General classified app LetGo just leapfrogged over its main U.S. rival OfferUp with a new financing round of $175 million U.S..
Arazi.pk, a real estate classified site in Pakistan, took a step closer to its goal of becoming a crowdfunding platform for property, when it received a pledge to invest around one billion rupees ($9.5 million U.S.) from an unnamed investor.
IndianBlueBook.com, a platform in India specializing in vehicle-pricing, released the results of a detailed study on the ‘impact of demonetization on the used-auto market’, and the findings are positive for the used-auto segment.
Campanda, Berlin-based platform for recreational-vehicle (RV) rentals, announced the completion of a Series B funding round – its largest to date – of €10 million ($10.6 million U.S.) from eight investors, including Michelin and Ringier.
Rozee.pk, the leading job site in Pakistan, recorded a staggering 150-percent jump in sales on the back of its recently aired television commercials, reported Profit.
Schibsted Spain announced this morning it had purchased Habitaclia.com, a real estate site which specializes in (or is focused on) the Mediterranean area. The purchase price was not disclosed.
About one year after QuikrHomes, the real estate vertical of horizontal site Quikr India, had acquired Indian real estate site CommonFloor.com, the three founders of CommonFloor resigned from the new positions Quikr India had given them.
In Finland, Sanoma’s auto site Autotie.fi launched a Facebook Messenger chatbot that serves as a personal assistant to people searching for cars on the site.
MercadoLibre, a Latin American e-commerce and classifieds player operating in 19 countries, added Nicolas Aguzin as a company board member.
Facebook Messenger is adding chatbot ads. Facebook Marketplace relies on Messenger for communication between buyer and seller. Will Marketplace users soon be inundated with spam? Perhaps, but not immediately.