World news releases

TheGoodDeal.in tries SMS

TheGoodDeal.in, an online-classified platform for buying, selling, renting and exchanging local goods, has kicked off an SMS campaign to reach more customers through their mobile devices, reported Financial Express. Promoted by Alexandre Balkany and Mithias Millin, both collectors of Star Wars memorabilia, the site already has several cool features, namely a showcase / storefront feature...

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XING Switzerland hires former JobScout24.ch head

Former JobScout24 Switzerland head, René Maeder,has been appointed as Managing Director of business network XING Switzerland GmbH. As the German XING AG  communicated only now in a press note, 44-years-old Maeder is already in charge of  its Swiss subsidiary since the beginning of August. He substitutes former Country Manager & Sales Manager Robert Beer, who left XING in mutual agreement...

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Update: Willhaben sues Immobilienscout24 for “misleading advertising”

Can you claim to be the No.1 as a vertical, if a horizontal general classifieds site has also a relative strong position in in real estate, jobs or automotive classifieds? And in addition is clearly the No.1 in traffic in this country? As we reported in our client-only article leading general classifieds site Willhaben sued successfully leading real estate vertical Immobilienscout24.at, for...

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Tough traffic numbers for Blocket verticals

The Kia Index which measures web and mobile traffic in Sweden gave Schibsted owned Blocket some tough numbers both for its job vertical and for its real estate vertical for week 33. Schibsted and Blocket published for the first time the number the visits to its property site Blocket Bostad: 586,000. The number was somewhat disappointing since staff members earlier had talked about 700,000...

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Avito to start charging for job ads

Starting from the 18th of August, Russia’s general classifieds leader Avito is charging a fee for new listings in the job section of the site. According to Vladimir Korizky, head of Avito Jobs, the new system is expected to improve both the quality of the job listings and the response of job seekers, who are likely to trust these vacancy posts to a greater degree. The new system had...

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Matrimony.com files initial IPO plan

Matrimony.com Pvt Ltd, which owns a clutch of dating/matrimony-related online portals, such as BharatMatrimony.com, EliteMatrimony.com, CommunityMatrimony.com, AssistedMatrimony.com, MatrimonyDirectory.com and Tambulya.com, has filed its Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) with securities market regulator SEBI to float its initial public offering (IPO). A red herring prospectus does not have...

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