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Uber Banned in Spain

A judge in Madrid has temporarily banned Uber from operating in Spain. CNN reported the ban was in response to a complaint by the Madrid taxi association, which is now expected now to file a formal lawsuit after gathering more documents and information. Uber has faced protests and the threat of hefty fines for drivers in Spain, where taxi drivers have voiced concerted objections to the app,...

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Google News to Cut Spanish Sites

Spanish classified advertisers face a new challenge from 16 December, when Google News cuts Spanish sites from its service. Google’s move is a response to a new Spanish intellectual-property law that demands news publishers to be paid for their content, even if they are willing to give it away. In addition to closing Google News in Spain, Google Inc. will also block reports from Spanish...

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Schibsted Spain CEO on Milanuncios

“We are integrating operations, but will develop [Milanuncios] as a standalone site,” said Frode Nordseth, CEO of Schibsted Classified Media Spain,  hours after finalizing the purchase of Milanuncios.com, the country’s biggest generalist website. As part of the deal the senior management of Milanuncios will work with Schibsted for “a minimum [of] six months” and...

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Milanuncios acquisition cleared in Spain

This must have been news Schibsted kept for itself all weekend. This Monday morning, before the stock market opened, Schibsted sent out a message that the Milanuncios acquisition had been cleared… This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a...

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Coches.com Launches Used Car Price Tool

Coches.com has launched an online used-car cost comparison tool — the only of its kind in Spain, chief technology officer Nuño López-Coronado told the AIM Group. More than two years in the making, the cost checker was created using big data. Coches.com analyzed some 40 different data points to determine the average selling price for virtually any make and model of used car. The tool gives...

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Uber faces legal challenges in Spain

blackjack games Transport app Uber is facing legal challenges in Spain where professional taxi drivers have been lobbying against the company for several months — including holding several strikes to protest the app. Under Spanish law private drivers are not allowed to use their own cars to provide for-profit transportation services. This would appear to make Uber illegal by definition....

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