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Angie’s List reports net loss, new model

The second quarter 2014 net loss for service marketplace Angie’s List (NASDAQ: ANGI) was $18,356, which represents an approximately 28 percent greater loss than this time last year. Revenue grew year-over-year by 33 percent, while transactions were up 51 percent. The 31 percent year-over-year paid membership increase, while a plus, has to be put in perspective. Angie’s List has rolled...

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Kleinanzeigen.ebay introduces fee to stop spammers

On the Internet nothing is written in stone. Even the free-to-list proposition, which Kleinanzeigen.ebay.de always presented as a precious cornerstone of its business model, can change. That happened on July 14, when Kleinanzeigen.ebay introduced a listing fee of 95 Euro cent ($1.30 U.S.) for every ad that is listed over 50 in a rolling 30-day period. In other words, the first 50 ads in a rolling...

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Whatever happened to LesPAC’s English language site for Canada?

In our 2012 “Global Classifieds Annual” (CIR 13.20, Oct. 12, 2012), we reported that the Quebec-based, French language general classified website LesPAC was planning its first ever English-language version for roll out across Canada. We’ve checked in with LesPAC several times since then, but no sign of the English site. So we asked Suzanne Moquin, the company’s CEO, what was up? The...

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CareerCloud debuts Twitter JobCritters

Social job aggregator CareerCloud has just launched JobCritters, a platform that enables search, save and share of job listings. There’s even a ‘Twesume,’ which combines Twitter profile and resume. All you need is a Twitter account. It’s free to both job seekers and hiring managers, though a premium employer account, with more features, is $20 a month. (For more on...

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JobR app gets $2 mil seed fund, advisor

JobR app, a mobile startup we just reviewed as a notable niche-y recruitment tool, has landed $2 million in seed funding.   Ellen Levy, managing director of Silicon Valley Connect, has joined JobR as advisor as well as investor. “We are proud to announce that we closed an oversubscribed $2M round of funding from some really impressive investors: Lerer Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Eniac...

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Quarles joins NextDoor as CBO

Christa Quarles, recent Disney SVP and GM of mobile and social games, has been named chief business officer for hyperlocal social community and marketplace NextDoor. Quarles will oversee human resources, recruiting, finance and legal. This is NextDoor’s  second senior executive hire for 2014. NextDoor has grown to 38,000 U.S. neighborhoods, representing approximately one of every four...

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