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Amazon readies shipments in Brazil

Amazon readies shipments in Brazil

Amazon is reportedly negotiating shipments to Brazil through local airline Azul, Reuters said (article in Portuguese). The company announced in mid-April that Brazilian buyers could browse and shop over 45 million items, which would be shipped directly to Brazil from the U.S. The announcement — and then the claims it was teaming up to provide logistics to ship products to Brazilian consumers — have reinforced the...

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Fredrik Haga

Blockchain technology is coming to Schibsted

Schibsted is experimenting with blockchain technology. It’s set up a group of developers headed by Fredrik Haga whose official title is Trend Manager Blockchain. The company’s first set of products will probably be aimed towards securing payments in a distribution chain, but the development team has many more plans. Speaking to the AIM Group, Haga (LinkedIn profile) said the group has many ideas and few proofs...

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Shpock launches online platform for dealers

Shpock launches online platform for dealers

In the U.K., mobile-first marketplace Shpock has launched Shpock+ Motors --- a new online platform for professional car dealers. The launch coincides with high volume TV, radio, and online advertising campaigns. 


Tamedia has appointed Sverre Munck to its board of directors.

What can Tamedia learn from Schibsted?

Can traditional Swiss publishing house 125-year-old Tamedia find inspiration from 179-year-old media company Schibsted? It seems so. Tamedia has just recruited former Schibsted executive Sverre Munck to its board of directors. The two companies are both experiencing falls in traditional print revenues and both are putting great hope into the digital transformation: where running classifieds and marketplaces are an important part of the business. Schibsted...

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Schibsted Media Group CEO Rolv-Erik Ryssdal

Schibsted delivers but stock market not applauding

Schibsted released its Q4 2017 Interim Report on Thursday morning and although the company has delivered, the stock exchange seems to be disappointed. In Q4 the EBITDA was up 39 percent and reached NOK 695 million (€71.5 million). Exactly what the analysts expected. The stock exchange did however not applaud. The share was down 5 percent in early trading. Online classifieds alone reached an EBITDA of €68.2...

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From ‘me to you’ in Norway

From ‘me to you’ in Norway

In Norway, Schibsted-owned general classifieds site Finn.no is introducing its own door-to-door delivery system calling it “Me to You” — or “Meg til deg” in Norwegian. The system will be launched with the help of a vast distribution network for newspapers that covers all of Norway. The concept is simple. Private sellers can place packages up to 5 kg outside their door or in the mailbox...

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Schibsted promotes Lystimaki to VP Growth Models

Jussi Lystimaki (photo) has been promoted internally to VP Growth Models in Schibsted Media Group’s Marketplaces division. In his new role, Lystimaki (LinkedIn profile) and his team look for possibilities of growth for Schibsted Marketplaces division globally through inorganic and organic paths. That includes taking advantage of new kinds of marketplaces, business models and vertical businesses, as well as new technologies such as AI/ML, AR,...

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Blocket Jobb gets new design, responsive site

Blocket Jobb gets new design, responsive site

After receiving a new look, and responsive platform with improved filtering and a better user experience, Blocket Jobb, the jobs vertical of horizontal classified site Blocket, now stands on its own feet. The new design makes it much easier to search for jobs and to save and monitor jobs. The site was also reconceived for the mobile age. Blocket Jobb launched six years ago; today it...

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Rian Liebenberg on his new job at Schibsted

Rian Liebenberg on his new job at Schibsted

If it's true that a company is its people, then there is probably no-one in Schibsted who has made a bigger impact on the company (with so many appointments) than Rian Liebenberg, chief platform officer, with his more than 600 IT-worker employments. He was kind enough to give us an interview.



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