Category Archives: Geeks, Tech, Startups

Zillow is getting some flak…..

Zillow has changed the way people buy and sell places, atleast  to an extent.  It has put power in peoples’ hand’s to utilize and research on publicly available information to determine the price of their current home or future home.

Emeryville by Thomas Hawk

They’ve also come-up with some new tools such as Make me move etc which are quite popular. While it’s true that the pricing may not match perfectly, Zillow should not be censured.  I guess WSJ kind of agrees  that point, but the uproar was more around the bad points! Well, for every new product out there you need  to take things with a grain of salt. Zillow is free (atleast now) and it’s providing an insight that’s been never possible before. So, as time passes by I guess it will get better at Zestimates.  In my honest opinion I think Zillow must be commended for what they’ve done to the real estate market, Kudos to Zillow! More insights can be found from James Fee’s recent experience……

There are other services such as Trulia and many more… but this flak has turned into better publicity..nothing else, more links…more hits! I guess it’s part of the strategy to make Zillow number one 🙂 What do ya say Zillow?

Interesting…application

Chk this out www.allpeers.com All peers is a new web service that allows you to share any kind of media you want with anyone from your buddy list. It is quite intersting to see how this will fare keeping in mind the legalities of downloads. Worth a check….

Some interesting links to chk out….

  1. Fon – FON allows you to download a piece of software that is loaded into the wireless router, which inturn allows for wireless Internet access sharing.
  2. 30Boxes – Yet another interesting web 2.0 ish Calendar application (still in beta, I’ll post more abt it as soon as i get a chance to test it), that would allow you to create, share and do many more things with a calendar. Wonder what googles upto *Sigh*
  3. Apple’s intel based Macs – Chk out the sweet fucker! but i wonder why they couldnt come up with a better name MacBook…Shiiiite!
  4. ispecies – A species search engine! Pretty cool app, although i would rarely use it.

 

Songbird

Songbird is a desktop media player from the same guys that developed Winamp and Yahoo! music engine. Songbird is built atop the Mozilla platform for cross-platform extensibility. The interface looks similar to Itunes, but it surely seems to boast many things that Itunes and other media players doesn’t have. The songbird team gave a good explanation here on some of the facts. Although I haven’t had a chance to test it, Michael at TechCrunch reviews it further…Its time we have a new media player…watch out Apple!