South Africa

Gumtree SA teams up with non-profit to grow Internet use

General classifieds giant Gumtree South Africa teamed up with non-profit organisation Project Isizwe to provide free wi-fi to low-income communities in South Africa. Gumtree is owned by the EBay Classifieds Group. The roll-out of the project will start in the Tshwane (South Africa’s capital city) townships of Soshanguve, Mamelodi and Atteridgeville. At the end of the first phase (end-August...

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Junk Mail adds SMS search

Published February 8, 2011 SMS search added to Junk Mail Simplifying searches on Junk Mail, the service has added a SMS search functionality to its mobile classifieds service, without users’ phones being WAP-enabled. It will be introduced to other titles in the group later. As an example, an SMS with the words ‘SEARCH SUBJECT to the short code 33795, will receive a list of ads for...

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Junk Mail adds SMS search

SMS search added to Junk Mail Simplifying searches on Junk Mail, the service has added a SMS search functionality to its mobile classifieds service, without users’ phones being WAP-enabled. It will be introduced to other titles in the group later. As an example, an SMS with the words ‘SEARCH SUBJECT to the short code 33795, will receive a list of ads for ‘bicycles’ almost instantaneously....

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