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QuintoAndar raises $7 milllion US from Kaszek Ventures

QuintoAndar raises $7 milllion US from Kaszek Ventures

As previously anticipated by AIM Group in Classified Intelligence Report (CIR), QuintoAndar, a Sao Paulo-based start-up focused on the residential rental market in Brazil, raised a series A $7 million U.S. funding from Kaszek Ventures, it said recently. Citing information from a media report, AIM Group gave CIR subscribers early warning on Oct. 8, 2015 that the company had raised $7 million U.S. from investors. The company...

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SegundaMano targets Mexican border

SegundaMano targets Mexican border

Schibsted’s SegundaMano is growing within the Baja California region of Mexico, which is close to the U.S. border, according to several media reports. As reported by the AIM Group recently, SegundaMano is eyeing the country’s north region for growth, and the Baja California peninsula plays an important role for the company to achieve that goal. About MXN 2.4 million (U.S.$161,344) in sales comes from the Baja...

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Craigslist turns 20, sets revenue record – but problems loom

Craigslist turns 20, sets revenue record – but problems loom ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Craigslist will generate about $381 million in revenue and more than $300 million in profits during 2015, according to a new report. But as the site marks its 20th anniversary, it faces serious new competition and a major security problem. “Craigslist has a great past, and it’s still a terrific site...

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Tamedia invests in travel discounter Hotelcard

Tamedia invests in travel discounter Hotelcard

Swiss media group Tamedia has extended its digital portfolio again. This time the Zurich-based company invested in the new area (for it) of travel, with a 20-percent participation in the smaller online hotel discount card company Hotelcard. Hotelcard AG offers card subscribers 50-percent discount in more than 500 hotels in Switzerland and neighboring countries, such as Germany, Italy and Austria, through its platform “Hotelcard“. Private...

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Ringier and Axel Springer Switzerland to form joint venture

Just before the season holidays another quite surprising news echoed from Switzerland, that might have consequences for the classifieds market: Swiss still family-owned media company Ringier and German Axel Springer announced plans to establish a further joint-venture, in which each party shall hold a 50 percent stake. Both companies are already engaged together in Eastern Europe through the Ringier Axel Springer Media AG. Both companies...

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New special report — ‘2014 Big Data in classifieds and marketplaces: The new opportunity’

2014 Big Data in classifieds and marketplaces: The new opportunity ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Facebook does it. So do EBay and AutoTrader.com. Slando in Ukraine, SeLoger in France and Seek in Australia all do it. All of those companies, and dozens more, are using Big Data from their classified and marketplace services to increase revenue, improve engagement and strengthen their bottom lines. In a special...

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Greenlight for Swisscom´s takeover of Publigroupe

Greenlight for Swisscom´s takeover of Publigroupe

The takeover of Publigroupe by Swiss national telecom operator Swisscom is cut and dried: Swisscom announced that its public takeover bid to acquire digital marketing and media group Publigroupe has been successful and is approved by the Swiss Competition Commission. At the end of the extended period for acceptance of the takeover, the 25th of August, Swisscom has increased its stake in Publigroupe to 98.37...

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Controlinveste merges classifieds operations

Controlinveste merges classifieds operations

The classifieds business of Portuguese media company Controlinveste (CIM) has been concentrated under a single brand since February – the one of the “renown Portuguese classifieds pioneer brand Ocasião” – the company said (read press release in Portuguese here). Ocasião, which means “chance or opportunity”, also launched a new slogan (“Ocasião – Money in your hand”) to enforce the new single-brand strategy.      ...

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New report released from the AIM Group — 2013 Global Classifieds Annual

New report released from the AIM Group — 2013 Global Classifieds Annual

‘Big Five’ classified companies grow, Craigslist revenues soar  For immediate release ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Five major international classified companies worldwide compete directly in dozens of countries for dominance in the lucrative classified advertising field, where margins at some companies reach 70 and 80 percent, a new report shows. The 2013 Global Classifieds Annual by the AIM Group profiles 18 “sites to watch” and classified...

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2013 – 2014 Recruitment Advertising Annual — Consolidation, social, mobile key trends in recruitment advertising

2013 – 2014 Recruitment Advertising Annual — Consolidation, social, mobile key trends in recruitment advertising

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Major recruitment advertising sites — made leaner and smarter by the recession — have started to grow again in reach and revenue, while for those who predicted the demise of job boards, it isn’t happening, according to a new report from the AIM Group. In fact, many new sites have launched this year, targeting new niches and local markets. Social and...

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