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Taner Halicioglu, who was Facebook's first full-time employee outside of the social network's founders, has thrown some of his weight behind listing search app fypio, marking the latest vote of confidence in lifestyle-based real estate search technology. San Diego-based fypio helps buyers hone in on properties based on their desired neighborhood characteristics, like school quality and crime level, and preferred home amenities, like swimming pools and "outdoor living." Similar search functionality helped RealScout, a collaborative search platform for real estate agents and their clients, recently bag $6 million in a Series A funding round. Keshif Ventures, founded by Halicioglu, has made a "significant investment" in fypio, bringing the total amount of capital it's raised so far up to $2 million, according to fypio. “The real estate market is primed for transformation and fypio has all of the makings of an app that can reshape the industry,” Halicioglu, who reported...