Zoopla signs exclusive search deals with Standard/Independent

24 Jun 2012
Zoopla, and by extension its merged alter-ego DPG, is clearly not letting up in its pursuit of outright U.K. market leader Rightmove. The property portal has now announced an exclusive deal with The Independent, The London Evening Standard and the Standard's standalone property site Homes and Property all of which belong to Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev. Handing over control of classifieds

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Steve Shipside

Steve Shipside has been a technology and business journalist since 1990. He has written for numerous daily newspapers (Guardian, Times, Telegraph etc.), websites (including the BBC), and TV (he was a presenter for the Blue Chip business program on Sky TV). Over the years he has written just about everything from celebrity chef interviews for Healthy Eating magazine to Spice Girls profiles for French fashion magazine Citizen K. His specialty, however, is communications and marketing, which is a subject that he covered extensively for Wired as well as trade titles Campaign, Ads International, and Revolution. He has also published books on e-marketing (Capstone), presentations (Dorling Kindersley), communicating effectively (DK), and CVs (Dummies guides). He is based in Paris and London and writes news, features, and analysis on the U.K. and French markets for the AIM Group, as well as training French newspaper journalists in the dark arts of social media.