Social

LinkedIn goes chat, revamps messaging interface

Has LinkedIn’s messaging interface struck you as a bit, well, quaint of late? Old fashioned, as in stodgy email vs. Facebook friendly chat? The networking website announced this morning that it is doing away with its inbox-style system (for both its desktop version and iOS and Android apps) in favor of a shiny new way of communicating more akin to Twitter’s Direct Messages and many other...

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Canadian startup launches “Tinder for real estate”

Would you buy a home like you’d find a date on Tinder? That’s what the Canadian-based entrepreneurs behind Pocket Homes are hoping. The app, which its founders have dubbed the “Tinder of real estate,” presents users with homes that meet their search criteria, then asks them to swipe if they’re interested. The “liked” homes are then shared with other members of the users’ group –...

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CityBlast adds Realtor leaderboard to social article shares

Toronto-based CityBlast is promising big budget ad placement for its Realtor clients without breaking the bank. CityBlast works by logging in to a real estate agent’s personal Facebook page and posting relevant content to keep the Realtor’s readers engaged. Its latest service adds a personalized leaderboard ad at the top of every article an agent (or a CityBlast staff person ghosting as one)...

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Opensooq partners with social network Line.me

The development of instant messaging applications into a new channel for e-commerce (and classifieds) took another small step forward when Opensooq.com, the general classifieds website in the portfolio of iMENA Group, announced a strategic partnership with Line.me, a social messaging and calling application in Asia. Line.me was founded in Japan in 2011 as a social network platform. Today it...

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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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