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Greenlight for Swisscom´s takeover of Publigroupe

The takeover of Publigroupe by Swiss national telecom operator Swisscom is cut and dried: Swisscom announced that its public takeover bid to acquire digital marketing and media group Publigroupe has been successful and is approved by the Swiss Competition Commission. At the end of the extended period for acceptance of the takeover, the 25th of August, Swisscom has increased its stake in...

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After slump, SEEK expects growth

Australian online recruitment company Seek Ltd. (SEK.AU) expects solid revenue and earnings growth in the coming year, after a 35 percent slump in net profit in the past fiscal year, according to MarketWatch.com. Last  year’s slump came  after an accounting gain the previous year. Earnings in the coming year are expected to be boosted by a mix of organic growth and the benefit of...

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Monster, CareerBuilder, Dice challenged to ice-bucket drop for ALS Association

The ALS ice-bucket challenge has spread to the recruitment-site industry, in a most unusual way. Gigats.com, a recruitment site based in Orlando and owned by Softrock, a software and educational-referral company, has challenged Monster Worldwide, CareerBuilder and Dice.com to dump ice-water on the heads of CEOs Sal Iannuzzi, Matt Ferguson and Mike Durney (respectively) or to donate $100 per...

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Redfin adds free-to-agent 3-D views

Starting with Seattle, technology-focused brokerage Redfin is rolling out 3-D interior views of properties for sale, by way of 3-D vendor Matterport. The product provides a high-resolution, interactive view from every angle inside a home.  All the shopper need do is click on whatever part of the home she wants to view in three dimensions.  Redfin has an example. In contrast to competitor...

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Bidsquare online auctions now live

Six leading auction houses – Brunk Auctions, Cowan’s Auctions, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Pook & Pook, Rago and Skinner, Inc -  have collaborated on Bidsquare.com for live online-online bidding marketplaces. Here’s the announcement: Announcing Bidsquare, the First Online Bidding Platform Created for Collectors by America’s Leading Auction Houses NEW YORK, Aug. 19,...

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Carvana auto-sales growth spurs hiring

p5rn7vb Carvana, a pioneer in the complete online auto retailing business, is hiring 50 percent more staff within the next six months. That’s how good business has been! Most of the analytics, Web development, design, sales and management jobs are in Phoenix, though some are needed in Atlanta and its newest location – Nashville, Tenn. - as well. Here’s the...

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