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Sondre Gravir, head of new  Marketplaces division (photo from his LinkedIn page with thanks)

Sondre Gravir to head Schibsted’s Marketplaces

The re-organization of Schibsted’s business in two operational divisions Marketplaces and Media was accompanied with a reshuffle of the top management team. Schibsted announced today that Sondre Gravir, currently EVP Established Europe, will head up the division Marketplaces, where all classifieds and marketplaces found a new home.

Schibsted bundles all classifieds in single division

Schibsted bundles all classifieds in single division

Schibsted re-organized its business into two operational divisions, labeled Marketplaces and Media, and will move IT workers from the erstwhile division Product and Technology to the two divisions. The division Product and Technology won’t vanish completely, but most IT workers will be allocated to the two operational divisions Media and Marketplaces, the company said in a news release.

Finn.no pioneers the buy button for used autos

Finn.no pioneers the buy button for used autos

Bilia, a leading chain of auto dealers in Scandinavia, introduced online transacting of used autos on classifieds site Finn in Norway with a clever buy button. Bilia, a company listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, was first out of the blocks in Norway with online shopping of used cars.

Shpock adds new revenue source in Sweden

Shpock adds new revenue source in Sweden

Now you can buy a premium membership on the Schibsted-owned app flea market Shpock and get several perks - one of them being that your user experience becomes advertising-free. That is, at least, the perk that Shpock promotes strongest of all.

Erik Norberg, new CEO of Lauritz.com (photo from his LinkedIn page with thanks)

Erik Norberg appointed CEO of Lauritz

Norberg accepted the position of CEO of the Danish auction and classified group Lauritz.com, which claims to be the biggest auction group in the Nordic countries. Norberg will move to Copenhagen with his family soon.

Ingvild Naess, privacy officer of Schibsted (photo from her LinkedIn page with thanks)

New Schibsted team to handle privacy across all sites

Schibsted is assembling a team in Oslo to look after user privacy matters across all the sites in the group. In a blog post, Ingvild Næss, group privacy manageress, wrote about the initiative. And, in response to our questions, Næss said: "We don't know who big the team will end up being; the important thing is to find the right people."

Alexander Hannerland, co-owner of Swedish search engine Hitta.se (photo from his LinkedIn page with thanks)

Classified experts buy Hitta.se from Schibsted

No big deals were announced in the classifieds division at Schibsted's Q2 results presentation today, but Schibsted Growth presented a deal that has a few classified connections, making it worthwhile to report. Schibsted will sell its search engine business in Sweden to a group with well-known “classifieds personalities".

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