Marketplace

Naspers forges ahead with idea to befriend mobile operators

OLX, the general classifieds platform Naspers operates in more than 40 emerging economies around the world, highjacked the idea of Internet.org to get mobile operators to agree to free surfing on certain websites. Earlier this week OLX and Mobilink, a mobile operator in Pakistan, said they “have extended their partnership to provide free mobile browsing of all OLX website variants and...

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Facebook launches sell button for groups

While millions of items are already being sold by way of Facebook groups, Facebook hasn’t done anything official to facilitate that – until now. (See our Global Classifieds Annual report for more on Facebook group marketplaces.) It’s not so much a revolutionary tool that helps consumers sell, but rather Facebook’s way of getting in on what has already been happening....

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Angie’s List replaces CTO yet again

Angie’s List has announced its third head of technology in less than two years, with the hire of Darin Brown, who was last VP, excelerate at ExactTarget. Brown’s title will be SVP of Technology, according to Indianapolis Business Journal. Current CTO Robert Wiseman, who has only been with the service marketplace since March, is to remain as consultant, after declining to relocate to...

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RealSavvy not so savvy?

The ‘pin and save’ model of real estate startup RealSavvy isn’t new, but it IS new to real estate, and some real estate listing sites are objecting.  According to Inman News,  Zillow is one site that has demanded that RealSavvy disallow Zillow access. As is, it seems a bit doomed, though there are changes the startup might make to ward off its demise. This content is...

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AutoTrader.com adds DealerRater consumer reviews

AutoTrader.com sister site KBB.com has offered access to DealerRater consumer reviews of dealerships for more than a year now, and finally AutoTrader.com will do the same, by the end of December. The planned process  offers less transparency than consumers might like, however. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client?...

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Twitter to roll out geo-based advertising?

When the AIM Group listened in on Twitter Analyst Day we heard Twitter CFO Anthony Noto say that one of the social search engine’s 2015 projects was to “Use geo-based data to target location-based content and services, and tailor products to local markets.” Along that vein, a source has told Business Insider that Twitter is about to sign with Foursquare to power location in...

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