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Gen X U.S. homeowners underwater; boomers can’t sell

According to Zillow,  43 percent of 35 to 49 year old U.S. homeowners are suffering from negative equity. This can prevent boomers from selling and millennials from buying. This announcement explains: High Negative Equity Among Gen X Homeowners Causing Housing Market Gridlock 43 percent negative equity rate among 35-to-49-year-olds may prevent Baby Boomers from selling, millennial buyers from...

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DriveItNow debuts automotive pay tool

Autobytel just announced its collaboration with DriveItNow, to enable a consumer payment conversion tool for prospective buyers.  The tool not only helps the shoppers determine the vehicles they can afford, but it also gives dealers more finance details about the leads they’re sent.  We reached out to Tarry Shebesta, DriveItNow president, to ask if this was available to automotive...

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Classy debuts as mobile college YACLW

The new Blade incubator , flush with $20 million, has just introduced its first start-up -  an IOS classified app for college students. The new Classy, developed by a student at the University of Mass., Boston, is first launching on four Boston-area campuses: Boston University, Harvard, Northeastern and Babson. Classy fancies itself a mobile Craigslist, or what we call YACLW, which means Yet...

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Fiverr raises $30 million in Series C round

Micro-job marketplace Fiverr, which has launched a seemingly endless list of copycat sites, has just raised a $30 million Series C round of funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Accel and others investors. Tel Aviv-based Fiverr may have been the first, but there are plenty of competitors. Other sites that allow people to offer micro-gigs for a micro-price (record a voice over, design a logo, do...

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Inc. 5000 honorees: Jobs2Careers, ApartmentList, Movoto, PureCars

Each year Inc. Magazine announces its Inc 5000 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies. They are determined by three-year revenue growth. Several classified companies were honored for 2014. Jobs2Careers was the fastest-growing recruitment site, ApartmentList made No.1 for growth in the rental category, Movoto was in 1st place for real estate, and PureCars for automotive. Vantage Media...

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Dress up Craigslist ads via Classify? Nah..

Classify Advertising is a bit of a weird, pretty-up-your-Craigslist-ads ad-agency duck that we’re not sure will ever catch on. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

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