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January 17, 2015

Zillow, Trulia share prices sag as merger review drags on

While the Federal Trade Commission expected to wrap up its review of the Zillow-Trulia merger any day now, share prices in the respective firms’ stocks continue to drop. They’re down close to 20 percent over the last month. Company Share price* (% change from Dec. 12) Zillow $96.44 (-18.9%) Trulia $42.03 (-17.0%) News…
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January 13, 2015

Tech-focused brokerages gain national prominence

Three tech-oriented brokerages — Redfin, Movoto and Estately — all grew their traffic notably in 2014, and are beginning to create a national presence for themselves. All three have sleek websites and powerful mobile apps, with Movoto and Estately employing referral-based business models in which they hand buyers and sellers off to other…
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January 12, 2015

Venture capitalists placing big bets on real estate tech

Big talk A raft of Wall Street types and venture capitalists are snooping around the “dynamic real estate opportunity,” as one banker described it. The last time I recall such a swirl of enthusiasm was during the dot-com days in the late 1990s. Yurchello108/Shutterstock Supersized valuations at Zillow and Trulia…
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January 9, 2015

Portal Watch: Murdoch’s hand on the wheel

If there’s any doubt that Rupert Murdoch, chairman of’s new overseer, News Corp., would be personally involved in the brewing portal war with Zillow, we got our answer this week. Nice visit with our new @realtordotcom CEO Ryan O’Hara in San Jose today. Great things to come. —…
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January 7, 2015

Portals seek national standards for listing syndication

More and more multiple listing services are signing direct agreements with third-party listing portals such as Zillow and Trulia, but the terms of these agreements — and the technology behind them — are often less than ideal. That’s according to Clareity Consulting, a real estate consulting firm that along with…
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January 7, 2015

Mike Leavy’s dream is ‘a common real estate vocabulary and a shared sense of listing information’

Mike Leavy Product architect at Move Inc. Time at Move Inc.: Four years What he does: I’m a “mobile architect,” which means I interface with other technology groups on how to design our infrastructure and services, and I write a lot of iOS code — primarily in Swift nowadays. Age: Somewhere north…
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January 6, 2015

Rupert Murdoch playing hardball with Zillow operator Move Inc. subsidiary ListHub is set to stop sending listings to rival Zillow in 90 days, potentially cutting off the flow of hundreds of thousands of listings to the most highly-trafficked real estate portal on the Web. But Zillow — which says an agreement with ListHub dating back…
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January 6, 2015

33 people who are changing the real estate industry

In 1982, the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) was introduced which in effect, launched the Internet. Nothing has done more to transform culture, the economy and real estate in the last three decades. In honor of the 33rd anniversary, we are recognizing 33 people who are changing or will change the real…
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January 5, 2015

FTC may approve Zillow-Trulia deal sooner than expected

The Federal Trade Commission is likely to sign off on Zillow’s proposed acquisition of Trulia and could grant early termination and close its review of the deal sooner than expected. The FTC “is likely to say there’s not a problem,” Notre Dame Law Professor and antitrust expert Joseph P. Bauer…
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