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Managers apply for jobs from Apple Watch

Managers apply for jobs from Apple Watch

Cadremploi.fr, the job site for manager positions in France, has grown the number of job ads listed by 21 percent to 12,000 since the beginning of the year. This healthy growth was made possible by a combination of factors, including an interface redesign, a launch on Apple Watch, the addition of features, such as video applications, and last but not least, an improving French labor...

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Solocal Group faces financial difficulties – report

Solocal Group, owner of important classified players, such as online and print directory PagesJaunes.fr and real estate site AvendreAlouer.fr, has run into financial difficulties, and may be unable to meet its obligations to the bank during the summer months, a medium in France reported (full article available here). Solocal Group is saddled with debt of €1.1 billion ($1.3 billion U.S.) – money it had borrowed...

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Time Inc U.K. and Dennis Publishing launch marketplaces

Time Inc U.K. and Dennis Publishing launch marketplaces

Country Life and Land Rover Monthly have both launched new online marketplaces that will add revenue streams and diversify the online portfolios of Time Inc. UK and Dennis Publishing. Country Life is owned by Time Inc. U.K. and covers a wide range of topics, from the countryside to luxury items and properties. Both Time and Dennis aim to unlock the value of their content and audiences by introducing dedicated onsite platforms...

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AdView launches quicker site

AdView launches quicker site

AdView, a job search aggregator in the U.K., rolled out its new-look site with improved functionality and navigation.


Auto Trader adds a ‘great value’ badge

Auto Trader adds a ‘great value’ badge

Auto Trader is planning the introduction of a badge for listings on the site it deems to be ‘great value’, in a bid to speed up sales of such vehicles. Using its own valuation tool, Auto Trader will assess all retailers’ prices and – if an auto offers what it determines to be great value – it will be badged as such. Auto Trader operations...

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Propertyfinder buys Morocco’s Selektimmo

Propertyfinder buys Morocco’s Selektimmo

Sarouty.ma, a real estate platform owned by UAE-based Propertyfinder Group, acquired Selektimmo.com in Morocco. This deal brings a measure of consolidation in Morocco’s online property market, which has recently seen the arrival of a whole host of new players. According to an article in the Moroccan media (available here in French), the two platforms are seen as complementary to each other in terms of their...

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Ringier merges DeinDeal and MyStore businesses

Ringier merges DeinDeal and MyStore businesses

Swiss media group Ringier, majority-owner of Scout24 Switzerland, announced it had completed the merger of MyStore.ch with its e-commerce subsidiary DeinDeal.ch on June 17. Online marketplaces and e-commerce subsidiary Ringier Digital acquired 60 percent of Geneva-based outlet shop MyStore.ch in November last year. MyStore was founded in 2009 by current CEO John Krief. Neither company disclosed detail of the deal (including the value of the transaction) at...

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Naspers creates 40 new jobs at tech hub in Lisbon

Naspers creates 40 new jobs at tech hub in Lisbon

South African media group Naspers is employing new hands at its tech hub for online classifieds in Portugal. Naspers, who operates classifieds company Fixe Ads in Portugal, wants to hire 40 additional IT developers by August to join the 160 people currently working for the publicly-traded company in Lisbon. Last August Naspers decided (our report here) to centralize part of its worldwide mobile and web development for...

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