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JobR app gets $2 mil seed fund, advisor

JobR app, a mobile startup we just reviewed as a notable niche-y recruitment tool, has landed $2 million in seed funding.   Ellen Levy, managing director of Silicon Valley Connect, has joined JobR as advisor as well as investor. “We are proud to announce that we closed an oversubscribed $2M round of funding from some really impressive investors: Lerer Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Eniac...

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Houzz launches in the U.K.

Since one million U.K. residents visited Houzz.com when it launched, the California-based home design and renovation platform now launched Houzz.co.uk, and opened an office in London. Here’s the announcement: Introducing Houzz UK – The World’s Leading Home Design and Renovation Platform Launches Dedicated UK Service With over 1 million UK users at launch, Houzz...

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Notable Niche-y job sites launch

Skilled Wizard – A New York City -based social network for skilled jobs, Skilled Wizard began in 2012 with funding of $315,000 from friends and family investors. It is expected to come out of beta by the end of 2014. Skilled Wizard provides This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

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Publigroupe releases interim financials for public tenders

Publigroupe’s board of directors officially recommended shareholders to accept Swisscom’s offer of CHF 214 per share with the publication of the report on the public tenders of Swisscom and Tamedia. The recommendation was based on the independent opinion commissioned by the board, which found Swisscom’s offer to be “fair from n financial point of view” (press...

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‘Gorgeous’ Craigslist mobile app upgrades

Daily, a free mobile app for Craigslist post and search, has just added  new features. Described by Mac Life Magazine as “drop dead gorgeous, easy to use” and an IOS app that “blows the competition out of the water,” Daily  lets mobile shoppers use their fingers to cross off listings in which they have no interest and circle their favorites. There’s a map view...

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Search MSN Real Estate, see Zillow homes

The new exclusive real estate search contract with MSN puts Zillow listings front and center on yet another major real estate site in the U.S. Consumers coming to MSN Real Estate to look for homes for sale will be redirected to Zillow.com. Here’s the announcement:  Zillow Now Powers Real Estate Search for MSN With the addition of MSN to Zillow’s real estate network, Zillow now...

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