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Navent launches ‘Tinder-like’ jobs app for IT professionals

It’s been a while since we reported that Navent, a leading real estate and jobs classifieds operating in 10 Latin American countries, was about to launch an app for IT experts. Just a few weeks after the project was announced as a top secret initiative, the company funded by Riverwood Capital and Tiger Global finally released a final version of the app. It’s called Ubit Propuestas...

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The IT Job Board rebrands as Dice

DHI Group (formerly known as Dice Holding) extended its service into Europe with the rebranding of European tech career site The IT Job Board to Dice. Dice is America’s leading digital career resource for technology and engineering professionals. The move follows the company’s acquisition of the IT Job Board in July 2013 from international staffing specialist SThree. The IT Job Board is a...

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German government takes on Rocket Internet’s homecleaning site

In August last year we reported (here) about the German government’s plan to launch a home-cleaning services site in competition with about six privately-funded competitors, including Rocket Internet’s startup Helpling, BookaTiger.com and U.S.-based Homejoy.com. A few days later we excitedly reported (here) that the German government had wisened up at the last minute, and had decided...

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Xing adds a valuable, new dimension to networking

Xing, the leading professional network in the German-speaking region, added a really valuable – if not spectacularly valuable – dimension to business networking: a free-for-all video-chatting app. It is called EyesOnXing and was custom-built for Xing by an Austrian firm called VisoCon. The video app enables Xing users (also non-premium members) to easily set up one-on-one video calls,...

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AutoTrader.co.za introduces radio show

AutoTrader, a leading player in South Africa for used-auto sales, joined forces with digital content hub CliffCentral to offer #AutoCentral — an expert motoring infotainment show. CliffCentral also has an Internet radio station, which has had 3.4 million podcast downloads since its launch early in 2014. #AutoCentral will be a show focusing on all things motoring, and will also feature...

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Vivastreet has ‘sex adverts’ pulled

Vivastreet, one of the U.K.’s largest free classified websites, last week saw its advertisements withdrawn from locations around Birmingham after complaints that the listings were ‘sex adverts’. The Object group, which campaigns against women being portrayed as sex objects, is one of 20 complainants who reported the website to the Advertising Standards Agency. The ads picture three young...

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