More than a flash in the pan, iBeacons have the potential to reshape customer interaction in an always-connected world
Real estate search and listings juggernaut Zillow has made some big moves over the weekend, acquiring NYC startup StreetEasy and applying for more stocks.
500 Startups put its own unique spin on the accelerator demo day on Wednesday, debuting 30 companies in its fifth batch of startups. Here were the five that caught my eye.
42Floors, a Y Combinator-backed startup, on Friday announced an expansion to New York and a $5 million Series A round of funding. The company, which launched in San Francisco in May, provides businesses with a search engine for finding office space to lease and sublease.
Looking for a new way to search for apartments in San Francisco? It’s worth checking out Lovely, a relatively new site that’s rolling out a mobile app Wednesday and is showing just how antiquated Craigslist really is when it comes to searching and narrowing real estate options.
Real estate listing company Zillow announces Wednesday that it’s acquired Buyfolio, a NYC-based company that allows prospective home buyers to organize and communicate with brokers as they go through the home search process. Zillow went public in 2011 and focuses on real estate sales.
Making money off mobile advertising isn’t an easy job, but Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff said Friday at GigaOM’s Mobilize conference that being a real estate company gave them a leg up on this challenge, since most users can actually benefit from the ads they see.
Everyone likes the idea of a thriving website sustained by a community of local readers. But too often “local” has been the stuff of journalistic ideals rather than real-world business plans. Real estate blog, Curbed, appears to be bucking this trend. How?
To say that Silicon Valley real estate market is hot would be an understatement. Start-ups are are pushing the rents to stratospheric heights in parts of Silicon Valley. Thanks to fast growing companies like Pinterest, the real estate market is going to get even hotter.
What are the big differences between the mid-west and San Francisco for an entrepreneur? DotLoop founder and CEO, Austin Allison explains the challenges of founding a company in Cincinnati and why he’s making the move out west.