rentals

Letgo takes on Craigslist with addition of housing listings

Everyone wants to be the Craigslist killer. In November, Facebook expanded its Marketplace section to include partners' housing rentals alongside secondhand merchandise, and today the No. 3 three shop

Facebook expands its Marketplace section with housing rentals

Facebook today announced its expanding its Marketplace listings section to include “hundreds of thousands” of housing rentals in a move that seems clearly designed to take on Craigslist. W

Walmart’s streaming service Vudu hits Apple TV

As reported earlier this month, Walmart’s streaming service Vudu has now arrived on Apple TV… with a few limitations. The new app allows you to watch the movies and shows saved to your Vud

India’s Rentomojo raises $10M from Bain Capital and Lending Club founder

Indian startup Rentomojo -- which lets consumers rent appliances furniture, motorbikes and other urban living essentials -- has closed a $10 million Series B to continue its expansion. The round w

Zently provides a better way for renters to connect with their landlords

A startup called Zently hopes to improve the process of renting a home or apartment by making it easier for renters to split bills, pay for their rent and contact their landlords when something goes w

Apartment List raises $30 million to find you a home

There’s no shortage of competition in the housing space, but Apartment List is making a dent in rentals. With more than 5 percent of America’s listings already on the site, the startup is raising

Armarium lets you borrow luxury fashion from your smartphone

A number of startups want to make wearing the latest – and in some cases, luxury – fashion more affordable, including Rent the Runway, Le Tote, Gwynniebee, The Ms. Collection, and others.

The Problem With Rental Marketplaces

Most of the successful peer-to-peer marketplaces are purchase-oriented. There are two fundamental problems with rental marketplaces: The average order value for most of them is too low, and frequency

Zumper’s New App Lets You Submit Rental Applications From Your iPhone

Real estate startup Zumper, which offers tools that connect brokers and property managers with potential renters, has today released a new mobile application that allows users to fill out their renta

Lumoid Wants To Rent You A Camera Now, And Everything Later

Aarthi Ramamurthy is standing outside of her building talking to her first paying customer, and she’s about to make a product decision. She’s shipped him a camera across country overnight on a

Cozy Launches New Feature To Give Tenants More Control Over Their Credit Reporting

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.cozy.co">Cozy</a> is tackling another part of the rental process today with the launch of a new feature for credit checks. The startup, which <a target="_blank"

Lovely, The Apartment Rentals Site, Raises More Funding And Buys Rentmatic To Add Payments

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.livelovely.com">Lovely</a>, the site that aggregates home rental listings, is today moving up from studio to duplex status. The startup is announcing its first acqu

Rent Management Startup Cozy Recruits Flickr Co-Founder Stewart Butterfield To Its Board

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.cozy.co">Cozy</a>, an online tool for landlords and tenants, is announcing that Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield has joined its board of directors. Butterfi

With $200K In New Funding, Photo-Centric Rental App RadPad Comes To Austin

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.onradpad.com">RadPad</a> is one of those startups that comes from a founder's real-world experience — specifically, Jonathan Eppers (a former product manager at e

Urban Compass Comes Out Of Stealth With A Hyperlocal Social Network, And A Disruptive Rental Portal That Will Serve As A Magnet

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.urbancompass.com">Urban Compass</a>, a New York-based startup that last year <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/12/16/urban-compass/">raised an $8 million se

Zillow Rentals For Android Now Features Google’s 3D Maps And Spanish-Language Support

Zillow today launched the latest version of its Rentals mobile app for Android. The app includes a number of new features, such as integrated 3D maps from Google, but it also marks the company’s

VC-Backed Disrupt Alum Zumper Jumps Into The Chicago Rentals Market, Builds Out Pro Features

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.zumper.com">Zumper</a> -- the online home rentals startup and <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/11/zumper-disrupt12/">TechCrunch Disrupt alum</a> that <a

YC-Backed Zaranga Adds Dynamic, Priceline-Style Purchasing To Vacation Rentals

The business of holiday home rentals has been one of the most natural areas to migrate to the world of e-commerce -- the ability to search for and view lots of properties makes it a significant improv

YC Alum 42Floors Raises $12.3M Led By NEA To Take Its Office Rental Search Engine US-Wide And Beyond

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.42floors.com">42Floors</a>, the Y-Combinator-incubated startup that has built a search engine for the office rentals market, has raised another $12.3 million -- fun

With 4M Apartment Rentals Viewed On Its Site, Lovely Is Breaking Free Of Litigious Craigslist And Raising A Series A

<a target="_blank" href="http://livelovely.com/">Lovely</a>, the apartment search service that was <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/10/13/lovely-a-sleek-tool-to-make-your-apartment-search-sli
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