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Job.com plots blockchain revolution

Job.com plots blockchain revolution

Job.com was a traditional recruitment site. Now, it has been rebuilt from scratch as a blockchain platform. Co-owner Arran Stewart spoke to the AIM Group about the site’s technology, business model and growth plans ahead of its June launch. Stewart (LinkedIn profile) and co-owner Paul Sloyan (LinkedIn profile) both have extensive experience in traditional recruitment. Their ambition with Job.com is to make people like them...

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Lemonkey secures crowdfunding

After a late start, online agencies are gaining traction in Spain. LemonKey.es, a new digital real estate portal has raised €282,000 ($332,000 U.S.) from 252 investors via crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. Launched in June 2017, LemonKey is an online property site that facilitates sales, long-term rentals and holiday rentals. It previously raised The young company has offices in Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. Its...

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LinkedIn launches internal AI Academy

LinkedIn launches internal AI Academy

LinkedIn has created an internal AI Academy for its employees which will start with classes for engineers, product managers and executives. The first cohort of employees from LinkedIn Engineering just started going through the program, and the company says that depending on their experience level, some may complete the program with an AI product that is ready to integrate into their team’s production workflow. The...

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Flurin Müller, Head of Product at Locatee

Flurin Müller is new Head of Product at Locatee

Flurin Müller, former co-founder of the Swiss recruiting startup BuddyBroker, has joined Locatee as Head of Product and Angel Investor. Müller, together with Patrick Mollet, founded BuddyBroker and its smart employee referral system Eqipia in 2013.  The startup was subsequently acquired by XING in 2016 for CHF 3.2 million.  Müller (LinkedIn profile) remained at XING E-Recruiting until the end of 2017 where he was responsible...

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Frontier DV generates growth

Frontier Digital Ventures Limited (ASX: FDV) has announced its first quarter 2018 results for the three months ended 31 March 2018. The company has shown consistent revenue growth and progress towards profitability. In its earnings results, Frontier DV showed a 71 percent increase in quarterly portfolio revenue to AUD $9.2 million ($6.9 million U.S.). There was also a 99 percent increase in Frontier DV’s equity...

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Thai startup GetLinks closes funding round

Thai startup GetLinks closes funding round

Thai recruitment startup GetLinks has recently closed a funding round led by Alibaba’s Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund and Australian behemoth Seek. The round was joined by AddVentures, K-Ventures, Peterson Group and Axis Capital Partners. The deal is seen as strategic since the investing companies have been making inroads into Southeast Asia. Seek operates two recruitment verticals in the region: Jobstreet and JobsDB. Alibaba has made...

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Pariyer hits 15 thousand member mark

Pariyer hits 15 thousand member mark

Turkish part-time and freelance job board Pariyer.com has hit the 15 thousand member mark with six thousand listings, just nine months after launching in Sept. 2017.  The site prioritizes young, female candidates, as well as candidates with disabilities. Its founder Meryem Bozkurt Sitki (LinkedIn profile) struggled to find part-time work after the birth of her children and so, Pariyer (which means “the parent” in English) was born.  The...

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Carousell tackles safety issues

Carousell tackles safety issues

Carousell has made a few announcements this week. One of them is about ensuring the safety and security of those meeting up to close their transactions and exchange money. The company is currently moving to offer a digital wallet, but for those who do need to meet up, they now have a safer way to do it.



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