Strategy

TimesJobs withdraws from Internet.org in India

Internet.org, Facebook’s initiative to get the unconnected two-thirds of the world population connected, ran into problems in India that were heavy enough to get a number of participating services, such as jobs site TimesJobs of Times Internet Limited, to withdraw (here). Critics said Internet.org “violates net neutrality”. Others have urged the Internet.org organizers to be...

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Navent develops app for IT experts

Navent, a jobs and a real estate classifieds company operating in ten Latin American countries, is making a new bet. According to the Argentinian press, the company, funded by Riverwood Capital and Tiger Global, is developing a new project, which has been kept top secret. “It’s a Tinder-like [app] but with resources from the IT [segment],” a project tester said. According to La...

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Zoopla positive, despite client exodus

Zoopla Property Group, the digital media business and operator of leading U.K. real estate sites, including Zoopla and PrimeLocation, released its results for the six months to end-March 2015. The group reported higher profits, with total sales up ten percent to £42 million ($65.3 million U.S.) from the same period in FY2014. The group suffered heavy losses in the total number of agents (down 16...

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Dutch TMG and USG People to launch online job platform

Dutch publisher Telegraaf Media Groep and Europe’s major HR services provider USG People have joined forces to create an online employment platform for recruitment and selection of staff, according to a statement (available here in Dutch). Employers will be able to post job vacancies in both online and print media. The platform that will be launched in Q3 will include tools for management of...

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Glassdoor arrives in the Netherlands

After its launch in France last November (we reported about it here), Glassdoor expanded its reach to yet another European country, the Netherlands. “Our Dutch language site will contain the same information that made us an employee and employer’s favorite in the US, United Kingdom, France and Germany,” wrote country manager for the Netherlands Tico Andrea in a note to clients...

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Ringier sells to Lamudi in Philippines

Swiss media group Ringier decided to exit online classifieds in the Philippines. Ringier and its local partner Summit Media announced the sale of real estate site MyProperty.ph to Rocket Internet-backed real estate site Lamudi. Ringier said in a media statement the decision to sell Lamudi was based on “strategic considerations”. Neither Lamudi nor Ringier disclosed any financial...

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