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Why Starbucks will no longer be partnered with Square

(Tech News) Starbucks and Square are parting ways, but it doesn't seem to be because of bad blood. Why then, are they breaking up? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Curbed Cup 2014: Curbed Cup Round 1 Results! Hollywood Out in Major Upset

And so round one of the 2014 Curbed Cup comes to a close and we are down to eight contenders for the highly-coveted Neighborhood of the Year title. That's Neighborhood of the Year, awarded to the 'hood that was...

Gift Guides: Extreme Real Estate Gift Guide: Here's a House for Every Taste

Sometimes you have to go above and beyond with your holiday gift-giving. Almost everyone you know is living in a house that falls short in some way. Perhaps your brother doesn't have the wine cellar he so desperately needs,...

New to Market: Big 1910 Craftsman With Solar Asking $1.85MM in Altadena

Sited on what two lots totaling more than half an acre, this expanded and remodeled "Progressive Craftsman style" dwelling in Altadena, originally built in 1910, certainly looks the part, with those beautiful...

What It Sold For: Why Dick Clark Built a Spot-On Flintstones House in Malibu

After nearly three years on the market, Dick Clark's widow has finally sold their house in Malibu, for $1.778 million, just a little more than half of its original asking price. That's kind of weird, because the house sits...

Realtor.com operator News Corp. acquires real estate decision-making engine

After taking a 25 stake in Indian real estate portal, PropTiger.com, in November, realtor.com’s new maestro, News Corp., is investing in another Indian company with real estate ties. The media giant announced the acquisition of Mumbai-based BigDecisions.com, which claims to help Indian consumers...

Eater Tastings: State Bird Provisions' Sequel Debuts; Oakland Millennial Bait; New Year's Eve Dining Under $100; More!

Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF editor Allie Pape shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week. The Progress. Photo via Patricia Chang. FILLMORE—State Bird Provisions' sequel, the Progress, opened this week on Fillmore. Here's everything you...

On the Market: Two New Units with Big 7-Figure Prices Up for Sale at Amero

The super-sized condos at Trumark Urban's new Amero building in Cow Hollow have been selling fast. Amero is entering its final release, which includes 8 of the NC2-designed building's 27 condos, and a pair of units hit the MLS today...

Coming Attractions: Smitten Begins Demolition on New Storefront in Pacific Heights

Last week Smitten, home of made-to-order single-serving bespoke ice cream and a popular place to wait in line, began demolition on a new location on California Street near Fillmore. Come summer, Pac Heights residents will no longer have to...

RetailWatch: Tiny Hipster Shops Livening Up Broadway's Tower Theatre

While the full-scale revitalization of Broadway's lovely and historic Tower Theatre remains a work in progress, a few new retail shops have moved into tiny retail storefronts along the Tower's Eighth Street face and are livening up the area,...

Real estate’s fear doctors

Andrea Quyn, an agent at Roseville, California-based Suncal Real Estate Group, recently wondered aloud to her real estate coach why she has trouble acquiring listings. The reason was her “fear of the unknown,” explained her coach, Julie Harris, who runs...

MLS data can trigger postcard marketing campaigns

Online advertising may be where agents are putting most of their dollars, but many continue to see value in print. Case in point: More than 100,000 active agents send marketing postcards to prospective clients via direct mail company Quantum Digital....

Open House Report: Weekend Open House Report: Live Next to a Park Edition

Location: 158 Burnside Ave nr. Mangels Ave, Glen Park Size: 3-bed, 2-bath single-family home Price: $1,074,990 Pitch: "Price Reduced! Mid Century classic, 3 bedrooms/2 bath SFR situated in a quiet cul de sac. Designer exterior and interior colors; refinished...

Recommended Reading: Venezuela's Notorious Tower; Hours in Tel Aviv's Bus Station

Welcome to Curbed's weekly roundup of architecture, real estate, and urban planning-related feature stories. Please be in touch if you have a story to recommend. Photo of the Tower of David via Wikipedia. 1. Residents are moving out of the...

What's Your Number?: Zillow totaled up the cumulative value...

Zillow totaled up the cumulative value of real estate in cities across the US, and San Francisco's number is $1.1 trillion. That's an 8.5 percent increase over last year, reflecting the uptick in property values that we keep hearing about....

Facts & Figures: There Are 700 LA Code Complaints That Have Gone Un-Investigated For More Than a Year

Alerting the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety about things like illegal construction or conversion is easy; getting a timely response can be hard, especially for those living on the east side of LA, according to an LA.....

Monochromes: See an Electric Company HQ All Lit Up in 1940s Washington

Welcome back to Monochromes, a Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the Library of Congress's photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of old black-and-white photos of architecture and interior design. Have a find you want to share? Hit up...

How excuses can derail your brokerage business

"I know I should be doing so … but I am not." Do you know how many times I have heard that? Too many! It’s the basic broker excuse. Here are a few others...

Development Watch: Robert A.M. Stern's Chicago Tower Scaled Back, Still Majestic

Rendering by Robert A.M. Stern Architects via Curbed Chicago More exciting architecture news for the Windy City: Curbed Chicago reports that the Chicago Plan Commission has approved a 67-story luxury residential high-rise designed by lauded traditionalist Robert A.M. Stern, he...

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