peter m. zollman

Sexism in maps? Good point. Who knew?

  Here’s a topic we never thought of: Sexism in street maps. But it’s an interesting topic, and it’s covered very well in this article by Ariel Schwartz at FastCompany.com. She notes how Open Street Map is compiled from input by, well, anybody. And since “there are far more male contributors than female contributors,” sexism can surface. “There is a specific bias because people...

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Realogy to buy ZipRealty for premium

Zip it! Realogy, the real estate giant better known for its real estate brands Century 21, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Coldwell Banker, the Corcoran Group and ERA (among others), is buying Zip Realty, offering a premium price of more than twice the price Zip Realty was trading for at the close today. Realogy (NYSE: RLGY) offered $166 million cash for Zip, and said it would be accretive...

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CoStar as Move Inc. buyer, not Trulia?

There’s been a lot of speculation during the past few days about the future of Move, Inc., parent of Realtor.com and several other real estate businesses in the United States. Will it be acquired by Trulia? Will it merge with someone? The rumors sent Move’s stock price up a bit last week, but it immediately sank again after Realtor.com and Move’s other sites were shut down by a Web...

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Eaton honored at funeral, in FT column

Two more brief notes about Carey Eaton, the cofounder of One Africa Media, whose funeral was held on Friday: — Agence France Presse provided coverage of his funeral, which was carried in The Australian (and on other sites). — Eaton’s slaying also prompted a very moving tribute from Andrew Hill of the Financial Times (registration required), who noted he met Eaton only once but found...

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Eaton funeral set Friday; fund planned

More than 2,000 people are expected at the funeral scheduled this Friday in Nairobi, Kenya, for Carey Eaton, a co-founder of One Africa Media, the multinational African classified company. Eaton was killed Thursday during an armed robbery at a friend’s house. He was a second-generation Kenyan, aged 42, with four children. Several bloggers (and AIM Group team members) regarded him as a great...

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