Yad2 hosts street long “garage sale” in Jerusalem

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Building Audience, Marketplace | Comments Off

When we first wrote about the Israeli general merchandise classified site Yad2 back in 2012, we reported on the somewhat odd fact that Israelis are reluctant to buy used items like baby carriages, record players and old toys. “People will actually throw a bike or a game away” rather than re-sell it on the site, lamented Yad2’s CEO Yavin Gill-more at the time. To increase participation in the second-hand economy, Gill-more told us that Yad2 had plans to sponsor mass “garage sales” in cities, parks and as part of street fairs – not...

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Glassdoor names DeLeon VP of people

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Articles, Insiders, Recruitment, Social | Comments Off

Mariah DeLeon, former VP of global human resources at Innovative Interfaces, has joined recruiting review and job-listing firm Glassdoor. (For more on Glassdoor, see our upcoming Global recruitment advertising report.) Here’s the announcement: Glassdoor Welcomes Mariah DeLeon as Vice President of People HR Veteran Brings Extensive Experience in Human Capital Management, Talent Development and Organizational Structure  SAUSALITO, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2014) – Glassdoor, recruiting jobs and career community, today announced the...

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Dridco’s ZonaJobs upgrades its website

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Latin America, Recruitment | Comments Off

Looking to improve the user experience, Dridco’s ZonaJobs, a Latin American jobs platform, has reformulated its website. According to a video posted at its platform, ZonaJobs has a series of new features, including a more modern and intuitive interface. “ZonaJobs has the best jobs recommendation system of Latin America,” the video says, highlighting several of the possibilities the user now has. In an interview with Entorno Inteligente, ZonaJobs Director Sebastián Machado, said the company’s goal is to...

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MercadoLibre to focus on mobile

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Latin America, Marketplace | Comments Off

Latin American technology company MercadoLibre is marking 15 years in 2014, and it has good reason to celebrate its “cumpleaños.”  As a major player in the region, the company has experienced incredible growth. “We’ve advanced in market trends, as well as in mobile platforms and in other mobile devices,” Federico Cofman, Mercado’s general manager, told on24. “Fifteen years ago we developed the application that today has more than 10 million downloads.” According to Cofman, more of the money...

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Avito 1.5 times bigger than any Russian competitor

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Articles, Marketplace | Comments Off

Avito is now the clear leader in classifieds in Russia with very strong growth. Filip Engelbert, co-founder of Avito, talked about the performance of in detail at a capital market event arranged by investment company Vostok Nafta in Stockholm on Tuesday. It was a co-founder full of confidence. “We are now 1.5 times bigger than any of our 50 competitors in classifieds in terms of page views,” said Engelbert declaring that page views is the best metric of user engagement. “We have 5.5 times the page views of our...

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Real estate start-ups in U.K. attract investors

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

The U.K. real estate boom is prompting investors to back start-ups aimed at challenging the duopoly of Zoopla and Rightmove and bringing the crowdfunding ethos to property ownership. Serial entrepreneur and founder of EasyJet Stelios Haji-Ioannou, and real estate veteran Robert Ellice, have surpassed the £1 million ($1.6 million U.S.) funding they were seeking on to launch EasyProperty. To date 285 investors have contributed £1.2 million and the site is expected to launch within a month. It will concentrate on the lettings...

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Kinnevik reveals its classifieds strategy

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Articles, Strategy | Comments Off

In Sweden the past week was one of presentations. Vostok Nafta gave an update on Avito in Russia. It was presented by co-founder Filip Engelbert (here). Kinnevik’s big capital market day saw Chris Bischoff, group investment director, explain the company’s strategy for classifieds and marketplaces, and Nils Hammar, CEO of Saltside Technologies, who has kept a low profile in the media until this summer, presented the company Saltside and its investment in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Ghana. Pranay Chulet, CEO of India’s Quikr, was...

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Peter Winter tells backstory

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Articles, Automotive | Comments Off

In an impressive Blast of Winter blog post,  digital-media pioneer Peter Winter reveals some interesting background tidbits about the birth and growth of, and gives testimonial. Winter has been a  senior executive at Newspaper Association of America (NAA) and Cox Enterprises, founder and owner of “Amid all the empty chatter about disruption, the astonishing digital success stories of Cox Enterprises and Tribune Company have gone unnoticed and unheralded,” Winter wrote. “Cox’s...

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LinkedIn joins Koru employer network

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

Real-world skills trainer Koru adds LinkedIn to its employer partner network- not as business network, but as employer. Here’s the announcement: Koru Expands Its Employer Partner Network With Addition Of LinkedIn SEATTLE, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Koru (, a company focused on transforming the college-to-career landscape, today announced that LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, has joined the Koru employer partner network. As Koru launches their first...

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Jibe: Web job applications clunky

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

According to its just-released 2014 Talent Acquisition survey,  recruitment marketing and technology firm Jibe determined that job seekers would rather stand in line at the DMV than go through the clunky apply processes that so many employers offer on their career sites. Here’s the announcement:   Recruitment Survey Reveals Significant Disconnect Between Job Seeker Expectations and Reality Jibe survey shows a poor application experience deters one quarter of candidates NEW YORK — September 8, 2014 — Jibe, Inc., a leading...

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