record-high home prices are problematic for individual homebuyers, they’re one reason why investor demand is stronger than ever,” said Redfin economist Sheharyar Bokhari. “Investors are chasing rising prices because rental payments are also skyrocketing, incentivizing investors who plan to rent out the homes they buy. The supply shortage is also an advantage for landlords, as many people who can’t find a home to buy are forced to rent instead. Plus, investors who ‘flip’ homes see potential to turn a big profit as home prices soar.”“Investors buying up a record share of for-sale homes is one factor making this market difficult for regular homebuyers,” Bokhari continued. “It’s tough to compete with all-cash offers, and rising mortgage rates have a smaller impact on investors because they often don’t use mortgages at all. If home-price growth slows in the coming year, investor demand may cool down because rental price growth will slow, too.”In dollar terms, investors bought $49.9 billion worth of homes in the fourth quarter, up from $35 billion a year earlier. The typical home investors purchased sold for $432,971, up nearly 10% from a year earlier. --- Redfin media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com)

Tuesday Feb 15, 2022

Geo Week 2022 Brings the Geospatial and Built Worlds Together In-Person, Exceeds Expectations 
Nearly 1,900 professionals gathered in-person; show floor completely sold outDenver, Colorado, Tuesday, February 15, 2022: Geospatial and built world professionals gathered last week for Geo Week, held February 6-8, 2022 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.Geo Week is the coming together of former stand-alone events AEC Next Technology Expo & Conference, International Lidar Mapping Forum, and SPAR 3D Expo & Conference, and powerful partnership events including ASPRS Annual Conference, MAPPS Annual Conference and USIBD Annual Symposium.Geo Week had a sold-out exhibit hall floor featuring 140+ companies and the event brought together 1,890 verified professionals out of more than 2,100 registrants, representing 49 states and 48 countries, cementing its place as the premier event for increased integration between the built environment, advanced airborne/terrestrial technologies, and commercial 3D technologies.“The turnout was tremendous,” said Lee Corkhill, Group Director at Diversified Communications, which produces the event. “After so much time apart, it was clear that the industry was ready to connect again in person. By bringing together multiple events under one roof, the event surpassed every expectation this year and we are thrilled to be back supporting our customers and helping to advance geospatial and the built world.”Geo Week kicked off Sunday, February 6, with Product Previews, followed by two and a half days of extensive conference programming from 125+ speakers, including keynote presentations from innovators at Draper, Microsoft, USGS, Planet, EndeavorXR, NVIDIA and NASA. The keynote presentations can be accessed online here.The excitement on the expansive exhibit hall floor was palpable. Best-in-class solutions from the most influential companies were on display, allowing attendees to source the latest geospatial and built world innovations while networking with vendors and one another. Dozens of new products were introduced at Geo Week making it a true hub for innovation.Special features of the 2022 event included a Pitch the Press event, during which the latest products from NavVis, Avatour and Prostar GeoCorp were chosen from 16 presentations that were pitched rapid-fire to a panel of high-profile press representatives at Geo Week. These solutions represented the cutting edge in reality capture, collaborative work and visualization tools.

Tuesday Feb 15, 2022

Out-of-Town Buyers Have Nearly 30% More to Spend on Homes Than Locals in Migration Hotspots Like Nashville, Atlanta and MiamiRedfin finds relocators have bigger budgets than locals in 42 of the 49 cities included in its analysisSEATTLE--Tuesday, February 15, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NASDAQ: RDFN) — The average out-of-towner moving to Nashville in 2021 had $736,900 to spend on a home, 28.5% higher than the $573,400 average budget for local buyers. That’s according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage, which cited Nashville as having the biggest budget gap among the cities included in its analysis.Next comes Philadelphia, with an average out-of-town budget of $559,200—28.4% higher than the average local budget. It’s followed by New York City, where the average out-of-towner had a 26.5% higher budget than the average local, and Atlanta, where migrants had a 26.1% bigger budget. Miami rounds out the top five, with an average out-of-town budget 25.1% higher than that of locals. Out-of-towners have higher budgets than locals in 42 of the 49 cities included in Redfin’s report.Many American homebuyers were able to widen their searches in 2021 as many employers made remote-work options permanent. Remote workers are now able to move somewhere more affordable than their hometown, so it stands to reason that out-of-towners frequently have bigger budgets than locals: They may come from a place with higher salaries, and/or they may have sold a home in a more expensive city.That’s good news for people moving from a place with sky-high home prices like coastal California to an area that’s still comparatively affordable, like Nashville or Atlanta. For instance, the typical home in Los Angeles—the most common origin of people moving to Nashville—sold for $950,000 in December, versus $411,000 in Nashville. The typical home in New York City —the most common origin of people moving to Atlanta and Miami—sold for $785,000, versus $385,000 in Atlanta and $459,000 in Miami.The influx of out-of-towners with big budgets is contributing to the rise in home prices in popular migration destinations, pricing out many locals. Nashville home prices remain lower than many expensive coastal cities, but were up 22.6% in December from the year before. So while Nashville may be a good deal for someone coming from Los Angeles, many locals are stuck renting.“We’re seeing a lot of out-of-state transplants, mostly from states like California that have an income tax,” said Hope Geyer, a Redfin agent in Nashville, where there’s no state income tax. “People moving from the West Coast will pay way over asking price without batting an eye. In their eyes, they’re getting a deal. It’s really hard for locals to compete right now, and it can be devastating for first-time buyers who aren’t able to offset high prices by selling a home before they buy a new one.”    

