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AutoTrader: Mobile Site Boosting Personalized Usage, Leads

Increasingly, a lot of the mobile discussion is oriented towards ecommerce. But what does a major vertical site do with mobile when it doesn’t sell anything online? AutoTrader, the leading auto site, doesn’t sell cars online. “We basically sell advertising,”…

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AutoTrader.com Buys Kelley Blue Book

AutoTrader.com is paying a reported $500 million to acquire the assets of Kelley Blue Book. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2010. On the surface, the acquisition of KBB is fairly straightforward. While AutoTrader provides its…

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Cox Sells 25% of AutoTrader.com

Cox Enterprises has sold 25 percent of AutoTrader.com to Providence Equity Partners, a company that manages $22 billion in its portfolio and whose Web site says it likes to take equity shares “between $250 million and $2.5 billion.” Terms were…

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