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EBay / PayPal exec hit by train, killed

EBay / PayPal exec hit by train, killed

Eric Salvatierra, an EBay and PayPal executive for almost 14 years, was killed by a train in Menlo Park, Calif., the other day. That would be notable in itself, but his family went public with the fact that he suffered from Bipolar II disorder, releasing a statement about the issue “to support others who are suffering, and also to help abolish the stigma associated with mental illness.” And EBay C


LinkedIn should buy Monster? What?!?

LinkedIn should buy Monster? What?!?

Here’s a concept: LinkedIn buys Monster.What?!?LinkedIn just went public; it’s got a market cap of $8 billion; it’s got “social networking” (or as we define it, “professional networking”) written all over it; it’s hot.Monster Worldwide has a market cap of less than $1 billion; it’s had good times and not-so-good times --- right now it’s definitely in the not-so-good times --- and it’s doing


Mobile World Congress 2012 – mind-boggling changes ahead

Mobile World Congress 2012 – mind-boggling changes ahead

By Katja Riefler BARCELONA. What a crowd gathered last week in Barcelona! More than 67,000 visitors from 205 countries roamed the halls of the 2012 GSMA Mobile World Congress, a new record for the four-day conference and exhibition. Attendance was up by 11 percent compared to last year’s event, more than 1,500 companies exhibited. Device makers, suppliers and operators dominated t


Property Sorter launches in U.K.

Property Sorter launches in U.K.

Property Sorter is more than just another property portal; it's living proof that you can never tell where innovation will come from. Property observers have already noted that the new service cherrypicks the best from existing players, such as Rightmove's 'Draw a Search' tool and Zoopla's price histories. It draws on Zoopla's property d


Rightmove board reaps rewards of profits surge

Rightmove board reaps rewards of profits surge

For the 12 months to year end 2011, Rightmove saw its revenues up 19 per cent (to £97m), and pre-tax profit up over 23 per cent to £69m. Now three key executives reap the rewards of that with share bonuses. MD Ed Williams received nearly 60,000 shares (due to vest over a staggered period) which at a current share price of over £14 represents a tidy little 'thank you' for hitting targets. COO Nick


Goodall goes from cars to Kiddicare

Goodall goes from cars to Kiddicare

Jody Goodall, the Head of Innovation at the U.K.'s Trader Media Group has been lured to Kiddicare, the baby superstore arm of Morrisons supermarket.  Morrisons has revamped the entire executive level and promises 700 new jobs as it grows the project - including a full 'agile team' of developers which Goodall himself is putting together (interestingly with a 'No Recruiters / agencies'


U.K. recruiters reap record numbers thanks to TV and mobile

U.K. recruiters reap record numbers thanks to TV and mobile

Leading U.K. job boards Reed.co.uk and Totaljobs.com are reporting record visitor figures thanks to television campaigns and enhancing mobile respectively. Reed.co.uk asked the public to pick a TV ad from a selection by first-time directors, then showed the winner on national networks. "It was an unconventional approach to creating a new ad," explains Martin Warnes,  managing director of Reed.co.u


Le Bon Coin and Pages Jaunes most visited French sites

Le Bon Coin and Pages Jaunes most visited French sites

The official French auditing body, the OJD has released figures for January that show the most visited French site to be classifieds portal Leboncoin.fr with a total of 231 million visitors. Second was Pagesjaunes.fr a long way behind on 87 million and further down the listings (composed mostly of TV and media sites) came housing portal Seloge


Major players back five-year ban for counterfeiters

Major players back five-year ban for counterfeiters

Major French classifieds portals Le Bon Coin, Marché.fr, VivaStreet.fr and Trefle.com have signed an agreement to ban for a period of five years any advertisers suspected of proposing fake branded goods.The move is an extension of the Hadopi law aimed at protecting intellectual property. The new charter is the brainchild of industry minister Eric Besson, who hopes to combat counterfeit goods wit



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