Monday Feb 14, 2022

China and Hong Kong-based Residential Real Estate Company Midland Holdings to Digitize its Property Portfolio with MatterportMidlands Holdings is the first real estate brokerage company in China and Hong Kong to standardize the use of Matterport digital twins, creating a new way for their customers to tour, buy, and rent propertiesSINGAPORE, Monday February 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (“Matterport”) (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced that Midland Holdings, one of the largest residential real estate (RRE) brokerages in the Greater China region, will become the first brokerage in the region to use Matterport digital twins to create virtual 3D experiences for its entire portfolio of properties. Using Matterport, the company will provide its customers with easy-to-use, 3D versions of its network of properties through China, Hong Kong, and Macau while also realizing significant operational improvements and cost savings.“As an industry leader, continuing to invest in the right technology to support our business is crucial to our success,” said Angela Wong, Vice Chairman of Midland Holdings. “Using Matterport digital twins will provide a better experience for our customers while also allowing us to act as a pioneer in transforming the home shopping experience in China and Hong Kong.”Midland Holdings’ use of Matterport digital twins represents a significant milestone for the RRE industry in China, changing the way that customers have been able to traditionally view, buy, or rent homes. By using Matterport’s digital twin capture technology, Midland Holdings will be able to provide customers with on-demand, virtual access to its expansive list of for sale and rent properties in the Greater China region. Customers can now virtually tour the bedrooms, kitchen, and living spaces of any number of properties, making purchase and rental decisions from the comfort of their own home.In 2016, Midland Holdings became the first Hong Kong-based real estate brokerage to launch a Virtual Reality (VR) panoramic property viewing service. With digital twins, Midland Holdings can also virtually furnish or stage its properties, allowing customers to more easily visualize how an empty space can be used, and, if interested, customers can also purchase the furniture they see on a property through a virtual marketplace with just a single click. The added e-commerce offering will provide customers a way to furnish their home with what they see in the virtual experience, reducing the stress that is often associated with moving into an unfurnished home.“Matterport is pleased to partner with Midland Holdings as they adopt our digital twin technology across their portfolio,” said Ben Corser, APAC Managing Director of Matterport. “As renters, buyers and sellers come to understand the impact and value of our technology, the residential real estate industry has continued to increase their adoption of digital twins to meet customers’ needs. We look forward to collaborating with Midland Holdings to deliver digital twins for their properties and provide a more efficient, immersive experience for their customers.” --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) here: https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16436/first-real-estate-company-in-chinahong-kong-to-standardize-with-matterport/

Thursday Feb 10, 2022

✓ How can you host 360s?✓ How can you show a 360 aerial and link to: Matterport, Photos, Video, Floor Plans, 360s, Shopping and Audio?✓ How can you show a 2D image and link to: Matterport, Photos, Video, Floor Plans, 360s, Shopping and Audio?My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 10 February 2022 is ThreeSixty Tours Owner Hadi Ossaily. Hadi will show and tell us about ThreeSixty Tours:✓ WGAN-TV | Introduction to ThreeSixty Tours: Including a Deep-Dive DemoShow and Tell Includes✓ What is ThreeSixty Tours?✓ When/Why use ThreeSixty Tours?✓ What are the benefits to using ThreeSixty Tours?✓ Front-end Demo: show examples of use cases✓ Back-end Demo: how to create a ThreeSixty Tour from start to finish✓ How to get started: free offer✓ Tell us about use-cases for ThreeSixty Tours, including:-- Residential Development-- Condominium Building-- Vacation Resort-- Campus Tour-- Large commercial offer space-- Shopping-- Tell us about how to get started with ThreeSixty Tours for freeSpecial Offer for We Get Around Network Standard Members✓ Free use of ThreeSixty Tours Business Plan as long as you are a Standard or Premium Member.The top-of-the-line ThreeSixty Tours Business Plan includes:✓ Responsive viewer embed✓ Social Sharing with Facebook, Twitter and Google+✓ Unlimited Panoramas✓ Unlimited Tours✓ Panorama Branding✓ Tour Branding✓ MLS friendly (no branding option)✓ Option to override branding settings on a per-panorama and per-tour basis✓ CSV Data Import/Export✓ 5 Custom Domain Names (White Label)✓ Seamless integration with WP3D Models Wordpress Plugin (Model Base: ThreeSixty Tours)Questions I should ask Hadi on WGAN-TV Live at 5?Best,DanAbout ThreeSixty ToursThreeSixty Tours is a platform to view and share one or more 360º photo spheres and 360º videos (via embedding) and additional content such as:✓ 360º photo spheres (panoramas) via embedding✓ 360º videos via embedding (host 360º videos on YouTube or Vimeo)✓ Matterport Spaces 3D Tours✓ Videos✓ Photos✓ Shopping (eCommerce)✓ Text✓ Annotate and connect 360º panoramasHere are ThreeSixty Tours examples:✓ Luxury Resort✓ Condominium Building✓ Residential Development✓ Stadium Tour✓ Shopping ExampleLinks✓ Website: ThreeSixty.Tours✓ LinkedIn: Hadi Ossaily✓ WGAN Forum discussions tagged: ThreeSixty Tours✓ Facebook: ThreeSixty Tours✓ YouTube Channel: ThreeSixty Tours✓ Twitter: ThreeSixtyTours✓ WGAN Forum Member Name: @ThreeSixty_Tours

