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LinkedIn seeks review of pro-scraping ruling

LinkedIn has filed for a review of a landmark appeals court decision last month that sided with a company that’s been scraping user information from LinkedIn against its wishes. A three-judge panel on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made the decision in favor of...

Carsnip launches market report for dealers

British auto search site Carsnip has launched a market update report, which is now available to all dealers. The free report, called “Mind The Gap,” compares the top 10 customer searches for used cars, as measured by advert clicks, with adverts listed on...

BCA introduces live auction bidding on buyer app

British vehicle remarketing company BCA has introduced live bidding for cars on its buyer app. The app is used by over 50 percent of BCA’s dealers to manage stock and to purchase new cars. The changes mean that dealers can now buy cars immediately at e-auctions by...

Crowd Works appoints four executive officers

Leading Japanese crowdsourcing company Crowd Works Inc. (TSE: 3900) has appointed four executive officers. The new hires will focus on designing products that eliminate human resource mismatches. Founded in 2011, Tokyo-based Crowd Works owns and operates a freelancer...

Drivehub eyes international expansion

Drivehub, a Thailand-based car rental marketplace, has announced its intention to expand into other Southeast Asian markets after growing its presence across 33 locations in Thailand. The company broke even this year after receiving a cash injection of $1 million U.S....

ICar Asia publishes strong third quarter financial performance 

ICar Asia, a leading auto marketplace that operates in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, announced strong financial performance in the third quarter of this year. The company is on track to break even on earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization...

Goo-Net.com upgrades repair shop finder

Leading Japanese autos marketplace Goo-Net.com has upgraded its car repair shop finder to allow vehicle owners to take quotes for repair work, book an appointment and purchase spare parts online. The smart reservation service is an extended feature of GooPit, a car...

GoldenLine hires new managers

Tadeusz Kuropatwiński has joined Agora’s recruitment site GoldenLine as its new CEO. The company also appointed several other staff for various management positions. Kuropatwiński (LinkedIn profile) takes over from Maciej Nowak (LinkedIn profile), who has left the...

Carousell continues recruitment spree with new HK director

Leading Southeast Asian marketplace, Carousell, has announced William Ip as its managing director for Hong Kong. This marks the seventh senior hire for the Singapore-based company this year, following the hire of a head of cars in the Philippines, a new CTO and a...

Quikr valuation soars, revenues remain flat

General marketplace Quikr has posted $65 million U.S. in revenues for H1 of this year. The Bengaluru-based company is currently valued at INR 10,832.15 crores ($1.5 billion US), according to LiveMint. The company’s valuation is based on an independent report...

AtHome.co.jp launches auction site for state-owned properties

AtHome.co.jp, the No. 3 real estate marketplace in Japan in terms of traffic, has launched a new property vertical, Kokuyuzaisan.Akiya-AtHome.jp. The new vertical will sell state-owned properties and vacant homes through a bidding process. AtHome was established in...

Yahoo builds PayPay to uphold leadership

Yahoo Japan Group (Yahoo.co.jp), a joint venture between Yahoo in the United States and Japanese telecom operator SoftBank, has launched a new generalist marketplace app, PayPay. The app will allow users to buy and sell a wide range of second-hand stuff. Since its...

LinkedIn takes networking offline

Professional networking site LinkedIn has launched a new “LinkedIn Events” feature that allows members to create, share and discover networking events in their local area. LinkedIn said it developed the feature after its own data showed people were 2.5 times more...