World news releases

Segundamano signs TV star as spokeswoman

Segundamano.es, Spain’s second-largest general classifieds site, just signed its first brand ambassador: Spanish TV presenter Pilar Rubio. Rubio promotes Segundamano, which is owned by Schibsted Classified Media, as an opportunity for “intelligent, responsible, sustainable” shopping, and encourages people to buy and sell goods second-hand in order to reduce consumption and...

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Property site for ‘plug and play’ products

Former REA Group CEO Simon Baker has teamed up with fellow REA alum James Gray to form Property Portal Accelerators, positioned as a “one-stop-shop to find market leading ‘plug and play’ products and services” for property portals. PPA has announced the launch with six partners – ListGlobally, Transmit, Distil Networks, DIAKRIT, Nestoria Australia and Predictive Match. Read...

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Spanish Job Boards Focus on IT Talent

InfoEmpleo, Spain’s second-largest job board is planning to redesign its site in the coming year to attract more IT candidates. Director Jorge Guelbenzu Lapresta says there is a talent shortage in the IT sector and recruiters are eager for candidates. This makes them a critical audience for job boards seeking growth as Spain begins a slow recovery from its long, well-documented economic...

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Australia’s CarsGuide to charge per view

Australia’s CarsGuide.com.au is revamping its business model from cost-per-lead to cost-per-view. In a press release announcing the new strategy, and its new website and mobile app slated for launch later this month, CarsGuide concedes the old model is “broken.” It will implement location-based search in December. Dealers will pay for every person who sees their ad as opposed to paying for...

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Gumtree Singapore expands mobile reach

Gumtree Singapore launched a mobile app on Sept. 15, as part of the company’s global mobile strategy. eBay’s Gumtree is Singapore’s leading free online classified platform. In its press release (read here) the company claims to have more than 100,000 users, 1.5 million unique visitors a month, a million page views and 10,000 new listings daily. It has over 300,000 live listings and...

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Tiger Global helps Quikr raise $65 million

For Pranay Chulet, founder-CEO of India’s headline-grabbing online classifieds website, Quikr.com, a dogged determination to succeed against odds comes naturally. He did not have a science teacher till the tenth grade in his government-run school at a dusty zinc-mining outpost in the poverty-stricken state of Rajasthan. Yet, he secured a seat at the prestigious Indian Institute of...

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