Jimoty (Jmty.jp), a leading stuff site in Japan, added the position of chief operating officer (COO) to its top management level. The new COO will also join the board as a representative director focused on rolling out a new business for Jmty.jp. No appointment has been made.
Japan’s used-auto site GooNet, owned by Proto Corporation, unveiled two innovative apps to improve its presence in the aftermarket (after the auto has been acquired). Both apps are available free of cost for download for Android and Apple mobiles.
In Japan, Yahoo! Real Estate (at Realestate.yahoo.co.jp) rolled out enhanced search capabilities for the property search engine, with innovative features which enable the comparison of multiple apartments on a single screen and the saving of favorites for future browsing.
AdPerfect is the latest partner to join the reconstituted Local Media Consortium (LMC). AdPerfect will bring its four key products --- online obituaries, classifieds, celebrations and retail ads --- to the LMC’s 1,700 media sites in the U.S..
Tel Aviv-based Workey raised an $8-million U.S. Series A round for its AI-powered recruitment platform that focuses on helping millennials find a career. The new funding was led by PICO Partners and Magma VC, which also invested the original $1.6 million in 2015.
EBay Inc. promoted Jenny Hui to the position of general manager of its marketplaces in Taiwan and Hong Kong, according to a media report. Hui earlier managed a team of account executives for EBay’s cross-border trade in Hong Kong and China.
Tokyo-based real estate player RareOne Inc. now rolled out a dedicated real estate site (called Rare-one.jp) for so-called "special properties", defined as inherited properties and properties in insolvency processes.
AtHome.co.jp, a leading real estate classified site in Japan, geared up to manage the biggest database of rental properties in the country, after linking up with a property management site to pool the listings of both sites.
Stuff app Carousell quietly announced on LinkedIn the appointment of Jordan Dea-Mattson as its new vice president of engineering.
Yahoo! Japan (Yahoo.co.jp), which runs a stuff auction site, real estate site, and used-car marketplace, reported 42 percent revenue growth in revenue to 631 billion Japanese yen ($5.6 billion U.S.) in the nine-month period to end-Dec. last year.