Tech heads meet for real estate

Opportunity and obstacles explored during developer gathering

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SAN FRANCISCO — “Tech Will Conquer Real Estate” was the title of the opening address at a gathering of real estate software developers and technology gurus here Wednesday.

Michael Arrington, editor and owner of TechCrunch, a blog that follows new Web 2.0 developments, ruffled some feathers with his direct analysis of the state of innovation and technology in the real estate industry.

There’s a lot of anger toward the real estate industry from the general population, Arrington said, adding that, “Companies that have tried