Thursday Feb 10, 2022

Matterport Appoints Top Industry Executives to its Leadership TeamCompany lands top execs from the Estee Lauder Companies, RingCentral, and Google to lead strategy, operations, and global marketing effortsSUNNYVALE, Calif., Thursday, February 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced that it has appointed Florence Shaffer as Vice President, Strategy & Operations, Chief of Staff to CEO, and Deepti Illa as Vice President, Global Integrated Marketing.Shaffer will join Matterport’s executive leadership team and report to CEO RJ Pittman, helping drive the company’s strategic and operational mandate. Illa brings an impressive record of driving global business growth for some of the world’s largest cloud platforms and will report directly to recently named Chief Marketing Officer, Tom Klein. She will lead global marketing efforts to elevate the Matterport brand and scale adoption across all key vertical markets.“Achieving our mission to make every space more valuable and accessible, starts and stops with attracting top talent and expanding our workforce across technology, marketing and operations is crucial to our success,” said RJ Pittman, Chief Executive Officer of Matterport. “Both Florence and Deepti are highly regarded industry executives that bring extraordinary, team-centric leadership, operational scale, and strategic vision to Matterport. We are incredibly well positioned to extend our leading position digitizing the $230 trillion built world in the decade ahead.”Shaffer brings nearly 20 years of experience where tech innovation and strategy meet execution, leading digital transformation for notable global brands. Most recently, Shaffer held the dual position of Global Vice President, Technology Strategy & Operations and Chief of Staff to the Chief Innovation Officer at Estée Lauder Companies.Prior to Estee Lauder, Shaffer was Director of Technology for the Americas region, at Burberry, where she helped drive business growth with technology innovation and operational improvements. In addition to roles at Lucasfilm and BMW, Shaffer has served as a consultant for emerging technology startups.“As a company that seeks to fundamentally improve the way people understand and engage with the physical world, Matterport’s vision is truly unique,” said Shaffer. “I’m passionate about building a future where technology enhances people’s lives, and I look forward to doing that with Matterport.” --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16415/page/1/matterport-appoints-top-industry-executives-to-its-leadership-team/  

Thursday Feb 10, 2022

Vacation-Home Boom Continues Into 2022, With Demand Up Nearly 90% From Pre-Pandemic LevelsDemand for second homes hit its highest level in a year in January, with affluent Americans locking in mortgage rates before they increase further. Meanwhile, demand for primary residences was up 42% from pre-pandemic levels.SEATTLE--Thursday, February 10, 2022--BUSINESS WIRE--(NASDAQ: RDFN) — Homebuyer demand for second homes was up 87% from pre-pandemic levels in January, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. This is the highest level in a year and just shy of the record 90% gain in September 2020.Demand for second-home mortgages is outpacing demand for primary residences, which was up 42% from pre-pandemic levels in January. Redfin’s report uses residential mortgage-rate lock data to measure demand.Interest in second homes started skyrocketing in mid-2020 as affluent Americans took advantage of remote work and low mortgage rates to escape to and invest in vacation destinations. Demand declined last spring—though it remained well above pre-pandemic levels—before bouncing back in the fall.“Demand for second homes was strong in January as buyers tried to lock in relatively low mortgage payments,” said Redfin Deputy Chief Economist Taylor Marr. “Mortgage rates surpassed 3.5% in January for the first time since March 2020, encouraging buyers who were on the fence about purchasing a vacation home to commit before rates increase further. While I expect demand for second homes to remain higher than it was before the pandemic, mostly because of remote work, it may fall slightly in the coming year as mortgage rates continue to go up and fees for second-home loans increase.”Redfin economists predict that the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate will rise to 3.9% over the course of 2022.Home prices in seasonal towns up 20%, outpacing non-seasonal townsHome prices in seasonal towns–where second homes are often located–are up more than prices in non-seasonal towns. The typical home in a seasonal town sold for $501,000 in December–the most recent month for which data is available–a 20% year-over-year increase. That marks 18 straight months of double-digit price growth. --- Redfin media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) here: https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16412/page/1/vacation-home-boom-continues-into-2022-up-87-from-pre-pandemic-levels/  

