In Poland, jobs site Pracuj.pl had launched a few enhancements for candidates, including new job applications statuses as well as onboarding of new users to Pracuj’s app.
Heather O’Shea, a 20-year veteran of talent sourcing in Africa, has joined Ringier One Africa Media (Roam) as the Managing Partner for its continental jobs vertical The African Talent Company (Tatc) and will be responsible for overseeing operations and the strategic growth of the brand.
Mercari Inc., operator of c-to-c trading app Mercari in Japan, U.S. and U.K., has decided to acquire Michael, the owner of automotive simple notification service (SNS) app CarTune, in a share exchange deal.
Japanese rental start-up Rent.Tokyu, which is owned and operated by Tokyu Housing Lease Corp., has introduced an electronic contract service for paperless property transactions.
FujiTaro.com, a secondhand property trading vertical in Japan, has introduced a free application programming interface (API) price estimation tool.
IT firm Infocom Corporation has officially launched its job-matching site for the nursing care industry at CareStyle.jp. Its beta version was launched in May. Japan is expected to see a shortfall of nearly 350,000 caregivers by 2025.
The French international mobility platform Cooptalis has raised €20 million ($23 million U.S.) from Idinvest Partners, Entrepreneur Venture, CM-CIC Investissement, Finorpa and l’IRD.
Bangladesh’s No. 1 horizontal Bikroy.com has improved its search algorithms to speed up the search process and allow for multilingual browsing.
Ringier One Africa Media (Roam) has created a new unit within its operations Group Engineering to boost the speed and ease of adoption of new technology for each of its verticals.
British real estate portal OnTheMarket.com is upbeat despite operating losses of £5.7 million ($7.5 million U.S.) in the first half of 2018. The loss is the result of increased investment in staff, technology, and marketing according to its half-year (H1) report.