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Text of Backpage suit cites free speech

CHICAGO — The suit filed Tuesday by Backpage.com against Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart reveals a case based on the U.S. Constitution. “For over six years, Sheriff Dart has pursued a campaign against online classified advertising websites—first Craigslist and then Backpage.com—demanding they shut down portions of their sites for adult-oriented ads posted by users,” reads...

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Jokakoti gets new business director

Mikko Ristimäki has replaced Minni Miettinen as the new leader of Jokakoti.fi, Finland’s third most popular real estate site. He now has the title of Jokakoti’s business director, while Miettinen left the company. In his new position Ristimäki (LinkedIn profile) is responsible for leading and developing all Jokakoti operations from sales and marketing to product development and customer...

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Vivastreet has ‘sex adverts’ pulled

Vivastreet, one of the U.K.’s largest free classified websites, last week saw its advertisements withdrawn from locations around Birmingham after complaints that the listings were ‘sex adverts’. The Object group, which campaigns against women being portrayed as sex objects, is one of 20 complainants who reported the website to the Advertising Standards Agency. The ads picture three young...

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Agora appoints a new supervisor for Trader.com

Maciej Wicha has replaced Anna Podkowińska-Tretyn as vice director of Agora Internet since April. He acts now as Agora’s supervisor for Trader.com (managing Agora’s Domiporta.pl real estate site and Autotrader.pl automotive site). Podkowińska-Tretyn left the company. Wicha (LinkedIn profile) focuses also on the obligations associated with his two other positions, namely as deputy...

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Scolan is Schibsted’s sales manager of the year

The yearly Schibsted Sales Awards event took place in Stockholm last Friday with more than 700 participants. At the event Leboncoin’s Fabien Scolan was named ‘Sales manager of the year 2014′ and the so-called strategic account team of InfoJobs Spain was named ‘Sales team of the year 2014′. This is how the jury motivated its decision to nominate Fabien Scola sales...

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Drapella to leave Morizon.pl

Bolesław Drapella resigned as vice president of Morizon SA, owner of Polish real estate search engines Morizon.pl and Nportal.pl and several other real estate classified sites. His duties will be taken over by Sławomir Topczewski from the Nokaut Group. Bolesław Drapella (LinkedIn profile) worked for Morizon for more than four years. Under his leadership Morizon transformed from a three-person...

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