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Toc Toc moves into Peru and Colombia

Chilean real estate website Toc Toc plans to take a leadership position in its local market and expand to Peru and Colombia, according to BNAmericas (subscription required). The platform is owned by iConstruye SA, which belongs to the country’s construction chamber (CCHC) and other investors. The website was launched recently and will compete directly with Portalinmobiliario, which is one...

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EBay mum on garage sale patent

EBay was recently granted a patent for online garage sales,  one for which it applied in October, 2012. Justia reported the exact wording: “One example embodiment relates to a method that comprises receiving from a first user, via a network, a listing of one or more items that are part of a garage sale. The method includes storing the item listing in a database and presenting, using at...

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Ouest-France to launch Zoomcar.fr to complement OuestFrance-Auto.com

French regional newspaper group Sipa-Ouest-France is about to launch Zoomcar.fr in June, a site the group says will be an infomediary to complement services offered at its regional car portal Ouestfrance-auto.com. A new site for both professionals and individuals involved in buying and selling cars intends to bring low cost and “disrupt” the local car portal market, according to Didier Mahé,...

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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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