Rightmove riding high

13 Sep 2010
Half-year results for Rightmove show no sign of the U.K.'s top property portal losing its grip.  Revenue for the first half of the year was £42.3 million -- up from £33.6 million for the same period last year.  Operating profit was £27.9 million, compared to £19.9 million in 2009.Operating margins were also up from 59.2 percent last year to 66 percent this year and page impressions ro

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Steve Shipside

Steve Shipside has been a technology and business journalist since 1990. He has written for numerous daily newspapers (Guardian, Times, Telegraph etc.), websites (including the BBC), and TV (he was a presenter for the Blue Chip business program on Sky TV). Over the years he has written just about everything from celebrity chef interviews for Healthy Eating magazine to Spice Girls profiles for French fashion magazine Citizen K. His specialty, however, is communications and marketing, which is a subject that he covered extensively for Wired as well as trade titles Campaign, Ads International, and Revolution. He has also published books on e-marketing (Capstone), presentations (Dorling Kindersley), communicating effectively (DK), and CVs (Dummies guides). He is based in Paris and London and writes news, features, and analysis on the U.K. and French markets for the AIM Group, as well as training French newspaper journalists in the dark arts of social media.