Reesio RealTech excellent learning experience

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Articles, Real estate | Comments Off

Real estate transaction-management startup Reesio just held its annual RealTech event in Las Vegas. The AIM Group was in attendance. The top-notch get together of major rivals  Zillow and Move Inc. also included a large array of real estate startups and broker presenters. There was much to learn here, including This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

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MercadoLib​re names new Mexico GM

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Insiders, Marketplace, Uncategorized | Comments Off

MercadoLibre, the ecommerce and classifieds platform that covers much of Latin America, has named a new country manager for Mexico. Ignacio Caride replaced Francisco Ceballos, who had headed the company’s operations in Mexico since 2002. According to El Economista, Caride plans to keep the company growing and increase the number of e-commerce transactions in Mexico.  “I’m convinced of the advantages that MercadoLibre’s ecosystem offers to companies and for this reason, to continue the company’s growth, we...

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Gumtree hires a PR agency in Poland

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Poland, Strategy | Comments Off

Gumtree hired the PR agency Clue PR to support its overall PR operations in Poland. Clue PR is to execute the new communication strategy of, and activities around Gumtree’s 10th birthday celebration in Poland. Other tasks include preparing and executing the national campaign “Start a Career” and running the press office. The team that will be working for Gumtree consits of Alicja Wysocka-Świtała and Karola Świtały (as team leaders), as well as Michał Wieczorek and Mateusz Strzałkowski. The agreement was...

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Akhtaboot launches a jobs board for Sayegh Group

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Articles, Recruitment | Comments Off, an online career network linking the right person to the right career opportunity, partnered with Sayegh Group, a chemical, engineering and real estate group with over 5,000 employees, to launch Career Connect, an independent jobs section on the Sayegh Group website. The jobs section is a fully integrated and branded jobs section on the group site, allowing users to post unlimited jobs and receive job applications on their own website. The section will also have various CV filter and organization tools to make  hiring simple...

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Axel Springer said to be preparing listing with U.S. experts

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Articles, Strategy | Comments Off

The rumor that Axel Springer Digital Classifieds (ASDC) is being prepared for listing got more substance today, when Bloomberg reported (here) parent Axel Springer was “working with JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup on an initial public offering of ASDC”. The information came from inside sources. As we wrote in February (here) ASDC could be valued between €2 and €3 billion ($4.1 billion U.S). ASDC is partly owned by U.S. private-equity firm General Atlantic. The inside sources told Bloomberg the listing could happen still later...

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NAR Reach Technology boosts startup success, funding

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Articles, Real estate | Comments Off

The  Reach Technology Accelerator program, developed by  Second Century Ventures, National Association of Realtor’s (NAR) strategic investment arm,  is just about ready to announce  its 2014 lineup of incubators. One, Smart Zip Analytics, has already been chosen. In the meantime,  we decided to take a look at how last year’s chosen startups had fared as a result of NAR guidance. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

read more rebranded into as Naspers unifies portfolio

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Clients Only, Eastern Europe, Strategy | Comments Off

Hungary’s leading general classified site was rebranded into as part of Naspers’ strategy to unify the classifieds in its portfolio under the common name Olx… This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a...

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LinkedIn adds recruit tools, Android app

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Articles, Mobile, Recruitment | Comments Off

In the past several days, LinkedIn revealed three smart new features and tools for hiring managers, recruiters, and / or  job seekers. These are  Recruiter Profile 2.0, the Recruiter Mobile enhanced iPhone app and new Android app, and Internal Job Recommendations. The updated Recruiter profile adds  Recruiter Toolbar — Found in the upper right hand corner of the recruiter’s profile page, the Toolbar organizes important tools, actions in one place –  saving member profiles to clipboards and projects, adding notes, and...

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Interested reading in Move v. Zillow lawsuit

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Litigation, Real estate | Comments Off

Far be it from us to ever tell a court judge what to do. But if we were judge in the case of Move v. Zillow — filed by Move after exec Errol Samuelson jumped to Zillow — we’d probably send this case to mediation. Documents in the case read more like a bad break-up than corporate intrigue. John Cook, writing on Geekwire, uncovered some of the filings on the case: declarations by Samuelson, his former boss, Move CEO Steven Berkowitz and his new boss, Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. It makes good coffee-break reading if...

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VIN-specific new-car info at

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Articles, Automotive | Comments Off

While it’s long been a feature for pre-owned vehicles, Kelley Blue Book is now offering access to detailed new-car information by VIN number. Here’s the announcement: Kelley Blue Book Industry Solutions Now Offer Easy Access To Trusted New-Vehicle Values, Data By VIN Customers Can Quickly Obtain VIN-Specific Information for Both New, Used Vehicles  IRVINE, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Kelley Blue Book, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the...

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