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SeLoger launches Google Glass app

French No. 2 real estate portal SeLoger launched a Google Glass app, which will be available to users shortly, saying it aims to revolutionize the property search experience. SeLoger follows French real estate development company Nexity, which pioneered in creating a Google Glass app last summer. The goal is to offer the connected glasses not as the main and primary portal’s service, but to...

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Etsy enables social-network sales posts

The crafters that tout their wares on Etsy can now sell them  in-stream on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr, too, thanks to Etsy’s collaboration with Zantler, and its Shoppost app. By way of the Zantler social commerce platform Etsy sellers can create “shopposts” – rich, interactive social-network product offers that include description, images, pricing and size...

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News Corp buys BigDecisions.com

News Corp has made another move into the India market and the financial services sector with its acquisition of BigDecisions.com. Here’s the announcement: News Corp Acquires BigDecisions.Com India Web Startup Helps Consumers Make Financial Decisions BigDecisions.com aims to help Indian consumers make smarter financial decisions through interactive, decision-making tools powered by...

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Facebook launches sell button for groups

While millions of items are already being sold by way of Facebook groups, Facebook hasn’t done anything official to facilitate that – until now. (See our Global Classifieds Annual report for more on Facebook group marketplaces.) It’s not so much a revolutionary tool that helps consumers sell, but rather Facebook’s way of getting in on what has already been happening....

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Redfin nabs $71 million for expansion

Redfin has just landed $70.9 million funding led by Glynn Capital Management. The technology brokerage added 19 additional states to its coverage area in May, and plans to move into other areas by way of the new funds. Here’s the announcement: Redfin Announces $70.9 Million Investment Led by Large Institutional Investors Including Wellington Management Strong Growth, Performance and...

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TrueCar: $1.1 trillion U.S. 2014 auto sales

Both new and used cars and trucks are selling in the U.S. at higher prices, and used-vehicle inventories are increasing, according to comparison shopping site TrueCar. These are the primary factors in a boost to vehicle sales for the 2014 year. Here’s the announcement:  TrueCar projects combined revenue for new and used U.S. auto sales to top $1.1 trillion in 2014 Transactional prices up...

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