In India, the transport sector is showing the way for the sharing economy, with a growing list of self-drive, auto-rental start-ups encouraging the young generation to rent rather than own autos.
Equiem, a provider of tenant engagement solutions for commercial real estate in Australia, has acquired Jagonal, a growing web platform that allows owners to list office space to rent, or buy.
AtHome, a real estate information platform in Japan, launched a rental site with upmarket properties only. The site is called Talkie, and is for users with a hang to the "premium lifestyle".
Schibsted’s Vibbo.com (formerly Segundamano.es), is on the 2016 blacklist of trademark-neglecting sites compiled annually by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).
Michael Evans, president of Alibaba Group, commented extensively the latest report of the USTR which includes Taobao on its 2016 blacklist of "notorious marketplaces" known for listing counterfeit goods which violate intellectual property rights - in this case, trademark rights.
Schibsted wants to become a global brand, and recruited a manager for its new unit, called Global Brands, at Schibsted Media Group located in Stockholm. Pär Ekroth (photo), marketing manager at the newspaper Aftonbladet, will move to the new unit to build the Schibsted brand strategy. Schibsted already has a global communications unit in Stockholm, where the media company also has a unit called Dimas,...
REA Group’s European businesses AtHome Group (including operations in Luxembourg, France and Germany) and REA Group Italia have been sold to Oakley Capital Private Equity, who are reported to back the existing management team.
Newly-acquired IProperty Group will have new, data-rich tech capabilities added to its platform by REA Group, News Corp. Australasia executive chairman Michael Miller said.
Naspers sold its price comparison sites in Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria to the Czech company Rockaway Group for an undisclosed amount.
It looks like Unister's Auto.de, the marketplace for new and used autos, and MyImmo.de, the real estate listing platform, will shortly be no more.