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New employment Web site in Spain

New employment Web site in Spain

The company De Facto Standards S.L has finished the development of a new job search Web portal for Spain. The idea behind the project of the Web sites smartemployer.org, protean.eu and smartcv.org is to facilitate contact between job applicants and employers.

The CEO of the company Alfonso Fernandéz said "Smartemployer is not another search aggregator for jobs. It is the firs


New web portal for classified ads in Spain

New web portal for classified ads in Spain

With Queanunciar.com a new classified ads Web portal was started in Spain in September. The Web portal is managed by Moisés Rodríguez Alonso, a private individual with no company background. The placing of ads is completely cost-free for individuals and companies in a wide range of categories from cars, real estate to electronic equipment. There is a particular area reserved for companie


Portuguese car magazine “Motor Clássico” prepares new Web site

Portuguese car magazine “Motor Clássico” prepares new Web site

The Portuguese car magazine “Motor Clássico” will launch a new Web site in November. The magazine is a monthly publication of the Motorpress Ibérica Group and is specialized on reports about classical cars. It has a large classified ads section for these vehicles.

“Currently the publication operates a large bulletin board with over 300,000 page views and 70,


Sanoma buys Igglo

Sanoma buys Igglo

Finnish publishing house SanomaWSOY has agreed to buy real estate agent Igglo's Internet portal. The company will combine Igglo's real estate Internet services with its Oikotie.fi portal.

Igglo was founded in 2006 and focused strongly on Web 2.0 technologies. Igglo was criticized for having taken pictures of every building in Helsinki. The original plan was to expand the Igglo concept t


Stepstone the most visited job board in Germany

Stepstone the most visited job board in Germany

According to latest independent research from Nielsen, Alexa, Google and ComScore, StepStone’s sites in Germany attracted almost 1.4 million unique visitors in June, which means a year-on-year increase of 115 per cent. This is the highest increase for any job board in Germany. The nearest competitor had fewer than half the unique visitors in the same month.



Impact of Wall Street crisis on online advertising

PaidContent.org’s David Kaplan takes a look at what this week’s Wall Street crisis means for the online advertising industry. Kaplan says that the fall of Lehman Brothers, Bank of America’s planned rescue of Merrill Lynch and insurer AIG’s debt problem



WAN files protest against Google-Yahoo deal

The World Association of Newspapers doesn’t much like the advertising deal between Google and Yahoo. The organization has written to European and North American competition regulators to express its opposition.

The Paris-based WAN is arguing that the deal would have a "negative impact" on the ad revenue that Google and Yahoo provide to newsp



100 million iPhone apps downloaded so far

While there are no classified advertising applications yet for Apple’s iPhone, that can’t be far away. Users have downloaded from Apple – via the iTunes App Store – over 100 million apps to date. Assuming Apple continues at the rate of 70 million downloads in August alone, that translates into as many as 1 billion app downloads by the end of the store’s first year of


Adicio on track to 30%, again

Adicio on track to 30%, again

Online classifieds  technology provider Adicio says its 2008 revenue growth is on track to hit  2007's growth -- a record 30 percent over prior year.

Tony Lee, Chief Alliance Officer/EVP at Adicio, told us the growth is coming  from newspapers as well as from other media. Newspapers have become only about  half of Adicio's busines



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