The Chinese real estate platform Aiwu Jiwu has been placed on a public blacklist that was recently put out by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD). It is the only ecommerce platform included on the blacklist, which comes as part of the Ministry’s crackdown on irregularities in the real estate sector in China.
The managers of Beepi.com, a used-auto start-up in the Francisco Bay-area, confirmed a Techcrunch report (here) that the site had stopped operating after running out of cash, and before it could be sold to an interested party.
Schibsted Spain posted an ad on its recruitment vertical InfoJobs.net on Febr. 17, seeking a "director of general classifieds in Spain". The successful candidate will have at least five years' experience and a degree.
ShweProperty, a real estate site in Myanmar, secured a seven-figure round in Series-A funding from a large fund with lots of experience globally in online real estate, and classifieds in general. More specific information was not released.
Trade Me (NSX: TME), a marketplace and auction site in New Zealand, unveiled a new buyer-protection service for consumers trading new and used goods across its general marketplace.
Chakri.com, an emerging job site in Bangladesh, is focused on building its resume database. At a two-day jobs fair late last month, it managed to get 5,000 students to submit their resumes right there and then. The jobs fair was hosted by a local institution.
Jonathan Bullock, SoftBank Group’s chief operating officer (COO), resigned from the board of Housing.com (Locon Solutions), which counts SoftBank as its largest investor, according to a regulatory filing, reported Mint.
After signing up AutoScout24 France last month, payment solution firm Depopass now has all the leading auto verticals in France on its books.
Facebook has made it official: the jobs functionality the company hinted back in November 2016, is now live in the U.S. and Canada. It includes a job tab and the ability to receive job applications via Facebook Messenger.
The internet division of Polish media group Agora SA grew revenue 11.6 percent in FY2016 from FY2015, but the revenue earned by its classified businesses dropped for the third year in a row.