According to documents published by the California Northern District Court in the U.S. on Nov. 3, social network Facebook and its German-based competitor StudiVZ agreed to a private mediation of their continuing legal dispute...This content is available free to Classified Intelligence Report clients.In July, Facebook filed a legal action
The anticipated battle for market share between German-based business network Xing and its US-based counterpart Linkedin has not left any marks on Xing to date. If anything, it seems to have strengthened it...This content is available free to Classified Intelligence Report clients.Linkedin announced earlier this year that it wanted to bui
Marcus Riecke, CEO of Germany's leading social network StudiVZ, has resigned. StudiVZ belongs to media house Georg von Holtzbrinck. No reasons were given for Riecke's sudden departure. A company spokesman said it was an impromptu decision. His temporary stand-in will be Dr. Clemens Riedl, who will take on the responsibilities of CEO in addition to those of vice president of sales.
Meinestadt.de, the general information portal in Germany with a strong regional focus and strong classified platforms, launched a Polish version of the portal aimed at the 385,000 people with Polish passports living in Germany and Polish tourists, the company said. The Polish portal is called Polmia
The more than 218,000 registered candidates at Stepstone.de can now choose to publish their CVs in Stepstone’s new CV database. According to the company this is one of the most important technical project innovations over the last few years.
The new database displays key facts about a candidate at a glance. Knowledge sharing is
Mobile.de, Germany's biggest auto portal, launched its first "full-version portal" in Romania (Mobile.ro) in October, effectively merging the two country markets into a single market. Mobile.de is a subsidiary of EBay International and operates out of Berlin with 115 employees.
Before the launch
Immobilo.de, Germany’s first “truly German” real estate search engine, went online this month. Unlike other search engines in Germany (eg. Nuroa.de, Nestoria.de, Properazzi.com and Trovit.de), which have their owners and operators based outside Germany, Immobilo is operated by an independent German company Golden Immobilo from Berlin.
The operators of Nestoria are
The Austrian venture capital company VM Digital Investments (Vm-digital.net) acquired a 50.1% stake in the German classifieds portal for horses Pferde.de from Frankfurt-based internet agency WIV (Wiv-gmbh.de) for an undisclosed amount. VM Digital i