Spain

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

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. However, Uber...

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Japan’s Next buys aggregator Trovit

Japanese real estate information firm Next announced it has purchased 100 percent of Barcelona-based aggregator Trovit for €80 million ($100 million U.S.). Next, which was founded in 1997, is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and owns HOME’S, the leading real estate site in Japan, among other sites. Trovit, which was founded in Spain in 2006 by Iñaki Ecenarro, Raúl Puente, Daniel...

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Segundamano signs TV star as spokeswoman

Segundamano.es, Spain’s second-largest general classifieds site, just signed its first brand ambassador: Spanish TV presenter Pilar Rubio. Rubio promotes Segundamano, which is owned by Schibsted Classified Media, as an opportunity for “intelligent, responsible, sustainable” shopping, and encourages people to buy and sell goods second-hand in order to reduce consumption and...

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Spanish Job Boards Focus on IT Talent

InfoEmpleo, Spain’s second-largest job board is planning to redesign its site in the coming year to attract more IT candidates. Director Jorge Guelbenzu Lapresta says there is a talent shortage in the IT sector and recruiters are eager for candidates. This makes them a critical audience for job boards seeking growth as Spain begins a slow recovery from its long, well-documented economic...

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