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Naspers in the process of buying AutoTrader in SA

Naspers in the process of buying AutoTrader in SA

We heard from a reputable source that Naspers has acquired AutoTrader.co.za, South Africa's leading auto vertical. According to the source, the transaction is currently at the Competition Commission of SA for its approval. If approved, it will be one of the biggest classified deals - if not the biggest - to date in South Africa.


ZipRecruiter to power 500 newspaper job sites

ZipRecruiter to power 500 newspaper job sites

ZipRecruiter is getting into the newspaper job site business.The company announced today that it has agreed with Gatehouse Media to power the newspaper chain’s 500-plus local and regional recruitment websites. ZipRecruiter will be powering both listings and job-related content at the Gatehouse papers.The news reminds us of Monster’s newspaper deals a decade and a half ago --- in more ways than one: The company Gatehouse is dumping for ZipRecruiter is none other than Monster itself.The Gatehouse deal with ZipRecruiter is just the latest in a string of migrations away from the original industry-leading recruitment classified providers --- Monster and CareerBuilder. Both were slow to compete with aggregator


AutosPlus2017: Meet Sujay Tyle of Frontier Car Group

AutosPlus2017: Meet Sujay Tyle of Frontier Car Group

Sujay Tyle founded the Frontier Car Group with colleagues from Auto1 and Millicom. He will be speaking at AutosPlus2017, the AIM Group's classified conference in London in October. In our latest profile, we asked Tyle to tell us what’s unique about working in emerging markets.


Sondre Gravir, head of new  Marketplaces division (photo from his LinkedIn page with thanks)

Sondre Gravir to head Schibsted’s Marketplaces

The re-organization of Schibsted’s business in two operational divisions Marketplaces and Media was accompanied with a reshuffle of the top management team. Schibsted announced today that Sondre Gravir, currently EVP Established Europe, will head up the division Marketplaces, where all classifieds and marketplaces found a new home.


Schibsted bundles all classifieds in single division

Schibsted bundles all classifieds in single division

Schibsted re-organized its business into two operational divisions, labeled Marketplaces and Media, and will move IT workers from the erstwhile division Product and Technology to the two divisions. The division Product and Technology won’t vanish completely, but most IT workers will be allocated to the two operational divisions Media and Marketplaces, the company said in a news release.


Zhuan Zhuan to launch niche site with Foxconn

Zhuan Zhuan to launch niche site with Foxconn

Zhuan Zhuan (转转), the used goods transaction platform created by classifieds giant 58.com (NYSE: WUBA), has signed a cooperative partnership with Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn. The two sides announced that they will be working toward a creating an online marketplace for used smartphones.



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