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Mobno: Craigslist’s new competitor in Turkey

That general classified sites are popular, and which one holds the No. 1 position, is well known in Turkey. But, now there’s a new player – Mobno.com – and it wants to be one of the popular classified sites. Mobno.com was developed by Ahmet Faruk Tuna and Selcuk Demirbas, who grabbed a share of the market by trusting in simplicity and a good user experience. The “Terms of...

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Autohome and China Grand Auto Enter Strategic Partnership to Forge an Auto E-commerce Platform‏

BY DON GASPER Autohome Inc., a leading online destination for consumers in China interested in new cars, announced on May 29 it had entered a strategic partnership with China Grand Automotive Services, Co., Ltd, the number one dealership enterprise in China’s passenger-vehicle dealership and services industry. Though the declared initial aim of the partnership is to forge a one-stop auto...

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MercadoLibre invests in Mexican startup

MercadoLibre (Nasdaq:Meli), an ecommerce and classifieds platform operating in 13 Latin American countries, has announced it will invest in Ibushaka, a Mexican ecommerce startup. According to the local press, Mercado will inject part of a $10 million fund in Ibushaka, which is the first Mexican company to receive the support of the LatAm giant. MercadoLibre also announced in the first...

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JobAndTalent Raises $25 Million

JobAndTalent.com, the Madrid and London-based recruitment classified, announced it has received $25 million in funding. Co-founder and co-CEO Felipe Navio said: “jobandtalent has secured $25M in funding as an extension of our $14M Series A investment round. With this investment, we aim to boost our expansion objectives and strengthen our market-leading position within the job matching...

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Google says direct-buy search ads ‘imminent’– lots of questions

Google confirmed reports that it will soon introduce click-to-buy buttons on its paid search ads. Google Chief Business Officer Omid Kordestani told attendees at the Southern California Code conference on Wednesday that direct-buy is “imminent.” “There is going to be a buy button soon,” he was quoted. According to one report, the button would transport the buyer to a mini landing page...

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Arabam.com responds to Sahibinden’s TV spots

The fact that competition is hotting up in Turkey’s vertical for autos was plain to see on television in the past weeks, where Arabam.com flighted three different TV ads in response to an earlier TV campaign of Sahibinden.com. AIM Group took a closer look at the way the two players competed on TV. Arabam.com opted for humor in its TV ads in response to Sahibinden.com’s rather...

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