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Merger of Local.ch and Search.ch not yet cut and dry

What was intended to be a marriage in heaven, and a stand against Google’s dominance in web search in Switzerland – the planned merger between Swisscom’s web directory Local.ch and Tamedia’s subsidiary Search.ch AG – is now the object of a detailed examination by the Swiss Competition Commission (WEKO). As we reported in August WEKO gave greenlight to...

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SimplyHired launches job-ranking tools

For job seekers listing aggregator SimplyHired has introduced two important features.  The first, the Trending Now badge, lets candidates know which firms have multiple openings and are receiving the most clicks from SimplyHired visitors, and displays them in order of number of jobs.  The determination of the activity is made by the site’s new Employer Brand Index (EBI), which measures...

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Etsy adds social, mobile sales tools

Etsy has developed some nice tools for its creative merchants, to help them sell their unique, hand-crafted items as holiday gifts, via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. There’s a new #Etsygifts hashtag, and a PDF template that enables sellers to create and offer gift cards. Etsy-created images for its merchants include an Unwrap Your Unique Gift prompt, to upload as a cover for the...

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Zillow foci: agent tools, direct listing feeds

blackjack games Zillow, No.1 U.S. real estate site for traffic, continues its concentration on lead-generation tools for agents, and direct-listing relationships with MLSs and brokerages. On its q3 2014 earnings call, Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff announced the addition of  its proprietary lightweight customer-relationship-management (CRM) tool as a Premier-Agent feature of its...

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RealMassive beta live in San Francisco

Live November 3, San Francisco is the latest market for the commercial real estate marketplace RealMassive. Just last week it spread its Texas wings to Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio. According to CultureMap Dallas, RealMassive is aiming for more than 2 billion square feet of commercial property coverage by the end of the year, and hopes to become the “Zillow of commercial...

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CareerBuilder debuts pre-hire software, projects $720 mil 2014 global revenue

The  strong focus for recruitment giant CareerBuilder is and will continue to be the development of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) pre-hire products for employers, according to CareerBulder CEO Matt Ferguson. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

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