By Cristina CostaSwitzerland - a small European country with several heavily competing players that keep on looking for that solution in free online classifieds, which will allow them to finally outdistance their competitors. Naspers, Schibsted, Ringier Digital and Tamedia – two international major players and two local leaders are battling for leadership in a country, with special characteris
The Swiss market for free online classifieds is passing through times of change. After the surprise launch of ricardolino as a substitute of Tradus by Naspers, local player Tamedia has decided to make a complete relaunch and rebranding of Piazza.
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Activities are high at Naspers subsidiary in Switzerland Ricardo AG since the change in management (we reported here) has occurred: Ricardo has launched a new free online classifieds portal ricardolino.ch in mid December, which will substitut
When Xing, the biggest business network in the German-speaking region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) released its 3Q financial results yesterday, there was great interest in the membership growth number. Why?You'll find the short answer at the bottom of this report. But, take the time to read the long answer first...
The leading Austrian job portal Stepstone.at, owned by Axel Springer, has introduced new service features for job seekers and employers. The new features aim at the improvement of the search for qualified candidates in certain professional fields. .. Want to know
The South Africa-based multinational media company Naspers has bought quietly a stake of one of the most promising online classifieds companies in Portugal, Fixe Ads Lda, owner of the leading online marketplace Coisas.com, online auction platform Leilões.net and the two classifieds verticals Imovirtual (Real Estate) and <
The Scout24 Schweiz AG, a joined venture between Ringier Digital AG and German Deutsche Telekom Group, has announced a new cooperation at the property branch event “Immo-Boat” in Zurich: In future ImmoScout24 will collaborate closely with the news portals of the media company NZZ in a form of a co-branding. As ImmoScout24 CEO Stefan Schärer announced, ImmoScout24 will post its property classifieds
The smaller Austrian real estate portal Findmyhome.at has launched a new interesting with its new redesign a new search feature: a search based on typical personality types.
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What for most online job boards in Germany is in the meantime a state-of-art-application, to offer users a mobile app for their smart phones and pads, was until now a dream of the future for the largest job board in the country: the job board “Jobbörse” of the public employment agency “Agentur für Arbeit”, which offers currently over 660,000 job vacancies...
The Times-Picayune, the veteran daily newspaper of the New Orleans metro area, is about to cut back to publishing three times each week starting this fall. (Though, strangely, if you go to TimesPicayune.com and click on Subscribe, you're given the option of committing to, and p