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Jim does good work in other ways, too

Jim Townsend, long-time editorial director of the AIM Group / Classified Intelligence, also does good work in an even more meaningful way: This week, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston honored Jim and his wife Jan with the 2014 “Charity in Action” award for their volunteer organization efforts. They’re actively involved in a wide range of services to their church,...

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New report released from the AIM Group — 2013 Global Classifieds Annual

‘Big Five’ classified companies grow, Craigslist revenues soar  For immediate release ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Five major international classified companies worldwide compete directly in dozens of countries for dominance in the lucrative classified advertising field, where margins at some companies reach 70 and 80 percent, a new report shows. The 2013 Global Classifieds Annual by the...

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Google likely going after Craigslist, EBay

Google is working on a new product called Google Mine, which would allow Google+ users to document everything they own and want to own – both intellectual and social property, as well as “real stuff.”  Here’s what Google Operating System’s blog says about it: “Google Mine lets you share your belongings with your friends and keep up to date with what your...

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2013 Real Estate Annual is now available — Property portals find new ways to generate revenue and growth

For immediate release: April 5, 2013 ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – With a new housing boom in the United States, and a housing recovery under way or anticipated in many countries, people are looking online for houses and rental units like never before — so property portals are responding like never before. In its 2013 Real Estate Annual released today, Classified Intelligence Report...

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Media companies battle for classified ad dominance in Latin America

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — A classified advertising battle is under way in Latin America, with regional classified portals expanding and evolving in hopes of fighting off major multinational media classified publishers moving in from outside the region. Opportunities abound, as demonstrated by companies like EBay and Naspers targeting the traditional family-owned media companies in Latin...

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Patch ad sales to take on McClatchy?

While the extensive growth focus of AOL’s Patch.com has been on editorial, there are rumblings that local ad sales are about to begin full force. The hyperlocal online publication is already in the  classifieds space.  Due to launch very soon are Patch.com Davis and Roseville, Calif., smack dab in McClatchy’s flagship Sacramento Bee DMA... This content is available free to...

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