peter m. zollman

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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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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