Australia

Seek Limited invests $10 million in Babajob

Indian blue-collar job site Babajob.com announced this week it had raised a $10 million U.S. investment from Seek Limited (ASX:SEK), the world’s largest online employment marketplace. The funding will focus on developing mobile apps and improving Babajob’s telephony services such as ‘RapidHire’, which drives inbound phone calls from screened candidates to employers in minutes. The...

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Mitula Raises Funding Prior to ASX IPO

Spanish-based multi-national aggregator Mitula has completed an $8 million (AUD) pre-IPO raising to help fund the acquisition of a UK-based business, according to fund manager sources, the Australian Financial Review reported. This is in advance of its IPO on the Australian Stock Market (ASX) slated for May, according to the same article. Mitula is based in Madrid and run by Simon Baker, who was...

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Projectlinkr.com bought by Freelancer.com

Projectlinkr.com, a Barcelona-based classified job board aimed at the Spanish-speaking freelance market, has sold its assets to Australian company Freelancer.com. With 140,000 registered members, Projectlinkr.com is active in Spain and Latin America. The Herald Sun quotes Projectlinkr.com CEO Lars Gehrmann saying that: “After five years of building the leading online jobs marketplace in Spain...

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Homely makes its bid

Melbourne-based property portal, Homely.com.au, launched in late 2013 as a banner-ad free alternative to traditional real estate portals, has launched its first consumer campaign, luring buyers with promises of unrestricted search capabilities and comparative freedom from unwanted marketing. The consumer campaign includes billboards on Melbourne’s West Gate freeway, as well as ad shells,...

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Digital lifts print doldrums Down Under

Digital sales have helped soothe the sting, as newspaper and print circulation continued to slide in the latest figures from the Audited Media Association of Australia (AMAA), with print down 8.49 percent in the three months to December 2014, the last in a string of five consecutive audits showing losses in hard copy circulation. At the same time digital sales as part of total masthead sales...

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iProperty and REA in distribution partnership

Kuala Lumpur-based iProperty and Australia’s REA Group last week announced a partnership that will extend their distribution avenues via reciprocal links between their respective homepages. The reciprocal links will provide iProperty buyers access to property listed on REA sites for Australia, Italy, Luxembourg, France and Germany while REA buyers can access iProperty for listings in...

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