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Fairfax names new classifieds chief

Fairfax names new classifieds chief

          Sadly, lots of newspaper companies have given up on classifieds, or so it seems. But Fairfax Media in Australia --- where once the recruitment ads in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age in Melbourne were known as the “rivers of gold” because they spun off so much money --- says it’s committed to the classified categories.           Nic Cola, who’s been with the company since 1986 and


10-fold increase forecast for mobile ads

10-fold increase forecast for mobile ads

          NEW YORK --- Local mobile advertising will increase 10-fold in the next four years, and will be almost two-thirds of all local online advertising by 2015, according to projections released today at the Local Online Advertising Conference by Borrell Associates.           Gordon Borrell and Kip Cassino of Borrell said local mobile advertising in the United States last year was about a hal


A YACLW for ultra-orthodox Jews

A YACLW for ultra-orthodox Jews

Here’s the most unusual YACLW we’ve ever seen: a website designed to serve as the Craigslist for “members of the community” in Crown Heights, Brooklyn --- an enclave of the ultra-orthodox Jewish denomination Chabad Lubavitch. (They're the men with the black coats and hats, even in summer.) FoundInCH.com, which resolves to LostInCH.com, was

Craigslist wins a (small) round vs. EBay

Craigslist wins a (small) round vs. EBay

          Round 2 in the “EBay hates Craigslist and vice-versa” lawsuits may be coming up soon. A Superior Court judge in San Francisco today ruled against EBay and declined to throw out Craigslist’s lawsuit charging EBay with fraud in competitive practices.           Judge Richard Kramer said EBay could not use a Delaware judge’s ruling in September, in an EBay vs. Craigslist lawsuit, to elimina


Former HotJobs exec has new post

Former HotJobs exec has new post

          Mark Marinacci, who worked in sales at Yahoo HotJobs before joining Google, has become chief revenue officer at Edo Interactive, a mobile and digital advertising company based in Nashville.           Marinacci held various sales roles at HotJobs before starting with Google, where he served as a team manager for business and industrial markets, and then became “head of retail industry.”


Zoopla signs local press partnership

Zoopla signs local press partnership

U.K. property portal Zoopla has signed a long-term deal with local newspaper owners Archant, publisher of over 60 regional papers. The deal sees Archant financing and promoting the relaunch of the Homes24.co.uk brand while Zoopla takes over the running of the site. Alex Chesterman, founder and CEO of Zoopla.co.uk, said: “'We are delighted to have entered into this strategic relationship with Arc


Naspers launches Kalahariads.net

Naspers launches Kalahariads.net

Right now Gumtree dominates South African online classifieds but that may be about to change with the news that Naspers, owners of Media24 (Africa's largest magazine publisher) is launching Kalahariads.net. Kalahari.net is a Naspers-owned e-retailer and Naspers aims to build on that brand with free online classifieds with paid-for premium ads given preferential positioning. According to Kalahar


Management changes at RightMove, Zoopla

Management changes at RightMove, Zoopla

U.K. market leader RightMove.co.uk has appointed a new managing director to replace co-founder Stephen Shipperly who announced he would be leaving the company at the end of last year. New M.D. Peter Brooks-Johnson has been with the company since 2006 and prior to his promotion was Agency Director in charge of estate agency business and marketing. The move comes as RightMove sets new records for



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