So most of the companies would say let’s try these ones too.
My opinion is that could play pretty nice on this side. The aggregation of jobs, news, dating, announces in the e-mail interface. I can even give a few solutions (So, the Yahoo gentlemen, if you are reading this, buzz me :)) ) Can Google have the same strategy? It probably lacks the critical mass, plus the Gmail users are more advanced. It would be a sustainable business from the first year.
The Yahoo Mail-ers lend themselves much more to a one-stop shop approach.
The impression is that the dating/social networking is much more regional than it seems. I think a website for Bucharest only might gather more active users than a global one with Bucharest listed in the search engine profile.
And the proof is that Noi2and have more profiles than hi5 or the Yahoo dating (on the side, normally). Would I be Yahoo and I’d feel to enter the .ro, I would make a partnership with a player from the second league of newspapers (regarding the online tops). For adverts there are pretty good sectoral players (on real estate, on auto, on general subjects) but I do not think one of them compares to for instance (BTW – is taken by Ziare Com Srl). Since for Yahoo the costs would be reasonable, in my opinion.
Come to think about it, it makes a lot of sense on the Romanian market.
I’ve made some quick calculations and I think Yahoo has almost 80% of the e-mail users market (persons, normally), Gmail about 5%, Hotmail somewhere near 2.5% and all the Romanian providers altogether about 10-12%.
Also a big tip for Mamba is to indicate that you actually live in Latvia.
Saying that you live in the United States or any other country abroad will result in a much lower response rate.
A woman who has only one picture posted, is wearing a tight bikini and making an overly suggestive pose are usually clear signals to steer clear.
Another clue of a pretender is a woman who has a poorly written profile.
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