Tuesday Feb 08, 2022

Matterport Axis Will Help Democratize the Creation and Use of Digital TwinsCommentary and Analysis byDan SmigrodFounder and Managing EditorWe Get Around Network Forum and WGAN-TV Live at 5Hi All,Does the Matterport announcement today (8 February 2022) of the Matterport Axis rotator for Android and iOS smartphones mean the end of the world for Matterport Service Providers?In a word, no.The Matterport Axis will help democratize the creation and use of digital twins. As a result, the Matterport Axis will create more business for Matterport Service Providers as the interest, awareness and use of Matterport digital twins increases.Likely more than half of all real estate agents engage a professional real estate photographer to shoot real estate photos and a smaller percentage - likely 5 to 15 percent - also engage a real estate photographer to shoot a 3D or 360 virtual tour (as an Add On).While some real estate agents will opt for the Do It Yourself (DIY) virtual tours with Matterport Axis (or other platforms (videos above) that offer rotators (such as Asteroom, Nodalview, Pivo Real Estate), the more real estate listings that include a 3D or 360 virtual tour, the more awareness by home sellers to ask their prospective real estate listing agent if their marketing plan for their home includes a virtual tour. (The real estate agent will need to say “yes” to win the listing and many of these real agents will want to engage a Pro.)Will new real estate photographers buy a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera or one of the 360 cameras, such as Ricoh Theta Z1, Ricoh Theta Z1 51GB (and soon the Ricoh Theta X) or Insta360 ONE X2 to shoot/scan Matterport digital twins?In two words, it depends.I could imagine that the Matterport Axis provides an on-ramp to getting started with Matterport. That said, if you make a living based on your time, then the time of the rotation will matter to real estate photographer professionals whom will then begin exploring 1-click 360 cameras or Matterport Pro2 3D Camera. --- Commentary and Analysis by Dan Smigrod continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16397/page/1/matterport-axis-will-help-democratize-the-creation-and-use-of-digital-twins/ ---

Tuesday Feb 08, 2022

Matterport Introduces Axis, a New Hands-Free Motor Mount for Precision 3D Capture for SmartphonesSUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced Matterport Axis™, a revolutionary motorized mount that works with a smartphone to capture 3D digital twins of any physical space with increased speed, precision, and consistency. This convenient, hands-free solution produces reliable high-fidelity results with just a click of a button. From homes to offices, hotels, rentals, retail locations, even a factory floor, Matterport Axis is the most affordable way to supercharge 3D capture using just the phone in your pocket. With Axis, the company aims to accelerate the digital transformation of the built world by making it effortless for anyone with a smartphone to digitize any kind of space with a new level of precision and ease of use.Starting today, Matterport Axis is available with special pre-launch pricing of just $59, by securing a place on the Axis waitlist at: www.Matterport.com. The official launch date is April 1 when general availability pricing will start at $79. All waitlist sign-ups received by March 31 will qualify for pre-launch pricing, subject to terms and conditions. Matterport has also enlisted its premier e-commerce partners, Adorama and B&H, to bring Matterport Axis to market. The special pre-launch pricing will also be available at both of these websites starting today.Customers across a variety of industries use Matterport to virtually measure, document, manage, and promote their properties online. Now, with Matterport Axis, organizations across the globe can scale up their efforts to affordably capture high-fidelity digital twins at multiple locations simultaneously. Distributed teams get reliable, consistent results from their smartphones, and Axis helps to ensure that every scan from every location achieves the same level of precision. Matterport Axis simplifies deployments across all industries including:1. Retail and Hospitality. On-site employees can use Matterport Axis and the smartphone in their pocket to reliably capture a digital twin from every location across a chain of properties. This enables merchandising teams and facility managers to virtually inspect, plan, and manage multiple locations online, eliminating routine travel and on-site visits while rapidly increasing productivity.2. Real Estate. Professionals, property managers, and vacation rental owners can now create digital twins with greater speed and ease with Axis’ affordable, hands-free 3D capture - to publish stunning virtual tours online in less than an hour.3. Construction and Insurance. Builders and insurance adjusters can readily deploy multiple Axis units to the field to accurately scan and share detailed digital twins from any compatible smartphone, for every stage of the job. Enabling remote inspection, tracking, and management with contractors and building specialists anywhere in the world.“At Matterport, our mission is to make every space more valuable and accessible, and with Matterport Axis, we’re excited to help our customers bring their properties online so that they can manage them anytime, anywhere,” said Japjit Tulsi, Chief Technology Officer of Matterport. “We have democratized 3D capture by making the Matterport Capture app available to billions of Android and iOS users. Combined with Matterport Axis, we’ve made it even simpler for individuals, small businesses, and large multi-property enterprises to quickly and reliably scale the digitization of their properties at an affordable price.”To learn more about Matterport Axis and sign up for the waitlist, visit: www.matterport.com/axis.--- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) ---

Tuesday Feb 08, 2022

Realtor.com® Housing Report: Homebuying Competition Kicks Off 2022 with the Fastest-Moving January EverThe typical U.S. home spent 61 days on market in January, 10 days less than last year and nearly a month (-29 days) faster than the typical 2017-2020 paceSANTA CLARA, California, Tuesday, February 8, 2022 (PRNewswire) -- It's early days for the 2022 housing market, but new data shows homebuyers are already off to the real estate races. In the first month of the year, the typical U.S. home sold faster than in any prior January, according to the Realtor.com® Monthly Housing Report released today. Compared to January's national pace, homes sold even more quickly in the 50 largest U.S. metros, with listings flying off the market in 36 days or less in Nashville, Tenn., San Diego, San Jose, Calif., Denver and Raleigh, N.C."We're forecasting a whirlwind year ahead for buyers and, if January housing trends are any indication, 2022 competition is already heating up. Homes sold at a record-fast January pace, suggesting that buyers are more active than usual for this time of year," said Realtor.com® Chief Economist Danielle Hale. "But it's a different story on the other side of the closing table, with new seller listings continuing to decline in January. Factors like Omicron uncertainties could be causing sellers to hesitate even when they know housing conditions are favorable. Another key barrier is the inventory 'chicken-and-egg' dilemma that may vex sellers who are also buying: Do you list now when home shoppers are hungry for more options, or do you wait for more inventory to hit the market in the spring? Ultimately, only you know the best time for your family to make a move, but preparation is key to acting quickly when the right opportunity comes along. Sites like Realtor.com® offer information and tools to help homeowners keep a pulse on local activity in today's fast-paced market." --- Realtor.com media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com)

