Finland

Sanoma Digital gets a new COO

Kuldip Singh has been appointed chief operations officer of Sanoma Digital. In this role he will oversee all pure-play digital media activities in the Netherlands as well as all related international activities. Singh (photo) started in his new position at Sanoma on Oct. 6. He reports to Arthur Hoffman, the CEO of Sanoma Digital. Singh joined Sanoma from G+J India (part of Bertelsmann), where he...

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Sanoma replaces Oikotie Autot with Autotie.fi

Sanoma launched a new auto classified site at Autotie.fi and closed Oikotie Autot, Finland’s third most popular auto site. Visitors to Oikotie Autot are redirected to Autotie.fi. Autotie offers customers a host of new functions. The most important of them are a needs-based search function, instant-response contact service and live chat for connecting buyers and sellers. On the list of...

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Oikotie Työpaikat will launch work psychometric tests

Sanoma has signed a cooperation agreement with Assessio, a developer of work psychometric tests. As a result, Assessio tests will be available through Sanoma’s Oikotie Työpaikat, the leading job service in Finland. The joint job-seeker testing offering from Sanoma and Assessio will help employers select the best candidates from among jobseekers. The service will also include a career test...

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Alma Media backs up Urakkamaailma.fi

Alma Mediapartners, a subsidiary of Alma Media, acquired 15 percent of the share capital of Remonttibulevardi Oy. The company develops Urakkamaailma.fi, a real estate renovation marketplace. On Urakkamaailma both property managers and consumers are able to publicly ask for bids for their renovations, and the contractors find new customers there. At the moment there are about 2,000 contractors...

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Sanoma’s online revenue continues to grow in Q2

The online and mobile revenue of Sanoma’s Consumer Business segment (including the classified businesses in Finland and the Netherlands, with the online auction platform Huuto and marketplace Oikotie) continued to grow in Q2 FY2014 from the same period last year. The net sales of the online and mobile businesses of Sanoma in Finland amounted to €22.1 million or $29.7 million U.S. – 7.5...

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Alma Media’s Q2 digital revenue increases

The revenue of Alma Media’s division Digital Consumer Services, which houses the classified business of the company*, increased by 4.9 percent in Q2 of FY2014 from Q2 in FY2013. In Q2 of FY2014 revenue of the Digital Consumer Services division amounted to €14 million ($18.9 million U.S.). In Q2 of FY2013 it came to €13.4 million. Of the total revenue, the businesses in Finland...

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