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Talenetic signs deal with Indeed

Talenetic has signed an agreement (here) with the world’s largest job search engine Indeed.com. Talenetic is the cloud-based recruitment company formed by the Jobsite founder brothers Keith, Eric and Graham Potts. They claim Talenetic answers the question what a recruitment business would look like without any constraints of legacy systems and practices. It offers recruiters their own...

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OnTheMarket claims “brilliant opening”

OnTheMarket, Britain’s new real estate site run by estate agents, claims its launch yesterday with 2,200 firms and 4,600 branches on board, was a great success. It is promising to grow consumer awareness from the weekend onwards with national television advertising which, controversially, will portray the platform as the first place where many new properties can be seen exclusively. This...

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OnTheMarket anti-competition complaint being investigated

Online estate agent EMoov has confirmed to AIM Group that it has heard back from the Competition and Mergers Authority (CMA) today that its anti-competition claim against OnTheMarket is in the early stages of being investigated. At the moment, the CMA has not launched a formal investigation yet. The complaint was simply passed on to its investigations team, for a decision whether further action...

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Zoopla boss plays down impact of OnTheMarket

In a rare interview with Estate Agent Today, Zoopla’s c0-founder and chairman spoke publicly about Monday’s launch of OnTheMarket.com. Alex Chesterman admitted that estate agents coming together to form OnTheMarket “wasn’t a bad idea”, but believed its rule that agents can only advertise on one other site did not make sense and will, ultimately, not impact...

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HouseSimple and EMoov secure new capital

The growing power of online estate agents was underlined this week with HouseSimple.co.uk and EMoov.co.uk attracting fresh money from investors. The sites received £5 million ($7.6 million U.S.) and £1.5 million ($2.3 million U.S.) respectively. HouseSimple’s investment came from renowned British entrepreneur, and early Zoopla investor, Sir Charles Dunstone and his business partner, Roger...

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Zoopla announces record start to January

Zoopla has announced a record start to January with traffic up 7.3% on average over the first half of the month, reaching a peak of nearly 2m visits in a single day on Tuesday January 13th. Mobile traffic made up for very nearly a third of all visits to the site (32%) following the 5m app download milestone being reached. This has led to a rise in app traffic of 61% year on year. With less...

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