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HJ: How Photographers Can Resist Zillow’s Threat To Monopolize Real Estate DanSmigrod 22 16 daysDanSmigrod (26019): Open thread to view post.
Good News! Matterport will pay you $10 for creating Matterport Digital Twin DanSmigrod 5 4 monthsGerhard (1281): They must rather spend that $10 one paying more sales staff to call our customers than launch this crap
Matterport Competing with Matterport Pros? DanSmigrod 25 4 monthsDanSmigrod (26019): Hi All, It's been a year since our discussion (above). You may find these related WGAN Forum discussions of interest: ✓ All WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Matterport Capture Services Program Best, Dan
Matterporting all Commercial/Military Ships Around the Globe? DanSmigrod 2 5 monthsGerhard (1281): @DanSmigrod was an interesting article. But lets address the elephant in the room and why Matterport will never work. 1. NO SELF HOSTING - These agencies, governments etc data is too sensitive to sit on a AWS server with a password. Dont care if you have Israeli password protection can be hacked. - we are currently working with a government, and Matterport was not the fit for them , as there is way too many restriction with the...
How to Get a Mortgage Loan in Three Days with Matterport Spatial Data DanSmigrod 9 5 monthsDanSmigrod (26019): Hi All, I wrote my initial post four years ago (3 February 2017. We're getting closer to that day with this news: ✓ CNBC (8 April 2021) SoftBank invests $500 million in digital mortgage lender Better.com Better’s platform moves the mortgage process completely online, giving customers the ability to upload and eSign documents, and claims to cut the closing time from an industry average of 42 days down to 21...
Why Hexagon will buy Matterport DanSmigrod 16 7 monthsDanSmigrod (26019): Hi All, Two years ago, I predicted that Hexagon would acquire Matterport. I was wrong! ✓ Matterport Official Media Release: Matterport Going Public Dan --- All WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Matterport Going Public
Why Google Will Acquire Matterport DanSmigrod 23 7 monthsDanSmigrod (26019): Hi All, Four years ago, I predicted that Google would acquire Matterport. I was wrong! ✓ Matterport Official Media Release: Matterport Going Public Dan --- All WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Matterport Going Public
Matterport Settles lawsuit with GeoCV: What Likely Happened DanSmigrod 4 10 monthsDanSmigrod (26019): https://youtu.be/MnGPabeDmYQVideo: Matterport vs GeoCV Lawsuit FINAL DECISION – What do we do next | Video courtesy of Rafael A. Renteria YouTube Channel | 7 December 2020
Why Matterport is Creating a Spatial Data Moat (& Why That's Good for MSPs) DanSmigrod 9 10 monthsDanSmigrod (26019): https://youtu.be/j6G-Go_LQdIVideo: What is a Data Silo? | Video courtesy of Intricity101 YouTube Channel | 16 November 2020
10 Reasons Matterport will acquire GeoCV DanSmigrod 22 11 monthsDanSmigrod (26019): Hi All, Well, looks like I am not so great on making predictions ... ✓ Matterport and GeoCV Reach Settlement in Two-Year Matterport Lawsuit Dan
Matterport Capture Services: Dan Smigrod Recommendations | Part 6 DanSmigrod 11 1 yearDanSmigrod (26019): @Expertise That's great news about your experience with the Matterport Capture Services program. Thanks for sharing ... Dan
Matterport to add 5,000 Camera Sales People? DanSmigrod 6 1 yearDanSmigrod (26019): Hi All, I wrote the initial post in this WGAN Forum discussion four years ago: a proposed Matterport incentive proposal for Matterport Service Providers. Here is that exact offer today (27 May 2020) for a related device. Dan https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/274eb1f4071313d6e8afaa207f9e81a0.pngScreen Grab from here.
On going saga for Matterport ron0987 11 1 yearhomefinders3d (349): @briangreul @ron0987 I agree with you both completely.
