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RecruitiFi brings gamification to recruitment

RecruitiFi, which fills positions through interactions with its database of recruiters, has just gamified the commission structure by which it rewards those recruiters. Now, a recruiter gets paid not only for the candidate that gets hired but the others who were quality fits as well. Here’s the announcement:  RecruitiFi Introduces Gamification to Recruiting Industry Crowdsourced recruiting...

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Lamudi lists 250,000 properties in its first six months

Rocket Internet’s real estate site Lamudi reported today it has listed more than 250,000 properties in the first six months after its launch in October 2013. It is now present in 25 countries and employees 300 people in Africa, Asia and South America. Reporting a 100 percent listings increase in March to 200,000 from 100,000 in February, Aneesa Arshad, CEO of Lamudi East and Southern...

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Twitter growing as recruitment, real estate sales resource

Unlike Facebook, Twitter is immensely focused on business, and predominantly used by executives and entrepreneurs.  Making use of Twitter to job search just makes sense, as does using it to search for the passive candidate, or assess a candidate’s social, networking and industry savvy. Additionally, Twitter has  taken another step as marketing tool for agents, and properties for sale or...

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Etsy adds tech products with acquisition of Grand St.

Custom-made marketplace Etsy has just announced its acquisition of Grand St., a hardware marketplace where consumers not only buy technology but share their thoughts on the new gadgets and pre-order them before they’re even on the market. While the Etsy blog tries to explain this as a synergy with its current platform, it seems not so much synergistic as a simple reach for a new...

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Newly-funded Placester evolves to real estate publisher platform, signs Hearst

Placester, which began as a real estate website software for agents and brokers, is now evolving to publisher platform. It has signed Hearst Corp., to power all its local real estate verticals. Placester also just landed $5.5 million in funding from Romulus Capital.  Xconomy has more details. Here’s the announcement:  Placester Raises $5.5M Series A Funding Round to Enable Publishers to...

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Beepi gets $5 mil to help sell used cars

Beta used-car platform Beepi just landed $5 million in startup funding from RedPoint Ventures and others. This is its second round of venture capital funds – the first brought it $1.2 million. While its current geographic focus is solely on helping San Francisco-area used-car shoppers find their quality pre-owned vehicle,  expansion is in the offing, according to TechCrunch.  Beepi is...

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