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Oodle powering Canwest properties’ classifieds

Oodle powering Canwest properties’ classifieds

Ad aggregator-indexer Oodle will soon be powering all of Canwest’s general classifieds, providing a seamless platform across the media giant’s properties, which include newspapers such as National Post and The Vancouver Sun, major portal Canada.com, entertainment site Dose.ca and GoLocal directories.

The deal gives consumers and advertisers a reach that stretches across C


Sensis working with Google – and the world keep turning

Sensis working with Google – and the world keep turning

Sensis and Google in the same room. Who’d have believed it? It was only three years ago that Sol Trujillo, CEO of the big Australian telco Telstra (Sensis’ parent), announced that Sensis would be big in search. “Google, schmoogle” he said. You can read our report of the time – CIR 6.22, Dec. 12, 2005 – which also includes some other unfulfilled Sensis ambitions here...This content is avail


Swedish market for used stuff grows

Swedish market for used stuff grows

Swedish radio Ekot reports that there has been a big increase in the online sales of used stuff compared with last year. The classified market leader Blocket.se increased the number of ads with 12 percent in September compared with the same month 2007. Tradera too has noticed an i


Loophole in the prostitution crackdown?

Loophole in the prostitution crackdown?

I couldn't help noticing that the Craigslist crackdown on prostitution is limited to Craigslist's category of Erotic Services.  You know that category; it's the  one listed alphabetcially under "Services," between "Creative" and "Event."  Anyone who wants to post into Erotic Services will  have to  pay a fee with a valid cr


Challenges, opportunities for Hong Kong Classifieds

Challenges, opportunities for Hong Kong Classifieds

By Don GasperRecent reports by some Hong Kong newspaper groups paint a mixed picture of how they are adapting to changing conditions...This content is available free to Classified Intelligence Report clients.The leading English-language daily, the South China Morning Post, has acknowledged that it is facing a


Tencent still optimistic

Tencent still optimistic

Tencent Holdings, operator of QQ, China's biggest instant messaging service, remains optimistic regarding the impact on its business of  slowing economic growth.

Jeff Xiong, the company's chief technology officer, said it expected an economic slowdown would affect the Internet industry.

"The impact, however, would vary among different types of businesses," said Xiong, quoted


Baidu advertising up

Baidu advertising up

Baidu, operator of China's biggest Internet search engine, posted a 91 percent increase in third-quarter profit in October after surging Web usage enticed more firms to buy advertising on its site.

The company reported a solid 347.86 million yuan ($ 50.9 million US) profit for the period, up from 181.73 million yuan a year earlier. Sales rose 85 percent to 919.13 million yuan from 496.5


EBay rolling out targeted ads on search result pages

EBay rolling out targeted ads on search result pages

By Christo VolschenkEBay has quietly gone live in Germany and the U.S. -- two of its biggest markets -- with a search-marketing service for business clients (shop owners) which is bound to make a lot of (positive) waves in months to come...This content is available free to Classified Intelligence Report clients.In wha



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