Move Inc

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Move, Inc., (NASDAQ:MOVE), a leading provider of online real estate services, reports that it is continuing to combat the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which has interrupted its websites’ operations since it began mid-day June 17. Move’s technical team is working around-the-clock with the Prolexic division of Akamai Technologies, Inc., a leading DDoS mitigation service provider; other Internet security experts; and its network service providers to mitigate the attack and quickly restore operations. In connection with the attack, Move received a ransom demand, which it did not respond to. DDoS attacks on Internet-based businesses and associated ransom demands are unfortunately becoming more common. Move is consulting with appropriate federal law enforcement officials and other technology companies that have been targets of DDoS attacks in recent months to review best practices for responding. Law enforcement is working to determine the attack’s origin. DDoS attacks are sent by people or botnets, which are Internet-connected programs that work on tasks. Move operates realtor.com®, the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®. The DDoS attack is driving massive amounts of traffic from external sources to Move’s data center, making realtor.com®, Top Producer® services, and Move’s other Internet services available intermittently. The attacks also have targeted and impacted the redundant aspects of our systems. Although, Move has defended itself from DDoS attacks in past, the scale of this week’s attack is large enough to impact the company’s network service providers and require the services of Prolexic. At this time, Move has no evidence that this attack includes or has resulted in any compromise of data or other content on its websites. “Our focus is to restore operations as quickly and securely as possible to provide consumers access to the most accurate* residential listings available, and to support our real estate industry customers,” said John Robison, Move’s chief technology officer. “We appreciate our customers’ understanding as we combat this attack on our services.” Move is working 24/7 to migrate its Internet services to a different network architecture to increase their protection. Move operates a large suite of websites so its migration plan is complex and will take several days to complete, which is typical for companies under a DDoS attack of this magnitude. “Most accurate” claim(s) pertain to the accuracy of home listings, are based on comparison with other national listing portals, and are based on […]

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MOVE published a release today announcing that Errol Samuelson has been promoted to Chief Strategy Officer, expanding his role at the company. The full press release is below. You may not know that Errol was once part of the most powerful team in real estate. I call them the four horseman  – Errol plus Marty Frame, Prem Luthra, Ben Grabowski. All four have gone on to great success. Marty Frame is a leader at RPR. Prem Luthra is a leader at Real Estate Digital. And, Ben Grabowski is a leader at CoreLogic. They play pivotal roles in four of the largest and most successful companies in real estate technology today. Over the years, Errol and his family have become personal friends of ours. For most people in the real estate industry, I suspect that is true. Beyond his professional stewardship of his responsibilities at MOVE, he is a impassioned supporter of great industry principles. He also surrounds himself with a likeminded team. Kudos Errol! Take a look at the press release below. It outlines a few milestones of his career at MOVE. Errol Samuelson Appointed Move’s Chief Strategy Officer Seasoned leader promoted into newly created role to guide company strategy Apr 4, 2013 12:00pm SAN JOSE, Calif., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE) today announced that Errol Samuelson is promoted to Chief Strategy Officer, expanding his role at the company. To capitalize on its strong 2012 results, and to fuel growth and drive sustainable competitive advantage the company created the new role and promoted Samuelson to fill it. “Errol has more than ten years experience with Move and twenty years in technology and real estate,” said Steve Berkowitz, Chief Executive Officer of Move. “He’s worked in both strategic and operational roles. He’s the perfect person for the job. This will be transformational for Move’s employees, customers, partners, and shareholders.” At Move, Samuelson led the team that acquired TigerLead and Relocation.com in 2012, and before that, SocialBios, ListHub, and TopProducer Systems. Through these acquisitions, he helped Move build the most complete set of real estate solutions and publishing tools in the industry, one that also protects the rights and intellectual property of brokers and multiple listing services. For realtor.com, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Samuelson launched the 2007 program to increase the accuracy of its listings, with most listings now updated every fifteen minutes. He […]

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SAN JOSE, Calif., January 14, 2013 – Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE) today announced  the expansion of its suite of free marketing tools with the acquisition of certain assets of eFrogPond, Inc. an integrated communications and marketing solutions provider best known for its Housing Trends eNewsletter.  This acquisition signifies an enhancement to the Move, Inc. series of industry-leading marketing solutions.  Move, Inc. is the operator of TOP PRODUCER Systems and REALTOR.com. The Housing Trends eNewsletter will continue to function in its present form and Top Producer Systems CRM subscribers can distribute Housing Trends eNewsletters automatically to their customers.  Going forward, subscribers can expect an enhanced look and feel with an expanded choice of graphics and content sources, as well as better integration with Top Producer. “At Move, Inc., we offer brokers and agents a well-rounded suite of marketing tools with a broad spectrum of consumer touch points and lead generation opportunities. The Housing Trends eNewsletter is an essential addition to our catalog of free solutions,” said Steve Berkowitz, CEO of Move, Inc. “We expect to see a significant expansion in the value it already provides agents as we add comprehensive content resources, graphics and integrated distribution options with tools like Top Producer.” The Housing Trends eNewsletter is highly successful, with approximately 1 million page views per month and 50,000 real estate agent and broker subscribers. Real estate professionals use this industry-leading marketing resource to share pertinent real estate statistics and news stories with current and perspective clients.  Agents and brokers are also able to seamlessly incorporate their branding and contact information into the design of the newsletter. “Move is the perfect fit for the Housing Trends eNewsletter.  When considering a new owner, I was looking for a company that I knew could expand on our current success and provide opportunities for enhanced features such as automatic email distribution,” stated Susie Hale, creator of the Housing Trends eNewsletter. “Move, Inc. has these capabilities, as well as comprehensive content solutions that I know will enrich our newsletter and add value to the professionals it serves.” As part of this acquisition, Susie Hale, creator of the Housing Trends eNewsletter, will assist the Move, Inc. team by continuing her existing role of overseeing the newsletter and personally attending to its subscribers. Hale built this newsletter program from the ground up and brings vital knowledge about the product and deep industry experience to her new role on […]

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Turn Social Networking into a Lead Generation Engine

by Marilyn Wilson on July 21, 2011

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While social media has become a very important part of the real estate sales process, many agents still struggle with how to leverage it effectively. They don’t know how to keep up with Facebook, Twitter, etc., and they definitely don’t know how to use the tools for lead generation. Move, Inc. must have recognized this challenge that agents are facing, and they have come up with a solution to help agents deal with this problem. The company announced this week that they have purchased the SocialBios platform. SocialBios allows individuals and companies to create one social hub for their online profiles through an interactive ‘About Us’ page.  The tool simplifies the discovery of shared connections on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Foursquare and Google without sacrificing the consumer’s privacy.

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