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Pulpix has a new way to recommend content

Business Insider<p>Companies from Netflix to YouTube to Facebook are scrambling to build the best algorithm to predict exactly what video you want to watch next. They want to find a way to capture your attention so you jump instantly from one video into another.<p>But Y-Combinator startup Pulpix has …

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Zillow takes direct swipe at DocuSign with acquisition of digital signature upstart DotLoop

Five months after acquiring rival Trulia in a blockbuster $2.5 billion deal, Zillow is back in the acquisition game.<p>The Seattle online real estate …

Zillow Group to buy dotloop

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Real Estate

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Real Estate Startup Zumper Raises Another $6.4 Million

Zumper, the platform that allows you to list, find and apply to apartment rentals, has raised $6.4 million as a Series A1, a year after raising a $6.5 million Series A round. This round was again led by existing investors Goodwater Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.<p>Zumper is an …

Mortgage Startup Welcomes Oft-Shunned Entrepreneurs

Buying a house is often a trial for the self-employed—even for those with very high incomes. With the lending process built around people who have traditional, W-2 jobs, free agents generally need to submit reams of paperwork to prove their income. The process can take months–if the entrepreneurs …

Real Estate

Photoshop has a new interface just for app designers

For those looking to put together an eye-catching, intuitive interface for their smartphone app, Photoshop just became a much more viable option. …

LeadPages Announces $27M In Series B Funding

Today LeadPages announced it has raised a $27 million Series B round, led by Drive Capital with participation from Foundry Group and Arthur Ventures.<p>LeadPages allows a user to create a custom landing page, all backed by a suite of digital marketing tools designed to drive conversion rates on the …

Is this the end of the road for high-street estate agents?

The internet has revolutionised the way we buy and sell property with disastrous consequences for traditional agents<p>Everyone loves to hate estate agents. Could it be that the days of the sharp-suited foot-in-the-door man, or the country equivalent in his tweed jacket (with the Labrador in the back …

Pocket listing database opens arms to 'coming soon' listings

HipPocketz, a platform designed to make it easier for real estate agents to market homes off the multiple listing service (MLS), has added a feature …

With $2.5M In Funding, Mapsense Launches Developer Tools For Analyzing And Visualizing Location Data

Apps today are producing an enormous amount of location data, but today don’t have a good way to understand what that data is telling them about their users. A new company called Mapsense is trying to help developers make sense of location data they’re collecting with a set of tools they can use to …

Housing.com acquires Realty Business Intelligence for $2-4M

Real estate portal Housing.com has acquired city-based start-up Realty Business Intelligence for an estimated USD 2-4 million deal (Rs 12-24</b> …

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Cloud-Based Sales Software Pipedrive Closes $9 Million Series A

Pipedrive, which offers Software-as-a-Service designed to help small companies manage and increase sales, has closed another deal of its own. The Estonia/U.S.-based startup and AngelPad alumni has raised a $9 million Series A round led by Bessemer Venture Partners, money it will use to accelerate …

RPR Mobile Expands On-The-Go Property Data

The app combines all the search features of the desktop RPR with smartphone tools—GPS, camera, text messaging, and voice recording, says RPR Vice …

Apps

Codecademy gets a major redesign to take the pain out of learning how to code

Two years after launching, and with more than 24 million users learning how to code on its platform, Codecademy is getting a facelift.<p>The New York City startup unveiled a sleek new website redesign today, which should make Codecademy easier to use for newcomers as well as make the site more useful …

Apple Watch app flags nearby listings for homebuyers

The latest real estate tech company to announce an app for the Apple Watch is Homesnap, the maker of consumer and agent mobile apps that let users …

Slew of real estate tech firms are ready for Apple Watch launch

Apple’s long-awaited smart watch, Apple Watch, officially hits the streets today, and many familiar real estate tech leaders have apps ready ready to …

2 startups charge flat fees for listings, revamping the real estate brokerage model

Toward the end of his time as a team leader with Keller Williams Realty in 2011, Jordan Connett realized that listing agents’ jobs were much easier …

Zillow Group sites clean up at the 'Webbys'

Real estate tech’s supernova, Zillow Group, nabbed awards for three of its sites at the 19th annual Webby Awards presented by the International …

Yelp Hooks Up With Startups To Offer A Larger Selection Of E-Commerce Bookings

As part of its ongoing efforts to transform itself from a reviews site into an e-commerce platform, Yelp announced today that it has partnered with startup Vimbly to offer activities bookings on its site and apps. Other startups it will work with include GolfNow for golf outings; online florist …

Accel Bets Big On Startup-To-Startup APIs

Uber isn’t just Uber. It’s Google Maps, Checkr background checks, Braintree payments, and Twilio texts. The best way to do business isn’t to build it all in-house. Top companies are increasingly piecing together a composite of APIs from specialized startups. That lets them concentrate on their …

Adobe brings 'Photoshop magic' to the PDF with 2 new mobile apps

When speaking about their software, Adobe engineers often reference something called "Photoshop magic." The idea refers to the underlying tech that …

Mixmax Takes Sending Email With Gmail to the Next Level

A new Chrome extension extends Gmail’s functionality in new ways, while still feeling like it’s an official Gmail feature.<p>Mixmax says it’ll make you work “faster and smarter” in Gmail by improving the tools available to you for sending email and organizing meetings.<p>With the Mixmax extension, you …

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Zillow’s Home Price Estimates Now Reflect Edits Immediately

Zillow now makes it easier for homeowners to edit facts about their homes and have those changes immediately reflected in its price estimates.<p>Zillow’s so-called Zestimates are one of the key features of its service. For every house in the U.S., Zillow will try to estimate its current value. …

Online Mortgage Startup Lenda Expands, Aims To Shake Up Industry

Technology may finally start to make the mortgage refinancing process easier.<p>Startup Lenda, which launched in October 2013 and has been operating in California and Washington, is expanding to make its 30- to 45-minute online mortgage refinancing product available to Oregon today.<p>The company, which …

Real Estate

Amazon Now Lets Anyone Create Your Own Giveaway Contests

Amazon has introduced a nifty new tool to allow customers to hold their own giveaways.<p>Anyone with an Amazon account can choose prizes from the company’s catalog and host a contest on the site for free.<p>To create a giveaway, you need to select up to 50 prizes – items have to ship from Amazon.com to …

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All-New Foursquare Officially Arrives for the iPad

Today, Foursquare launched its revamped iPad app after officially separating Foursquare and Swarm earlier this year.<p>The app also comes with a Top Picks section to recommend up-and-coming events, newly popular joints and local favorites. You can also use this section to find recommendations for …

The Effect Of HubSpot’s CRM Launch On Salesforce

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Serge Salager was formerly CEO of OneMove Technologies and a marketing manager at Affinnova and Procter & Gamble.</i><p>After several years of relatively stagnant waters, what was a dull CRM landscape dominated by one player is heating up dramatically.<p>Salesforce officially put its $3.5 …

Instacart Is Raising North Of $100 Million At A $2 Billion Valuation

Instacart, the home grocery delivery service that launched back in 2012, is close to raising a massive Series C round of funding north of $100 million, according to sources. The raise will value the startup at $2 billion, or more than quadruple the $400 million valuation of its Series B financing …