I Apologize. I Made a Big Mistake. DanSmigrod 28 1 yearDanSmigrod (26019): @Joephoto114 GeoCV Kit owners continue to publish to GeoCV. GeoCV Kit owners keep reaching out to me to see if there are any used GeoCV Kits. (They want to buy more! There are none today for sale, that I am aware of.) The Matterport lawsuit continues ... ✓ Lawsuit: Matterport, Inc. versus GeoCV, Inc. - All Legal Documents Dan
Matterport Capture Services: Dan Smigrod Recommendations | Part 5 DanSmigrod 2 1 yearbriangreul (642): The reason there are not enough insurance adjusters is because insurance companies want to pay the minimum they can. In the drone space they want you to fly the roof for an hour for $50. It's high risk flying involves flying 5 to 10 feet from the roof. This increases the odds of damaging your drone. Driving to/from the claim is not paid for or reimbursed. On the insurance side, they refuse to pay IA (independent adjusters) for using drones....
Are Matterport 3D Tours created with a Smartphone a Threat or Opportunity? DanSmigrod 3 1 yearDanSmigrod (26019): Hi All, WGAN Forum Related Discussions ✓ Matterport Capture iOS App 4.0: Scan with your iPhone or iPad (4 May 2020) ✓ All WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Matterport SmartPhone Capture Dan
Matterport Capture Services: Dan Smigrod Recommendations | Part 4 DanSmigrod 4 1 yearbryanhscott (837): @DanSmigrod Matterport Capture Services: Dan Smigrod Recommendations | Part 5 (tba): WGAN Members form NewCo, called "WGAN 3D Marketing & Capture Services," with full participation of member MSPs.
Matterport Capture Services: Dan Smigrod Recommendations | Part 1 DanSmigrod 21 1 yearDanSmigrod (26019): Hi All, Additional thoughts? Dan
Matterport Capture Services: Dan Smigrod Recommendations | Part 2 DanSmigrod 9 1 yearDanSmigrod (26019): Thanks all! Other thoughts? Dan
Matterport Capture Services: Dan Smigrod Recommendations | Part 3 DanSmigrod 7 1 yearDanSmigrod (26019): Thanks all! Other thoughts! Dan
Matterport Recruiting Matterport Service Providers to Compete with MSPs DanSmigrod 29 1 yearGerhard (1281): @DanSmigrod Wow!!! Maybe put this in a new thread. As nobody has time to go on the censored MOUG forum. Too many brainwashed sheep on there.
Matterport Survey: a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing? DanSmigrod 16 1 yearleonherbert (901): @JuMP righty oh then, suppose I am a sheep then, mmmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Thankfully that is your personal opinion
Is Matterport a Service Company or is Matterport a Software Company? DanSmigrod 6 1 yearGETMYVR (927): A few weeks ago my best friend in LA told me to knock on every door in my neighborhood, then move on to the next neighborhood and then the next, but told me to scan every residence for free in exchange to giving the homeowner the raw file. He suggested I keep all this data on a server not connected to the internet. I own all the tours. I would tell the owner if you ever think about selling the house let me know we'll process your tour You don't...
In 2014, I Proposed What is Now: Matterport Capture Services Business Model DanSmigrod 3 1 yearChangesin3d (124): So they modeled after your idea? What about the Matterport Service PARTNERS Program that was part of the camera sale, you know where they would give us leads. What happened to that? Now they have changed their logo that is not even available, is that correct? No more PARTNERS? I have not see the new logo for that service. Have you or anyone else see those promised leads? Are they now converting those leads into this service? This...
2020 is the year of Google Street View Blue Line Map Updates by Pros DanSmigrod 9 1 yearDanSmigrod (26019): P.S. Correction. 2020 is the year of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Should Matterport be in the Business of Buying Scans from MSPs? DanSmigrod 11 1 yearDanSmigrod (26019): Open thread to view post.
Matterport Shoots Self in Foot Again (and Matterport Service Providers) DanSmigrod 18 1 yearDanSmigrod (26019): Open thread to view post.
Will Matterport Scan Services Eviscerate Matterport Service Providers? DanSmigrod 15 1 yearDanSmigrod (26019): Open thread to view post.
Prediction: Matterport to Cancel Matterport Service Partners (MSP) Program DanSmigrod 15 1 yearDanSmigrod (26019): Open thread to view post.
Matterport Service Providers: What Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Stronger DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (26019): https://youtu.be/Xn676-fLq7IVideo: Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) [Official Video] | Video courtesy of Kelly Clarkson YouTube Channel | 1 November 2011 Matterport Service Providers: What Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Stronger Hi All, When 19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said – and Pop Star Kelly Clarkson sang – “ What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger,” may have been prophetic...
