Mercari, a c-to-c used-goods marketplace based in Japan, announced some good and some bad news today. Firstly, the bad news: The site apologized for a leak of personal information of registered customers of the site. The good news: Facebook’s ex-linchpin John Lagerling joined Mercari as chief business officer.
Karsten Wikke, recently appointed CEO of the Danish software company MatchWork, told us the company is working on a new product to be released in Q3 of the year.
We’ve heard rumors for almost a year that Google was working on its own job board. We thought it might be Google Hire. But this morning: an announcement: Google for Jobs is here. Our analyst Brian Blum, who's been covering the issue for a year, reviews what it means.
Getting locked out of Facebook has got to be one of the worst punishments in the social media age. The apparent cause: Facebook Marketplace. A glitch in the new Facebook classified app's fraud protection protocols kept some users out of Facebook as a whole for 72 hours and more.
Kevin is a chatbot that insures transactions on Facebook Marketplace and other buy and sell sites. It's free for items up to $100. But what's up with all the Game of Thrones dragon analogies?
"Facebook is moving to position itself as the hub of all interest-based communities," wrote Naren Reddy on AXcessNews.com.
The financial reports of Trade Me (NSX: TME), a marketplace and auction site in New Zealand, are interesting for a completely different reason. It is, namely, the only general classifieds platform in the world, as far as we know, which breaks its revenue down to category level.
You'll need to boost your Facebook job ads to get them seen, said recruiter Audra Knight, who posted a list of tips on Workology.com.
Even if you don't shop on Facebook, it might be worth keeping your Facebook profile just for the jobs feature, if a video on Lifehacker.com is anything to go by.
Facebook will have a go at LinkedIn's recruitment revenue.