China’s second-ranked classifieds horizontal, Baixing, has fallen in line with new regulations issued by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on “real name” registration for phone numbers. The Shanghai-based company has removed all SIM cards and phone cards from its platform as well as entirely eliminating the “phone number” category. The move comes in response to a directive from MIIT that took first took...
Lagou Cloud HR joins Alibaba’s SaaS marketplace The Chinese recruitment and staffing services platform Lagou has announced that it has come to a joint agreement with Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) by which its SaaS cloud services product, “Lagou Cloud HR” (Lagou yun renshi), will join the roster of Alibaba’s recently-launched SaaS bazaar, the “Cloud Marketplace.” Lagou Cloud HR was launched in December 2016 and reached general availability only...
ICar Asia has announced that its portals will soon have new cars for sale, while a couple of partnerships in Thailand will facilitate the sale of cars.
JaRealitka.sk is a start-up that was launched in Slovakia to enable selling properties based on a fixed fee paid only after the sale transaction is completed.
“In Romania real estate agents ask for a lot of money in exchange for low support and low value. This is why we have founded Domozo.ro” - this is the message of OLX Romania's new real estate agency to potential clients.
Vostok New Ventures held a capital market day in Sweden on June 9. The two Avito founders moderated the event. Among the speakers were Michael Lahyani and Henrik Persson. The entire event is available on YouTube (duration: 4 hours). We tell you where to scroll to for the juiciest bits on classifieds.
Chatbots on Facebook Marketplace may soon be able to “negotiate” with you over the price of items for sale. And if new research released by Facebook this week is any indication, you probably won’t know you’re talking to a bot and not a human being.
Guazi completed $400 million U.S. Series B financing Guazi ershouche, among the leading c-to-c used auto platforms in China, has secured $300 million U.S. in an eagerly anticipated Series B financing round. The round was led by a $100 million U.S. investment from former Series A backer, Sequoia Capital China. New participating investors in the round were H Capital, CMB International, Jingxin Venture Capital, Dragoneer Investment...
In Romania, OLX Group launched a new site for entrepreneurs who want to promote their businesses across all OLX’s classified sites in Romania, including general stuff site OLX.ro, auto vertical Autovit.ro and real estate vertical Storia.ro.
Leading players in auto classifieds shuddered yesterday as Amazon.com indicated its plans to start offering autos in the U.K. market. According to German auto magazine Automobilwoche, the U.S internet giant intends to offer autos on several of its European platforms, after an initial successful trial period launched in Italy. The trial, which was launched in November, saw Amazon offering a range of discounted Fiat Chrysler models on Amazon.it. It was expanded to include long-term leasing deals...