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MapR hires VP for EMEA region

MapR, which enables big data for classified and marketplace clients such as Amazon and Ancestry.com, has a new VP. (For more on what MapR provides, and what classified and marketplace sites are doing with big data to boost engagement and revenue, see CIR 15.16, Aug 28.) Here’s the MapR announcement: MapR Technologies Appoints Patrik Svanström Vice President, EMEA Enterprise technology...

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Trulia exec now at LotLinx

p5rn7vb Dave Shefferman, who was Director of Product Management, Data Operations and Development at Trulia for nearly four years, has returned to the auto industry. He’s now VP of product management at dealer lead-generation firm LotLinx.  Prior to Trulia, Shefferman helped launched UsedCars.com, in his role as director of product management for Dealix...

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Rocket Internet sets $970M stock IPO

Berlin-based e-commerce and classified startup incubator Rocket Internet hopes to raise €750 million ($970 million U.S.) in an initial public offering by the year’s end, the company said today. The company plans to list in Germany, which has more lenient reporting requirements for financial results than many other countries. Rocket is targeting developing nations around the world with...

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Kristine Miller joins EBay

Kristine Miller, who has been a partner at global management consulting firm Bain & Co. since 1990, has just been named chief strategy officer for EBay Marketplaces. She succeeds Paul Todd, who was recently named SVP of EBay Marketplaces Europe. For nearly two years prior to Bain & Co. Miller was products research manager for Procter & Gamble’s Beauty Care...

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Gannett gets ok to buy all of CV, Cars.com

The A.H. Belo Corp., McClatchy Co., Tribune and Graham Holdings will all have good financial results during Q4 of this year, if all goes according to plan with Gannett’s acquisition of the shares of Classified Ventures that it does not own. Gannett announced Wednesday that federal regulators had approved the acquisition, and that it has been scheduled to close on Oct. 1. Of course, that’s the...

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