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Real Estate Website Zillow Buys New York-Centric StreetEasy for $50 Million

Online real estate database company Zillow has purchased StreetEasy for $50 million in cash. StreetEasy, which claims 1.2 million unique users, is much smaller than Zillow (and Trulia), but is considered a go-to site in the highly competitive New York City real estate market. Zillow has also announced a public offering of 2.5 million shares.

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald