Articles Tagged with ''Google''

MBA Annual Alert: Quicken, loanDepot leaders see fintech barrier to Amazon buy-in

Anthony Hsieh and Bill Emerson say mortgage space still has too much friction
Rumors have long swirled that Amazon has eyes on the mortgage business, but industry leaders say it's unlikely the company will dive in just yet. At MBA's annual convention on Tuesday, Hsieh and Emerson said there's still too much chaos in the space, but predict that fintech is on the verge of changing all that.
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WSJ: Google exposed user data and didn't tell anyone about it

Google cited no record of data "misuse" as its justification for silence
Anonymous sources at Google revealed that the digital titan exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users and withheld the information regarding its slip-up for fear of public backlash, according to The Wall Street Journal. A software glitch in the social site gave outside developers potential access to private Google+ profile data between 2015 and March 2018.
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Meet Airbnb’s newest competitor: Google

Plans to extend footprint in short-term rental market
The market for short-term rentals continues to grow, and now, Airbnb is beginning to see competition in the market. Google is dipping its toes into the market by adding apartments and homes to their hotel search in some European cities, but it doesn’t plan to stop there.
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What are homebuyers really searching for? Google gives us the answer, literally

Chase, Google partner on report that shows what buyers actually search for
What do homebuyers really think about when they’re looking for a home or a mortgage? What do they really want to know about the homebuying process? What is really driving them? What do they really care about? A unique new report from Chase and Google presents a behind-the-scenes look at what homebuyers are searching for, and the results provide a window into what buyers really think.
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Google shuttering mortgage comparison tool

Will shut down entire Compare service in March
Exactly four months to the day after announcing that it was launching a mortgage comparison tool via its Compare service, multiple reports say Google is shutting down its entire Compare service in both the U.S. and the U.K. Google sent an email to its Compare partners on Monday stating that it will begin to "ramp down" its Compare service on Tuesday, and will terminate the service entirely as of March 23, 2016.
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Google launches mortgage comparison tool with Zillow

LendingTree will also bring mortgages to Google
Well, it’s official. Google has come to mortgages. After first being reported earlier this year, Google is launching its own mortgage comparison tool via its Compare service. Here's more about Google's big mortgage move with Zillow and LendingTree.
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From HW Magazine

Company Spotlight: Auction.com

Meeting the growing demand for mobile transactions
“Within our competitive environment, we have a pretty significant lead in terms of our technology deployment,” explains company spokesman Rick Sharga. “Our partnership with Google has been very helpful to our product and engineering teams, which are tapping into Google’s expertise for mobile development and SEO optimization."
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