peter m. zollman

Jauernig out; Vetter to head Cars.com

We were waiting for the other shoe to drop at Cars.com, and now it has: Dan Jauernig is leaving, and Alex Vetter will be the new president and CEO. The announcement came just two weeks after Mitch Golub announced he was stepping down as president of Cars.com, and less than six weeks after Gannett — the company’s new owner — took full possession. Jauernig joined the newspaper...

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He’ll ‘be back’ — in Austria? Australia?

Arnold Schwarzenegger is famous for three things: his body-builder days, his terms as ‘Governator’ of Kah-lee-fornya, and his line in Terminator, “I’ll be back.” Now, he’s going for a different kind of famous: The Austrian actor / politician has decided to move back to Austria — at least, so goes the premise — but he gets confused and winds up trying to find a home in...

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Monster, CareerBuilder, Dice challenged to ice-bucket drop for ALS Association

The ALS ice-bucket challenge has spread to the recruitment-site industry, in a most unusual way. Gigats.com, a recruitment site based in Orlando and owned by Softrock, a software and educational-referral company, has challenged Monster Worldwide, CareerBuilder and Dice.com to dump ice-water on the heads of CEOs Sal Iannuzzi, Matt Ferguson and Mike Durney (respectively) or to donate $100 per...

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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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