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Court denies Move’s motion to block new Zillow employee

A King County Superior Court Judge has denied a motion by Move Inc. to block the employment of Errol Samuelson at Zillow, a legal case that’s drawn interest given the bitter undertones between the two online real estate rivals. Judge Barbara Linde ruled Monday that Move Inc., which operates Realtor.com, did not prove that Samuelson… Read More

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Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff to keynote GeekWire Awards bash

The GeekWire Awards are fast approaching, with tickets on pace to sell out. And, if you didn’t have enough reasons to attend the big bash at EMP on May 8th, here’s another. We’re excited to announce that Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff will keynote the event, offering insights and lessons from his own startup voyage. Rascoff is… Read More

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VC Keith Rabois looks to upend real estate with Homerun, an ambitious (or crazy) idea to sell homes over the Internet in an instant

Get ready for yet another online real estate startup. This one is codenamed Homerun, and it promises to change the way people sell their homes online by making the transaction simple enough to complete in a few seconds. The most notable aspect of Homerun, at least at this early stage, is its high-profile founder: venture… Read More

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Zillow inks deal with Chinese real estate giant Leju

Zillow has entered into an exclusive agreement to power the U.S. home shopping experience for Leju, a Chinese subsidiary of E-House Inc. that’s in the process of spinning out through an initial public offering.  The profitable company, which posted revenue of $335 million last year, plans to trade on the New York Stock Exchange. Last… Read More

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Will Zillow make a move into commercial real estate?

Commercial real estate agents want Zillow to move into their market. During an event put on by the Portland Business Journal today, a commercial real estate broker asked Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff when the company planned to move into providing information on commercial properties, according to a report by the Oregonian. Rascoff said that the company has… Read More

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Zillow poaches one Move exec, gets sued for hiring another

For the second time this month, Zillow has poached a leading executive from rival Move Inc. Zillow announced today that it has hired Curt Beardsley as vice president of industry development, responsible for bolstering relations with multiple listing services across the country. He most recently held that role at Move, which operates the Realtor.com Web… Read More

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Jury rules in Zillow’s favor in mortgage patent case

Zillow has scored a win in a patent case brought by LendingTree, which alleged that the Seattle-based real estate company, along with Adchemy and NexTag, was using technology patented by LendingTree when offering users mortgage results. A jury ruled today that Zillow and the company’s co-defendants did not infringe on the patents, and furthermore, that… Read More

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Ex-Realtor.com Chairman Errol Samuelson joins Zillow

Zillow announced today that Errol Samuelson will be joining the company as its Chief Industry Development Officer. He’ll be reporting directly to CEO Spencer Rascoff, and will be charged with forging partnerships between Zillow and players in the real estate industry, including brokerages and Multiple Listing Services. Samuelson will also provide executive oversight on Zillow’s… Read More

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Zillow was just an answer on Jeopardy! Can you answer these 5 other geeky questions?

Well, it looks like Zillow has finally made it. The Seattle online real estate company was the subject of a Jeopardy! answer Monday night. Appropriately enough, it occurred in a category dubbed “dot-com,” and a history professor from Cypress, Texas by the name of Babu Srinivasan nailed the $400 question. In fact, Srinivasan is probably a fan… Read More

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Tech Moves: Ex-Amazon vet Holden lands at Bezos-backed Uber; Trulia hires CMO for ad war with Zillow; and more

—Uber is zooming ahead with a new chief product, one who helped drive Amazon.com’s growth in the early days. Jeff Holden, who earlier this week announced his intentions to leave Groupon, has landed at the fast-growing transportation company which also happens to be backed by Jeff Bezos. “He will be a strong strategic thought partner… Read More

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Get ready to hear more from Zillow: Online real estate powerhouse to spend $65M on advertising in 2014

Zillow is doubling down on national advertising in an attempt to bolster its brand in the online real estate category. Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff announced today in an earnings call with analysts that it intends to spend $65 million on advertising in 2014, up from $40 million last year. (The first year that Zillow experimented… Read More