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Naspers in the process of buying AutoTrader in SA

Naspers in the process of buying AutoTrader in SA

We heard from a reputable source that Naspers has acquired AutoTrader.co.za, South Africa's leading auto vertical. According to the source, the transaction is currently at the Competition Commission of SA for its approval. If approved, it will be one of the biggest classified deals - if not the biggest - to date in South Africa.


OLX-developed payment service ready for rollout

OLX-developed payment service ready for rollout

In a blog post, Benjamin Schneider, OLX's Berlin-based head of engineering, lifted the lid over the payments system his team developed in-house for rollout to OLX Group sites around the world. The payments service is known as Plutus. While the post is really about the technology stack they chose to build Plutus, Schneider sheds some light on the functions of the system.


AutosPlus2017: Meet Lukas Draginas of Otomoto

AutosPlus2017: Meet Lukas Draginas of Otomoto

When Lukas Draginas, general manager of Otomoto.pl, raised prices on the Polish automotive classified platform, the site’s customers were livid. “We had trailers blocking the roads around our office, dealers were burning our flags and massively leaving the platform,” Draginas said. But Otomoto held firm, and the result is a classifieds success story in Poland. Draginas will be telling that story, and others, during his talk at AutosPlus2017, the AIM Group’s classifieds conference scheduled for October 9 and 10 in London.



Big response to OLX’s unique drive for talent

OLX Group launched a unique recruitment drive in India, labeled Code and The Curious, to spot and hire Indian techies for OLX's 25 offices around the world, who are particularly smart when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).


Amazon.in rebrands used-goods site, enters 3 new cities

Amazon.in rebrands used-goods site, enters 3 new cities

After quietly rolling out its ‘Sell as individual’ program in Bengaluru in January this year (reported by us first, we are proud to say), Amazon Inc. now took the next, purposeful step towards offering a Craigslist-like classified platform nationwide for used goods (with on-site payment): The Sell as individual program was rebranded as Local Finds and rolled out in three new cities.



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