1. Spencer Rascoff & Stan Humphries in conversation with Daniel Taub


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    Video from a Live Talks Business Forum with Spencer Rascoff, CEO, Zillow & Stan Humphries, Chief Economist, Zillow in conversation with Daniel Taub, Bloomberg News Real Estate reporter. The Forum took place on February 14, 2014 at Gensler, downtown Los Angeles. For more information on Live Talks Business Forum -- upcoming events, podcasts and videos, visit www.livetalksbusiness.com Spencer Rascoff, Zillow’s CEO, was listed as one of America’s most powerful CEOs under 40 by both Fortune and Forbes. He graduated cum laude from Harvard University and is an alumnus of Goldman Sachs and TPG Capital. He founded Hotwire, which he sold to Expedia at age 24, and was one of the founders of Zillow in 2005. Stan Humphries is Zillow’s chief economist and the creator of the Zestimate. Stan has built out the industry-leading economics and analytical team at Zillow and is a frequent commentator on housing trends for CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Fox Business News. Stan has a B.A. from Davidson College, a Masters of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. in government from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining Zillow, he worked with NASA and the Peace Corps. Buying or selling a home is the biggest financial decision most people will make in their lifetime. For most, it’s an infrequent, expensive and above all emotional transaction. But the biggest housing recession since the Great Depression has drastically changed the rules around buying and selling. Enter Zillow, the nation’s #1 real estate website and mobile app. Thanks to its treasure trove of proprietary data and army of statisticians and data scientists, led by chief economist Stan Humphries, Zillow has been able to spot the trends and truths of today’s housing market while acknowledging that a home is more than an economic asset. In their book, Zillow Talk, Humphries and CEO Spencer Rascoff explain the science behind where and how we live now and reveal practical, data-driven insights about buying, selling, renting and financing real estate.

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    • West Wing Week: 08/09/13 or, “Rock Solid Foundation"


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      This week, the President embarked on a two-day trip west, to Arizona and California, to continue talking with Americans about his better bargain for the middle class, this time focusing on housing, to pay a visit to service members at Marine Base Camp Pendleton, and to sit down for a visit with Jay Leno. Back at home, he met with the Prime Minister of Greece, the outgoing class of summer interns, and former Negro League baseball players.

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