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Recommerce: main competitor of classifieds?

Jobindex owner strips business of all cash

Jobindex owner strips business of all cash

Denmark's Jobindex wants to pay out all the cash its has on hand as a dividend to the shareholders, to avoid paying interest to the banks where the money has been deposited! Since Danish banks will pay negative interest on deposits in 2015, and holding bonds pays close to zero percent interest at this stage, the board of Jobindex suggested that all cash held by the company on Dec. 31 last year


AOL advertisers to target Facebook, Twitter users

AOL advertisers to target Facebook, Twitter users

AOL and predictive marketing technology firm Kenshoo are teaming up to offer AOL advertisers a way to target Facebook and Twitter users, and later down the road other social-network users as well. AOL has its own predictive analytics engine, called One. It will provide  advertisers with attribution and other insights. Metrics will include frequency, reach and performance across every device.



Three more Schibsted sites go to Naspers

And then there were six... On March 16 we reported that Naspers had "acquired" Asani.com.pk, Schibsted's general classifieds platform in Pakistan (here is our report), and said with Pakistan out the way, the number of countries in which Naspers and Schibsted still compete had


When, how, will NextDoor make money?

When, how, will NextDoor make money?

It's become quite common for social-media startups to spend years giving everything away for free before starting to introduce revenue drivers. Hyper-local online community NextDoor, which has one-third of all U.S. neighborhoods on board, is no different. While we at the AIM Group and others have been told that


Schibsted and Naspers extend truce to Pakistan

Schibsted and Naspers extend truce to Pakistan

...and then there were ten little Indians. That is how many countries Naspers and Schibsted still compete in, after the unofficial announcement in the recent days (here) that the two companies will now also stop competing in Pakistan, where Schibsted's general classifieds platform Asani.com.pk will apparently merge w


LinkedIn launches Arabic version

LinkedIn launches Arabic version

LinkedIn.com, the professional network with more than 347 million users worldwide, launched an Arabic version in 2015. Back in 2012 Linkedin opened an office in Dubai to operate and support their customers in the Middle East. Today about 14 million registered users in the Middle East and North Africa use LinkedIn in English. And now new users can select to register their new accounts in Arabic


Tocmai/OLX merger to take about 4 weeks

Tocmai/OLX merger to take about 4 weeks

As was expected, the Romanian general classifieds site Tocmai.ro will vanish from the market in mid-April. Before then, it will be merged with OLX.ro in an orderly, multi-step process. Naspers acquired Sibmedia Interactive (the owner of Tocmai.ro) from Schibsted Classified Media about a month ago. According to a press release of OLX.ro, the merger process started on March 13. <a href="http://a6



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