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February 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Look out, Pinterest: here comes Zillow Digs

Zillow today is launching the fourth major business on its real estate platform. Called Zillow Digs, it’s a service that lets people planning to remodel their homes peruse and collect images from the huge collection of photos that have been uploaded to Zillow over the years. The feature lets people compile and share online inspiration boards and…


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August 20, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Zillow boss offers fresh take on IPOs, regulatory burden

Perhaps the founders of Facebook, Groupon and Zynga should spend more time at their satellite offices in Seattle. All three failed to live up the hype around their initial stock offerings. Meanwhile Seattle’s biggest entrant in the current generation of Web startups has won over Wall Street in its first year as a public company. The stock…


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May 2, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Zillow buys Rent Juice, reports blowout quarter

To boost its new push into the rental marketplace, Zillow’s paying $40 million for Rent Juice, a San Francisco company that makes software that landlords use to manage their properties. The deal follows Monday’s release of Zillow’s mobile application for searching rentals, which provides estimated rental values and search services. Rentals are the latest segment of the…


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April 30, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Rich Barton on startup frothiness, pivots and pitches

Inspired by our local space explorers, I donned my high-tech prospecting gear and set out to mine precious nuggets of wisdom from a nearby star. That would be Rich Barton, the startup wunderkind who founded Expedia as a twenty-something Microsoft manager, spun it into the world’s largest travel business and became a serial…


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June 10, 2011 at 2:19 PM

Zillow updates IPO filing, after 10% growth

Seattle real estate startup Zillow today updated its initial public offering prospectus, adding sales information from May to the document that it filed last month. Apparently it saw a 10 percent increase in traffic last month and it’s adding the better numbers to investor pitch. Here are the high-level stats in today’s filing: Consumers increasingly are turning to…


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March 9, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Zillow adds rent estimates — Restimates? Zent?

Zillow is adding a new tool that could extend the real estate website’s appeal beyond buyers and sellers of homes to renters and landlords. The company is adding estimated rent prices to the more than 90 million U.S. homes and apartments listed on its site. “Rent Zestimates” builds on the site’s marquee feature, the home value estimates…


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September 14, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Zillow CEO Rich Barton steps down, Rascoff moves up co-founder Rich Barton is stepping down as chief executive of the 5-year-old real estate website, which is positioning itself for an initial public offering when conditions are right. Spencer Rascoff, Zillow’s chief operating officer (left), is taking the top job at the Seattle-based venture. Zillow simultaneously is announcing that the company is now profitable. It…


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