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Armstrong Sells Estate in Austin, Texas
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Lance Armstrong has had a rough couple of years. Once the most beloved athlete in the U.S. for his story of overcoming cancer to become a seven-time Tour de France winner, the cyclist has now fallen into disgrace. After years …

Sony Sells Tokyo Building For $1.2 Billion Sony Sells Tokyo Building For $1.2 Billion

Last month, Sony sold its Madison Avenue headquarters building in New York for $1.1 Billion. The sale netted the electronics manufacturer around $770 million in cash, which the company needs as it various divisions (electronics, motion pictures, music, video games) …

Google Now Gets Better At Movies And Real Estate Google Now Gets Better At Movies And Real Estate

Google announced on Wednesday that it has added some new features to Google Now with a new update. For Movie cards, Google Now will now include ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, and let you purchase tickets through Fandango (a feature that …

Sony Sells Its Madison Avenue Headquarters For $1.1 Billion Sony Sells Its Madison Avenue Headquarters For $1.1 Billion
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Sony Corporation of America this week announced that it has sold its Madison Avenue headquarters building. The building, located at 550 Madison Avenue in New York City, has been sold to a consortium led by The Chetrit Group, the owner …

Real Estate Site Zillow Runs Its First-Ever TV Ad Real Estate Site Zillow Runs Its First-Ever TV Ad
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Online real estate marketplace Zillow officially launched in 2006, and in the past six years has grown to include data on over 100 million houses across the U.S. In 2011, the company went public with a $20 per share IPO, …

The Facebook IPO and the Silicon Valley Real Estate Market [INFOGRAPHIC] The Facebook IPO and the Silicon Valley Real Estate Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

While we’re all well aware that Facebook’s IPO has gone less-than-swimmingly for most everyone involved, there could be one metric where the Facebook’s foray into the public has had a upward trending effect. Online real-estate company Zillow looked at the …

Zillow’s Acquisition of RentJuice is Now Complete Zillow’s Acquisition of RentJuice is Now Complete

Back in early May, Zillow announced plans to acquire software solutions provider, RentJuice into its real estate business. The plan was to have the deal complete by early July, but today Zillow announced that the acquisition is complete. The deal …

Britney Spears’ Home Sells for a Cool $4.2 Million
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Britney Spears’ home has sold to the highest bidder, according to TMZ. When most people put their beloved house up for sale, they only hope to get what they’re asking for it. If they’re lucky, of course. Given the current …

Michael Jackson: Estate that he Died in is for Sale
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The estate that Michael Jackson died in is up for sale. The king of pop passed away at the age of 50 on June 25, 2009. The star died after his physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, injected him with propofol in …

Rentini Concerned Over New Hawaiian Bill Rentini Concerned Over New Hawaiian Bill
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A lot of us are familiar with vacation rental and timeshare websites- owners post their properties online, users take a look, and rent what they pick out. This is all about to change in Hawaii, where vacation rentals are big …

Twitter Helps Man Sell Home For $135,000 Above Asking Price Twitter Helps Man Sell Home For $135,000 Above Asking Price
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A tech-savvy Melbourne homeowner used social media to go all out in selling his home and was rewarded with $135,000 above his asking price. Not bad for a little extra work around the house. Real Estate agents, neighbors and most …

Mary Kay Ash Pink Mansion For Sale Mary Kay Ash Pink Mansion For Sale
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Mary Kay Ash sold beauty products to millions of American women. And, she got a lot of them to sell the stuff for her. She drove a pink Cadillac, and she gave away more than a few of those to …

How Century 21 Utilizes Social Media to Connect with Consumers How Century 21 Utilizes Social Media to Connect with Consumers
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It’s always interesting to hear how brands, especially very traditional brands, utilize social media. Century 21 is one company that has embraced it extensively because, according to Matt Gentile, the Director of Public Relations and Social Media for the company, it is vital for businesses to embrace social and mobile platforms.

Brands Need To Embrace Social and Mobile Platforms to be Successful Brands Need To Embrace Social and Mobile Platforms to be Successful
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For brands, no matter what size, they need to embrace social and mobile platforms to be successful. This was the advice given by Matt Gentile, Dir. of Public Relations & Social Media of Century 21 at the Blogworld Expo in …

Postlets Acquired by Zillow Postlets Acquired by Zillow

Online Real Estate giant Zillow announced that it has acquired Postlets for an undisclosed sum. “Real estate professionals love Postlets because you create a property listing just once, and Postlets automatically distributes it across the Web,” said Zillow CEO Spencer …

Google To Lease Beverly Hills Office Space Google To Lease Beverly Hills Office Space
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A California city associated with rich, beautiful, and not always brilliant people will now also act as home to some of Google’s certified geniuses. The company intends to open an office in Beverly Hills as it continues to establish relationships …

Gowalla To Open UK Office

Earlier this month, Gowalla made a splash at SXSW in Austin, seeing all sorts of check-ins and earning the conference’s top award in the mobile category.  Now (although there probably isn’t a true cause and effect), the company’s going to …

Foursquare Shows Interest In UK Expansion

Check-in company Foursquare may itself be on the move in a sense.  Although nothing’s certain just yet, its cofounder and CEO, Dennis Crowley, has gone on the record stating that he’d like to establish an office in the UK rather …

Twitter May Rent Facebook’s Old New York Offices
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People have compared Twitter in Facebook in many ways over the years, and now, it looks like one more similarity between the two companies might soon exist.  Rumor has it Twitter will take over some offices Facebook used to occupy …

Google Announces Big Expansion In Latin America

More details of Google’s plan to hire 6,000 new employees have come to light.  It seems the search giant will focus an unusual amount of attention on Central and South America, making a special effort to step up operations in that area.

PayPal Opens New Customer Service/Operations Center
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Thanks to PayPal, the unemployment rate in Chandler, Arizona should dive rather soon.  PayPal announced today that it’s opening a new customer service and operations center in the city, and the center is designed to accommodate as many as 2,000 employees.