Tuesday Feb 08, 2022

Matterport to Announce Fiscal 2021 Full Year and Fourth Quarter Results on February 16, 2022SUNNYVALE, Calif., Tuesday, February 8, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced that it will release its fiscal 2021 full year and fourth quarter financial results on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 after market close. Matterport management will host a conference call that day at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time (5:00 p.m. Eastern time) to discuss the fourth quarter financial results. The dial-in number will be (914) 987-7872, conference ID: 5978824.The financial results press release and a live webcast of the conference call will be accessible from the Matterport website at investors.matterport.com An audio webcast replay of the conference call will be available for one year at: investors.matterport.com https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16390/page/1/matterport-announces-fiscal-2021-full-year4q21-results-on-feb-16-2022/#1 --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com)

Monday Feb 07, 2022

Matterport To Showcase Impact of Digital Twins for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industry at its Popular Space Jam CompetitionVirtual event offers inside look at solutions from Matterport Platform Partners for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction customersSUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced it will host the next installment of the Matterport Space Jam virtual event series, featuring four of its platform partners that are building software solutions on top of Matterport's digital twins for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. The virtual event will take place on Thursday, February 24 at 8:30 am PT, offering attendees an opportunity to learn how four Matterport Platform Partners build solutions for the AEC industry on top of Matterport digital twins.During the event, each platform partner will demonstrate its products in respective 5-minute sessions and field questions from attendees. Once demonstrations and questions have concluded, attendees can vote on their favorite presentation. The event will feature the following Matterport platform partners:e-Building - a powerful document manager, e-Building allows users to manage all their building information modeling (BIM) files on a single platform and digitally link them directly to exact locations within a Matterport digital twin.RemSense - an industrial software package that uses Matterport imagery with layers of information from client management systems (CMS) to help solve engineering challenges.SIMLAB Stages - a tool used by the AEC industry to create a living timeline of site progress for any project at any stage, allowing users to view and collaborate on the project at different points in time.Nspect - a solution that takes Matterport data and allows users the ability to create an inspection report, a quality control review, safety inspection, or a work plan for a site all overlaid onto a Matterport digital twin.“With the addition of BIM file, Autodesk Revit Plugin, and [Matterport] Notes feature, Matterport continues to support the AEC industry with innovative solutions that increase project efficiency, boost productivity, and reduce costs,” said Stephanie Lin, Sr. Director of Strategy for AEC at Matterport. “We are excited to showcase our innovative platform partners to the AEC industry and highlight how solutions built on top of Matterport digital twins can improve AEC workflows and stakeholder coordination while helping firms and owners alike save costs by reducing in-person site visits and streamlining the design and project management process.”Register to attend Matterport Space Jam for AEC here. --- Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) here: https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16386/page/1/matterport-to-showcase-impact-of-digital-twins-for-aec/

Friday Feb 04, 2022

1 in 4 First-Time Homebuyers Are Using Stimulus Money For Down Payment: Redfin SurveySaving pandemic-related stimulus money is the second-most common way to accumulate money for a down paymentSEATTLE--Friday, February 4, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NASDAQ: RDFN) — Nearly one-quarter (24%) of first-time homebuyers are using stimulus money for their down payment, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. Stimulus money is the second-most common way of accumulating money for a down payment, after saving directly from paychecks.The report is based on a Redfin-commissioned survey of 1,500 U.S. residents planning to buy or sell a home in the next 12 months. The survey was fielded by research technology company Lucid from Dec. 10 to 13, 2021. The report focuses on the 215 of those 1,500 respondents who answered, “How did you accumulate the money you need for a down payment?” This was a question Redfin only posed to participants who said they were buying their first home in the next year.“There was a fair amount of economic uncertainty at the beginning of the pandemic and many people initially lost their jobs due to widespread lockdowns. But plenty of Americans, particularly those who are in a position to buy a home, are now in a better financial position than before,” said Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather. “Stimulus payments provided a lot of Americans not only with necessary relief, but extra money in their pockets. Some people were also able to save more money than usual because they spent less on things like traveling, eating out and paying back student loans, which were paused during the pandemic.”The average American family with children received $6,660 in stimulus money in 2021 in the form of stimulus checks and the expanded child tax credit, both part of COVID-19 relief policies. While this survey identified a cohort of first-time homebuyers who say stimulus money contributed to their down payment, most stimulus recipients used the bulk of the money for everyday essentials.Stimulus money can make a big dent in a down payment. The typical U.S. home sells for $382,900 and the median down payment is roughly 10% of the purchase price, which equals about $38,000 for the median-priced home. Some buyers put down as little as 3%, which would equal an $11,500 down payment.Twenty-three percent of survey respondents said the ability to save extra money during the pandemic has helped with their down payment, the third-most common method of accumulating money for a down payment.Other ways respondents reported collecting money for down payments include selling investments in cryptocurrency (12%) and cash gifts from family (12%). --- Redfin media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) here https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16379/page/1/redfin-24-first-time-homebuyers-are-using-stimulus-money-for-down-payment/#1

