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‘Mobilizing’ in Canada

Canadian media companies are beginning to ‘mobilize’. This month, Workopolis — “Canada’s biggest job site” — added a...

Aggregators: Where’s the value? Distribution, time

By Joe Michaud and Linda Karlsson Classifieds listings aggregators continue to solidify their role in the ecosphere of the commercial Internet. .. This content is...

Danish auction site QXL with re-design

QXL, the largest auction site in Denmark has made a face-lift including new design and colours. The headline “Gør et kup!” (make a killing)...

Swedish market for used stuff grows

Swedish radio Ekot reports that there has been a big increase in the online sales of used stuff compared with last year. The classified market leader Blocket.se...

Schibsted announces saving plan

Schibsted reported a decline in Q3 profit. Operating profit (EBITA) went down from NOK 257 million in Q3 2007 to 213 million ($31 million USD) in 2008. Just...

Tencent still optimistic

Tencent Holdings, operator of QQ, China’s biggest instant messaging service, remains optimistic regarding the impact on its business of  slowing...

Baidu advertising up

Baidu, operator of China’s biggest Internet search engine, posted a 91 percent increase in third-quarter profit in October after surging Web usage enticed...

Wiedlin jumps Yahoo for MySpace

Andy Wiedlin, former VP of northwest sales for Yahoo is joining MySpace as RVP of west coast sales. He’s the fourth Yahoo exec to join MySpace in the last...

Ballmer to Yahoo: no deal likely

Despite what Jerry Yang has been saying, Yahoo better not be counting on a new buy out offer from Microsoft. Here’s what Microsoft CEO told a business...

Craigslist begins cracking down on prostitution ads

In an agreement with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and 40 U.S. state attorneys general, Craigslist said it has begun cracking down...

Classifieds as a consumer product

MIAMI — “Change” vs. “transition.” Both are necessary, but “transition is really what’s happening in the classified industry, Ciler Yildiz told the...