EBay shutting down Kijiji in France

27 Jul 2010
EBay has announced that from Aug. 16 Kijiji.fr will be shut down and its classifieds hosted on the parent site instead. "This is a step in the rationalisation of the brand" explains Nathalie Touzain, Director of Communications for EBay France. "It's a local strategic decision that only concerns France. In Canada, for example, Kijiji will continue to exist while in Germany it was shut down a year


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Steve Shipside

Steve Shipside has been a technology and business journalist since 1990. He has written for numerous daily newspapers (Guardian, Times, Telegraph etc.), websites (including the BBC), and TV (he was a presenter for the Blue Chip business program on Sky TV). Over the years he has written just about everything from celebrity chef interviews for Healthy Eating magazine to Spice Girls profiles for French fashion magazine Citizen K. His specialty, however, is communications and marketing, which is a subject that he covered extensively for Wired as well as trade titles Campaign, Ads International, and Revolution. He has also published books on e-marketing (Capstone), presentations (Dorling Kindersley), communicating effectively (DK), and CVs (Dummies guides). He is based in Paris and London and writes news, features, and analysis on the U.K. and French markets for the AIM Group, as well as training French newspaper journalists in the dark arts of social media.