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Meet Shuttle, the company that’s building a booking agent for spaceflight

Avery Haskell says he first knew he wanted to be an astronaut ever since he was a boy growing up in Houston near NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The 24-year-old Stanford graduate who counts Stephen

Trulia crowdsources neighborhood reviews so you won’t regret your move

Trulia, the online real estate site owned by its former rival Zillow, wants to give you a better idea of what a certain neighborhood feels like before you move there. To do this, the company today lau

Zillow gets into the mortgage business, acquires Mortgage Lenders of America

Zillow, the publicly traded real estate portal and lead generation service, has acquired Mortgage Lenders of America. This is Zillow’s first move into originating mortgages. Until now, the com

Silver Lake makes a $3B offer to buy property portal Zoopla, the Zillow of the UK

The UK housing market has cooled down on the heels of the EU/Brexit referendum vote, but that hasn’t stopped M&A activity around property market companies. Property portal Zoopla — a

Seattle’s new venture firm, Flying Fish, holds a first close on its targeted $80 million fund

The founding partners of the new Seattle-based venture firm Flying Fish met as angel investors deploying capital in the talent-heavy, cash-light region around Amazon and Microsoft’s corporate h

Developing rapid response services for real estate agents, Agentology bags $12 million

Startups like Zillow and Trulia have reshaped the real estate market by giving consumers their 24-hour covetable, clickable window into shoppable home sales — and the other players in the real e

Zillow surprises investors by buying up homes

Real estate platform Zillow changed up its business model this week, announcing that it plans to purchase and sell homes in Las Vegas and Phoenix. Zillow will be working with Berkshire Hathaway and

Twilio launches Flex, a fully programmable contact center

Earlier this year we reported that Twilio was going to launch a full contact center solution called Flex on March 12 — lo and behold, today is March 12 and Twilio today announced the launch of F

SoftBank leads a $120 million round for insurance startup Lemonade

SoftBank's Vision Fund has finally made a good tech investment around real estate. After investing $4.4 billion in what is essentially a bespoke office space rental business (WeWork) and another $450

VC doors are wide open for real estate startups

Over the last couple of decades, online streaming, shopping and social networking startups have revolutionized the art of sitting around the house. Now, a new generation of internet entrepreneurs is f

Real estate site Redfin up 11% on stock market day two

Redfin, the Seattle-based real estate site, had a great first couple days on the stock market. After pricing above the expected range at $15 per share, the stock closed Friday up about 45% at almost $

Hutch, the virtual interior design app, has raised $10M from Zillow

Hutch, the interior design app that takes a photo of your room and virtually redecorates it, has raised $10 million in funding from real estate platform Zillow. Zillow's CEO Spencer Rascoff will also

Zillow and McMansion Hell bury the hatchet after nastygram rouses internet’s ire

All is well in McMansion Hell, the blog doing god's work by sassing the hideous architecture on display in our otherwise pleasant suburbs. Zillow sent a letter earlier this week threatening legal acti

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

Resolving homelessness in the digital era 

The explosion of tech companies setting up headquarters in major cities has encroached on the homeless population. Like San Francisco, the tech industry is growing rapidly in Seattle, and we too have

Zillow Adds Video Walkthroughs To Its For-Sale Listings

Online real estate listings have undoubtedly changed how people search for houses. Never before, after all, did buyers have this much information available. But while most real estate agents are now s

Zillow Gets Naked

Online real estate site Zillow today announced that it has acquired Naked Apartments for $13 million in cash. While the name makes it sound like some kind of kinky cleaning service, it's actually an a

Zillow Launches New Home-Pricing Tool For Sellers

Online real estate site Zillow is launching a new home-price estimate tool today that allows users to create a custom and private estimate for their homes based on recently sold homes and comparable

Redfin Launches Automated Home Price Estimates

Redfin.com today launched the latest iteration of its home-price estimate tool. Until today, you had to play real estate agent and pick your own comparables and Redfin would then use these to compute

Google Launches Mortgage Shopping Tool In California, More States Coming Soon

Google is now a licensed mortgage broker in California. The company today launched a mortgage comparison tool for home shoppers in California, with support for more states coming soon. Today's announc
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