MercadoLibre may launch new operations

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Latin America, Marketplace, Strategy | Comments Off

Latin America technology and e-commerce company MercadoLibre said it might expand its operations to other countries where it does not operate, including Paraguay and Bolivia, an executive told local newspaper La Nacion. “We do not discarde [the idea of] coming to the markets where we don’t have operations like Bolivia and Paraguay, and grow through acquisitions, as we did with the website in Venezuela,” said Sean Summers, the company’s vice-president of operations and businesses. In the same interview,...

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France is behind USA in using property portals, but ahead of Germany and UK

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Building Audience, Real estate | Comments Off

29 percent of French people visited a real estate website this March making France the country with the second highest rate of coverage among eight countries studied – it trails the U.S., but is ahead of Germany and the UK,concluded Lloyd Mullender, media consultant to Mediametrie/NetRatings, after analyzing a panel of 22,000 French Internet users. 13.4 million was the number of users who viewed portals dedicated to real estate this March, slightly lower number than 14.3 million users that viewed them in March 2013, Mullender said. 1.8...

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New French sites compare agents, listings, portals

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Marketplace, Real estate | Comments Off

A number of sites have emerged in France in the last year that aim to offer users a comparison tool when navigating real estate portals. For example, ranks real estate agents by various criteria, particularly by a number of ads each of them has on LeBonCoin, which they view as the most important portal. The aim is to help users find a good real estate professional or an agency. It offers a regularly updated table that lists fifty agencies with the information on a number of franchised agents, volume of ads on LeBonCoin,...

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Information Builds User Engagement

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Recruitment, Rentals, Spain, Strategy, Video | Comments Off

Spanish classified brands seeking differentiation are increasingly using information to reach potential users and build loyalty among existing visitors. Two companies using proprietary information to target specific audiences are recruitment site JobAndTalent and property portal Idealista. JobAnd Talent, a recruitment platform that uses big-data analysis to find potential job matches for its users, recently wrote and posted a guide to working in the United States. This topic reflects the fact that JobAndTalent’s user base skews to...

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Greenlight for Swisscom´s takeover of Publigroupe

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Articles, CIR, Financial results, Search, Uncategorized | Comments Off

The takeover of Publigroupe by Swiss national telecom operator Swisscom is cut and dried: Swisscom announced that its public takeover bid to acquire digital marketing and media group Publigroupe has been successful and is approved by the Swiss Competition Commission. At the end of the extended period for acceptance of the takeover, the 25th of August, Swisscom has increased its stake in Publigroupe to 98.37 percent, so that the merger can be completed on 5th of September with the payment of a value of CHF 214 per share to all left minority...

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Eastern Europe, Marketplace, Strategy | Comments Off

The Czech’s biggest marketplace, owned by Naspers’s Allegro Group, launched the SALESmanago marketing automation system to boost its B2B online communication. SALESmanago is a marketing automation system created by the Polish company Benhauer. According to Datanyze, it is the tenth most popular marketing automation platform in the world. Aukro will use SALESmanago to identify and monitor the behavior of potential partners visiting the site, in particular sections with information on terms of cooperation with Aukro. On the...

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EBay mobile auction bids not working

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Articles, Marketplace, Mobile | Comments Off

We’ve just tried it ourselves and confirmed that EBay shoppers, at least in the U.S., are unable to bid on items in its Marketplace.  According to Ecommerce Bytes this has been going on since the morning of August 27, so now into its third day. That’s a lot of lost revenue to have not been resolved as yet! In trying to place a bid the buyers gets the message they cannot bid because the sellers – also in the U.S. – do not ship to the shopper’s area. EBay has not responded to inquiries about the issue , or said...

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Ozuna named Schurz VP digital media

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Articles, Insiders | Comments Off

As of Sept 1, seven-year Schurz Communications director of sales and revenue development J.B. Ozuna will become the media group’s VP of digital media Here’s the announcement: J.B. Ozuna promoted to VP of Digital Media Kerry Oslund, Senior Vice President of Publishing and Emerging Media, is pleased to announce that J.B. Ozuna has been promoted to VP of Digital Media.   The appointment will take effect September 1, 2014. J.B. has succeeded as the Director of Sales and Revenue Development for the last 7 years. He and his team have...

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Ribbitcoin enters global currency market

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Latin America, Marketplace | Comments Off

Latin America has been home to a number of start-ups, which see in the region a burgeoning market. The same can be said to well-established enterprises, which are targeting the Portuguese and Spanish speaking audience. EBay, Amazon, Schibsted and other global companies already have a presence in the region, and many others are coming. Ribbitcoin is one of them. The new marketplace, based in Nicaragua, has set an ambitious target: to be “the world’s cash-back currency.” “Buyers and sellers transacting in goods and...

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Cox reorganizes automotive businesses; acquisitions likely to join

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Articles, Automotive, Marketplace | Comments Off

AutoTrader Group has been one of the most acquisitive of automotive service providers, with the flagship enhancing its own consumer search and dealer lead-generation services by way of vendor and platform buys. With the recent announcement of the new Cox Automotive, however, AutoTrader Group is no more.  Cox Automotive has told the AIM Group that what will continue are acquisitions. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

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