World news releases

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

p5rn7vb 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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Allegro kicks off its advertising campaign

Naspers’ Allegro.pl started its autumn advertising campaign under the slogan “Now is the fashion for smart shopping”. The campaign promotes the promotional offer of Allegro.pl, which includes clothing products of such brands as Wittchen, Gino Rossi, Monnari and Batycki. At the same time the campaign encourages to start shopping on Allegro.pl using its mobile app. For this...

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InfoJobs to launch ATS for SMEs

Spain’s leading job board, InfoJobs.net purchased rival InfoEmpleo’s applicant tracking system E-Preselec in February 2014 (as covered in CIR 15.09). E-Preselec is designed to integrate with the human resources departments of companies with 1,000 or more employees. Traditionally, ATS were thought to be too complex and costly to justify the expense in smaller companies. However,...

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Tamedia creates new position of CTO Digital

Swiss media company Tamedia created a group-wide IT management position and named Thomas Gresch as new CTO Digital. He will start in the new position in January 2015. The 39-years old Gresch is an IT expert and brings in work experience as head of engineering at Local.ch, the web directory Tamedia hopes to jointly operate with Swisscom after the takeover of Publigroupe this summer. Gresch will...

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