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Zillow & Trulia’s “Free” Content (Or, You Could Call it What it Should Be: “Copyright Infringement”)

Double Whammy:  Zillow’s Revenue, Realtors’ Expense* [Editor’s Note:  The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway, or any other entity referenced.] One of the biggest reasons that Zillow and Trulia — Websites that aggregate real estate listings and whose stocks are publicly-traded — make a...
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“Daddy, How Much is a Redbox?”

“Is That Like a Licensing Fee?” Getting breakfast at McDonald’s this morning, my 8 year-old son asked me how much a Redbox was. If you didn’t know, McDonald’s — and virtually every other retail location — now sport the ubiquitous red vending machines that dispense DVD’s, not soft drinks. Thinking he meant a DVD rental,...
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