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French leaders mix and match platforms in bid to expand market.

French leaders mix and match platforms in bid to expand market.

Two of France's leading classifieds suppliers are experimenting with their mix of paper and online in a bid to expand market share. L'Argus, which has been offering car small ads since the 1920's and is behind the portal 321auto.com is combining with eBay. While declining (so far) to detail the finances of the deal the rationale behind the partnership is said to be the possibility of offering bu



WAN-IFRA: Game-changers and brand-new vanilla

By Katja Riefler ISTANBUL — WAN-IFRA’s Beyond conference in Istanbul last week was probably one of the smallest I’ve seen. And the weather was just awful. But networking opportunities were worthwhile and so was industry intelligence-gathering...   Want to know more about



Mobile: EBay iPad app soars; Verve gets $7 million

A few mobile notes … EBay set records during the 2009 Christmas shopping season with sales via mobile applications. It seems the iPad application is likely to do even better. The average EBay spend on its iPad application is higher than iPhone users and is 50 percent higher than the PC /Web average, an EBay official told the National Retail Federation's Shop.org conference. According to an


Alibaba gobbles up another U.S.-based e-com vendor

Alibaba gobbles up another U.S.-based e-com vendor

By Don Gasper Five years ago when Meg Whitman disclosed that EBay was investing $100 million in China, she said that whoever won China would win the world. While that prophecy still rings true, it is now China’s turn to invest the same amount in the United States. Alibaba.com, the China-based e-commerce company for small business, which beat EBay in the race to


EBay’s Mobile.de rolls out new-car sales

EBay’s Mobile.de rolls out new-car sales

EBay site Mobile.de is Germany’s biggest classified site for used cars. Now the company wants to focus more strongly on the new car sales. According to the business magazine Wirtschaftswoche, Mobile.de is currently negotiating intensely with manufacturers and dealers. Wirtschaftswoche quotes Mobile.de boss Martin Tschopp, who says, "In five to 10 years the new-c


EBay China developer conference in Shenzhen

EBay China developer conference in Shenzhen

EBay's Greater China Developers' Conference will take place in Shenzhen, the Special Economic Zone bordering on Hong Kong, on Aug. 27. This is the third successive year that the company is holding the event, which is targeted at affiliate developers and entrepreneurs in Greater China who build e-commerce applications with EBay and PayPal Application Programming Interface (API) platforms. Sessio


Craigslist points a wagging finger at EBay over smutty Loquo ads; Loquo blocks browsers in U.S., elsewhere

Craigslist points a wagging finger at EBay over smutty Loquo ads; Loquo blocks browsers in U.S., elsewhere

Note: Updated Aug. 17 for comments from EBay Classifieds Group and our observation that EBay-owned Loquo.com has blocked browsers in the U.S. and elsewhere from viewing its content. New blog posts from Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and CEO Jim Buckmaster point fingers (not saying which ones) at EBay for allowing sex-trade ads on its Spanish free-ad site, LoQuo.com. Slamming both EBa



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