ALAMEDA, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) - Inman News, the leading source of independent real estate news, information, advice, research, opinion and commentary, today announced its selections for the Real Estate Connect conference's "5 New Ideas That Are Going to Change Real Estate" panel. Participants were chosen from a pool of applicants to present their ideas to the audience at Real Estate Connect.

Now in its 12th year, the Connect conference addresses some of the most pressing issues the industry is facing from the perspective of both industry professionals and technologists. As an extension of the cutting-edge tools presented at the Connect conference, the 5 New Ideas panel will give attendees a broad picture of what's coming on the real estate and technology horizon.

Panelists include the following:

-- Jack Horton, SVP of Personive, a service based on patented technology that verifies the attributes of an audience, captures their interests and makes profiles portable for use by other Web sites. This includes a registration approach that allows individuals to protect their privacy and manage their online personas.

-- Anupam Gupta, CEO of Mixpo, a turnkey, technology-enabled online video advertising platform designed for local, small and medium-sized advertisers, like the real estate professional. Mixpo has a patent-pending platform designed to optimize direct response through video, bringing sophisticated and accountable advertising solutions to millions of smaller advertisers.

-- Grant Freer, CEO of, a tool that enables users to search millions of properties nationwide and facilitates real-time communication between buyers, sellers and professionals, through a fun, social environment.

-- Brendan King, CEO of MyFrontSteps, creator of StepRep. StepRep makes it easy to monitor, manage and build a user's reputation. StepRep users connect with their clients via social networks allowing those clients to recommend them, and their work, to friends and family.

-- Kevin DeVito, CEO of CyberCity 3D, a company that creates and supplies 3D city and building models for Web publishing and online advertising primarily through Google Earth. CyberCity 3D's goal is to bring a unique experience to Web real estate and travel sites and enhance the ability of customers to use the visual Web in making their selections.

Real Estate Connect will be held July 23-25 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The "5 New Ideas That Are Going to Change Real Estate" panel will take place on the second day of the conference, July 24, from 8:30-9:00 a.m.

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