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Dutch Marktplaats buys new car sales site Nieuweautokopen.nl

Dutch No. 1 generalist classified site Martkplaats.nl owned by eBay is delving deeper into online auto business as it announced this week its intention to buy new cars sales site Nieuweautokopen.nl, Dutch outlet Emerce reported. This move goes in line with the Marktplaats strategy to enhance its car sales segment and also increasingly focus on sale of new items. The site reached the milestone of...

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Indeed plans to triple its sales in France in 2015

Three years after its launch in Europe, Indeed, which claims to have 300,000 job ads in France, plans to seriously expand its market presence in the country. 2014 was a strong year for the French operations of a US-based job search engine, as it has recorded a triple-digit growth, according to Karim Jelatat, sales director for France currently based in Dublin. Jelatat, who recently started his...

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Groupon self-gifting suggests revenue idea for classified marketplaces

Groupon, in a clever attempt to generate sales, named today, December 11, as self-gifting day. It’s basically a ploy to get us to spend money on ourselves, along with buying holiday gifts. But it got us to thinking: Wouldn’t it be smart – and surely revenue-producing –  if Groupon or any classified publisher or online marketplace set up This content is available to...

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MapR big-data clients exceed 700

MapR, which provides big-date services for classified and other publishers and clients, has jumped its client base by more than 200 percent quarter over quarter, to more than 700.  In its recent survey of clients, MapR determined average return on investment (ROI) to be 500 percent, with cost-of-services break-even prior to one year. MapR also hired Sun Microsystems EVP and CMO Anil...

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Vivastreet France targets auto market for professionals

One of the leading generalist sites that has been working hard to advance in all segments of French classified market, Vivastreet currently takes aim at the auto segment with its new offer to dealers. A new, “all inclusive” proposition for €59.99 is for 15 cars, allowing to place 12 photos for each car. Dealer can now connect each of the listings to their store page and personal web site. A...

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Avito.ma expected to turn profit in 2016

Avito.ma, the leading general classifieds site in Morocco that recently merged with Bikhir.ma, is currently in an investment phase and will likely begin to bring profits in 2016, its general manager Larbi Alaoui Belrhiti said. The Moroccan market is facing a battle for No. 1 position between the country’s oldest classifieds site MarocAnnonces.com and Avito.ma. .. This content is available...

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