Prediction: Matterport to End Classic Pricing by 31 December 2020 DanSmigrod 23 1 yearbryanhscott (837): @pixelray @Wingman I am sure we have all been in a "debate" with someone; family, friend, or acquaintance, who has to be right at all costs. I have a brother-in-law, who would not admit to being wrong even if it was slapping him in the face. This "veteran" agent is that guy. You could run a focus group using specs provided by this agent, only to learn what we already know, and this mental giant would say the results were...
Why home buyers will want to buy the 3D Tour created to sell the home DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsbryanhscott (837): @DanSmigrod Been waiting for this feature to be added. Very nice! It appears there is no measurement support for 360's which may be part of a tour. As well, if desired, one could add measurements to floor plan mode in Workshop, publish the changes and have those measurements be viewable to the public. I am not sure this takes the place of the floor plans that come out of processing for $15, but it gets the job done. In any case, this change...
Three 360º Cameras Matterport Should Integrate with Matterport Capture App DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsleonherbert (901): Is it not up to the vendor to integrate with Matterport? I thought they provide the sdk that the vendor then connects with. But I don't know.
An Open Letter to GeoCV Co-Founders CEO Anton Yakubenkoz/CTO Gleb Krivovyaz DanSmigrod 24 2 yearsAntonYakubenko (686): It means that we don't have any particular plans to terminate GeoCV Cloud services anytime soon. And given there are no such plans, we can't translate "foreseeable future" into any particular period of time.
Matterport + All 360º Cameras = Exponential Growth (for all of us) DanSmigrod 15 2 yearsGarySnyder (1880): @DanSmigrod This has always been MP's game plan. Those of you who started with MP will recall 5 years ago MP was showing a video of a chap shooting a room with an iPad that produced a MP model. We discussed this here https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/43/what-is-matterports-business-model/ 5 year ago and MP even has an early example of teaming up with Google in project Tango...
Will Matterport Offer a Smartphone Capture Solution? DanSmigrod 5 2 yearsDanSmigrod (26019): Hi All, I wrote this two months ago. Seemed timely to move to the top of the WGAN Forum. :cool: ✓ Matterport Demoed 3D Capture for iOS and Android Smartphones: in Beta 4Q19 (26 September 2019) Dan
Zillow 3D Home Versus Ricoh Tours Versus Matterport: Must Read @cnitschke1 DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (26019): Hi All, WGAN New Member @cnitschke1 wrote – a must read – post today about Zillow 3D Home Versus Ricoh Tours Versus Matterport 3D Tours in this WGAN Forum discussion: ✓ "Zillow Is Buying And Selling Lots Of Homes; It's Almost Half Its Business" The post is super-insightful. I encourage you to read it and continue the discussion there. Best, Dan P.S. Thanks SO much to @cnitschke1 !!! (!!!!)
TechCrunch: Matterport Raising Another (Big-Big-Big) Round of Funding DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsDanSmigrod (26019): @rzphotoman Ha! How long does it take to get an answer from WGAN Members? Hi All, It's been four months since Matterport announced that it raised an additional $48 million in venture funding (bringing the total to $114 million). I'm surprised that an acquisition has not yet been announced. Best, Dan
Matterport + Meero + VRBO/HomeAway = Exponential Growth DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsDanSmigrod (26019): Hi All, A related WGAN Forum discussion: ✓ Slides from HomeAway/VRB0 Webinar for Property Managers Today 12 June 2019 Dan
Video: Why Shoot Zillow 3D Home (360º Tours) Today-Today-Today DanSmigrod 6 2 yearsHome3D (3169): No comparison there. MP and GeoCV are comparable (without GeoCV’s astounding Outdoor view) so I price these similar. Zillow 3D home and NodalView (which looks better and can include aerial panos) are both fast to shoot, so I use them as an argument that all listings should now include a “walkthrough” experience. If a client asks me for just HDR stills, I include Zillow or NodalView without charge. I’m committed to changing the agent...
