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OLX to start offering upsells in India

OLX to start offering upsells in India

OLX in India plans to begin charging for some ads this year, after nine years of offering only free ads. Amarjit Batra Singh, CEO of the Naspers-owned website, disclosed plans to offer paid upgrades, sometimes referred to as “top-ups” in the industry. Advertisers will be charged to move their free ads to the top of the list. Singh did not disclose the amount of the fees, but said they would var


Facebook goes live with ‘Buy-and-Sell’

Facebook goes live with ‘Buy-and-Sell’

It’s no surprise to us or our clients, but Facebook has finally formalized its buy and sell features for groups. The announcement yesterday showed screens in local markets with “Sell” and “Post” buttons. Facebook corporate never mentioned the word “Craigslist” in its news release, but it


OLX hits the jackpot in India

OLX hits the jackpot in India

Facebook’s Marc Zuckerberg today took a huge step forward in his quest to connect the world’s “unconnected two-thirds” to the Internet, when Internet.org launched its app with free basic services in India, a country where one billion people are not connected to the Internet. Mobile phone owners can download this Android app and surf to any of 38 websites without paying their mobile service prov


OLX merges with Segundamano in Mexico

OLX merges with Segundamano in Mexico

We have reported before on how difficult it had been to find out exactly what was included in the cooperation agreement concluded by Naspers and Schibsted on Nov. 13 last year. Very soon after their official statements on the deal (Naspers PDF here and our report

OLX sales up in Ukraine on popularity of used goods and mobile

OLX sales up in Ukraine on popularity of used goods and mobile

Ukraine’s No. 1 general classifieds platform OLX.ua, owned by Naspers, reported its trade volume rose 62 percent year-on-year in 2014, and the number of users 20 percent. The site management attributed the broad trend of growing popularity of ecommerce and online trade in the country to several factors, including the tough economic conditions, which make people prefer used goods over new goods,



Naspers grabs exciting brand-building opportunity

In August 2013 Facebook and six other technology companies founded Internet.org, an initiative to bring affordable Internet access to the two-thirds of the global population that is still unconnected. Internet.org identified three “key challenges” to master, if it wants to bring affordable Internet to the "unconnected two-thirds". More about these challenges below. This week Naspers announce



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