Y Combinator-backed RescueTime is a web-based time management tool that lets users monitor the time they spend on the Web, like what applications and websites they’re visiting most frequently, all in an effort to help heavy web users cut down on inefficient uses of their time. (Maybe those three hours in Chrome Angry Birds weren’t adding to your overall productivity, friend.) The service can be… → Read More
Zapoint, a career and talent management platform, has acquired Jobster from Recruiting.com. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Both sites are planning to retain their separate identities, however; Jobster will offer new career management tools that are “Powered by Zapoint”.
Urbanspoon is a small Seattle startup that wants to help you find the perfect restaurant. Their goal: compete head on with Yelp and other user review sites, specifically around restaurants. But they are approaching the market in a different way than Yelp and others. Instead of talking users into coming to their site and writing reviews, they’re taking a decentralized approach and aggregating… → Read More
Seattle-based Jobster has had a rough time over the last several months. They radically changed their business model and went through a round of layoffs. The company, and CEO Jason Goldberg, has faced criticism for all of these changes. Now a new storm is brewing over a former employee, Jason Davis. Davis previously sold a recruiting blog to Jobster, and worked with the company for a while. He… → Read More
Eyebrows were raised when Seattle-based Jobster shredded their business model and moved to free job listings in February. It was a direct assault on Monster, which charges up to $475 per job listing. Many of the commenters in the post discussing the change said it was the last ditch effort of a troubled company. This week Jobster quietly rolled out phase two of the plan, adding pay-per-applicant… → Read More
Monster.com is a fat target. It has a market cap of nearly $7 billion and generates over $1 billion per year in revenue. All that revenue is largely generated on paid job listings, starting off at $475 for a single listing. Hotjobs and a bunch of other services provide similar services, all for a fee. Even Craigslist charges for job listings in many markets. Seattle-based Jobster, which has raised… → Read More
Do job seekers and employers outside of Silicon Valley want user generated content, tagging and feeds in their employment services? The premise that they do will likely be put to the test on a global scale now that the fast growing job search site Jobster has landed $18 million more in venture funding from a team lead by international publishers Reed Elsevier. The company has now recieved almost… → Read More
Seattle based Jobster will announce the acquisition of brand new startup Jobby on Wednesday morning. Terms are not being disclosed. I profiled Jobby when it entered it’s beta in late March. Unlike Indeed and Simply Hired, which aggregate job listing from other sites, Jobby takes resume information directly from Job Seekers and then invites employers to search through listings. Jobby also… → Read More