Matterport Shoots Itself in the Foot with Matterport Service Providers DanSmigrod 6 2 yearsrko1 (318): I totally agree, we have built and maintain a great business. We have 6 Matterports and our business has grown, and continues to grow. We work hard in promoting our services and our very strong pricing. In the 3 years we have been providing Matterport service we have completed over 1900 scans. NOTHING COMPETES WITH HARD WORK.
Why Matterport's addition $48,000,000 in funding is fantastic news for MSPs DanSmigrod 1 3 yearsDanSmigrod (26019): Hi All, Three reasons why Matterport's additional $48 million in funding is fantastic news for Matterport Service Providers: 1. Acquisitions – I could imagine Matterport scaling via acquisitions such as GeoCV, RoOomy and other services that add huge value to the Matterport ecosystem 2. Marketing to Homeowners Likely to Sell Their Home – I could imagine Matterport – finally – creating demand for Matterport 3D Tour by marketing...
How Matterport can - and must - scale exponentially DanSmigrod 4 3 yearsWingman (2444): As for convincing vendors to use virtual tours it was my first idea how to sell Matterport tours. I was going to drive around to every local property advertised for sale and drop some flyers into their letterboxes explaining of all benefits of using a virtual tour. However at this point we do not want to piss off all local agents by going to their customers behind their backs until they say "no" to virtual tours. Some of them are...
I was only off by 2 years predicting this ... DanSmigrod 2 3 yearsHome3D (3169): Great focus on one line of the announcement. Yes, that is the future and it's not a zero-sum game. There's room for all of us and many more going forward, as long as we lean into the wave.
Imagine one company ordering 20,000+ Matterport 3D Tours DanSmigrod 3 3 yearsDanSmigrod (26019): @VTLV I do want to keep the company and industry confidential. That said, I will play "20 Questions" once: it is not Subway, McDonalds or Burger King. The outreach by [redacted] is an on-going use case; plus, we all would be super-excited to see this company move forward with this use case. We would all say, "Yes! Finally a major company that understands the potential for Matterport to: 1) Make a company money 2) Save a...
Question of the Day: What does it mean that Matterport now has a new CEO? DanSmigrod 8 3 yearsVTLV (2424): We get a new CEO announced in other news sources and nothing from the company in my email this week. Not feeling very hopeful about this one. What ever remarks he's made about the current tour inventory clearly support what the shareholders want back for returns. Returns they're not getting after 5 years of investing from Camera and hosting fees.
Has this happened to you? Will this happen to you? DanSmigrod 3 3 yearsMetroplex360 (9423): No one is safe from the coming apocalypse...
Matterport using your tours to sell Cameras to competitors? DanSmigrod 6 3 yearsDanSmigrod (26019): Matterport duplicated my models so I can not make a change. Dan
How Matterport can sell more Matterport cameras, processing and hosting DanSmigrod 4 3 yearsChemistrydoc (1522): @DanSmigrod I would enjoy nothing more! Feature all demographics, but especially older millenials, who will be the ones to derive the most use / benefit from MP. End user marketing is generally very effective. KF
NCTech iSTAR Pulsar - up to $20/Hour Program (Yikes!) DanSmigrod 7 3 yearsHarrycayman (284): Hi Is anybody doing this right now
What Bill Brown Said. (With responses) Metroplex360 2 4 yearsBlairBryngelson (25): 👌🏼
Why Accept a Deep Discounted Matterport Scan DanSmigrod 2 4 yearsDanSmigrod (26019): Any push-back? Dan
Matterport Exponential Growth powered by It's APIs/SDKs DanSmigrod 2 4 yearshtimsabbub23 (904): They just went from a dieing blackberry company to ever expanding and growing apple iPhone company, in a simple comparison..... For all you young bucks look up the word crack berry. Lmao
A "Must Read" WGAN Forum Discussion DanSmigrod 1 4 yearsDanSmigrod (26019): Hi All, While you may not be interested in this discussion (and related video) - based on its title .... ✓ $49 for OBJ File Thank You Matterport ... it is a "must read" WGAN Forum Discussion because the discussions cover many additional topics that are important to anyone that owns - or is thinking about buying - a Matterport Camera. Best, Dan
Exponential Growth Coming Soon to Matterport DanSmigrod 22 4 yearsDanSmigrod (26019): Hi All, Hopefully, Matterport to Google Street View happens sooner than later. Best, Dan
