MercadoLibre, the largest online commerce platform in Latin America, with divisions in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, announced Q3 2008 earnings this week. Net revenue was $40.3 million, a quarterly year over year revenue growth rate of 76.6 percent. Marketplace revenue grew 75 percent to $31.7 mil
You found a handyman on Craigslist who sounds great on paper. But how do you know he’s any good? A new startup, Workstir, hopes to take some of the guesswork out of the search process.
The site, a kind of Craigslist/Yelp/EBay hybrid, lets you post your ”looking for” requests to a forum where service providers ca
By Linda KarlssonAfter three months of operation in the U.K., mobile-classifieds company Mobiya.co.uk has aggregated 10,000 classified ads -- a humble number compared with other classifieds sites in the U.K., but the Mobiya team thinks mobile classifieds has got a lot of potential in the U.K. and in Europe...This content is available free to Classified Intelligence Rep
Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang says that while performance-based advertising remains a high-growth area, it's unknown what long-term effects the current economic downturn will have on that segment of the advertising industry -- mostly because there are no historical indicators to watch.
"We are looking at an extraordinary environment," he told attendees at London's Intractive Advertising Bur
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 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 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