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Move unveils plans for social networking

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Gigapixel cityscapes, user-supplied media content ranging from questions and answers to business ratings and personal profiles, and home improvement videos are among the barrage of new tools by real estate search company Move Inc. It's part of a broad plan to integrate user-generated content and social-networking with the company's existing search sites, including Realtor.com and Move.com. Company officials discussed the plans during an "Investor Day" presentation last Wednesday. Among the offerings is high-resolution city imagery, which the company calls "Gigapixel Neighborhood Views," that allow users to zoom in on particular neighborhood areas. Errol Samuelson, president of Realtor.com and Top Producer Systems, demonstrated the technology to zoom in on San Francisco's famous, winding Lombard Street from an original view that included the entire city. "We're pretty excited about this technology," he said, which is expected to be available on the site this month. In addition to the de...