Building Audience

Craigslist data infringement cases settled

Craigslist was the big winner — to the tune of $3.1 million — in its intellectual property infringement lawsuits against data aggregator 3Taps and Lovely, a rentals site. It has also settled with PadMapper, another apartment site that generated terrific results using Craigslist data; no financial terms of that settlement were indicated in the agreement filed with the court. 3Taps...

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Fotocasa launches app for real estate agents

Fotocasa.es launched Next Visit, Spain’s first app for real estate professionals. Next Visit is designed to allow estate agents to work on the move, in real time. The app, available for free from Google Play, joins Fotocasa’s growing portfolio of mobile tools, which include phone and smartwatch apps. Among other things, the new app allows agents to: + Compile all the information...

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AutoTrader.nl now present on mobile app of Nu.nl

The Netherlands’ No.3 auto portal AutoTrader.nl has now its listings posted on mobile app of the Netherlands’ prominent news outlet Nu.nl, Emerce reported (article available here in Dutch). The app advertises a car or motorcycle business regionally within a radius of ten kilometers based on its own location. The ad appears in the form of the so-called “spin cube” and stands prominently on...

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EBay targets Latin America

It’s almost common sense to say that EBay sees Latin America as a big win, as many retail companies such as Alibaba’s Aliexpress have targeted the region for growth. The owner of AlaMaula and Vivanuncios made it clearer this week by saying the region is one of its top priorities. “Early on, we set on Latin America given its economics and demographics,” said Sylvie De...

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DoneDeal.ie grows 215% in five years

DoneDeal, Ireland’s largest general classifieds site, commissioned a report ‘Second Hand Ireland’ by David McWilliams, which highlights changing consumer habits and reveals that the buying and selling of previously owned items in Ireland is now worth an annual €4.5 billion ($4.9 billion U.S.). According to McWilliams, used-goods trade grew seven times faster in the past five years than...

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New Google search algorithm causes 34 percent drop in LeBonCoin mobile visibility

A new Google search algorithm that favors sites with mobile versions has cost leading French classified player LeBonCoin dearly as it saw a 34-percent drop in mobile visability in search results, French media reported (article here). As more and more searches are done via smartphone, a new SEO algorithm had to be added, according to Google. Even though Google said not much will change in terms...

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