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2016 in Headlines for Online Marketplaces


Take a quick trip through the year with some of the biggest headlines for online marketplaces in 2016. 

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2016 was both a scary and exciting year for the online marketplace industry. As we enter 2017 there are a lot of unknown questions. Will Facebook continue its push into the classifieds territory? What will Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn actually mean?

Can fake news and reviews be combated, and will Amazon and Facebook win with their current approach?

We will continue researching, reporting, and commenting on industry trends and news here at Implio in 2017 so make sure you sign up for our blog!

Thank you for an exciting 2016. See you in the new year.


GM invests in Lyft

Facebook Sales Groups

Uber Launches UberEats

Besedo Launches Implio

Wallmart Announces Online Focus

Facebook Trending News Controversy

Wallapop and Letgo Merge

EU illegalizes Online Hate Speech

Microsoft Acquires LinkedIn

Naspers Invests in Udemy

Pokemon Go Launches

Top Nigerian Scammer Arrested

Napalm Girl Controversy

Besedo and ioSquare Merge

In-App Payments to Messenger Bots

Shopify Allows Direct Sales in Messenger

Facebook Launches Marketplaces

Bumble Bans Mirror Selfies

eBay Launches ShopBot

Apple Sues Amazon Vendor

Amazon Limits Reviews

Facebook to Fight Fake News

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