Spain's National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC) has released data showing that classifieds still have nearly two-thirds of the market left to conquer. Around 34.8 percent of Spaniards used classifieds or peer-to-peer platforms in the last quarter.
Schibsted Spain CEO Gianpaolo Santorsola has said the company is on track to grow between 15-20 percent annually in the next five years. He said the growth would be driven by data and personalization.
Schibsted Spain has formed a partnership with Barcelona-based Skylab Coders Academy. The Academy will now offer a coding boot camp focused on the Schibsted User Interface (SUI), the company's open-source technology framework.
Red Arbor, the company founded by David Gonzalez Castro, has acquired a 20 percent share in peer-to-peer education platform TusClasesParticulares.com ("your private classes") and sister site ClassGap.
Schibsted Spain's real estate vertical Fotocasa.es has refreshed its website and apps with a new logo, typography, photo style, and color scheme. The company said the reboot is not just an update of its image, but of its values.
Coches.net, the leading auto vertical in Spain, has conducted the first independent European trial of electric cars. The test, in collaboration with AutoBest, compared the electric models available for sale in Europe over 200-plus kilometers.
Olivier Aizac, who has been a senior classified executive for years, has left his position as Schibsted's senior vice-president (SVP) for Latin America.
Gerardo Cabañas has been appointed as the director general of leading Spanish auto portal Coches.com. He takes over from founder Iñaki Arrola who launched the site (then AutoDiscuento.com) in 2003.
InfoJobs.net, the leading job board in Spain, has formed a partnership with e-sport team ASUS ROG Army. The collaboration involves sponsorship from InfoJobs, and joint efforts to promote and "professionalize" the electronic sports sector.
Sergio Balcells (LinkedIn profile) has stepped down from his role as general manager of recruitment app JobToday. He told AIM Group that he will continue in an "advisory role" with the company.