Building Sales

Two overviews: Naspers, Tegna / Gannett

Two very good overview articles about international media / newspaper companies today: — The Financial Times has an overview of Naspers in advance of its annual earnings report on Tuesday. It outlines how Naspers stock has soared during the past few years, primarily because of its huge stake in the Chinese dot-com Tencent, and looks at its classified and other businesses. Here’s a link...

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French online property start-up Habiteo raises €3 million

French start-up portal Habiteo servicing developers and offering users 3D viewing options for the newly built properties just raised €3 million, including €2.5 million from Serena Capital and the remainder from its historical investors, including founders. Earlier the site has raised €500,000 from Business Angels. Since its launch in June of 2014, Habiteo defined itself as a tool to support...

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Another great job opportunity: Schibsted

And here’s another great job opportunity in the classified industry, posted by Schibsted. (Did you see the Telenor Digital job Christo pointed out yesterday?) “Marketplace monetization and pricing expert.” Based in Barcelona. (Great place!) Working for Schibsted, the smartest media company in the world today. What could be wrong? “Our goal is to help [Schibsted Classified Media]...

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Page to lead sales at Tribune Broadcasting

Michael Page, who served as a “key advisor” on the Gannett Co. buyout of its partners in Cars.com, has joined Tribune Broadcasting as VP of digital local sales. In the announcement, Tribune said Page would report to Angela Betasso, SVP of sales for the broadcasting unit of Tribune Media (NYSE: TRCO). Tribune Media is the product of the split-off of Tribune Publishing from the old Tribune...

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Keywee turns web content into individual paid posts. Are classifieds next?

Classified ad publishers looking for a way to turn listings for jobs, homes, cars and general merchandise into the kind of paid posts that are increasingly all over social media should pay attention to Keywee. The small Israeli startup has developed a technology that takes brand and news content from sites like The New York Times (which is both a customer and an investor in Keywee) and...

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58.com-Ganji merger: No official word yet

Wednesday came and went in Beijing and Shanghai, and there was no official confirmation of the merger between 58.com (NYSE: WUBA) and its smaller competitor, Ganji.com. A source in Beijing told our writer / analyst Don Gasper on Wednesday that talks between the two companies were still under way; later, Don advised us, “A source at Ganji says that nobody can talk until tomorrow...

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