Personalized Search Experience Focuses on Real-time Listings, and
Community, Demographic and Lifestyle Information
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TORONTO, Aug. 30 /CNW/ - Yahoo! and Zoocasa, Canada's fastest growing
real estate search site, today announced the launch of a new application
that enables Canadians to access Zoocasa's online real estate search
service directly from their Yahoo.ca homepage.
Beginning August 24, the more than 17 million Canadians who visit Yahoo!
every month will be able to search for a new home, research local
neighbourhoods and receive updates about properties that fit their
personal profile, all through the Zoocasa.com application on their
Yahoo.ca homepage. Combining real-time listing information and mapping
technology, Zoocasa.com allows users to personalize their search
experience and discover community, demographic and lifestyle information
to help them choose the right home.
"Our vision is for Yahoo.ca to be the best guide for Canadians for both
their online and offline worlds," said Laurie Maw, director, Business
Development for Yahoo! Canada. "The Zoocasa application is an important
addition to Yahoo! Canada's current line-up of online apps that includes
everything from Flickr and Facebook, to links to our Sports and Finance
Zoocasa offers a variety of real estate search options to Canadians,
including searches by region, city, price range, number of
bedrooms/bathrooms and property type. Users can also enhance their
decision making process by learning about their city and area of choice
using online guides and maps.
"We are excited to work with Yahoo! Canada to launch a Zoocasa.com app
that gives Canadians another great way to streamline their house-hunting
efforts," said Butch Langlois, president of Zoocasa. "From Vancouver and
Edmonton, to Toronto and Montreal, Canadians can find detailed,
real-time information about the regions, cities, neighbourhoods and
houses they are interested in."
Zoocasa is a portfolio company of the Rogers Ventures Group. Rogers
Ventures is a new source of funding for technology start-ups and a
support mechanism for Canada's innovation ecosystem.
Yahoo! attracts hundreds of millions of users
every month through its innovative technology and engaging content and
services, making it one of the most visited Internet destinations and a
world-class online media company. Yahoo!'s vision is to be the center of
people's online lives by delivering personally relevant, meaningful
Internet experiences. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
For more information, visit pressroom.yahoo.com
or the company's blog, Yodel Anecdotal (yodel.yahoo.com).
About Yahoo! Canada
Yahoo! Canada Co. is a leading Internet
destination that provides online products and services to meet the needs
of Canadians and offers a range of tools and marketing solutions for
businesses to connect with Internet users. Yahoo! Canada services
Canadians in both English and in French through its sites, www.yahoo.ca
and www.qc.yahoo.ca. In Canada,
Yahoo! sites were visited by more than 17 million Canadians in July,
2010 (comScore Media Metrix). Yahoo! Canada is headquartered in Toronto,
Yahoo! is the trademark and/or registered trademark of Yahoo! Inc.
Zoocasa, a portfolio company of the Rogers
Ventures Group (a division of Rogers Communications Inc.), is a consumer
based service targeting people searching for a home. By focusing on the
search experience and not the traditional way of simply showing home
listings, Zoocasa is the only service to allow searches based on what
really goes into a home buying decision. For more information please
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