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Sanoma’s Q3 online revenue grows in Finland and declines in the Netherlands

The online and mobile revenue of Sanoma’s Consumer Business segment (including the classified businesses in Finland and the Netherlands, with the online auction platform Huuto and marketplace Oikotie) continued to grow in Finland and sligthly declined in the Netherlands in Q3 FY2014 from the same period last year. The net sales of the online and mobile businesses of Sanoma in Finland amounted...

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TMG revenue down by 6.6% in Q3; cost cuts called insufficient

The third quarter resulted in disappointment for Dutch publishing house Telegraaf Media Groep, which saw revenue dwindle by 6.6 percent down to €121.5 million ($155 million U.S.) with all business units seeing a drop, TMG financial statement shows (available here). Revenues from advertising fell by 13.8 percent down to €5.5 million, while circulation brought in 2.6 percent less revenue, at...

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New money flows into real estate

TechCrunch’s Christine Magee posted an article (here) of interest and value to players in the real estate vertical. She pointed out that investment in technology has increased in the wake of big transactions in the vertical, such as Zillow’s acquisition of Trulia for $3.5 billion U.S. in July and News Corp’s purchase of Move Inc for $950 million U.S. in...

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Twitter spurred $760 mil in 2013 car sales

In a recent study of more than 20 midsize and luxury compact cars, marketing analytics firm MarketShare determined that Twitter drove $760 million in vehicle sales on Twitter through Twitter Ads, positive brand mentions, amplification of TV advertising, and the Twitter activity of the manufacturers themselves. The TV amplification stats were surprisingly impressive. When the automaker ran an...

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SmartRecruiters, LinkedIn team for hires

In the webinar “SmartRecruiters and LinkedIn Expand Integration”, SmartRecruiters president and COO Brett Queener showed us around the platform and the newest social integrations with LinkedIn. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

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Kaymu launches KaymuVarsity to grow active sellers

Rocket Internet-backed, EBay-modelled marketplace Kaymu announced a series of workshops in different cities in Africa, entitled KaymuVarsity, with the aim of empowering sellers to boost their sales and customer numbers on the platform. The initiative aims at encouraging users to embrace e-commerce in Africa by helping them to start selling online with basic order processing, payment methods,...

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