Thursday Feb 03, 2022

How can Matterport Service Providers succeed faster – with a higher paying vertical (architects) than residential real estate – with the same scanning process, but with a higher end scanner/camera: Leica BLK360.My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 3 February 2021 is Indianapolis based-Immersaf Media (and Matt S. Photography) Principal Matt Crowder.Matt will show and tell us about:✓ WGAN-TV | How Architects Leverage Matterport Digital Twins Created with a Leica BLK360 Camera/ScannerQuestions Include1. What are the use cases for architects?2. The advantages to the architect of doing the scans with a BLK360?3. Can you show us some examples?4. When/why would you use the BLK360 software instead of Matterport?Also ...Matt emailed me:I have the Matterport point cloud and the point cloud built from the scans downloaded from the Leica Camera and registered on Leica software. The difference is very distinct. I will ... share my screen to show those. ....Other questions that I should ask Matt on WGAN-TV Live at 5?Happy New Year,DanLinks✓ WGAN Forum: @MattSCrowder✓ Immersaf Media✓ Matt S. Photography✓ LinkedIn: Matt Crowder✓ Facebook: Matt S Crowder PhotographyExample of a REVIT Model courtesy of Immersaf Media Principal Matt Crowder @MattSCrowder

Wednesday Feb 02, 2022

More than a third of recent movers say it's harder to find a house than a spouseNew Zillow survey finds most Americans enjoy home shopping more than dating- More than 60% of women prefer home shopping to dating.- Most people say they have more deal breakers and longer wish lists for a romantic partner than for a home.- Nearly 3 in 4 Americans believe they could fall in love at first sight with a home.SEATTLE, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Love is in the air this Valentine's Day, at least when it comes to home. A new survey (i) from Zillow finds 80% of Americans say they love their home. However, finding a home is a lot more challenging in today's hypercompetitive and rapidly appreciating housing market. About one-third of recent moversii (34%) say it's harder to find a house to buy than a spouse, yet most say shopping for a home is more enjoyable.Women are more likely than men to say shopping for a home is more enjoyable than dating; 62% compared to 39% of men. Some psychologists believe looking at for-sale listings can create a mood-boosting chemical reaction in the brain similar to the excitement of a romantic relationship, a phenomenon parodied on SNL. During the pandemic, a record number of users surfed Zillow to escape the stress of their lives and dream of the possibilities a move could bring."The way we shop for homes is in many ways similar to the way we meet romantic partners," said Zillow home trends expert Amanda Pendleton. "Both involve wish lists, compromises and deal breakers, and much of the legwork happens online. But unlike dating apps, tools like interactive floor plans and virtual 3D home tours mean fewer home shoppers are disappointed when they see a home in person for the first time. Perhaps that's one reason this survey found that far more people think they'll be successful using an app to find a home to buy (76%) than to find a romantic partner (24%)."Another reason may be expectations. Most people (62%) say their wish list for a romantic partner is more difficult to satisfy than their wish list for a home (38%), and 61% say they have more deal breakers when it comes to choosing a partner. Two-thirds of Americans are more willing to compromise on qualities in a home to buy (67%) than qualities in a romantic partner (33%).Still, most people are romantics at heart, at least when it comes to their home. Nearly 3 in 4 Americans believe they could fall in love at first sight with a home (73%), while more than half believe they could fall in love at first sight with a person (54%). While 65% of singles would consider moving to improve their dating prospects, 84% say they would consider moving in order to buy a home.Once they find it, most people love their home (80%). The most common reasons people love their home are the memories associated with it (82%), and their home's location, neighborhood or neighbors (77%). Tools like Zillow's travel-time function, walk score and transit score can help shoppers choose a neighborhood they'll love. As with dating, finding "the one" in today's housing market may be tough, but shoppers can take steps to land their dream home with the right partners, preparation and persistence. Zillow media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) here: https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16363/page/1/zillow-more-than-60-of-women-prefer-home-shopping-to-dating/

Wednesday Feb 02, 2022

Orangetheory Fitness Adopts Matterport Digital Twins to Manage Studio OperationsGlobal fitness franchise leverages Matterport digital twins to streamline brand consistency across more than 1,250 U.S. locationsSUNNYVALE, Calif., Wednesday, February 2, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced that Orangetheory®, the fast-growing fitness franchise, will utilize Matterport Capture Services to scan and create digital twins of all its U.S. studios, ensuring design and layout are consistent with global brand guidelines. With more than 1,250 studios across the U.S., Orangetheory’s operational teams will gain significant cost and time savings by enabling highly efficient collaboration, analysis, and decision making using digital twins of its studios remotely.“As we continue to grow the number of our studios across the U.S. and across the globe, it becomes increasingly difficult to access information about specific locations and make informed business decisions,” said Mike Mettler, Chief Development Officer of Orangetheory Fitness. “With Matterport digital twins, we become equipped with accurate, reliable data that allows us to improve our studios and better serve our members. Throughout the process, the efficiency and ease of Capture Services saves us thousands of dollars in travel and labor costs.”To ensure consistency across its U.S. studios, Orangetheory requires accurate, up to date visuals of new and existing locations. Using Matterport Capture Services to create digital twins – photorealistic, 3D replicas of each studio – the company can virtually assess whether a studio is consistent with brand guidelines and advise on required updates, reducing the travel and time required to verify conditions of all locations. In addition, Orangetheory franchisees equipped with a digital twin of their studio can provide a 3D walkthrough of their space for prospective members.“Orangetheory is a great example of a retailer with the newfound ability to improve their operations across many studio locations, by using digital twins to streamline a typically lengthy and costly process,” said Stephanie Lin, Senior Director, Global Retail Strategy for Matterport. “Matterport simplifies the process of obtaining site measurements, verifying store design and layouts, and the ongoing coordination and documentation required between teams. All of this enables retailers to make quicker, well informed decisions that will significantly improve productivity and reduce travel expenses from costly site visits.”Learn more about Matterport for Retail at: go.matterport.com/retail Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) here https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16362/orangetheory-fitness-adopts-matterport-to-manage-studio-operations/  

