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Chip Perry taking on CoStar Group

Chip Perry, former CEO of AutoTrader.com, along with Jason Calcanis and several others, has invested in an Atlanta-based commercial real estate startup called REscour. The plan for REscour is to compete with CoStar Group’s suite of practitioner tools, and its LoopNet commercial property listing site. There is no indication that REscour will impact CoStar’s other important...

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Major moves in the global classifieds industry

The following people in the classifieds industry changed jobs, got promoted, or will be coming out of sabbaticals soon. In no particular order: Alec Oxenford, Christian Gisy, Christian Bubenheim, Dominikus Kirchhoff, Barbara Wittmann, Judith Jungmann, Andrea Hollenburger, Philipp Schwenke, Burkhard Henn, John Greger, Stephen Ballot, Dick Gorris, Pedro Vidal Bavio, Justin...

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Dubizzle.com parts company with its CEO and other staff

There has been a major shake-up at Dubizzle.com in the UAE. According to ArabianBusiness.com, the Naspers-owned general classifieds marketplace Dubizzle parted ways with its CEO Arto Joensuu, who had been in charge since 2013, and other senior managers, in a move to make the business less UAE-centered. The platform is available in eleven countries in the Middle East. The most recent country to...

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No new EBay pay system, says PayPal

In PayPal’s Feb.25 SEC form 10 filing  regarding its separation from EBay, the online payment giant revealed that both firms are prohibited from creating products competitive to the other, or even working with competitive vendors, for five years after the split. This means that EBay will not be building its own payment system, or even relying on a PayPal competitor, until at least...

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DeCicco leaving RealMatch for new role

Amy DeCicco, manager of partner marketing programs for RealMatch, is outta there as of Friday. She’ll become director of marketing for Sentinel Data Centers, which builds owns and operates data centers, or “wholesale co-location.” DeCicco has been with RealMatch for almost two years, handling various marketing functions including the company’s annual RealMatch Innovation Summit...

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Pete Flint out as Trulia CEO

Pete Flint, who founded Trulia, and was its CEO for more than 10 years,  will now have only one role in the new Zillow Group – a member of its board of directors. Paul Levine, Trulia COO for the last four years, has been named Trulia president, and will report directly to Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff. Levine spent five years as ETrade Financial VP of product, four years as Yahoo VP /...

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