What the heck is going on at Zillow? We kick off this week’s episode of the GeekWire Podcast by analyzing the recent overhaul at the online real estate giant, which announced the return of co-founder Rich Barton as CEO, along with a major change in its business model. We sort out what happened, speculate on the cause, and take a wild guess at what could be next.
- Zillow as mortgage lender: Real estate giant going ‘further down the funnel’ of buying a house
- ‘Zillow 2.0:’ Real estate giant embarks on fundamental shift, projecting home sales operation will become a $20B business
- Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff steps down as co-founder Rich Barton takes over at online real estate giant
Plus, Amazon is backing out of a high-profile Seattle skyscraper in the latest sign of its troubled relationship with its hometown.
And we say goodbye to those cute little Amazon Dash buttons, which the company says it will stop selling.