Real Estate Listings Little Impacted by DOJ Settlement

Several years ago, it looked like real estate brokerages might be marginalized by “Virtual Office Websites” (VOWS) that grabbed multiple listings service listings from the Web, using a licensed agent. They then acted as cut-rate sales agents to home buyers. At the time, it was envisioned that major online entities such as Yahoo! might use … Read more

Real Estate Listings Little Impacted by DOJ Settlement

Several years ago, it looked like real estate brokerages might be marginalized by “Virtual Office Websites” (VOWS) that grabbed multiple listings service listings from the Web, using a licensed agent. They then acted as cut-rate sales agents to home buyers.  At the time, it was envisioned that major online entities such as Yahoo! might use … Read more

Barton’s Newest Vertical: GlassDoor.com, a Recruitment Site

Rich Barton – Mr. Vertical – has added a new recruitment oriented vertical to a lineup that now includes Expedia (sold), Zillow and Avvo. The new effort is GlassDoor.com, which provides recruitment oriented information. It solicits and publishes detailed salary and bonus information by position and company; as well as indepth reviews about company culture and views of top executives. The … Read more

Stepup Alum Launches DriverSide, a Car Maintenance Site

There is a sudden glut of sites that allow people to register their cars and get specific service information and recommendations about them. First, there was AutoByTel’s MyRide. RepairPal launched last week. This week, it is DriverSide, which is being developed by Jad Dunning, an executive with StepUp through its acquisition by Intuit, and Trevor Traina. The site, which has 20 staffers … Read more

Classified Ventures LLC is Valued at $338 million; Down 13%

Classified Ventures LLC, the holding company for Cars.com, Homescape, Apartments.com, RentalHomesPlus, and HomeGain that is jointly owned by McClatchy, A.H. Belo Corp., Gannett Co., Tribune Co. and The Washington Post Co. is now valued at $338 million. The valuation, contained in a 10 K filed by McClatchy Corp., is 13 percent below the $382 million that the company was valued at in December … Read more

TeachStreet, Find-A-Local-Teacher Site, Gears Up for Market #2

TeachStreet, which lists and profiles local independent teachers for everything from test prep to tennis lessons, is close to its official launch out of beta in Seattle and readying a second market in Portland, Ore., according to founder Dave Schappell. From there, it will add the Bay Area. Schappell says the development of Portland will … Read more