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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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TrueCar dealers sell 500k vehicles in year

No-haggle vehicle sales site TrueCar has reported that the past year’s 500,000 car and truck sales bring its auto-sales total to 1.5 million. Here’s the announcement: TrueCar Certified Dealer Network Tops 1.5 Million Total Auto Sales, Over 500,000 Since November 2013 SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — TrueCar, Inc., (NASDAQ: TRUE), the negotiation-free car...

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Tesla plans used-car sales, more dealer competition

As yet more worrisome competition for U.S. auto dealers and the online marketplaces that depend on them for revenue, electric car manufacturer Tesla is planning to get into the used car business. The domain PreOwnedTeslas.com is parked on GoDaddy. Hmm…. Tesla vehicles are about to become three years old, and Tesla is planning to start selling its own used cars, Automotive News has just...

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