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Russia’s Rambler appoints new acting director

Rambler&Co, one of Russia’s largest media holdings, hired a new acting director for its website Rambler.ru. She is Anastasia Babkina (photo), who has been a marketing executive of Rambler since 2011. Rambler’s site offers a variety of services, including auto vertical classifieds AutoRambler, email and search, online news and weather. Babkina is expected to add new dynamism to...

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Job search engine Neuvoo comes to Europe

Following a round of fundraising earlier this year, Montreal-based job search engine Neuvoo launched its site in the U.K., and plans to expand further into Europe. Neuvoo is a startup. The company raised $500,000 (Canadian dollars) specifically for global expansion, and said it will start with the U.K. and Germany. Other European countries will follow later. Neuvoo is a job search engine that...

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Google says direct-buy search ads ‘imminent’– lots of questions

Google confirmed reports that it will soon introduce click-to-buy buttons on its paid search ads. Google Chief Business Officer Omid Kordestani told attendees at the Southern California Code conference on Wednesday that direct-buy is “imminent.” “There is going to be a buy button soon,” he was quoted. According to one report, the button would transport the buyer to a mini landing page...

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EBay to launch cost-per-sale search ad format

EBay is launching a new ad format that guarantees first-page placement on product search results. It differs from what EBay has been doing with Google AdWords in that sellers are only charged when a click-through results in a sale. The ads will begin appearing in the U.S. in June, on a limited basis. Sellers can bid up to 20 percent of a product’s final sale price for search...

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Rightmove adds school checker tool to its listings

A survey conducted by Rightmove, the U.K.’s largest real estate website, revealed that 84 percent of parents would consider moving house to be near a good school. In addition, nine out of ten parents consider the quality of local state schools, when choosing the location for a new home. As a result, Rightmove partnered with Schoolguide.co.uk to add a new feature called School checker to all of...

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Search giant Mitula buys Nestoria

Madrid-based Mitula Classified acquired 100 percent of London-based Lokku Limited for an undisclosed amount and changed the company name to The Mitula Group Limited. The Mitula Group owns Mitula.com, a vertical search engine for autos, jobs and real estate in 38 countries, and Lokku Limited owns (among others) Nestoria.com, a search engine for real estate ads in nine countries… This content is...

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