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    Cramping Everyone’s Style

    When you commit to working at a startup, you sign up for long hours, often lower pay and the possibility of being shoehorned into cramped working conditions. At Zillow, we currently have 75 folks working in a space suited for 45. Let’s put it this way ...

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    We Blog… We Read…And We Do Listen

    This morning I went to a panel discussion here in Seattle about corporate blogging and how businesses can use blogs as a conduit for two-way conversations with their customers.  Among the panelists were Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, co-authors of Naked ...

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    Tasty Info Behind That Swirly Text

    There is a hurdle, of sorts, that we throw up in front of some information on home details pages and it’s worth making the leap since it contains a vault of information. When you see the swirly numbers in a little box and we ask you to re-type what ...

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    Catching some Zzzzzzs

    If anyone’s wondering what life’s been like around here during launch week, here’s one small anecdote that says it all… When I went into our storage closet yesterday to grab some supplies, I flipped on the light switch and almost jumped out of ...

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    What Zillow users are saying to us

    It’s Day 2 and already there’s been a lot of chatter on blogs about what we’re doing and how Zestimates stack up to people’s expectations. We’ve received lots of feedback, too. On the first day we received over a thousand ...

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    Safari Support

    We’ve had a number of our users ask why we are not currently supporting the Safari browser on OS X. Basically we are using some JavaScript features that Safari doesn’t currently support. As an Apple user I thought those of you using Safari would find ...

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    Seeing Site Outage? Hit CTRL + F5

    We hear some folks are still seeing site outage messages on Zillow.com. I’m told if you hit CTRL + F5, it will clear your cache and you will get access to the site again. Again, our apologies for this bumpiness and thanks for your patience!

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    We’re now stable

    We’ve had a busy morning, but it looks like we’re out of the woods! Feel free to kick the tires and let us know if you run into any problems. Thanks for hanging in there with us. There might be a few more bumps along the way, but we appreciate ...

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    We’re flattered, but a little wobbly…

    As you might have noticed, our site is having some growing pains this morning. We have been overwhelmed by the enormous amount of traffic and are having network capacity issues which has caused our site to go up and down. (We served more than 300,000 page ...

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    We’re Live! Zillow.com, the Beta, Launches!

    Zillow.com is off to an electrifying start, with the help of chief engineer Garrett McAuliffe. As chairman of Zillow.com, I was offered the inaugural post on our new blog, so I’d like to welcome you on behalf of the 75 employees here at Zillow.com’s ...