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Craigslist data infringement cases settled

Craigslist was the big winner — to the tune of $3.1 million — in its intellectual property infringement lawsuits against data aggregator 3Taps and Lovely, a rentals site. It has also settled with PadMapper, another apartment site that generated terrific results using Craigslist data; no financial terms of that settlement were indicated in the agreement filed with the court. 3Taps...

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Allegro replaces its recommendation system

Naspers’ Allegro.pl has partnered with Gravity R&D, the leading personalization provider, to launch a new recommendation system into its platform. Until now, Allegro has been using its own recommendation system, but decided to change it after trying out the Gravity’s solution. During the pilot implementation in 2014, Gravity delivered personalized recommendations to specific areas of the...

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Desktop users make up only 65% of property site visitors in France: report

French audience of real estate sites this March was is made up of 13.4 million desktop users, 4.1 million mobile users and 2.9 million tablet users, according to Mediametrie/Netratings study (available here in French). The total number of unique monthly visitors coming from mobile sources for French Internet as a whole was up 17 percent compared to the same period last year. 41 million of French...

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Realtor.com, Airbnb team up

An update of our June 24 post…. The new collaboration of Airbnb and Realtor.com is probably a greater bonus for Airbnb than Realtor.com, as the veteran private-property rental site has been fighting hotel-fee and regulation battles in several locales. Along with expanding its marketing, this team-up might well lend it a greater air of legitimacy. Perhaps it provides a way around local...

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Craigslist, 3Taps settle infringement case

Last week, Craigslist Inc. closed out its longest-running lawsuit, the one with EBay, when EBay sold its 28.4 percent in Craigslist back to the company. Today it settled with one of the defendant in another major lawsuit — Craigslist vs. 3Taps Inc. and Padmapper Inc. Craigslist and 3Taps settled the lawsuit that Craigslist against 3Taps filed in July 2012, which aggregated content from...

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Realogy honors real estate innovators

While mobile app Avenue, winner of the 2015 Realogy FWD Innovation Summit, is clever indeed, the other startup contenders at this annual fete also point to the changing world of real estate. The target audience for many was the real estate agent – to help them engage with their clients, or generate leads. For shoppers there were finance and home-history tools. Clearly, real estate...

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