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Auction.com’s Friedman named Internet Person of Year

Auction.com Chair and Co-founder Rob Friedman Named Internet Person of the Year by Internet Marketing Association  Friedman recognized for Auction.com’s disruption of traditional real estate salesIRVINE, Calif. –Oct. 28, 2014 –Rob Friedman, chairman and co-founder of Auction.com, LLC, the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace, was named Internet Person of the Year...

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Ringier poaches from Naspers in Nigeria

Ady.ng, the general classifieds platform of Ringier in Nigeria, poached an “old hand” from competitor OLX Nigeria. Olushola Adegbuyi (photo), started at Ady.ng as operational manager in October. Previously she worked at Naspers’ general classifieds site Dealfish, which later became OLX. She joined Dealfish as customer service manager in December 2011 and switched to OLX Nigeria...

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Cars.com’s Golub, Swislow resign

Mitch Golub, president of Cars.com, and the automotive giant’s first employee, is leaving the company in March. Another one of its first executives, Bill Swislow, is saying goodbye as well. “Mitch will continue on in advisory role until March 1,  as Alex Vetter and Dan Jauernig transition into their new positions,” a company representative told us by email. ” Bill...

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Rumgr joins EBay, becomes Close5

On October 1, Las Vegas marketplace startup Rumgr was acquired by EBay.  Rumgr co-founder Dylan Bathurst and three others of the Rumgr team joined EBay to create Close5. When we last talked with Bathurst he said that half of the Rumgr traffic was coming by way of a mobile device. So it’s probably no surprise that Close5 is basically Rumgr re-created as a mobile app. E-commerce had already...

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Fox to become NADA CEO, chair

Bill Fox, an auto dealer in upstate New York, and this year’s vice chair at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) is to become its CEO and chair effective 2015. Here’s the announcement: Bill Fox Elected NADA Chairman for 2015 Upstate New York auto dealer and current vice chairman to lead national trade association; Jeff Carlson elected next vice chairman SCOTTSDALE,...

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Former Yellowbook CEO leads Dex Media

Joe Walsh, who was CEO at Yellowbook for more than 18 years, has been named president and CEO of Dex Media. Here’s the announcement: Dex Media Names Joe Walsh President and CEO Media company turns to former Yellowbook leader to drive sales growth DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 14, 2014– The board of directors for Dex Media, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXM) announced today the...

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