Monday Jan 31, 2022

One-Third of Houses for Sale Are New Construction, an All-Time HighThe share of newly built single-family homes on the market is at a record high as builders try to keep up with surging homebuyer demand fueled by low mortgage rates, low inventory and remote workSEATTLE--Monday, January 31, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NASDAQ: RDFN) — More than one-third (34.1%) of U.S. single-family homes for sale in December were new construction, up from 25.4% a year earlier and the highest share on record, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage.Newly built homes have taken up an increasing portion of U.S. housing inventory over the last 10 years, with a major acceleration in mid-2020 after the pandemic began. Homebuilders have been busy trying to make up for the lack of existing homes on the market and keep up with high demand. There has been a surge in homebuyer demand since the start of the pandemic, stemming from low mortgage rates and the prevalence of remote work. At the same time, some homeowners have opted to refinance or remodel instead of selling, intensifying the shortage of existing homes for sale.Overall inventory dropped to a record low in December. Inventory of existing homes fell 14.2% year over year in December, and there was a record-low 1.8 months of supply. For new homes, there was 6 months of supply and inventory was up 34.8%.As the share of homes for sale that are newly built has edged up, the share of home sales that are new builds has remained relatively consistent, around 11%. This dichotomy is another indicator that homebuyer demand is far outpacing supply.“A lot of pre-owned homes are being listed, but they are just selling off so quickly—typically in a matter of days—while new homes take longer to sell,” said Redfin Economist Sheharyar Bokhari. “So as a homebuyer, you’re increasingly likely to see new builds when you look up homes for sale in your target area. Existing homes tend to be less expensive and fly off the shelves faster, so people who are just getting into the market should speak to their lender and agent about preparing to act quickly when an existing home that meets their criteria does hit the market this winter.” Redfin media release continued in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) here: https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16351/redfin-one-third-of-houses-for-sale-are-new-construction-an-all-time-high/

Monday Jan 31, 2022

Why Matterport will Build/Sell a Leica BLK360 Clone for Less Than $7,500Commentary and Analysis byDan SmigrodFounder and Managing EditorWe Get Around Network ForumWGAN-TV Live at 5WGAN-TV Training U (in Matterport)Every Matterport media release begins with the statement: “Matterport, Inc. … the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world.”Yet, the Matterport vision is hard to live up to when its flagship capture solution, the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera, falls short delivering on the Matterport spatial data promise.For example, the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera infrared technology can not create:1. spatial data of outdoor exterior building fascias2. spatial data of high ceilings more than a couple stories tall3. spatial data with the Level of Detail (LOD) needed for many commercial real estate spaces and AEC use casesAnd, while the Leica BLK360 LiDAR scanner, paired with the Matterport Capture app, does all of the above, its $18,000 price point is simply too high (and capturing spatial data too slow) to create a nationwide network - let alone a worldwide network – of Matterport Service Providers with the necessary gear required for scanning much of the built world. That’s a big-big-big problem for Matterport.Given Matterport’s ambitious plans for its Matterport Capture Services™ On-Demand program - now in 152 cities among seven countries - I could imagine Matterport is missing a massive number of opportunities because its network of “trained and certified Capture Technicians” can not afford an essential tool for capturing spatial data of large commercial spaces (including building exterior fascias) with high ceiling with the LOD required, for example, for:1. As-Builts (the first step in documenting the life-cycle of a to-be-renovated commercial space)2. construction documentation (to compare to a BIM model)3. critical measurementsIn addition to Matterport Capture Services On-Demand, I could imagine companies such as IFTI/PROvision Solutions which offers Matterport scanning at scale across the United States for as-builts; construction progress documentation; and facilities management; Snappr for Enterprise and other companies that provide Matterport On-Demand services, have the same challenge of sourcing a Network of Matterport Service Providers that own – or are willing to rent – a Leica BLK360 LiDAR scanner.For example, in the last few months, I noticed a pain point/opportunity for IFTI/PROvision Solutions: a significant uptick in IFTI/PROvision Solutions Help Wanted posts in the We Get Around Network Forum specifically for Matterport Service Providers that use a Leica BLK360 for scanning large commercial spaces. (Commentary and Analysis by We Get Around Network Forum Founder and Managing Editor Dan Smigrod continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16349/page/1/why-matterport-will-buildsell-a-leica-blk360-clone-for-less-than-7500/

