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Taobao bans sale of foreign media

Taobao bans sale of foreign media

China’s leading ecommerce platform Taobao announced that its sellers will no longer be allowed to trade in “media” produced overseas. The ban covers publications and electronic media, such as video games and music.


Classifieds knocked as Cameroon cuts internet

Classifieds knocked as Cameroon cuts internet

Unrelenting calls from the two English-speaking regions in the predominantly French-speaking Cameroon for equal treatment, or alternatively secession, has resulted in an internet shutdown on Jan. 17 by government, in an effort to prevent the regions from communicating to (and be influenced by) liberal, English-speaking states in Africa.


TradingPost gets fresh capital for a comeback

TradingPost gets fresh capital for a comeback

The Trading Post (TradingPost.com.au), formerly an Australian classifieds powerhouse, is looking to make a comeback after raising up to $15 million AUD ($11.5 million U.S.) through stockbroker Bell Potter, to resume the marketshare battle with industry giants Gumtree, EBay, Carsales and Realestate.com.au.


KKTown rolls out section for almost-new goods

KKTown rolls out section for almost-new goods

KKTown, a leading mobile-only, stuff marketplace in Taiwan, introduced a new section dedicated to goods which have only been used a few times and are still basically new. In the first two weeks after the section's introduction last month, it added on average 600 new items a day, according to the site.


Strong traffic growth for big classifieds in Germany

Strong traffic growth for big classifieds in Germany

IVW, Germany's respected traffic measurer, won EBay Kleinanzeigen as a client for the first time in January, which made the organisation's monthly announcements even more riveting reading. The January numbers confirmed yet again: the dominant e-commerce/classifieds player in Germany is EBay Inc., with the visits of its three sites EBay.de, Mobile.de and EBay Kleinanzeigen taken together.



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