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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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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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UK’s Tiptopjob partners with India’s CareerRocks

UK’s Tiptopjob partners with India’s CareerRocks

Tiptopjob.com, a free-to-list job site in the U.K., announced a partnership with one of India’s largest job sites Careerrocks.com. The company said: “We are pleased to announce that all of our job postings in India can now be found on CareerRocks as well. In an attempt to spread our wings and drive new talent to our vacancies, we partner with new organisations all the time. “India is...

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UK student accommodation market faces shake-up

UK student accommodation market faces shake-up

A new, U.K.-based real estate start-up was valued at £1.1 million ($1.3 million U.S.) after receiving investments from unnamed backers. The proptech start-up, University Cribs, is an online-media platform for student accommodation providers and letting agents. It targets students and aims to be the latest platform to ‘completely transform the way university students search (accommodation) to let.’ The site will start with a soft launch in...

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Simon Fox, CEO of Trinity Mirror Group (photo from his LinkedIn page with thanks)

Trinity Mirror profit jumps, despite weak classifieds

In H1 of FY2016 (period ended July 3, 2016) Trinity Mirror sparkled with a 42-percent rise in pre-tax profit to £66.9 million ($88.5 million U.S.) from £47 million in H1 of Fy2015 (read report here). The newspaper Group, which owns around 200 titles, grew its revenue by 30 percent to £374.7 million (£288.5 million 2015). However, the increased profit and revenue came from its recently acquired rival –...

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Logic-Immo staff seeks public support against Axel Springer

Logic-Immo staff seeks public support against Axel Springer

According to a petition on Change.org, signed by Logic-Immo staff and clients (available here in French), Axel Springer made a bid to acquire Logic-Immo.com, France’s No.3 real estate platform for professionals – a move which the staff strongly opposes. Apparently, the plan is for Logic-Immo to be taken over by Axel Springer’s SeLoger.com, France’s No. 2 real estate platform. The CEO of Logic-Immo Cyril Janin...

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Healthy profit growth for Rightmove in H1

Healthy profit growth for Rightmove in H1

Rightmove shrugged off increased competition from real estate sites in the U.K., and reported a 16-percent increase in revenue to £108 million ($142 million U.S.) in H1 of FY2016 from £93.1 million in H1 of FY2015. Pre-tax profit rose 21 percent to £80.6 million from £66.6 million in 2015. All business areas experienced year-on-year growth and its agency business revenue increased by £11.3 million year-on-year....

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Property marketing services consolidate in France

Previsite, a French company specializing in videos and 3-D tours for estate agents, acquired Smartvisite in a move that signifies the consolidation of online real estate marketing services in France. Previsite is owned by La Boite Immo. The latter acquired Previsite only last year (site here). Previsite is France’s leading provider of real estate software and services for building websites. These acquisitions now make La...

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