Russia

Mail.ru Group sells Russia’s HeadHunter.ru

Mail.ru Group, the giant Russian Internet holding, sold HeadHunter.ru, the No. 1 online recruitment classifieds platform in Russia measured by both revenue and traffic. The sale comes after rumors had been circulating in the industry that the Russian major was looking for a buyer. The group sold 100 percent of the job site shares to a consortium of mainly Russian investors under the umbrella...

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Trader Media East appoints new CEO

Trader Media East (TME), one of the larger classifieds holdings in Eastern and Central Europe, announced the appointment of a new CEO. Nicolas Dadiani, the new CEO, will replace long-serving, outgoing CEO Ahmet Ozer (LinkedIn). One of Dadiani’s primary roles will be to head the company’s classifieds group Pronto-Moscow, where he is expected to drive online activity and...

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Allegro Group appoints new head of mobile

Allegro Group has appointed Patryk Bukowiecki as the head of its mobile department. It is a new position in the company. Bukowiecki (photo) has been managing the department that creates and supervises all mobile services, applications and products of Allegro since March this year. He is responsible for creating and executing the mobile strategy of Allegro in Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine,...

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Today’s Russian classifieds mega-merger: Here’s background, and how it happened

By Lars Herlin The fragmented Russian classifieds market is becoming a lot more focused, with a merger between three of the top sites valued at more than half a billion dollars announced today. But, the other major Russian classified company calls the merger “a positive move” that is just the start of consolidation. Naspers’ Slando.ru and OLX.ru, are being merging into Avito.ru,...

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Blockbuster classified merger in Russia: Avito swallows Naspers’ Slando, OLX

Avito.ru is expected by its owners to become the No. 3 classified advertising site in the world as part of a half-billion-dollar-plus merger with Naspers’ Slando and OLX sites in Russia. Avito will have more than 100 million page-views a day when the three sites are merged, the companies said. The news was reported Tuesday by the Financial Times / FT.com, although one of the investment firms...

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Irr.ru gets total revamp

blackjack games Published October 14, 2011 The Russian classifieds platform Irr.ru has been re-launched with a complete fresh face and many new features, a new search function and other novel functions. After months of extensive planning and development Pronto Moscow/Trader Media East is pleased to announce the re-launch of Irr.ru. The revamped site is designed to reach masses with its simpler,...

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