Facebook’s job functionality just took a step closer to LinkedIn. Facebook members can now create “resumes” (Facebook calls them “work histories”), to share privately when members job-hunt. It brings the company closer to LinkedIn's profile/resume functionality, although one analyst wondered whether Facebook has its focus set on LinkedIn, or Craigslist?
Hellomarket, sometimes referred to as South Korea’s Craigslist, partnered with AutoUp, a specialist in used-car data, to fight pre-transaction fraud by giving comprehensive vehicle information to prospective buyers. Hellomarket has an impressive 70 million listings on the platform. Seoul-based AutoUp was established in 2016 and employs eight people.
That's what TechCrunch is reporting. It says it learned about the new round from an unnamed source and that Letgo’s valuation will be over $1 billion.
General classifieds app LetGo has been valued at $1 billion U.S., making it the newest member of the “unicorn club” as it closes the gap between it and main U.S. rival OfferUp. (Also see CNBC's take on it.)
Hemp headhunters have a new way to staff up their cannabis-related companies. 420 Job Search announced that its listings will now be distributed via ZipRecruiter. 420 Jobs is a niche job board that has been lighting up the recreational and medical marijuana industry with a focus of jobs in this growing sector.
AutoTrader.co.uk, Britain's largest auto classifieds site, is offering free ads to sellers of cars priced £1,000 ($1,285 U.S.) or less. This offer applies to its basic two-week ad package, according to Sunday Times Driving.
Craigslist accused Instamotor of scraping contact information and other content from Craigslist user posts. Instamotor agreed to stop and pay damages.
LinkedIn, the professional network owned by Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), is suing a start-up that developed an algorithm to predict when employees are going to quit their jobs, based on updates they’ve made to their LinkedIn profiles.
Zillow Group’s StreetEasy saw the number of listings on its New York-based rental site plunge by more than 50 percent this week after it started charging a $3-per-day per unit fee. Brokers were not happy.
Indeed.com, the global jobs search engine of Recruit Holdings, rolled out a new tool for small and medium-sized businesses for creating branded career pages on their sites free of any cost. It is called Indeed Career Page.