Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

Editor's note: The fragmented real estate industry seems to be consolidating. But is it really? And is it good for the consumer? This four-part series looks at the trend of consolidation, who wins, who loses, and who is driving it. (See Part 1: NRT: The mega consolidator; Part 3: Smaller lenders see opportunity in mergers; and Part 4: Brokerages combine while market explodes.) In the last year, some name-brand companies have invaded the real estate technology space, buying up companies in the Internet and software categories: First there was Fidelity National Information Solutions, then there was Barry Diller's InterActiveCorp. Then Prudential bought eRealty and First American bought a slew of smaller technology firms. Industry insiders say several firms are on the block and others are in...