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RecruitiFi brings gamification to recruitment

RecruitiFi, which fills positions through interactions with its database of recruiters, has just gamified the commission structure by which it rewards those recruiters. Now, a recruiter gets paid not only for the candidate that gets hired but the others who were quality fits as well. Here’s the announcement:  RecruitiFi Introduces Gamification to Recruiting Industry Crowdsourced recruiting...

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CoStar in the black, grows revenue 15%

CoStar Group, owner of commercial-property site LoopNet and new owner of Apartments.com, just announced a 15 percent year-over-year increase in revenue. In the Q1 2014 earnings release, CoStar also reported net income for the quarter of $9,740,000, a considerable improvement from the $2,410,000 net loss the real estate analytics and marketplace group had realized in Q1 2103. “Today we are...

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Lamudi lists 250,000 properties in its first six months

Rocket Internet’s real estate site Lamudi reported today it has listed more than 250,000 properties in the first six months after its launch in October 2013. It is now present in 25 countries and employees 300 people in Africa, Asia and South America. Reporting a 100 percent listings increase in March to 200,000 from 100,000 in February, Aneesa Arshad, CEO of Lamudi East and Southern...

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Rocket Internet partners with yet another telcom giant

First there was Millicom in South America, then MTN Group in Africa and now Ooredoo in Asia. All three are leading telecommunications companies in their regions; all three set up joint ventures with Berlin-based start-up expert Rocket Internet. All in all there are four joint ventures aiming to “jointly develop ecommerce and other digital services” in their respective geographic regions. The...

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Tamedia surprises with attempt to get hold of Local.ch

Swiss media group Tamedia AG launched a surprising attempt to get control of Lausanne-based media sales and marketing company Publigroupe SA. On Holy Thursday Tamedia released a public tender offer of 150 CHF per share for Publigroupe SA to “strengthen further its position in the directory business”. The offer signalled yet again Tamedia’s determination to make the...

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First-time home buyers need help understanding process, finds ERA

ERA just studied consumers’ understanding of the world of real estate. While it wasn’t surprising that homeowners did better on the quiz than those who had never bought a home,  the survey showed that about one third of the non-owners didn’t understand mortgages or appraisals. Approximately 1,000 participated. Here’s the announcement: ERA Real Estate Tests...

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