Billed as "the first site entirely dedicated to the problem of housing employees for companies" LocService.pro is the brainchild of French accomodation portal LocService.fr.
The site takes its lead from a report from Le Credoc (the research centre for the quality of life) which published the findings that 40 per cent of companies said the
2011 was officially the year when Internet small ads overtook print in France according to a study released today by the Xerfi institute of economics.
The institute estimates the online small ad market as being worth 669 million euros last year, against 645 million for the printed press.
Xerfi observes that; "While online classifieds leaped by 17 per cent last year, print advertising shrank
Reports in the French media say that L'Ordre des Experts Comptables (the national institute of accountants) is preparing legal action against Leboncoin.fr and Vivastreet.fr for their part in facilitating cowboy operators offering their services online. The body insists that the classifieds portals can be sued as accomplices to any illegal actions and adds that it has been demanding action from th
Whilst France has plenty of dedicated jobs boards such as Jobintree and Monster it is general classifieds site Leboncoin that is now the number one employment site in the country.
"Leboncoin offers between two and five times more job offers than the specialised sites" observes Marketing Director Antoine Jouteau. According to Jouteau the number of job offers on
Le GESTE, the body representing editors of online services is bidding to up the profile of mobile web services by releasing visitor figures in conjunction with Médiamétrie - the leading audience metrics body.
After studying audiences for a total of nearly 400 sites and applications the study found that nearly 5.7 million unique visitors a month visited classifieds sites via a mobile phone in th
The OJD - the body that audits web audiences in France - has released its figures for May and reveals that while Orange (the mobile operator) is the most visited national site with 432,679,127 visitors for the month (compared to Leboncoin's second place at 234,391,510) it is Leboncoin.fr that tops the charts for page views. Here the relative position is pretty much exactly reversed with Leboncoin
Ageo, owner of French general classifieds site Trèfle.com, has raised €700,000 courtesy of investor OTC Asset Management. It will use the money to create a series of consumer sites called "Quel" ('Which') intended to guide purchases item by item. The first such site, Quellavelinge.com (
The French car classifieds market has a new player as general sales portal PriceMinister diversifies into motoring.
PriceMinister has 9,000 cars available from the outset and claims that 300 dealers have signed up. It's free to place small ads, but a 'Seller Pack' (improved visibility, photos, etc.) costs €39 ($51 U.S.).
The French market is dominated by established players such as Caradisiac an
Just as 2Xmoinscher closes its doors, another French pretender to Leboncoin's crown throws its hat into the ring. Given the success of Schibsted's market leading C-2-C sales site, it is hardly surprising that a number of parties are intereste