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Porch turns one, adds verification tools

Porch,  to celebrate its first birthday, announces new features. Here’s the announcement: Porch.com Confirms Year One Financing and Outlines Vision to Become the Home Network Porch celebrates one-year anniversary and sets a course to change the way homeowners live in their homes SEATTLE, WA – September 17, 2014 Today, Porch.com (http://porch.com) celebrated its one-year anniversary...

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Tiger Global helps Quikr raise $65 million

For Pranay Chulet, founder-CEO of India’s headline-grabbing online classifieds website, Quikr.com, a dogged determination to succeed against odds comes naturally. He did not have a science teacher till the tenth grade in his government-run school at a dusty zinc-mining outpost in the poverty-stricken state of Rajasthan. Yet, he secured a seat at the prestigious Indian Institute of...

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EBay to bring in-app advertising back

EBay will reintroduce in-app advertising by the end of the year. The online marketplace first introduced in-app advertising two years ago, but the initiative was soon dropped, because the adverts were deemed to interfere with the user’s shopping experience. Now Phuong Nguyen, director of advertising at EBay U.K., told Marketing Week that EBay believes in-app advertising can work if it is...

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Homegate buys Home.ch from Local.ch

p5rn7vb The Publigroupe deal concluded by telecom company Swisscom and media group Tamedia has kicked off a new round of consolidation in the Swiss online real estate market. Tamedia’s real estate classifieds subsidiary Homegate AG just announced the acquisition of real estate site Home.ch for an undisclosed sum. Until now Home.ch was operated by LTV Gelbe Seiten AG, owner of online...

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Gumtree launches new mobile site and app

Gumtree launched a new mobile site and IPad app, which it says is the first step in putting customers first by making the classifieds service as easy to access and use as possible. The focus on putting customers first through more intuitive and useful mobile services was pre-announced by the company’s new chief customer officer Gioia Manetti when she was appointed in July. The new mobile...

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India’s Quikr lands $60 million U.S. for product development

Clearly, Swedish investment company Kinnevik believes in the Indian general classifieds site Quikr.com: it just injected another $15 million U.S. in the company. In total $60 million U.S. was invested by a group of existing shareholders, including Tiger Global Management and Kinnevik. The fresh capital will be used for product development and to support its fast-growing mobile business. Here is...

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