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Baidu Buys App Store 91 Wireless for $1.9 Billion

Baidu, China’s top search engine, is in the process of making one of the largest ever Internet takeovers in the country’s history, with a $1.9 billion purchase of 91 Wireless, an Internet app Store, from NetDragon, Reuters reported.

Apps in China are very popular because of slow Internet download speeds, and the number of active mobile users continues to rise. Apps are even more popular than mobile versions of websites. more…

New Baidu Mobile Browser Takes Aim at Google, Apple

Chinese search giant Baidu has launched a mobile web browser to cash in on Chinese smartphone users.

Baidu, the dominant search engine in China, has launched the Baidu Mobile Browser, which will go up against Apple’s Safari and Google’s Chrome. The Baidu Mobile Browser is more…

Olx brings ‘Bech de’ campaign to radio & outdoor

olxOlx has taken to the radio and OOH medium for greater visibility. The free online classified site recently released new radio commercials to take its ‘Bech de’ campaign further. The ads are currently on all major FM channels.

Olx, along with its creative agency Saatchi & Saatchi, more…

A Good Deal: Dubizzle Seeks to Dominate the Middle East’s Online Classified Market

dubizzleLike the thousands of expats who find their way to this glitzy sheikhdom, Sim Whatley and J.C. Butler came to Dubai several years ago seeking jobs. But what they found instead was the opportunity to create an online classified website for the region, Dubizzle.com. more…

TradusAds Classifieds Shuts: Team Moves To OLX India

olxNaspers appears to have consolidated its general classifieds holdings in India: TradusAds, the online free classifieds site from its group holding ibibo Group, has been shuttered. The url tradusads.in now redirects to Olx.in. TradusAds was a free classifieds business, much like Olx. Tradus.in, which is Naspers’ e-commerce business is separate, and still active.  more…

Online and Offline Classifieds Market to Attain a CAGR Close to 23% During 2011-2016

Mumbai, India, June 03, 2012 –(PR.com)– With potential growth opportunities arising from both offline as well online classifieds section, the overall market in India is poised for a brilliant take off on the years to come. Primarily, proliferation of the internet and the splendid demographic opportunities prevailing happens to major market boosters. Additionally, the evolution of mobile space as well as the emergence of the tele-classified concept is fueling growth in the market by a large extent. more…

Online classifieds firm Quikr raises $32M from Warburg Pincus, others

quikrQuikr Mauritius Holding Pvt Ltd, the parent company of Quikr India Pvt Ltd which runs online classifieds site Quikr, has raised $32 million in its fifth and also its largest round of funding, led by private equity firm Warburg Pincus. Existing investors Matrix Partners India, more…

GETIT Launches Website for Best Deals and Discount Coupons

Looking for the best deal on a product or service? Search no more, GETIT, the leader in local search and free classifieds in India has announced the launch of its new Hotdeals website providing best deals across categories. Users can access Hotdeals through the link http://getithotdeals.in/ and view 1000s of deals in various categories, for respective cities. Users can also access the deals simply by calling CallGETIT 24×7 on 4444-4444 from any city. more…