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Gumtree Auto closes in on AutoTrader – EM

Gumtree Auto closes in on AutoTrader – EM

In September, Gumtree Auto, the auto category of Gumtree South Africa, edged past Cars.co.za to become the country's second-most-popular auto site as measured by unique visitors behind AutoTrader.co.za. In September, a mere 300,000 unique browsers separated the top three sites, according to audience stats company Effective Measure (EM).


OLX India CEO Batra to get new job in Naspers

OLX India CEO Batra to get new job in Naspers

According to TheHinduBusinessLine (here), Amarjit Singh Batra, CEO of stuff site OLX India for the past nine years, has been promoted within Naspers and his successor will be announced soon. The publication quoted OLX Group CEO Martin Scheepbouwer as having said Batra will be given "a greater role in Naspers". We asked for confirmation of the report at OLX Group and will update this report once we've heard from either OLX or Naspers. 


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.



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