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Fox to become NADA CEO, chair

Bill Fox, an auto dealer in upstate New York, and this year’s vice chair at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) is to become its CEO and chair effective 2015. Here’s the announcement: Bill Fox Elected NADA Chairman for 2015 Upstate New York auto dealer and current vice chairman to lead national trade association; Jeff Carlson elected next vice chairman SCOTTSDALE,...

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Big Data at AutoTrader.com: A WSJ view

m4s0n501 Want to know how and why to use Big Data? Here’s an article about a great use by AutoTrader.com (U.S.), following up on our coverage in the Big Data issue of Classified Intelligence Report. The Wall Street Journal reporter Clint Boulton, writing for the paper’s “CIO Journal,” details the ways AutoTrader.com uses the data management tool Hadoop to gather data and software...

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Providence: Buying majority of RentPath?

Providence Equity Partners, fresh off a terrific win in the classified field, may be buying another major classified company, RentPath, Inc., operator of ApartmentGuide.com, Rent.com and other classified sites. Providence tripled its money in just three years when it bought a 25 percent stake in AutoTrader.com from Cox Enterprises. It sold that stake in late 2013. Reuters reported yesterday that...

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Rainmaker Group buys Rent Jungle

Rent Jungle Internet Listing Service Acquired by The Rainmaker Group Acquisition of leading apartment data and listing search firm to drive advanced data capabilities for business analytics and enhanced revenue management pricing ATLANTA, GA – October 13, 2014 – The Rainmaker Group, the leading provider of revenue management and profit optimization solutions to the multifamily housing and...

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Cox Auto talking, and listening, to dealers

Here’s a great concept: Talk to your customers, and listen to them too. And be honest and upfront with them when things are not as they should be. Like his predecessor, Chip Perry, Sandy Schwartz of AutoTrader / Cox Automotive Group has always been a straight-shooter. So we’re totally unsurprised to see that he was frank and open with 160 auto dealers who attended a VAuto dealer conference in...

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