Monday Jan 31, 2022

Matterport Appoints Tom Klein as Chief Marketing OfficerSeasoned marketing leader from Mailchimp to lead global brand and growth strategy as the company continues its aggressive market expansionSUNNYVALE, Calif., Monday, Jan. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced the appointment of Tom Klein as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). In this role, Klein will be responsible for aligning Matterport’s global marketing initiatives to elevate the global brand, drive growth across key vertical markets, and help its customers and partners win. Klein brings more than 20 years of experience spearheading marketing efforts for some of the world’s leading brands and has a passion for operating at the intersection of marketing and technology."As we continue our rapid pace of innovation and expansion of our global platform, it’s essential that our customers remain the focal point,” said RJ Pittman, Chief Executive Officer of Matterport. “Tom’s tremendous experience scaling brands and driving global adoption to reach the billion-dollar run rate will be instrumental to the massive opportunity in front of us. His experience leading large, global teams and delivering innovative, brand-building campaigns with the customer at the center of it all, will readily accelerate our mission to make every space more valuable and accessible,” he added.Klein joins Matterport from Mailchimp, a leading marketing and commerce platform, where he led marketing and strategic partnerships in his role as Global Chief Marketing Officer. Under his leadership, Klein helped grow revenues nearly four-fold to over $800M in 2020. The impact of his strategic marketing initiatives contributed to the successful acquisition of Mailchimp by Intuit for $12 billion in 2021, the largest in Intuit’s history. At the time of the acquisition, the company had 13 million total users, 2.4 million monthly active users, and 800,000 paying customers. Prior to Mailchimp, Klein founded Digital Scientists, a digital marketing and software development company, and worked closely with global brands including Chanel and Kraft.“Over the past ten years, Matterport has defined and led the category for digitizing the built world,” said Klein. “As the company turns toward its next decade of growth, I see enormous untapped potential to scale the platform across key vertical markets around the globe. I am excited to amplify the Matterport global brand and unlock the power of the digital twin for this unparalleled $230 trillion asset class.” Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) here: https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16345/matterport-appoints-tom-klein-as-chief-marketing-officer/

Friday Jan 28, 2022

Wondering about the history of Matterport through the lens of a Matterport Service Provider sincethe "early days"?On Thursday, 27 January 2022 at 5 pm EST (GMT - 5), my guest will be Hopscotch Interactive Founder Emily Olman (@Hopscotch):✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5 | Matterport Timeline: 2014-2022 | Milestones, Insight and CommentaryIn the video (above), you can get a taste of the milestones. I will ask Emily for more insight and commentary about the "history" of Matterport from the perspective of a Matterport Service Provider.What questions should I ask Emily on WGAN-TV Live at 5?Best,Dan

Thursday Jan 27, 2022

Retail VR Uses Matterport Digital Twins to Improve Retail Operations and MerchandisingLuxury fashion brand saves 1,200 tons of carbon emissions with a single virtual showroom by eliminating unnecessary travelSUNNYVALE, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matterport, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTTR), the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced that Retail VR (www.retail-vr.com), a virtual reality and augmented reality platform, has enabled dramatic cost and time-savings for a variety of retail clients, from food to fashion brands, through the adoption of Matterport digital twins.Using Matterport Pro2 3D cameras and software development tools available to Matterport platform partners, Retail VR is enabling retailers around the world to collaborate with store employees and connect with visitors and customers using a shared digital version of each physical location.“As the world continues to shift online, retailers must adapt with innovative, virtual shopping experiences,” said Adrien Zanelli, Co-Founder and Head of International Business Development for Retail VR. “Combining Matterport’s digital twins with our virtual and augmented reality platform will continue to unlock new efficiencies and cost savings for our clients, while also helping them meet their customers’ expectations for an immersive, online shopping experience.” Matterport media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16332/page/1/retail-vr-uses-matterport-to-improve-retail-operations-and-merchandising/

Thursday Jan 27, 2022

Sales of Luxury Homes Dropped 16.3%; Most Affordable Homes Sales Rose 11% Year-Over-YearSEATTLE--Thursday, 27 January 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Sales of the most affordable homes in the U.S. rose 11.3% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. Meanwhile, sales of luxury homes dropped 16.3%.Sales of affordable homes are on the rise as the job market strengthens, especially for lower-wage workers, and real estate investors buy a record share of U.S. homes. At the same time, inventory in the most affordable price tier is up as the end of pandemic-driven mortgage forbearance and foreclosure moratorium policies encourages Americans to put their homes on the market.“The market for homes at lower price points is booming for a few reasons. Not only is there demand from workers who are now earning higher wages, but investors, who have an appetite for lower-priced homes, are buying up properties at record rates,” said Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather. “And with the end of both mortgage forbearance and the foreclosure moratorium, many homeowners who don’t have much cash in the bank are choosing to sell their homes to clear their mortgage debt, providing plenty of supply to meet the high demand.”For luxury homes, the big year-over-year sales drop is partly due to a surge during the fourth quarter of 2020, when affluent Americans took advantage of low mortgage rates and remote work to buy high-end homes. Sales are also constrained by a lack of supply. Luxury sales are still elevated above pre-pandemic levels—sales were up by nearly 27% from the last quarter of 2019 to the last quarter of 2021—but the initial pandemic-driven frenzy for high-end homes is calming down. Redfin media release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com)