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    AOL’s big change

    Yesterday, AOL announced that “most” of their services would be FREE going forward. All that great content and all those services … FREE. If you read the FAQ, you can see how they expect to make up for all the lost revenue … 1. Why ...

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    Wizard Behind the Curtain

    Yesterday, during Rich and Lloyd’s speech at Real Estate Connect, they asked conference attendees to test our new Zillow Mobile feature by e-mailing a search request to z@labs.zillow.com. Arjun Banker, the engineer behind the Zillow Mobile idea ...

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    Zillow Mobile: Zestimates to Go!

    Updated (11/26/2008)  With the launch of our Zillow Mobile website, we have discontinued our Zillow Mobile email service.  Please point your mobile web browser at http://mobile.zillow.com/ to get Zestimates and more on your mobile device.    I was ...

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    Zillow’s Open API

    It’s rare that Zillow parts the curtain and shines a light on our product roadmap, but today at the Inman Real Estate Connect Conference in San Francisco, Rich and Lloyd are sharing the news that Zillow has begun to develop an Open API to share data on ...

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    Series B Financing

    Zillow announced today that we raised a Series B round of financing — a $25 million round led by PAR Capital, and our two previous venture capital backers (Technology Crossover Ventures and Benchmark Capital). This makes the total amount of money ...

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    Zillow Teams with Yahoo! Real Estate and Yahoo! Search

    We are very excited to announce today a partnership with Yahoo! Real Estate and Yahoo! Search that will expose Zestimates and comparable homes to a much broader audience searching for information on home values. Yahoo! Search users who search for “home ...

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    Who are you, Zillow users?

    We get asked a lot about just who is using Zillow.com.  Are they homeowners?  Potential buyers or sellers?  Snoopers? While we designed the site for homeowners and those in the market to buy or sell a home, we of course wondered ourselves if the site ...

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    Carnival of Real Estate

    Next Monday, Zillow Blog will play host to the inaugural edition of the Carnival of Real Estate. We’re excited about this event; if you are into real estate and you blog, please consider this your invitation to join in the fun. There aren’t ...

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    When is a Zestimate not a Zestimate?

    Previously we discussed how the Value Range seems to be missed by many of our users. Today I’d like to spotlight something which is lost on very few Zillow users but stirs up the fiercest emotions when it is. I’m talking about houses without a ...

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    Happy Birthday, America!

    One Seattleite is showing incredible American patriotism by turning one side of their home into a tribute to the American flag. We couldn’t get close enough to see the photos that are contained within the stripes, but nevertheless, you have to love ...