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New to Marketplace: cars, real estate, daily deals

New to Marketplace: cars, real estate, daily deals

Less than a year after the launch of Marketplace, Facebook is retooling its shopping app to appeal as much to businesses as well to individual users. Cars from local car dealerships and real estate listings from brokerages are up next, as are Daily Deals, sourced surprisingly from competitor EBay.

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Dutch Marktplaats to offer tickets and travel packages

The leader of Dutch classified market, eBay-owned horizontal portal Marktplaats.nl enters the market for travel and leisure as it is about to begin offering travel deals in partnership with the Dutch travel site TicketVeiling.nl, Emerce reported (full article available here in Dutch). This move follows

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EBay sells unit to re-organize

Minutes before today's split of EBay and PayPal, EBay has dumped its Enterprise unit for just short of $1 billion. The company helps run Ikea, Timberland and iRobot. The purchaser, a group that paid $925 million, includes private-equity firms Permira and Sterling Partners. EBay bought GSI Commerce for $2.4 billion in 2011 and converted it to the Enterprise business. The deal was supposed to hel

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EBay sells unit to reorganize

Minutes before today's split of EBay and PayPal, EBay has dumped its Enterprise unit for just short of $1 billion. The company helps run Ikea, Timberland and iRobot. The purchaser, a group that paid $925 million, includes private-equity firms Permira and Sterling Partners. EBay bought GSI Commerce for $2.4 billion in 2011 and converted it to the Enterprise business. The deal was supposed to help

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Microsoft & AOL unite against Google

Google will be the target of a union of AOL and Microsoft, who have inked a 10-year deal to replace Google as the search engine with Microsoft's Bing, according to Advertising Age. The deal targets Google's search leadership, and AOL will handle display, mobile and

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French Groupe L’Argus in talks over possible takeover of AutoReflex

French Groupe L’Argus in talks over possible takeover of AutoReflex

France’s Groupe L'Argus is currently in negotiations with the owner companies Mondadori and Axel Springer over the possible acquisition of AutoReflex.com portal, which they announced earlier they intend to close (we reported about it here). The talks are expected to last for two to thre

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Dutch TMG and USG People to launch online job platform

Dutch TMG and USG People to launch online job platform

Dutch publisher Telegraaf Media Groep and Europe’s major HR services provider USG People have joined forces to create an online employment platform for recruitment and selection of staff, according to a statement (available here in Dutch). Employers will be able to post job vacancies in both online and print media. The platform that will be launched in

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Rocket Internet buys into niche-y Dutch auto portal

Rocket Internet buys into niche-y Dutch auto portal

German company Rocket Internet became a shareholder of a niche-y Dutch site Ikwilvanmijnautoaf.nl that allows individuals to sell their car quickly, anonymously and only to certified buyers (we wrote about the site here). Rocket Internet and Prime Ventures became minority intere

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