Mobile.de, Germany's biggest auto portal, launched its first "full-version portal" in Romania (Mobile.ro) in October, effectively merging the two country markets into a single market. Mobile.de is a subsidiary of EBay International and operates out of Berlin with 115 employees.
Before the launch
Scandinavia is considered by many players to be one of the European key online advertising markets. This was also the reason when EBay decided to make a big strategic move into this region. On October 5 the company’s global classifieds acquired dba.dk, an online classifieds site that generates more than 120 million page views per month, and Bilbasen.dk, an online vehicle classifieds site
Turbulent times at EBay -- the company held a predawn conference call today to say it was laying off 10 percent of its global workforce, or about 1,000 permanent employees and several hundred temporary workers. The reduction is expected to result in pretax restructuring charges of approximately $70 million to $80 million, with the charges predominantly recorded in the fourth quarter of 2008, ac
EBay’s at it again. Only a few months after the company got slammed in Australia and was forced to back down over a plan to force all its sellers and buyers to use PayPal, which EBay owns, the company is trying the same maneuver in the U.S.
In the company’s latest FAQ, EBay explains t