Mobile

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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Allegro changes strategy and fires 90

m4s0n501 Naspers’ Allegro Group announced that it would change its strategy and the way it operates to make it more flexible and mobile-oriented. For its employees it means restructuring and collective dismissals. The restructuring process started on Oct. 8. It involves the following departments: marketing, client service, IT, finance and administration. The company will fire about 90...

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Groupon debuts free, rewarding Snap app

The new Snap mobile app by Groupon is about saving money, and perhaps winning money. Here’s the announcement: Groupon Launches Snap by GrouponTM, a Free App that Pays People Cash to Shop  One lucky shopper will win a year of free groceries for uploading a receipt through Nov. 11 CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Groupon (groupon.com) announced the launch of Snap by GrouponTM...

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Segundamano signs TV star as spokeswoman

Segundamano.es, Spain’s second-largest general classifieds site, just signed its first brand ambassador: Spanish TV presenter Pilar Rubio. Rubio promotes Segundamano, which is owned by Schibsted Classified Media, as an opportunity for “intelligent, responsible, sustainable” shopping, and encourages people to buy and sell goods second-hand in order to reduce consumption and...

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