This article was first published in CIR17.19 on October 10, 2016, a client-only report. To receive the bi-weekly Classified Intelligence Report (CIR), go here. Social media giant Facebook finally rolled out its classifieds offering. The announcement last week that it was launching a local marketplaces app in the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand (IPhone and Android for now, desktop to come), did not come...
Facebook will launch local marketplaces in the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand for IPhone and Android users in the next few days, the company announced in a blog post today.
Last Friday, Espen Egil Hansen, editor of Aftenposten, dedicated the entire front page of Aftenposten to criticizing Facebook under the headline, Dear Mark Zuckerberg.
Nigeria-based general classifieds site Jiji.ng went live on Free Basics in a move that is expected to widen the platform’s reach to the unconnected market.
Sheops.com, Pakistan’s only women-focused marketplace, is gearing up to befriend more users in the second month after its launch.
South Africa's job app Giraffe partnered with Facebook's Free Basics service to grow its audience.
Nigeria-focused general classifieds Efritin.com has gone live on Free Basics following the launch of the free browsing service in the West African country.
India's telecommunications regulator released a consultation paper on ways to offer Indian consumers free internet without violating net neutrality.
When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of Free Basics in Nigeria, he praised Nigerian job site Jobberman.com as one of the innovations coming out of Africa.
India is the second biggest market for Facebook (FB), after the U.S., with over 108 million users. Globally, it has a monthly user base of 1.65 billion and is increasingly being seen as the biggest, emerging consumer-to-consumer player in the online classified market.