Strategy

Dutch Marktplaats to offer tickets and travel packages

The leader of Dutch classified market, eBay-owned horizontal portal Marktplaats.nl enters the market for travel and leisure as it is about to begin offering travel deals in partnership with the Dutch travel site TicketVeiling.nl, Emerce reported (full article available here in Dutch). This move follows a trend taken by a number of horizontal sites, particularly LeBonCoin in France, to enter the...

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Navent’s CompreoAlquile enters Costa Rican real estate classifieds market

Navent, a jobs and real estate classifieds company operating in 10 Latin American countries, has started its operations in the Costa Rican real estate classifieds market, a top executive told the AIM Group. Owner of the brand CompreoAlquile in Panama, the company funded by Tiger Global and Riverwood Capital will compete with BuscoMiCasa and Encuentra24, the two main players operating in the...

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Avito to start charging for job ads

Starting from the 18th of August, Russia’s general classifieds leader Avito is charging a fee for new listings in the job section of the site. According to Vladimir Korizky, head of Avito Jobs, the new system is expected to improve both the quality of the job listings and the response of job seekers, who are likely to trust these vacancy posts to a greater degree. The new system had...

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VivaReal gives free office space to start-ups at its HQ in São Paulo

Just a few weeks after VivaReal, a leading real estate classifieds platform operating in Brazil, told the AIM Group it has moved to a new office to support growth, the company announced another major step: it’s now offering free office space to promising tech startups. VivaReal’s new office is located in the Bela Cintra area, just a few blocks from the Paulista, the financial heart...

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Rightmove gets set for site relaunch

Rightmove is admitting increased market competition and is upgrading its website in a bid to stay ahead of its rivals. It is undertaking a wholesale site upgrade that will see beta testing run until November. Rightmove is rebuilding its search results pages using new technology and design, and some of the key improvements include: A quicker and cleaner search. Fully integrated mobile and desktop...

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Friday-Ad Motors partners with 1st Central

Friday-Ad Motors teamed up with auto insurance provider 1st Central to help its customers find auto insurance deals. 1st Central is one of the top ten most popular auto insurance brands and sells policies directly through its own website and via price comparison sites. The insurance provider is part of the First Central Group and launched in 2008. It has sold almost two million policies and has...

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