Connected cars changing listing content

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Articles, Automotive, Mobile | Comments Off

The Connected Cars rage is not just about how cool and technologically-advanced new and future vehicles will be.  It is as well about the changing face of vehicle advertising.  Auto listing and display ad copy prominence is being given to the technology and connectivity, with traditional fuel-efficiency and power features taking a back seat. Buyers, especially digital-native millennials, want first to know that their new car will easily get them online, and find tonight’s dinner special at at one of the cool nearby eateries.  They...

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By 2018 mere 4% U.S. local hiring spend will be job posts, says Borrell

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Articles, Recruitment, Search, Social, Strategy | Comments Off

According to media research firm Borrell Associates, half of recruitment advertising spend in the U.S. in the current year will be made up of fees for hiring-related services rather than traditional job listings or resume access. For local hiring, the spend is even more skewed – with 13 times as many dollars going to services as are going to listing fees. By 2018, with regard to local recruitment spend, the services side of the hiring spend will be 96 percent of all, with only 4 percent of the hiring dollars going to job advertising or...

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Toc Toc moves into Peru and Colombia

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Chile, Colombia, Marketplace, Peru, Real estate | Comments Off

Chilean real estate website Toc Toc plans to take a leadership position in its local market and expand to Peru and Colombia, according to BNAmericas (subscription required). The platform is owned by iConstruye SA, which belongs to the country’s construction chamber (CCHC) and other investors. The website was launched recently and will compete directly with Portalinmobiliario, which is one of the two real estate websites Argentina’s commerce platform MercadoLibre (Nasdaq: MELI) recently acquired. According to Toc Toc, it offers...

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EBay mum on garage sale patent

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Articles, Marketplace, Mobile | Comments Off

EBay was recently granted a patent for online garage sales,  one for which it applied in October, 2012. Justia reported the exact wording: “One example embodiment relates to a method that comprises receiving from a first user, via a network, a listing of one or more items that are part of a garage sale. The method includes storing the item listing in a database and presenting, using at least one processor and via the network, at least part of the item listing to a second user connected to the network. The method also includes providing...

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Rocket Internet’s Carmudi raises capital for Asia

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Articles, Automotive | Comments Off

Rocket Internet’s multinational auto site Carmudi raised $10 million U.S. from Germany’s Tengelmann Ventures, and others. The money will be used to expand its Asian operations, the company said. More specifically, the capital will help the firm to expand in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Vietnam and also continue to grow its listings, which are currently growing at a rate of 200 percent per month, the company said. According to Carmudi co-founder and global managing director Stefan Haubold,...

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Newly-funded Placester evolves to real estate publisher platform, signs Hearst

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Placester, which began as a real estate website software for agents and brokers, is now evolving to publisher platform. It has signed Hearst Corp., to power all its local real estate verticals. Placester also just landed $5.5 million in funding from Romulus Capital.  Xconomy has more details. Here’s the announcement:  Placester Raises $5.5M Series A Funding Round to Enable Publishers to Reclaim Online Real Estate Ad Revenue Romulus Capital Invests as Placester Closes the Loop between Real Estate Professionals Looking to Make Smart...

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Reesio to take on Zillow, Trulia – in due time

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Articles, Real estate, Search | Comments Off

Real estate transaction-management service Reesio, host of the recent second-annual RealTech conference,  is hard at work building its database of listings and its agent and broker audience. Yet, Mark Thomas, Reesio co-founder and CEO, told the AIM Group that in six or nine months Reesio just might be a consumer-facing listing search force to be reckoned with. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

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ASME launches new recruitment site, powered by Adicio

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Articles, Recruitment | Comments Off

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has just launched a new recruitment site with career center and job listings for engineers. CareerCast-powered features include job matching via resume,  resume-builder tools, job-hunt tips, salary comparison and integration of social media. Here’s the announcement: New ASME Job Board and Career Center Helps Employers Find Qualified Engineering Candidates Carlsbad, CA/New York, NY (April 22, 2014) – ASME (the American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and Adicio today launched the...

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Boston Logic, Zillow Tech Connect automate lead gen, management

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Articles, Real estate, Strategy | Comments Off

Marketing software firm Boston Logic has joined Zillow Tech Connect. This will automatically deliver  leads from Zillow to Boston Logic’s Sequoia lead generation and lead management platform.   Here’s the announcement: Zillow Adds Boston Logic to Zillow Tech Connect Zillow, Inc., the leading real estate information marketplace, today announced that online marketing and lead management software maker Boston Logic has joined Zillow® Tech Connect.  Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Zillow, Inc., the leading real estate...

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CommonFloor acquires in India

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Articles, Real estate | Comments Off

India’s top real estate portal, acquired student and bachelor accommodation service for an undisclosed amount to enter the student / bachelor accommodation rental segment, which is growing in the country’s major cities. This acquisition comes after Commonfloor’s recent capital raise of $10.4 million from Tiger Global and Accel Partners and the introduction of groups for user community resource. According to Sumit Jain, co-founder and CEO of, the rental market for student acommodation is...

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