Zillow Announces Profitability and Swaps CEO Out

Zillow CEO Rich Barton — who is working on “four or five” startups, is a venture partner at Benchmark Capital, and is on the board of Netflix — is stepping down to allow his more focused lieutenant, COO Spencer Rascoff, the top spot.

Zillow CEO Pozits a Social Q&A Site

Rich Barton today launched a side project called Pozit, which plays in the hot space of social Q&A. Pozit is a simple tool for starting a discussion with your friends. You ask a question and invite friends to answer using an invite-only short URL.

Rich Barton’s New Startup to Re-think Travel Planning

It’s hard not to be intrigued by the bits of information that have filtered out of stealthy startup New Travelco, which comes from Expedia, Zillow and Glassdoor founder Rich Barton, along with other “early Expedians” including Greg Slyngstad, co-founder of VacationSpot and board member of Kayak.

Data Deluge and a Startup’s Glassdoor

These days, we are deluged with data, and as a result we’re confusing noise with information, and information with useful information. But what many companies fail to realize is that what matters is what you do with that data — and as a result, they are missing out on a tremendous opportunity.