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Trulia acquires Movity

Startup helps users scope out details on locale
Published on Dec 21, 2010

Online real estate site Trulia.com says it has acquired Movity, a startup that promises to help homebuyers and renters learn more about the area they're considering living in.Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In addition to movity.com -- a site that promises to help users determine the safety of a prospective location, who lives next door, and what locals have to say about the area -- Movity is the creator of social media check-in tracker weeplaces.com.The Movity team includes Eric Wu, co-founder of RentWiki.com; Sha Hwang, design technologist from Stamen Design; Vaughn Koch, program manager from Bing; and Zain Memon, a contributor to the open-source framework Django."Movity brings strong engineering skills, visualizations specialists and a passion for real estate," said Trulia CEO Pete Flint in a statement. "We looked at their vision and our vision and we knew we had a perfect match."Trulia, which has venture funding from Accel Partners and Sequoia Capital,  a...

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