An Amazing Magic Carpet Ride of Matterport DanSmigrod 4 4 yearsDanSmigrod (26019): @LetMe3D Thank you for your super-kind note. I could imagine Matterport offering a Pro non-branded white-label version (when other companies show the way...) They could make more money and the Pro community would be happy. Yes. The We Get Around Network Forum - is a Community - eager to give/get help. Thanks for acknowledging that and for being part of the giving/getting help. Best, Dan
Matterport to explode (in a good way) DanSmigrod 15 4 yearsDanSmigrod (26019): Hi All, WGAN-TV Live at 5 (pm ET Today, 12 September 2017) discussion about Matterport Content Distribution (formerly known as Matterport Syndication Beta). Matterport Content Distribution is an example of leveraging the Matterport APIs/SDKs to create exponential growth for Matterport (and hopefully for Matterport Service Providers). Thanks in advance for tuning in ... Best, Dan
Matterport Cloud to Support Other Cameras? DanSmigrod 19 4 yearsDanSmigrod (26019): @Metroplex360 Yes! Exciting to see Matterport doing this alliance ... Dan
How Matterport Can Sell More Pro2 3D Cameras DanSmigrod 15 4 yearsmori (779): Great discussion and topics. I still think MP should honor the (very) early adaptors and buyers of a Pro1 with a very very special upgrade deal, so these ones can also benefit from the new Pro2.
Does Matterport have a conflict of interest? DanSmigrod 4 4 yearsDanSmigrod (26019): Hi All, A related We Get Around Network Forum discussion: ✓ Matterport now pricing their own 3Dscan cost Dan
Preparing Matterport for IPO or Acquisition DanSmigrod 8 4 yearsVTLV (2424): @DanSmigrod - You hit the nail on the head of where was Matterport is at and where have they come since the beginning. In there, I think the CEO is having issues moving inventory as they try to create better quality and hang onto his job with investors waiting for a return at years 3-5 on their investment. Most right offs happen in the first five years before failing or hiding growth into costs of doing business. It's obvious, that our hosting...
Non-MP Cameras to Publish to Matterport DanSmigrod 9 4 yearsjfantin (1730): @DanSmigrod, now I see what you mean. I wasn´t aware about the New York Times announcement (I haven´t received the email and I missed your post in the forum about it). This is great news indeed. When I doubted the validity of your statement I was thinking in traction as something defined by the demand's behavior and not from the sellers perspective. I mean, all these actions need market validation. Until property owners and their agents...
Matterport Shoots Itself in the Foot (Again) DanSmigrod 12 5 yearsJonJ (1745): @3dshowcaseuk, What you are asking is completely doable. This is exactly how one of the companies that outsources work via the WGA network operates. They create unique credentials and the MSP sourced, logs into their capture app with those credentials, scans the property and uploads it to the contracting companies account. The MSP is not responsible for processing fees, but can log into the my.matterport.com account to verify the scan and...
Matterport: Why the Community is Feeling Mad DanSmigrod 9 5 yearsDanSmigrod (26019): Seems like a timely post. Moving it to the top for additional thoughts. Dan
Will Matterport Add Publish to Google Maps? DanSmigrod 21 5 yearsDanSmigrod (26019): @rwpriest Here are two different solutions for Matterport Spaces to Google Street View: ✓ MP2SV ✓ Howner's MP2GSV Best, Dan
Sweet Deal: Matterport Equity for Influence DanSmigrod 4 5 yearsStevenHattan (1513): Well, whatever happens, happens. I will continue to grow my business everyday and add relevant services that make sense. I'm going to hit 300 models later this month so I hope all this hard work pays off eventually.
Project Tango News and Commentary DanSmigrod 23 5 yearssmcclell (156): It was perhaps a bit dramatic a comment i made that could be read as foreboding, with a coming doom haha. I agree with you..i did not mean this will replace MP. If anything, with matterport already experimenting with tango it could open up some exciting complimentary options. Lets hope so!
Thought-Starters-Growing Demand for 3D Tours DanSmigrod Jump to first page45Jump to last page 6 yearsDanSmigrod (26019): @Tosolini love it! Matterport meets Gamers meets 101 uses for Matterport I look forward to reading more about your CES 2016 thoughts here. Best, Dan