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Urban Compass gets $40 mil to expand

Thanks to  investors such as Advance Publications, rental listing site UrbanCompass is using its new $40 million to expand beyond its New York City roots to other parts of the U.S.  According to Bloomberg News, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco are next on the UrbanCompass list. The online marketplace firm has also moved to new Manhattan digs, adding 9,000 more square feet of office space,...

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Simply Hired beefs up partner tools

Prominent job aggregator Simply Hired  has made quick use of its recent funding to lure new publications to its syndication fold. Its new  enhanced partner program allows for direct featured-listing sales by each publication. Here’s the announcement: Simply Hired Enhances Partner Solutions for Publishers and Premium Websites Top sites can now quickly and easily add relevant job...

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Inman announces 2014 Innovator Awards

At its Real Estate Connect SF 2014 Inman News announced this year’s honored Inman Innovators. Realtor.com’s short-lived and controversial AgentMatch review platform was among the winners, named Most Innovative App, Tool or Vendor.  With far more robust real estate review competitors, we’re surprised at the AgentMatch kudos. Inman’s reasoning: “If AgentMatch...

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Web car sales can’t bypass dealers, say U.S. states

Tesla Motors, which is trying to make a business of selling its electric vehicles online without going through brick and mortar auto dealerships, is running into state-legislated obstacles. In a petition that gathered more than 138,000 signatures Tesla petitioned the White House to allow the manufacturer to sell directly to consumers in all 50 states. “States should not be allowed to...

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Long promoted to Apartments.com prez

  We’ve just learned that Brad Long, eight-year Classified Ventures executive and VP of sales for Apartments.com has been named president of Apartments.com . He replaces Dick Burke who leaves the position July 31, four months after the site’s purchase by CoStar Group. Prior to Apartments.com, Long spent three years as VP of advertising at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo,...

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SimplyHired gets $12 mil for U.S. growth

Global job search aggregator SimplyHired has secured $12 million from IDG Ventures and others, to expand U.S. sales and job-seeker user experience on the site. Six million listings from 228,000 employers in 24 countries are displayed to more than 30 million unique job seekers each month. Here’s the announcement: Simply Hired Secures $12 Million in Financing to Advance Innovation in Job...

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