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LeBonCoin partners with Spark, Amazon Web Services

LeBonCoin partners with Spark, Amazon Web Services

A number of tech vendors occupy key roles in the big-data strategy of LeBonCoin.fr, France’s dominant horizontal site with more than 7 billion pageviews per month. "Spark does the data streaming, Kafka handles data messaging, and Amazon S3 the data storage," LeBonCoin chief data officer Aissa Belaid told French media recently.


Carvana share disappoints: falls 17 percent below target

Carvana share disappoints: falls 17 percent below target

Carvana’s initial public offering on Friday didn’t go quite as well as the company had hoped. The IPO was priced at $15 U.S. a share – right in the middle of its $14 to $16 target price – but fell 17 percent, before recovering slightly to close the day at just $11.10 a share.


Wallapop launches secure, in-app payment service

Wallapop launches secure, in-app payment service

Wallapop, the mobile-only marketplace that boasts more than ten million users in its native Spain, launched an in-app payment service called Wallapay. The payment tool allows users to make transactions in the app, creating a secure payment experience without having to share financial information. Wallapop takes a commission on each transaction.



Levine leaves Trulia to join VC firm

Paul Levine, who spent more than six years at Trulia and helped guide it through the merger with Zillow, announced he’s leaving Trulia in May after more than six years and will join a venture capital firm. Levine began as COO at Trulia in 2011 and became president in February of 2015. He started in interactive media as VP and GM of local for Yahoo...

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Marketplace glitch locks users out of Facebook

Marketplace glitch locks users out of Facebook

Getting locked out of Facebook has got to be one of the worst punishments in the social media age. The apparent cause: Facebook Marketplace. A glitch in the new Facebook classified app's fraud protection protocols kept some users out of Facebook as a whole for 72 hours and more.


How does search behavior differ on Cars.com, Craigslist?

How does search behavior differ on Cars.com, Craigslist?

Which classifieds site has the highest conversion rate? How do the users of Autotrader and Cargurus differ? What is the user journey like for someone who is buying a car? These are the questions we challenged Deren Baker, CEO of Jumpshot, to answer when he takes the stage in Miami at the Global Online Classifieds Summit on June 22.



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