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  • Zillow to acquire Trulia for $3.5B in stock; Zillow will pay 0.444 of one of its shares for each share in Trulia; bid is worth $70.53 per Trulia share (~25% premium); Zillow reported 83M users across web & mobile, while Trulia reported 54M - Link
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  • Amazon to launch mobile card reader in the coming wks, acc to interal docs; @Staples stores will prepare to sell a new product called the 'Amazon Card Reader' for $9.99; Amazon asked Staples to wait until August 12 to sell the item - Link
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  • Airbnb partners w/ expense-software maker Concur ($5.13B mkt cap) to let corporate customers book apartments & homes directly throguh Concur's service; Airbnb is also launching a new site that lets business customers find rentals that are most likely to appeal to professionals - Linkimage

  • Amazon launches a store for 3D printed goods; items can be customized to change size, color, material, design; Amazon is only selling a set catalogue of 3D-printed items so far & does not allow customers to upload their own design like @shapeways, a 3D printed products marketplace - Link
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