Tag: EBay Classifieds Group


Mobile.de’s name and logo challenged

Mobile.de’s name and logo challenged

Germany’s largest auto site Mobile.de has suffered a setback in its seven-year legal battle over the rights to its business name and logo. The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled that proceedings to cancel Mobile.de GmbH’s rights to its name and logo by Bulgarian auto site Mobile.bg can go forward after they were paused pending a decision by the court. Rezon Media, Mobile.bg’s parent...

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EBay Classifieds Group starts new motors vertical

EBay Classifieds Group starts new motors vertical

EBay Classifieds Group (ECG), the segment that oversees 11 classified brands worldwide, created an auto vertical, called EBay Classifieds Group Motors. The company hasn’t announced it officially, but it’s hiring key positions for the new brand. Job ads have appeared on LinkedIn and the ECG site in the last week.



Revenue growth picks up at EBay Classifieds Group

EBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) reported strong revenue growth for its classifieds subsidiary in Q3 of FY2017 from Q3 of FY2016 – strong enough to pull revenue growth of classifieds into double figures in the first nine months of FY2017 from the first nine months in FY2016. Halfway through FY2017 (at end-June), the revenue growth of the classifieds subsidiary (EBay Classifieds Group) still stood at a...

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Johan Nel, GM Emerging Classifieds, EBay, (photo from his LinkedIn, with thanks)

Johan Nel now GM of emerging markets at EBay

Johan Nel, former general manager of Gumtree South Africa, was promoted to general manager for emerging markets at EBay Classifieds Group. Net joined Gumtree and the EBay Classifieds Group in 2014 as director and GM of Gumtree SA, where he put together and managed an able local team and drove and oversaw numerous innovations and changes, such as the strategic monetization of key verticals, introduction and...

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Horizontal site Marktplaats advances in jobs vertical

Horizontal site Marktplaats advances in jobs vertical

EBay-owned Marktplaats.nl is continuing its march into verticals. After making significant inroads in the vertical for used autos in the Netherlands, it now focuses on the jobs vertical as well. The number of jobs posted on the site jumped from 2,000 to 44,000 in the last 12 months, according to site data. Recruiters may post ads for free. Marktplaats aims to grab market share from the largest jobs...

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Marktplaats.nl adds clever function to Android app

Marktplaats.nl adds clever function to Android app

EBay-owned Marktplaats.nl, leading classified site of the Netherlands, released an update of its Android app, which can now be personalized to users’ interests and locations. The news feed on the app (download here) is tailored to what a user has previously bought or has shown interest in. The goal is to inspire users by showing them what is available near them, once they have given...

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Malte Krüger was promoted within EBay Classifieds Group (photo from Xing with thanks)

Malte Krüger climbs corporate ladder

Malte Krüger, managing director of Mobile.de since 2012, has been promoted within EBay Classifieds Group to vice president and managing director of Mobile.de, Germany’s No. 1 auto site. The promotion followed on the heavier workload of Krüger after the acquisition of Motor-Talk, a social site for motor enthusiasts, in September last year. Krüger has since also been managing director of Motor-Talk, which employs 70 people....

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Jill Williams, Naspers New Ventures

Williams joins Naspers NV from EBay

Jill Williams, formerly global spokesperson for the EBay Classifieds Group, joined Naspers New Ventures, the company's investment fund in San Francisco.



Ecommerce adoption in Argentina depends more on the user, says EBay

Despite being home to many ecommerce and classified platforms, including MercadoLibre, OLX and Navent, Argentina is yet to see the same level of activity that has been booming other marketplaces across Latin America, such as Brazil and Mexico. Talking to the Argentinian press, Latin America’s General Manager at EBay Classifieds Group, Ariel Meyer, said the growth of ecommerce in Argentina depends more on the user than...

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W3, EBay notifying users of data breach

W3, EBay notifying users of data breach

Vivanuncios and EBay, its new owner, are notifying users some of their personal data may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Personal user data from Vivanuncios and other Vivastreet sites may have been captured by unauthorized users, both companies have reported. (Our earlier coverage is here and here.) W3 Ltd., the London-based parent company of Vivastreet and former parent of Vivanuncios, said yesterday...

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