Indeed.com, the global job search engine, grew its revenue 68 percent in H1 of FY2017/18 (Apr. 1 to Sept. 30) y-on-y to ¥99.1 billion ($800 million U.S.), and its EBITDA 97 percent y-on-y to ¥16.1 billion ($142 million U.S.), according to a 33-page earnings report released by Recruit Holdings (TSE: 6098) yesterday.
Jimoty (Jmty.jp), a leading stuff site in Japan, added the position of chief operating officer (COO) to its top management level. The new COO will also join the board as a representative director focused on rolling out a new business for Jmty.jp. No appointment has been made.
Japan’s used-auto site GooNet, owned by Proto Corporation, unveiled two innovative apps to improve its presence in the aftermarket (after the auto has been acquired). Both apps are available free of cost for download for Android and Apple mobiles.
TradeCarview.com, a used-auto site of Yahoo Japan with an international focus, rolled out a logistics service (delivery service) for vehicle imported from Japan.
Just recently we reported Recruit's property vertical Suumo.jp had added VR technology to enable customer interaction. And, now its used-autos site CarSensor.net opened a virtual showroom for Japanese SUV fans.
Recruit Holdings, the world’s biggest staffing firm by revenue, operating Indeed.com abroad and property site Suumo.jp and auto site Carsensor.net in Japan, announced several changes to its top management and board.
Carview.co.jp, a used-autos site of Yahoo Japan Corporation, acquired Kurumaerabi.com, a small auto vertical, from Fabrica Communications for an undisclosed amount.
Carview, a Japanese used-car classified jointly operated by Yahoo Japan Corporation, introduced a user-friendly desktop interface for auto buyers, to facilitate the flow of transactions and make negotiation hassle-free.
Proto Corporation operates used-auto site GooNet, imported-auto site GooWorld and GooBike, a search engine for new and used bikes in Japan and partnered with Rakuten’s Signature Japan recently to roll out a vehicle-inspection service.
An A/B test conducted among 2,000 users by CarSensor.net concluded the customer enquiry rate was 110 percent higher with interior color-searching than without it.