Proto Corporation operates used-auto site GooNet, imported-auto site GooWorld and GooBike, a search engine for new and used bikes in Japan and partnered with Rakuten’s Signature Japan recently to roll out a vehicle-inspection service.
Advertising distribution and technology platform BuySellAds has acquired Authentic Jobs, a leading job board for “designers, hackers and creative pros.”
Launched in October by the social media giant, FB Marketplace plans global expansion.
Danish real estate site Boligportal.dk has a new CEO in the person of Anders Hyldborg. He succeeded Henrik Løvig, who had served as CEO of BoligPortal since 2010.
Tencent Holdings Ltd., China’s largest internet company by market capitalization, is working with real estate website Juwai.com to create a new, global real estate marketplace for China’s web users.
HousingAnywhere, Rotterdam-based rental accommodation site for international students, raised €5 million ($5.3 million U.S.) from the owner of Italy’s largest online real estate platform Real Web, and Dutch venture capital fund HenQ.
Facebook took on Craigslist, OfferUp and LetGo with its new Marketplace app and is gunning for job boards with added recruitment functionality. The next classifieds frontier? Real estate. And it's happening on Facebook Workplace, the company's Slack competitor.
Efritin.com, the stuff platform of Saltside Technologies in Nigeria, retrenched all its employees in Nigeria yesterday. But, the site continues as before. It is now managed at arm's length by a team outside the country, Saltside Technologies CEO Nils Hammar told us this morning.
An A/B test conducted among 2,000 users by CarSensor.net concluded the customer enquiry rate was 110 percent higher with interior color-searching than without it.
A recent public protest involving Guazi.com, the leading c-to-c trading platform in China, has led to questions being raised over the company’s claim to be cutting out the middleman for its customers.