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DHI Group earnings rise as sale pushed

With a Q2 EPS of $0.11, announced Tuesday, DHI Group Inc. has beat its guidance by a penny a share, a benefit that comes just as a cabal of shareholders that own 4 percent of the stock has demanded that the company be sold because they feel management of the online recruitment company has not been able to grow the company fast enough. Revenues totaled $65.8 million in the second quarter, an...

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New CEO to lead RealtyTrac

A leading source for housing data has hired a new CEO, according to Marketwired. The former CEO of Environmental Data Resources, Ron Barber, a veteran of the real estate information industry, will take over at RealtyTrac, based in Irvine, Calif., on Aug. 17. Current CEO Jamie Moyle moves to chair the Innovation Committee of the Board of Directors. “We’ve been on a roll this past...

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GroupM connects on digital

GroupM has rebranded and reorganized its digital operation under a new name, GroupM Connect. As the world’s largest advertising media company in terms of billings, according to Wikipedia, it is headquartered in New York City with over 21,000 employees and 400 global offices in 81 countries. The push to a unified global digital platform brings GroupM specialist digital agencies, including...

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Two charged in slaying linked to Backpage ad

Two men in the Boston area were charged this week with murder in the killing of a female escort they met through Backpage.com, in a case reminiscent of the “Craigslist killing” by Philip Markoff in 2009. Epshod Jeune, 24, and Derrell Fisher, 21, were charged with killing Sanisha Johnson of New York. They allegedly attacked escorts, including Johnson, after connecting with them through...

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Carfax taking on Europe with free reports

Transparency matters. If you buy a used car you want to know its history. In the U.S., Carfax is a leading company providing detailed used-car information. It has operated in Europe for several years, but now it seems to be ramping up operations… This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a...

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U.S. brokers move closer to national MLS

An alliance of U.S. real estate brokers continue filling the leadership team needed to create a national consumer-facing multiple-listing service. Former Trulia exec Alon Chaver has joined Broker Public Portal’s board of managers – one of two outside directors allowed by the young LLC’s governance. Chaver, formerly VP of industry services at Trulia, joins the company’s board of managers....

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