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RE Connect contest winners announced

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By popular vote, technology marketing company RentJuice and multiple listing service analytics and security company Real Metric LLC are winners of contests held during Real Estate Connect in San Francisco. Both will receive $1,000 cash from Inman News. RentJuice won the "Connect Create" developer challenge -- in which four developer teams built brand-new real estate-related Web applications in 48 hours -- with its CallJuice product. CallJuice routes client calls to predetermined phone numbers so brokerages "never miss a lead again," said Matt Gidney, the company's vice president of sales and marketing. "It's a free, online way to create a phone number and have it route to every agent in your office so no call ever gets lost," Gidney said. "You can see how many calls you've had, how many you've missed, the average call length, and the average response time. You can see the lead source, (so) you can tell if a call is from your most expensive listing ...