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Online real estate debate heats up

Industry innovators talk trends at Real Estate Connect

Real estate, mortgage, media and technology innovators from across the country will gather to network and assess future developments in online real estate during Inman News' Real Estate Connect 2004, July 28-30 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Advance registration rate of $499 ends Monday, March 15. Sign up online or call (800) 775-4662, ext. 122. Barry Diller, CEO of IAC/InteractiveCorp, will keynote the conference. Interactive Corp. engages worldwide in the business of interactivity via the Internet, the television and the telephone. In 2003, IAC sent shock waves through the real estate industry when it purchased real estate and mortgage innovator LendingTree for more than $700 million, triggering a wave of other acquisitions, including eRealty, GetSmart and RealEstate.com. The closing session on July 30 will feature Lawrence Lessig, professor of Law at Stanford Law School and author of "The Future of Ideas." "The phrase 'real estate' is one of the most frequently searche...