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Rightmove gets set for site relaunch

Rightmove is admitting increased market competition and is upgrading its website in a bid to stay ahead of its rivals. It is undertaking a wholesale site upgrade that will see beta testing run until November. Rightmove is rebuilding its search results pages using new technology and design, and some of the key improvements include: A quicker and cleaner search. Fully integrated mobile and desktop...

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Brazil looking to tax Airbnb, HomeAway like rentals

Looking at ways to increase tax collection, as Brazil performs a tough fiscal adjustment, which is aimed to help the nation’s struggling economy, a lot of attention has been paid to Airbnb, SegundoHogar and HomeAway-like services. Unlike what happens in several parts of the world, where Airbnb and other C-to-C services like Tripwell have been strictly regulated, Brazil was seen as...

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Users may now endorse skills on HeadHunter

HeadHunter.ru, Russia’s leading online recruitment classifieds platform, launched a skill-endorsement function usually associated with professional social networks such as LinkedIn. Registered HeadHunter users are now able to endorse specific skills of people in their networks, whether they are former employers or colleagues. The platform hopes this move will enhance the profiles of resumes...

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Talenetic pulls expert investors on board

Graham and Eric Potts, the founders of Jobsite.co.uk, received early-stage investment in their new venture Talenetic.com. The Potts brothers, with industry expert R. Parthasarathy, launched Talenetic in August 2014. Talenetic focuses on three key areas: job board technology solutions and talent acquisition platforms for media, recruitment agencies, corporate recruiters and job boards, its own...

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Berlin’s HomeToGo to tackle U.S. in August

Berlin-based holiday accommodation search engine HomeToGo will launch in the U.S. next month. We asked HomeToGo about its plans for the future. But first, a short overview of Germany’s holiday accommodation vertical… This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a...

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Avito launches contextual ad platform

Following in the footsteps of U.S. marketplace Amazon, Russia’s general classifieds leader Avito.ru launched its own contextual advertising platform. The Avito.ru site now has a dedicated, contextual ad-services section, that offers to advertise online retailers with links to their products. Once a retailer has signed up, his ads appear in the search results on the Avito site, based on...

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