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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work