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Marktplaats.nl adds clever function to Android app

Marktplaats.nl adds clever function to Android app

EBay-owned Marktplaats.nl, leading classified site of the Netherlands, released an update of its Android app, which can now be personalized to users’ interests and locations. The news feed on the app (download here) is tailored to what a user has previously bought or has shown interest in. The goal is to inspire users by showing them what is available near them, once they have given...

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Hungary’s Jofogas launches real estate vertical

Hungary’s Jofogas launches real estate vertical

Hungary’s dominant classified site Jofogas.hu, owned by Schibsted, launched a separate entrance point to real estate at Ingatlan.Jofogas.hu, to reap the benefits of Hungary’s housing boom, and because home sellers are usually important visitors to other classified categories on Jofogas. “Although we are a general classifieds site, 25 percent of all our visitors head for the real estate category. Therefore we decided to allocate more resources...

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Viadeo, RegionsJob launch incubators for jobs start-ups

Viadeo, RegionsJob launch incubators for jobs start-ups

Two notable players on the French e-recruitment scene, job board RegionsJob and professional networking site Viadeo, are each launching start-up incubators focused on digitization of recruitment and enhancing user experience. Viadeo recently raised 1.6 million euros to improve its recruitment offer. It appointed Renier Lemmens CEO, to enhance Viadeo’s position in the French market by improving and diversifying user experience. Currently, Viadeo has 11 million members in...

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Vibe takes on ticket resellers

Vibe takes on ticket resellers

Luke Massie developed VibeTickets.co.uk to disrupt the U.K. secondary ticketing market. He said he was frustrated with high prices and inefficiency of existing online ticket resellers, so he took to social media to try and offload some concert tickets he no longer wanted. The Twitter handle he used drew a lot of attention and other music fans started to use it to buy and sell tickets. Massie...

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Swishing plans ‘upcycled’ brand

Swishing plans ‘upcycled’ brand

The U.K. clothes-swapping site, Swishing.co.uk, is planning a marketing campaign to increase brand awareness and grow its membership. The company increased its revenue by 75 percent in the year ended June 2016 and plans to grow its established sales outlets, launch its own brand of “upcycled” clothing and license some franchises with the new capital. The site claims to have over 5,000 members and says it is...

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French auto site Carizy raises €1 million

French auto site Carizy raises €1 million

Carizy, the site launched last year by a group of Internet entrepreneurs with an interesting model that competes with auto dealers, raised €1 million ($1.13 million U.S.) from French auto insurance companies Matmut and Masif. Paris-based platform Carizy, a site which functions as a “trusted third party” (we reported about its launch here) claims to have completed one hundred transactions since its launch, and aims...

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MusicMagpie makes selling stuff easier

MusicMagpie makes selling stuff easier

MusicMagpie is challenging general classifieds by making selling unwanted items easier and has added new features to help users. Sellers can use the musicMagpie app to turn the cameras of their mobile devices into barcode scanners, which scans items and instantly returns prices for their stuff. Users then have a choice between a free leave-safe service, a free send service, or (now also) its new courier-collection...

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