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EscapeHomes acquired; SecondSpace pulls in MLS partners

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The following is a roundup of real estate technology news: HomeAway acquires EscapeHomes.com HomeAway Inc., an Austin, Texas-based international network of vacation rental Web sites, has acquired EscapeHomes.com, a Web site that connects buyers and sellers of second homes and resort real estate. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. HomeAway's vacation rental sites include VRBO.com, Holiday-Rentals.co.uk, Abritel.fr and FeWo-direkt.de. The EscapeHomes.com site is undergoing a redesign, and as part of its re-launch the company is inviting real estate agents to receive free subscriptions for a limited time. Cyberhomes launches ad network Cyberhomes Media Group, a part of Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions, is launching a vertical advertising network through a partnership with Adify. The vertical ad network allows companies to purchase geographically targeted ads by leveraging real estate search and valuation site Cyberhomes.com and thousands of broker-hosted and age...