Tag: switzerland


Tamedia pulls the plug off reseller Ricardoshops.ch

Tamedia pulls the plug off reseller Ricardoshops.ch

As part of the continued reorganization of Ricardo Group, online reseller site RicardoShops.ch went offline at the end of 2016.  Swiss parent company Tamedia is restructuring Ricardo Group assets following the appointment of new CEO Bodo Kipper, formerly the MD of Amazon Germany.   RicardoShops‘ landing page now announces that all e-commerce activities of Ricardo Group will be bundled under the roof of auction and b-to-c marketplace...

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Temp jobs site Staff Finder targets healthcare workers

Temp jobs site Staff Finder targets healthcare workers

Staff Finder AG, the Zurich-based marketplace for temporary staff, launched a new segment dedicated to the - not so typical - temporary healthcare jobs niche. Staff Finder claims to be the first, just-in-time, online broker for temporary work worldwide.


AutoScout24 Switzerland offers money-back guarantee

AutoScout24 Switzerland offers money-back guarantee

The auto vertical AutoScout24.ch of Swiss media group Ringier introduced a new classified product for private auto sellers: The site refunds the listing fee for unlimited-term listings (250 Swiss francs per listing), if vehicles are still unsold after four months. Scout24 Switzerland is the first auto vertical in Switzerland to introduce this refund policy for private sellers, according to the company’s news release. The precondition...

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Referral tool is Xing’s latest recruiting service

Referral tool is Xing’s latest recruiting service

Business network Xing touted its newest product – the ReferralManager (EmpfehlungsManager) – at the Zukunft Personal, the HR management trade fair in Cologne, after launching it earlier in October. ReferralManager marries contact data from member profiles with job postings. When a company posts a job on Xing, it can use the tool to identify which of its employees have contacts outside the company whose skills match those...

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Swisscom Directories appoints Tutti.ch founder as new CEO

Swisscom Directories appoints Tutti.ch founder as new CEO

Stefano Santinelli, a c-to-c-marketplace expert who launched Tutti.ch for Schibsted and Tamedia, will become the new CEO of Swisscom Directories, the web catalog business jointly owned by media house Tamedia and national telecom company Swisscom AG. Santinelli, 46 years old, takes over in October. His LinkedIn profile lists him as founder and CEO of Schibsted Classifieds Media Swiss subsidiary, for which he launched and managed...

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Tamedia income falls; digital up

Swiss media group Tamedia reported a 22 percent drop in net income based on lower revenue in the first half of FY16, in spite of growth of its digital business. Total revenues for H1 dropped 5.1 percent to 503.6 million Swiss Francs ($522 million U.S.) with Tamedia’s net income falling by 22 percent to CHF55.8 million. Tamedia lost also general profitability due to losses from...

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Schwyter focusing on consultancy

Schwyter focusing on consultancy

Heinz M. Schwyter, a Swiss real estate classifieds expert who is chairman of the International Classified Marketplace Association, has not joined the board of directors of Homegate AG as we reported in July 2015. A check into Swiss records revealed a different composition of the board of Homegate, Tamedia’s real estate subsidiary, operator of leading sites Homegate.ch and Immostreet.ch. When we asked, Schwyter said that after consideration,...

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Switzerland: another insurance firm invests

Switzerland: another insurance firm invests

Axa Strategic Ventures (ASV), a venture capital fund linked to French insurance group Axa Winterthur, invested an undisclosed amount in Swiss auto-trading start-up Autolina.ch. Neither party disclosed details of the early-stage capital injection.  Insurance companies investing in classified companies to explore service synergies has turned into a trend – at least in Switzerland. Not long ago, insurance company Swiss Mobilar acquired (our report here) 50 percent...

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