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OnTheMarket competition complaint being investigated

Online estate agent EMoov has confirmed to AimGroup that it has heard back from the Competition and Mergers Authority (CMA) today that its anti-competition claim against OnTheMarket is in the early stages of being investigated. The complaint was filed with the CMA at the end of last year on the basis that OnTheMarket has ruled out allowing online estate agents on its portal, which opens on...

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Zoopla boss plays down impact of OnTheMarket

blackjack games Zoopla’s c0-fonder and Chairman has spoken publicly about Monday’s launch of OnTheMarket.com in a rare interview with Estate Agent Today. Alex Chesterman admits that estate agents coming together to form OnTheMarket “isn’t a bad idea” but believes its rule that agents can only advertise on one other portal does not make sense and will, ultimately, not...

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HouseSimple and eMoov secure new investments

The growing power of online estate agents has been underlined this week with HouseSimple.co.uk and eMoov.co.uk attracting new £5m ($7.59m US) and £1.5 ($2.28m US) investments respectively. HouseSimple’s investment comes from renowned British entrepreneur, and early Zoopla investor, Sir Charles Dunstone and his business partner, Roger Taylor. Dunstone, Chairman of TalkTalk and Dixons...

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Mitula Plans Expansion

Mitula plans to grow rapidly in 2015 international development and sales director Javier Ortiz told the AIM Group. The multi-vertical aggregation offers employment, property and auto listings to 37 countries and is preparing to launch in six new territories: Japan, Switzerland, Ireland, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar. “We want to continue our growth,” says Ortiz. “Our business...

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Career Junction sold to PNet

South Africa-based recruitment website Career Junction, which is owned by media company Times Media Group  (TMG), has been sold to international online recruitment company Saon Group for an undisclosed amount. Part of the German media giant Axel Springer, Saon Group owns PNet, which is the leading online recruitment website in South Africa. However, the two websites will not be merged. According...

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Zoopla announces record start to January

Zoopla has announced a record start to January with traffic up 7.3% on average over the first half of the month, reaching a peak of nearly 2m visits in a single day on Tuesday January 13th. Mobile traffic made up for very nearly a third of all visits to the site (32%) following the 5m app download milestone being reached. This has led to a rise in app traffic of 61% year on year. With less...

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