Urban Compass gets $40 mil to expand

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Thanks to  investors such as Advance Publications, rental listing site UrbanCompass is using its new $40 million to expand beyond its New York City roots to other parts of the U.S.  According to Bloomberg News, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco are next on the UrbanCompass list. The online marketplace firm has also moved to new Manhattan digs, adding 9,000 more square feet of office space, with plans to add more staff as well. UrbanCompass CEO and co-founder Robert Reffkin was recently named by Inman News as one of the top 100 most...

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Simply Hired beefs up partner tools

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Articles, Recruitment, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Prominent job aggregator Simply Hired  has made quick use of its recent funding to lure new publications to its syndication fold. Its new  enhanced partner program allows for direct featured-listing sales by each publication. Here’s the announcement: Simply Hired Enhances Partner Solutions for Publishers and Premium Websites Top sites can now quickly and easily add relevant job listings that engage their unique audience and drive incremental revenue   Simply Hired today unveiled its new Partner Solutions for premium web sites....

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Australian listing deal opens China

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Australia, China, Investors, Real estate | Comments Off, the leading Chinese international real estate listing website, has announced a partnership with, according to AnyBusiness ranks as the second most popular portal listing Australian businesses for sale. No other major Australian business listing site markets its listings into China. “Business brokers are looking for extra ways to reach Chinese buyers,” AnyBusiness Co-Founder Bill Tamvakologos said. “The partnership with Juwai will give our businesses for sale listings exposure...

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Kinney gets LMA kudos

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Articles, Insiders | Comments Off

Shannon Kinney, long-time senior consultant for the AIM Group, and founder of Dream Local Digital, has been honored by Local Media Association as Local Digital Innovator. Here’s the announcement: Shannon Kinney Named a Top ‘Local Digital Innovator’ Local Media Association Announces Best in Digital Media Award Winners Shannon Kinney, Founder and Client Success Officer at Dream Local Digital, has been named a top ‘Local Digital Innovator,’ by the Local Media Association, recognizing the best and most innovative organizations...

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DealerRater gives online-review tips

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Articles, Automotive, Market statistics, Social, Strategy | Comments Off

In the Driving Employee Engagement with Reviews Webinar hosted by Dealer Communications, DealerRater director of sales Ray Alther offered statistics and guidance about online reviews that are as meaningful for classified and marketplace publishers as they are for auto dealers. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

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Elisabeth Barrie: the face behind Schibsted’s new app

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Articles, Mobile, Strategy | Comments Off

At Schibsted mobile development is top priority. That much we heard in no uncertain terms from CEO Rolv Erik Ryssdal during his presentation of Schibsted’s Q2 results last Friday (read our report here). Elisabeth Barrie (photo), a Schibsted veteran with ten years service in the company, is product director and leader of the team developing Schibsted’s new apps. The first new app has just been released. It is an IOS app for Bom Negócio in the Brazilian market. An Android version will follow soon. Ryssdal was already able to show it...

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Strong job market rubs off on Jobindex results

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Articles, Financial results, Recruitment | Comments Off

Denmark’s job market is expanding and the jobs site Jobindex is noticing it on its bottom line. That is good news to hear from an EU country. Jobindex informed the Danish stock market earlier today that the financial performance for FY2014 will be better than expected, thanks to the strength of the job ad market. The site enjoyed rising job listings, and profits are up by even more than the company had expected. According to preliminary numbers, the company earned a profit of DKK 25 million in the first half of FY2014 on a turnover of...

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Dubizzle launches property app and guide

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Middle East, Mobile, Real estate | Comments Off

As the region’s mobile industry evolves, the mobile application is becoming an important tool to connect to users of classified sites in the local community. Beside the Dubizzle UAE and Dubizzle Egypt mobile apps, a third app was launched this year called the Dubizzle Real Estate app. It was designed to enhance the real estate search experience of UAE residents with a map search, mobile listing function and photo viewing. It also has a geo-location feature that enables application users to find properties for rent or for sale near them...

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MyNewPlace joins Zillow rent network

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Articles, Real estate | Comments Off

As part of its agreement with MyNewPlace owner RealPage, becomes part of the Zillow Rental Network.  Now, in addition to, Yahoo Real Estate and, communities that place rental listings via Zillow will also be advertised on MyNewPlace. Here’s the announcement: Zillow to Bring RealPage Services to Rental Companies MyNewPlace to get Zillow’s multifamily listing inventory; Zillow to offer RealPage’s real-time price, availability and Live Agent Service to rental customers SEATTLE,...

read more to debut big-data tools

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Articles, Real estate, Services | Comments Off

For the biggest revenue leap of its April acquisition by CoStar Group might be the big-data monetization it could bring. That’s what we surmise from our conversation with new president Brad Long.   This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

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