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Johnston Press announces strong digital growth in Q3

Autos and recruitment continue to lead year-on-year digital growth at Johnston Press, increasing advertising revenue by 79 percent and eleven percent, respectively, for the three months running up to Oct. 18. In an interim statement issued this morning, Johnston said digital revenue was up 51 percent y-on-y, and overall advertising losses narrowed y-on-y from being down 4.6 percent in H1 of...

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Milkround launches responsive site with Madgex

Madgex, the recruitment platform developer, announced a series of updates to clients’ sites to make them responsive, and optimize them for whatever device they are viewed on. Milkround has been relaunched with separate areas for recruiters, school leaves and graduates so the different needs of each target group can be addressed. There is also a new careers advice section on the site and an...

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Trinity Mirror claims top digital regional spot

Trinity Mirror is claiming the No. 1 spot in British regional digital publishing, after publishing, for the first time, a combined ABCe figure across its multiple local news sites. With just under 22 million unique users last month its sites — including the Liverpool Echo, Manchester Evening News and Birmingham Mail – are the most visited regionals in the country. Its national titles...

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JobAndTalent wins $14m in new round

Spain and U.K.-based recruitment site JobAndTalent raised $14 million U.S. in a Series A round of funding. “We will work on developing a wave of new features and improvements to our platform to make JobAndTalent a global brand,” wrote co-founder Juan Urdiales in the company announcement. JobAndTalent uses linguistic algorithms to match users with jobs, eliminating the need for...

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easyJet founder to launch easyProperty

Stelios Haji-Ioannou, famous as the founder of the easyJet airline is set to bring his cheap and cheerful touch to property portals later this year with the launch of easyProperty.com.  Seemingly playing on public discontent with the cost of traditional agencies the site promises to “make property transactions straightforward and aggressively slash estate agency fees”.  A joint...

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Rightmove reveals figures

In a week in which the U.K.’s market leader has seen its share downgraded from ‘buy’ to ‘hold’ the company must have felt a certain sense of vindication today as it revealed its year end (to December) figures. Revenue for the year was up 17 per cent to 17% to £139.9m in the year to end-December, with underlying profit up 19 per cent to £104m with a total divident...

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