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MercadoLib​re names new Mexico GM

MercadoLibre, the ecommerce and classifieds platform that covers much of Latin America, has named a new country manager for Mexico. Ignacio Caride replaced Francisco Ceballos, who had headed the company’s operations in Mexico since 2002. According to El Economista, Caride plans to keep the company growing and increase the number of e-commerce transactions in Mexico.  “I’m...

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ERealEstate Holdings debuts Landscape.com, signs Houses.com collab

In yet another venture that combines real estate search with home improvement, ERealEstate Holdings recently launched Landscape.com , a lawncare provider directory.  Owner of Houses.com, Condo.com and Property.com, eRealEstate Holdings also just inked an agreement with mortgage firm Bayview Asset Management for its Houses.com. Here’s the Houses.com announcement: Houses.com Enters into...

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Carfax ad campaign showcases snazzy used-car marketplace revamp

New Carfax owner IHS just rolled out a top-notch new advertising campaign to draw attention to its new Carfax Used Car Listings . While the snazzy new platform’s name is dull as dishwater, the  marketplace upgrade far surpasses what the vehicle-history vendor offered in prior years. Pre-owned vehicle listing publishers should be concerned. Carfax Helps Consumers Find The Right Car With The...

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Naspers might be rethinking free classifieds in Africa

When Naspers announced Bob van Dijk as the successor of Koos Bekker, it said Van Dijk was chosen because e-commerce (including classifieds) will be Naspers’ main focus in coming years and Van Dijk was well-equipped on that front. Van Dijk moved into the hot seat yesterday and now it is (perhaps) natural for outsiders to observe Naspers closely for any signs of policy changes. And, Bingo! On...

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Naspers manager responsible for Africa resigns

Bill Paladino, CEO of e-commerce in Africa at Naspers subsidiary MIH Internet Africa since January 2012, has left the company. He was based in Cape Town. We could not ascertain why and when he left, or who succeeded him. Paladino, who did stints at Dell and Amazon before joining Naspers, said he was not in a position yet to say where he was going. As CEO of e-commerce in Africa Paladino was...

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Skill shortage biggest recruitment hurdle, finds Aberdeen Group

Nearly half  of hiring managers participating in the recent Aberdeen Group Talent Acquisition Report said that identifying top talent was an ongoing recruitment headache. However,  the biggest obstacle to hiring, according to 61 percent of these folks, is that the skills to do the jobs just aren’t to be found among the candidates. This data emphasizes that recruitment sites, in addition...

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