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EBay simplifying by dumping apps

 To make it easier to shop on EBay, the company will drop several apps, R.J. Pittman, chief production officer, said. “Several apps that you may have downloaded will soon go away, and the key functionality from these apps, notably EBay Valet, Fashion and Motors will be integrated into the core eBay apps,” Pittman said. — EBay Valet app will shut down in the coming weeks, but...

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DHI Group earnings rise as sale pushed

With a Q2 EPS of $0.11, announced Tuesday, DHI Group Inc. has beat its guidance by a penny a share, a benefit that comes just as a cabal of shareholders that own 4 percent of the stock has demanded that the company be sold because they feel management of the online recruitment company has not been able to grow the company fast enough. Revenues totaled $65.8 million in the second quarter, an...

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New CEO to lead RealtyTrac

A leading source for housing data has hired a new CEO, according to Marketwired. The former CEO of Environmental Data Resources, Ron Barber, a veteran of the real estate information industry, will take over at RealtyTrac, based in Irvine, Calif., on Aug. 17. Current CEO Jamie Moyle moves to chair the Innovation Committee of the Board of Directors. “We’ve been on a roll this past...

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Move Inc. trades San Jose for Santa Clara

With a relocation in mind to provide room to grow,  New’s Corp’s Move Inc. is headed out of downtown San Jose into Santa Clara, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The company leased about 52,000 square feet at Menlo Equities’ “The Campus at 3333” in Santa Clara, Move confirmed last week. Menlo Equities started building “The campus at 3333 Scott” on...

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Newmark grasps sustainable immortality

Captains of industry often create monuments to themselves. Craigslist founder Craig Newmark has funded a monument everyone can use in his New Jersey hometown. The self-described “nerd” will immortalize himself by funding a $10,000 composting toilet in the Early Street Community Garden, a project of three local “ladies,” who rejuvenated a junkyard across the street from...

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Text of Backpage suit cites free speech

CHICAGO — The suit filed Tuesday by Backpage.com against Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart reveals a case based on the U.S. Constitution. “For over six years, Sheriff Dart has pursued a campaign against online classified advertising websites—first Craigslist and then Backpage.com—demanding they shut down portions of their sites for adult-oriented ads posted by users,” reads...

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