Zillow Moves Further Into Rentals With the Acquisition of HotPads

Zillow has agreed to acquire HotPads, a rental listings site, for $16 million in cash. The acquisition marks the Seattle company’s sixth in less than two years. Zillow said the seven-year-old company will help grow the audience for its rental marketplace, which it launched last month. HotPads has 19 employees, who will continue to work from the company’s San Francisco office.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus