Mark Zuckerberg Becomes a Landlord

Hopefully he’s the “hands-off” type of property owner.
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BlackBerry Mulls Property Purge

BlackBerry has reached out to commercial real estate companies about how best to unload some of its properties.
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Former Twitter Platform Chief Sarver Joins Redpoint as Partner

Every time a bell rings, a VC gets his wingtips.
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Wildfires, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Oh My! Trulia Adds More Natural Hazard Maps.

When shopping for homes, you’ve also got to watch out for Mother Nature.
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Yahoo’s Former GC Callahan Places His Bid With Online Real Estate Marketplace Auction.com

The self-effacing lawyer is ripe for some disruption in an old industry.
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Boom Time for Zillow, Trulia, Other Web Home-Search Firms

Prices of Bay Area homes are climbing quickly, but not as fast as the value of Bay Area technology companies that help people search for homes online.

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Facebook to Move Into New Frank Gehry-Designed New York City Digs

Facebook is upgrading its New York City office space, signing a 10-year lease to relocate from its current 55,000-square-foot home to two floors of space at 770 Broadway totaling just under 100,000 square feet of real estate, the company announced Monday night. Famed architect Frank Gehry, who is already working on the company’s Menlo Park expansion, will oversee the design of Facebook’s new Manhattan digs. Among Facebook’s soon-to-be new neighbors will be AOL, whose NYC operations are also headquartered at 770 Broadway. Crain’s New York Business first reported Facebook’s interest in the new office space two weeks ago.

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Trulia Agrees to Buy Real-Estate Software Maker Market Leader for $355 Million

Trulia Inc.has agreed to acquire real-estate-focused software maker Market Leader Inc. for about $355 million in cash and stock as the real-estate-listing service looks to beef up its offerings.

Post-Yahoo, Dapper Creators Now Want to Make Home Buying Easier

Closing Time helps manage the tasks associated with buying a home.
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Trulia Thinks Outside the Search Box for Smarter House-Hunting

Trulia Suggests promises a more intelligent, personalized way to search for a new home.
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