Dubizzle.com, leading general classifieds platform in the UAE, appointed Samer Abdin as general manager for property. He will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of and strategy for the property section to grow the platform’s user engagement, traffic and revenue.
As the first site in the United Arab Emirates, horizontal Dubizzle.com introduced 360° virtual-reality (VR) tours, allowing property seekers to take comprehensive looks at properties before contacting agents for views.
In India, Amazon rolls out a dedicated used-books site and unveils six, new fulfillment centers from where new and used goods will be delivered.
In Romania's already crowded real estate market, OLX turned the screws even tighter when it launched Storia.ro, a real estate vertical tightly linked to OLX.ro.
In India a special unit of cyber crime specialists has been appointed by government to monitor online marketplaces and classifieds for listings of endangered wildlife.
After abandoning India's auto vertical two years ago with the $15-million U.S. sale of Gaadi.com to Google Capital-backed CarDekho, Naspers re-entered it recently with the launch of Stradia.in.
QuikrJobs, the jobs vertical of Indian general classifieds site Quikr, claims to have generated ten million job-seeker profiles with its Missed Call service in less than a year.
There wasn't much news in Schibsted's Q2 report, released this morning, other than that the company performed solidly in the period. It was enough to push the price of the B share six percent higher in early intra-day trade.
In Pakistan, used-goods classifieds really have a tough time growing the market: once they've achieved some brand awareness, they must invest to turn the service into a need.
The new country manager of OLX in Ecuador outlines the site's three top priorities and when it wants to start making a profit.