Facebook’s job functionality just took a step closer to LinkedIn. Facebook members can now create “resumes” (Facebook calls them “work histories”), to share privately when members job-hunt. It brings the company closer to LinkedIn's profile/resume functionality, although one analyst wondered whether Facebook has its focus set on LinkedIn, or Craigslist?
Customers of eight leading classified recruitment platforms, including ZipRecruiter, will now be able to post jobs from those platforms to Facebook with a simple click of a button. The other launch companies are Workpop, Appcast, Recruitology, Work4, JobScore, Harri and Jobcase.
Deb Liu, the Facebook exec who had been running the company’s Marketplace classified app, has been promoted. She is now formally the VP of Marketplace. Liu had previously been in charge of Facebook Platform. Taking her place will be Eddie O’Neil, a six-year Facebook veteran was previously a director of product management at the company.
Remember the scene where Tom Cruise is walking through a department store and personalized ads track him without his consent? Facebook may be doing something similar --- but in reverse --- with a new option in its Ad Manager product. And it has big possible ramifications for recruitment advertising.
Australian automotive news and review site CarAdvice teamed up with Facebook to launch a new, auto marketplace “to help OEMs build brand awareness and generate leads”.
Facebook Marketplace, the feature that enables Facebook users to browse used items for sale in their vicinities, has been online in the Czech Republic since August 14.
Less than a year after the launch of Marketplace, Facebook is retooling its shopping app to appeal as much to businesses as well to individual users. Cars from local car dealerships and real estate listings from brokerages are up next, as are Daily Deals, sourced surprisingly from competitor EBay.
Earlier this week we reported that Schibsted's share price had been pulled down by media reports that Facebook Marketplace will launch in Scandinavia soon. Now, a senior Schibsted manager gave a very interesting explanation to Reuters for why Facebook Marketplace doesn't scare Schibsted.
Schibsted's share price has taken a huge dip on the local stock exchange since the start of trading this morning - it lost eight percent in morning trade.
Just a day after we posted that Facebook Marketplace was opening in Germany, the Financial Post in Canada reported that Marketplace is rolling out in a total of 17 European countries, as well as Canada. Should Naspers get worried?