Tag: Social


NextDoor lands $110 million funding

NextDoor lands $110 million funding

This week's venture-capital funding of a whopping $110 million brings Next Door investor help to a $210.2 million total, from 17 investors. The latest round to the three-year-old social community and hyperlocal marketplace was led by Redpoint Ventures and Insight Venture Partners. Next Door is now in 53,00

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Barter marketplace startups abound

Barter marketplace startups abound

Despite the ongoing struggle to build volume and variety of items, the concept of getting and giving goods through trade seems to be flourishing online.  Increasingly, these barter experiences have expanded beyond the exchange of stuff to sharing of services, and hiring.  Here are two such smart startups. <a href="http://w

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Apartments.com relaunches, introduces free private-owner listings

Apartments.com relaunches, introduces free private-owner listings

CoStar Group, owner of Apartments.com and commercial real estate veteran LoopNet, just announced many changes to the Apartments.com website and marketing strategy, including the introduction of free rental listings for private owners.  On today's conference call we also learned about changes to sales strategy for CoStar Group as a whole.

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Groupon debuts Pages, merchant reviews

Groupon debuts Pages, merchant reviews

The ongoing problem for daily deals veteran Groupon has been keeping enough varied inventory in its deals marketplace. During its Q4 and end-of-year 2014 earnings call Groupon CEO Eric Lefkosky announced the rollout of consumer ratings and reviews by way of its new merchant Pages on Groupon.com. Over the years, Groupon ha

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LeBonCoin may be squeezed by Facebook’s buy/sell option – reports

LeBonCoin may be squeezed by Facebook’s buy/sell option – reports

LeBonCoin, a horizontal site for buying and selling items that enjoys tremendous popularity in the French market, might be impacted by the new buy/sell feature for groups on Facebook, the French media speculated today. Launched in November 2014, the Facebook Groups app for IOS and Android added a buy

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LinkedIn Talent Solutions revenue up 41%

LinkedIn Talent Solutions revenue up 41%

While LinkedIn is first and foremost a business network - THE business network - its Talent Solutions revenue, as of the fourth quarter of 2014, makes up 57 percent of all revenue for the social media firm. That's a tiny drop from the 58 percent it represented in Q4 2013, but it's a 41 percent revenue boost year-over-year (YOY), to $369 million. LinkedIn total revenue for Q4, up 44 percent YOY to

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In Spain social recruiting grows

In Spain social recruiting grows

In January 2015 Spain saw the lowest number of unemployment benefit claims for the month since 2007. This, along with the modest growth of Spain's GDP over the past three months, is fueling cautious optimism in the recruitment sector. Employment classifieds are looking for ways to increase their reach and relevance via multiple channels, including social media. Use of social media channels in r

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Can Twitter threaten classifieds?

Can Twitter threaten classifieds?

While Twitter still hasn't found the secret income sauce, its revenue is certainly taking off.  With its pilot introduction of e-commerce, Twitter could start to impact classified marketplace revenue elsewhere. In the fourth quarter of 2014 revenue jumped 97 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013, though the hugely-popular social network still posted a net loss for the quarter and year. Both b

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Yelp ad growth results in 2014 profit

Yelp ad growth results in 2014 profit

According to Yelp's fourth quarter and end-of-year earnings report,  advertisers on the review giant grew 48 percent year-over-year to 84,000. Between 2013 and 2014, Yelp became profitable. Net revenue for the full year 2014 was $377.5 million, an increase of 62 percent. Net income for the full year was $36.5 million, compared to a net loss of $ 10.1 million in 2013. Average monthly unique visi

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