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Hein Pretorius is new CEO of Hepsiburada.com

Hein Pretorius is new CEO of Hepsiburada.com

Hepsiburada.com, one of the biggest online retailers in Turkey, appointed Hein Pretorius as CEO of the company. Pretorius, who served on the Hepsiburada advisory board between February and his appointment as CEO, was CEO of MIH Internet Group in Europe (a Naspers company) until 2014. He will start in his new position soon. Hepsiburada is a business of Doğan Online.


Xing acquires global expat network InterNations

Xing acquires global expat network InterNations

Hamburg-based Xing AG, operator of the leading business network in German-speaking countries, hit the acquisition trail for the second time this month, when it acquired Munich-based, global expat network InterNations.org for around €10 million ($11.4 million U.S.).


India’s Droom raises money at impressive valuation

India’s Droom raises money at impressive valuation

Droom, an online marketplace for used autos and auto services in India, raised $20 million U.S. (around Rs 130 crore) in a Series-C funding round led by Integrated Asset Management, a Hong Kong-based investment company, focused on telecommunications, finance and technology, and Digital Garage, a Japanese incubator and venture capital firm.


Lifull, Rakuten roll out major, new rental site

Lifull, Rakuten roll out major, new rental site

Lifull, owner of Japan’s leading real estate vertical Lifull Home's (at Homes.co.jp), partnered with Rakuten, Japan's e-commerce giant, to build and operate a rental property site with the rather unimaginative name of Rakuten-Lifull-Stay.co.jp. Lifull also owns Trovit, a leading global general classifieds aggregator.


Buy a used phone in 30 seconds on Zhuan Zhuan

Buy a used phone in 30 seconds on Zhuan Zhuan

The first Tencent/Zhuan Zhuan co-initiative to reach the public since Tencent's $200 million U.S. investment, is a new “mini program” (小程序) for Tencent’s WeChat (微信) social networking and chat platform, which offers the opportunity to buy a used phone "within 30 seconds". We tested it. Here's what we found.



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