All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Trulia’
Zillow, the massive online real estate site, has agreed to acquire Trulia, the less-massive but still very large real estate site, for $3.5 billion. The deal is a stock-for-stock transaction. Trulia isn’t going away or anything – as the company will continue to operate both the Zillow and Trulia brands. “Consumers love using Zillow and Trulia to find vital information …
Try to search for a house. Checkboxes concerning prices, square footage, and the number of bathrooms can only take you so far – hundreds of results might show up. You can peer at tiny, cropped photos, but that’s not great, either. So a new deal between Google and Trulia brings Street View into the picture.
Some weeks are “product” weeks – the companies all have something they want to release. This has been a “money” week – crazy amounts have been thrown around. And – although the amount of craziness and throwing involved here is debatable – real estate search engine Trulia has just joined the crowd by raising $10 million in funding.
The openness of Google Maps’ API has spawned a web phenomenon with slews of Google Map mash-ups. And they do make for a nifty bonus to any webmaster wishing to give visitors a better way to locate services. But, according to the New York Times, don’t expect Google to let you profit from their generosity without a cut of the action.