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Move Inc. executive soap opera escalates

Move Inc. executive soap opera escalates

By Sharon Hill and Peter M. Zollman          Move Inc., parent company of Realtor.com (and lots of other real estate sites), has been bleeding executives to competitors. It struck back on Monday with a lawsuit, only to discover the news was even worse. Just before Move Inc. announced that it h


Move Inc. rout continues, Beardsley goes to Zillow; Move , NAR sue

Move Inc. rout continues, Beardsley goes to Zillow; Move , NAR sue

Curt Beardsley, the Move Inc. executive who was to pick up the Move slack when Errol Samuelson abandoned it and its Realtor.com for Zillow, has now joined Samuelson at Zillow. As VP, industry development, Beardsley will focus on bringing MLS and other industry partners to Zillow. Beardsley had been with Move and Realtor.com since 2005. On the very same day this was announced Move Inc and the


I’m joining Zillow. Here’s Why, says Samuelson – or doesn’t he?

I’m joining Zillow. Here’s Why, says Samuelson – or doesn’t he?

On the Zillow blog, Errol Samuelson, recent president of Realtor.com,  tells viewers why he jumped Move Inc. ship to its competitor Zillow. Well, no, he doesn't. Not really. "Even though we were competitors, I had regular interaction with the Zillow team," Samuelson wrote. "As I got to know Spencer Rascoff, Zillow CEO, Greg Schwartz, Zillow Chief Revenue Officer and other Zillow team members, I


Zillow wins lawsuit brought by Tree.com

Zillow wins lawsuit brought by Tree.com

Lending Tree, LLC v. Zillow,  heard in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina (Charlotte), was just decided in favor of Zillow. In 2002 and 2003 Lending Tree had patented a process for coordinating loans over the Internet. In 2010 Lending Tree (Tree.com) filed the lawsuit, claiming that Zillow had infringed on that patent.  In the March 12 decision, the jury invalida


Samuelson abrupt move to Zillow could hurt new employer, says AgBeat

Samuelson abrupt move to Zillow could hurt new employer, says AgBeat

AgBeat, in an editorial entitled "The questionable timing of Errol Samuelson’s departure from Move, Inc."   said that Samuelson's immediate no-notice transition from president of Realtor.com and chief strategy officer of Move Inc. to chief industry development officer at competitor Zillow might well hurt his new employer. Move Inc. CEO Steve Berkowitz confirmed to AgBeat that they and he had no


Zillow, National Urban League host HUD home-purchase talk

Zillow, National Urban League host HUD home-purchase talk

In a live-stream online event, HUD secretary Shaun Donovan will answer questions of home buyers and owners, about home purchase.  The presentation, hosted by Zillow and the National Urban League, is the result of a Zillow study that showed a race-based disparity in mortgage approval and accessibility to home ownership how-to's. Here's the announcement:

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