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MercadoLib​re names new Mexico GM

MercadoLibre, the ecommerce and classifieds platform that covers much of Latin America, has named a new country manager for Mexico. Ignacio Caride replaced Francisco Ceballos, who had headed the company’s operations in Mexico since 2002. According to El Economista, Caride plans to keep the company growing and increase the number of e-commerce transactions in Mexico.  “I’m...

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Schibsted gives Greek site fresh, new look

Schibsted-owned Aggeliopolis.gr, Greece’s No. 1 general classifieds site, relaunched with a completely new look, and several changes aimed at making life easier for users when they list or search stuff to buy. The new site is simple, but one can’t really say it’s a simplification, because the previous site was already simple – as Schibsted sites always are. The trademark map is still...

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Naspers kills Tablica in Poland

In another bold move to consolidate its big, global portfolio of general classifieds, Naspers will today kill one of Poland’s best known brands – Tablica. On Apr. 14 Tablica.pl, Poland’s No. 1 general classifieds site, will be rebranded to Olx.pl. For Naspers it will be another step on the road to building Olx into a global brand; for Polish consumers nothing will change – apart from the...

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DeSilva promoted to director of sales, The Daily Voice

Kathryn DeSilva, after 10 months as Sr. director of digital marketing, has been promoted to director of sales at New York City-based news network The Daily Voice. The former Chase Media Group /Yorktown  Pennysaver advertisingl sales manager joined The Daily Voice in 2011. Just prior to that she spent three years as marketing and special projects director for Tri State Media Group “Kathy...

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MercadoLibre buys two real estate sites

Argentina-based online commerce platform MercadoLibre Inc. (Nasdaq: MELI) has acquired two major real estate websites. Mercado will pay about $40 million in cash to take 100 percent control of VMK, the holding company that owns Portal Imobiliario in Chile and Guia di Inmuebles in Mexico. The deal was reported Wednesday by The New York Times and in local media today. Brazil media reported that...

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We’re not withdrawing from Africa, we’re expanding, says Naspers (Update)

Naspers responded to recent speculation that it may close down its general classifieds operation Olx in Africa with a firm “no, that’s not true”. We reported the rumor here. “There is no truth in the rumor,” a company spokesperson told us. “At this stage, I can confirm the following: Africa is a high-growth region for Olx, which employs more than 100 people in Sub-Saharan Africa. Olx...

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