When Thomas Vollmoeller, CEO of German business network platform Xing, informed his staff in mid-November from a coffee shop somewhere in Australia, that he had taken a short sabbatical and will be back in January, the media was abuzz.
Info Edge, owner of a number of online classified businesses in India and the Middle East, including the flagship job site Naukri.com, will revise its sales strategy in the wake of the government campaign to clamp down on the black economy, the company CEO Hitesh Oberoi said.
Jobtome.com, a pay-per-click job search engine operating worldwide from its base in Switzerland, partnered with the successful ride-haling company Uber, Jobtome announced on its blog.
KKTown, a leading mobile-only, stuff marketplace in Taiwan, introduced a new section dedicated to goods which have only been used a few times and are still basically new. In the first two weeks after the section's introduction last month, it added on average 600 new items a day, according to the site.
IVW, Germany's respected traffic measurer, won EBay Kleinanzeigen as a client for the first time in January, which made the organisation's monthly announcements even more riveting reading. The January numbers confirmed yet again: the dominant e-commerce/classifieds player in Germany is EBay Inc., with the visits of its three sites EBay.de, Mobile.de and EBay Kleinanzeigen taken together.
In Pakistan the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (Navttc), the state-run technical and careers center, partnered with the country's leading private sector job site Rozee.pk, to help skilled, young people find jobs.
LeBonCoin, France’s dominant classified site, launched a new site for comparing prices of new products this week. The new site is called LeDenicheur.
In a rather unusual move, Purplebricks, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange, announced today that it will enter the U.S. market "in the second half of 2017". More common, is that companies announce their entries into a new market after the fact.
The Netherlands-based Twiglers, operator of a collection of niche job sites for a wide spectrum of professions, including administrative work, chemistry, HR, call centers, now offers to build and roll out a customized recruitment site within 72 hours, for a company which needs to hire workers quickly and for a limited period.
MercadoLibre, a Latin American e-commerce and classifieds site operating in 19 countries, said its classified revenue was 23 percent up in Q4 of FY2016 from Q4 of FY2015.