Mobile

TrueCar signs 10k dealers, targets millennials via mobile

Scott Painter, founder and CEO of vehicle valuation firm TrueCar, recently told the Automotive World Congress audience that in the coming week dealers committed to TrueCar will exceed 10,000.  At that point the auto site will have surpassed a long-stated goal of one of every three U.S. new car dealers.  Painter shared important plans focused on selling to millennials by way of...

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Saltside joins Facebook’s “parallel Internet” in Ghana

Internet.org, the initiative of Facebook’s Marc Zuckerberg (and a number of other companies) to connect “the unconnected two-thirds” took a small step forward this week, when it launched in Ghana… This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a...

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CPro offers slick mobile Craigslist search

Escargot Studios, LLC, creators of Craigslist Pro (CPro), describe it as the best mobile app to search Craigslist. While it’s quite easy to use, with many handy features,  we’re not sure it rises to the level of best. To its credit, it is available for both IOS and Android. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a...

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EBay lays off 2,400; Marketplace disappoints

On its fourth quarter 2014 and end of year earnings call, EBay president and CEO John Donahoe announced the layoff of 2,400 employees, about 7 percent of its entire workforce. While not breaking down by segment, EBay CFO Robert Swan said that the layoff numbers were “a little higher on the Marketplace side.”  The disappointing financial results for EBay Marketplace were certainly...

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TrueCar revamps dealer certification

TrueCar has increased its demands on dealers who wish to become certified TrueCar dealers, adding compulsory training videos that it believes greatly enhance dealers’ ability to sell. The new plan is called TrueCar Certification Program 2.0. TrueCar also just announced that more than half its site audience now comes by way of mobile device. Here’s the training announcement:  TrueCar...

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Indeed plans to triple sales in France in 2015

Three years after its launch in Europe, Indeed, which claims to have 300,000 job ads in France, plans to seriously expand its market presence in the country. The year 2014 was a strong one for the French operation of a U.S.-based job search engine, as it recorded triple-digit growth, according to Karim Jelatat, sales director for France currently based in Dublin. Jelatat, who recently started his...

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