Mobile

Etsy sellers get offline credit card reader

Etsy has enabled offline credit card payments by offering a free mobile credit card reader to its U.S. merchants. Now these creative crafts people will be able to set up a booth at a local flea market, or have their own neighborhood storefront location, and take payments by way of their smartphone and the reader. For Etsy it adds a 2.7 percent revenue share for offline transactions to its...

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Notable Niche-y job marketplaces launch

Here are two innovative recruitment startups with emulatable features. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

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SmartRecruiters links to LinkedIn

Cloud recruiting system SmartRecruiters has more deeply integrated LinkedIn into its services for hiring firms. Now LinkedIn profiles will be viewable on the SmartRecruiter platform, and a search of LinkedIn will tell recruiters which candidates are already in the SmartRecruiter database. LinkedIn job posting via SmartRecruiter will be easily enabled, and any LinkedIn member will be apply to any...

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Rumgr joins EBay, becomes Close5

On October 1, Las Vegas marketplace startup Rumgr was acquired by EBay.  Rumgr co-founder Dylan Bathurst and three others of the Rumgr team joined EBay to create Close5. When we last talked with Bathurst he said that half of the Rumgr traffic was coming by way of a mobile device. So it’s probably no surprise that Close5 is basically Rumgr re-created as a mobile app. E-commerce had already...

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Jobvite: 93% of firms use social recruiting

Jobvite’s 2014 Social Recruiting Report is out, with clarity on the habits of hiring firms and their recruiters. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

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Mercari shopping app gets $23 mil

Tokyo-based Mercari, a consumer-to-consumer mobile shopping app, has just landed another funding round – this one $23 million. This brings its four-round total to $41.6 million since its February, 2013 launch.  Mercari expanded its second-hand mobile shopping platform to the U.S. back in August. Right now there is no charge to sell or buy, and Mercari handles the process end-to-end,...

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