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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2009/04/30 - K:NOW, a desktop widget streams information as it happens from The Australian, the Wall Street Journal and Colliers International - Knowpropertynow.com.
Colliers International and News Digital announces a new collaboration: "k:now". "k:now", a desktop widget streams information as it happens from not only The Australian, the Wall Street Journal and Colliers International but it also monitors the share price of A-REITS and other corporates with significant real estate portfolios.
The K:NOW (an acronym for 'Know what's happening Now') widget is a first for the Australian property industry providing investors and corporate real estate executives a window on the property industry with three distinct views - latest property industry news, current ASX conditions and the latest updates from the world of Colliers International.
"K:NOW is an extension of our commitment to sharing knowledge with our clients and the industry more broadly. By collaborating with key industry players, K:NOW presents breaking news and information to users in a passive manner, on their desktop via a web-based platform. It's a tool that delivers key competitive intelligence as it breaks" said John Kenny, Chief Executive Officer - Australia, at Colliers International.
Widgets are not new technology, intuitively built into the latest Mac and Vista operating platforms and are syndicated through platforms such as Google Gadgets and Yahoo Widgets, but their business application is still relatively new. Akin to email 10 years ago, when it's use as a mainstream business communications tool was burgeoning, it is expected that widgets will have the same future and will be a key informational tool used in every-day business.
K:NOW represents a first for the property industry and according David Finnimore, Online Marketing Manager at Colliers International who designed K:NOW, it represents only a starting point. "Our vision for K:NOW is for it to become a vital information tool, used by the entire industry, with further collaborations with industry players planned in the near future". He adds "What's great about K:NOW is that it's constantly updated 24 hours, seven days a week. Without clicking a single button the tool is available to anyone, anytime right in front of them on their desktops or smart phones," he said.
K:NOW, released today, can be downloaded by visiting knowproperty.com.
The property market is as dynamic as it is diversified. Know what's happening NOW.