peter m. zollman

EFF raps Craigslist, despite $1 million gift

This is called “biting the hand that feeds you.” The Electronic Frontier Foundation will be getting $1 million in donations from Craigslist Inc., whose founder Craig Newmark sits on its advisory board — but the organization has posted a slap at Craigslist on its website. “We’re … sorry to see Craigslist succeed at blocking new and innovative uses of their data,” Mitch Stoltz of...

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Craigslist data infringement cases settled

Craigslist was the big winner — to the tune of $3.1 million — in its intellectual property infringement lawsuits against data aggregator 3Taps and Lovely, a rentals site. It has also settled with PadMapper, another apartment site that generated terrific results using Craigslist data; no financial terms of that settlement were indicated in the agreement filed with the court. 3Taps...

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Two overviews: Naspers, Tegna / Gannett

Two very good overview articles about international media / newspaper companies today: — The Financial Times has an overview of Naspers in advance of its annual earnings report on Tuesday. It outlines how Naspers stock has soared during the past few years, primarily because of its huge stake in the Chinese dot-com Tencent, and looks at its classified and other businesses. Here’s a link...

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‘Try before you buy’ a home — sort of …

Want to try a neighborhood before you move in permanently? It’s more of a gimmick than a real option, we think, but Realtor.com and AirBnB are teaming up to “[give] consumers unparalleled insight to make informed real estate decisions” by offering short-term stays in an area for prospective buyers. The two companies today kicked off a program and contest to let potential buyers move into an...

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Craigslist, 3Taps settle infringement case

Last week, Craigslist Inc. closed out its longest-running lawsuit, the one with EBay, when EBay sold its 28.4 percent in Craigslist back to the company. Today it settled with one of the defendant in another major lawsuit — Craigslist vs. 3Taps Inc. and Padmapper Inc. Craigslist and 3Taps settled the lawsuit that Craigslist against 3Taps filed in July 2012, which aggregated content from...

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