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Apartments.com relaunches, introduces free private-owner listings

CoStar Group, owner of Apartments.com and commercial real estate veteran LoopNet, just announced many changes to the Apartments.com website and marketing strategy, including the introduction of free rental listings for private owners.  On today’s conference call we also learned about changes to sales strategy for CoStar Group as a whole. This content is available to Classified Intelligence...

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Groupon debuts Pages, merchant reviews

The ongoing problem for daily deals veteran Groupon has been keeping enough varied inventory in its deals marketplace. During its Q4 and end-of-year 2014 earnings call Groupon CEO Eric Lefkosky announced the rollout of consumer ratings and reviews by way of its new merchant Pages on Groupon.com. Over the years, Groupon has amassed more than 20 million merchant ratings and tips from customers...

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Dice income up 70%, OpenWeb expands

Dice Holdings’ $27.6 million net income for 2014 exceeded the prior year by nearly 70 percent, according to the company’s Q4 and end-of-year 2014 earnings release. The company owns the tech jobs site Dice.com, which advertised 80,000 positions daily in 2014. Its Energy and Healthcare segments showed the best 2014 boost in revenue, with Energy up 30 percent year over year (YOY), and...

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Cox Auto debuts game-changing MakeMyDeal

blackjack games We’re going to share a lot of details about Cox Automotive’s MakeMyDeal startup in an upcoming CIR, as this one’s a game changer, for sure.  It would be nice to think that Cox Auto listened to our sage Automotive Advertising Annual report advice about dealer vehicle display pages (VDP), and the paucity of response to third-party-listing-site...

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LinkedIn to aid employee referrals

At the same time that Facebook announced its new Facebook at Work private-beta platform trial, we heard that  LinkedIn is about to introduce the first stage of a new application that connects co-workers, and helps them share job openings to their network. While it doesn’t seem to be a direct part of its Talent Solutions platform, the unnamed co-worker connection surely suggests a...

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Angelist had great funding, hiring year

Angelist crowdsourcer and hiring site for startups had an amazing 2014, including its largest-ever funding – used-vehicle online marketplace Beepi’s $12.7 million from more than 80 contributors. It also helped put job seekers together with hiring startups. This past year 115,000 candidates and 8,000 young firms resulted in 200,000 matches. Other funded notables: Brand new online...

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