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Why you won’t find Zillow’s new ‘Coming Soon’ feature in its hometown of Seattle

Zillow launched its new “coming soon” feature earlier this month to much fanfare, noting at the time that it would provide “unparalleled marketing exposure to the more than 81 million home shoppers who visit Zillow every month.” But there’s one place where home shoppers won’t be seeing the “Coming Soon” listings: Zillow’s hometown of Seattle…. Read More

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Silicon Valley real estate group inks listing deal with Zillow

Zillow continues to ink alliances with real estate groups, even as questions arise over the growing power of the Seattle online real estate company. The latest deal involves MLSListings Inc. of Northern California, which has agreed to syndicate listings directly to Zillow. Obviously, Silicon Valley is an important market, given the early adopter tech crowd;… Read More

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Zillow’s Rich Barton on the $15 minimum wage, Uber regulations, and why the U.S. is filled with entrepreneurial ‘freedom fighters’

Zillow co-founder Rich Barton spoke this morning at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Denver, appearing alongside CH2M Hill CEO Jacqueline Hinman and former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin. The wide-ranging discussion covered everything from immigration reform to global warming to how the U.S. will keep its competitive edge in an ever-changing global economy. Barton, who… Read More

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Real estate group slams Zillow over ‘Coming Soon’ feature; Company says it’s simply shining light on homes

Not everyone is thrilled with Zillow’s new “Coming Soon” feature, an offering that launched earlier this month that allows real estate agents to generate buzz for properties before they are officially listed on any multiple listing service. Doug Miller, executive director of Consumer Advocates in American Real Estate, took the feature to task in a… Read More

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Zillow’s value passes major real estate firm, stock continues meteoric rise

Zillow is now worth more than Realogy, the parent company of Century 21, Coldwell Banker and Sotheby’s International Realty. Zillow clocked in at a hefty $5.31 billion at the end of trading on Friday, compared to Realogy’s $5.15 billion market capitalization. That cements Zillow’s position as one of the most valuable companies in residential real… Read More

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Shares of Move Inc. jump on speculation of Trulia buyout

Trulia Inc. is still digesting Market Leader following last year’s $355 million acquisition of the Bellevue online real estate company. Now, could Trulia be on the prowl for an even bigger fish? According to a Benzinga report citing an unnamed source, San Francisco-based Trulia could be angling to buy Move Inc. for as much as… Read More

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Holy, Toledo! Zillow is now worth more than $5 billion

Investors like what they see in Zillow, and they keep sending the shares higher. The Seattle online real estate company — founded by former Expedia execs Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink nearly 10 years ago — surpassed $5 billion in market value this week. That’s a whopping valuation, more than triple the value of rival… Read More

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Tech Moves: Zillow CMO named to Avvo board; Blue Box bolsters team; Dendreon CEO out; Snap Skout’s new COO and more

—Zillow Chief Marketing Officer Amy Bohutinsky has joined the board of Avvo, the Seattle company that’s building an online marketplace for legal advice. Zillow and Avvo have much in common, including ties to Expedia. Avvo was founded by former Expedia general counsel Mark Britton, while Zillow was founded by former Expedia execs Rich Barton and… Read More

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Realtor.com takes on Zillow with new app for Windows Phone; Redfin unveils redesigned iPhone app

Realtor.com announced today that it has a new app for people with Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices. The apps are designed to highlight photos of homes and give users of Microsoft’s operating systems the ability to browse listings on the real estate search service. Realtor.com, which is owned by Move, Inc., used Microsoft’s… Read More

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Is online real estate still broken? New upstarts look to carve paths against established giants

Online real estate powerhouses like Redfin, Trulia and Zillow have been around for years, building multi-million dollar businesses in a category that Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman once famously described as the “most screwed up industry in America.” Well, based on the recent startup activity in the online real estate arena, things must still be mucked… Read More

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Arianna Huffington on the dangers of technology, and why everyone needs a ‘digital detox’

Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington recently took a trip with her family to Hawaii for a weeklong vacation. But it wasn’t just fun in the sun for the media entrepreneur. The vacation was also part of a self-prescribed “digital detox” in which Huffington stepped away from the day-to-day grind, unplugging from her laptop and smartphone…. Read More

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Video: Seattle, A History of Innovation — from Boeing to Zillow and beyond

Last night’s GeekWire Awards in Seattle celebrated the top technologies, people and companies in the Pacific Northwest in 2014 — but we started by putting everything in a much broader historical context. The team at Killer Infographics created this motion graphic for the event, in collaboration with GeekWire, tracing the roots of innovation in the Seattle region from the… Read More

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Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff: Fortune favors the geeks

Editor’s note: Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff delivered this keynote address to kick off the GeekWire Awards, presented by Wave Business Solutions, Thursday night at EMP. You can see all of the winners from the big night in this post. Here are Rascoff’s prepared remarks. Hey, everyone. Thank you for that awesome introduction. And congratulations to… Read More

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Zillow, Glympse win Webby Awards for tech achievements

A few Seattle startups were honored for their tech innovations at the 18th annual Webby Awards, an Oscars-style bash for Internet innovation, creativity and other wacky stuff. Real estate website Zillow, location-sharing technology startup Glympse and family organizer app Cozi all won awards. Zillow, which was nominated in two categories, took home both a Webby and a “People’s… Read More