Craigslist

Groupon self-gifting suggests revenue idea for classified marketplaces

Groupon, in a clever attempt to generate sales, named today, December 11, as self-gifting day. It’s basically a ploy to get us to spend money on ourselves, along with buying holiday gifts. But it got us to thinking: Wouldn’t it be smart – and surely revenue-producing –  if Groupon or any classified publisher or online marketplace set up This content is available to...

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Craigslist challenged for recalled-item ads – UPDATE

Following a U.S.-wide ABC News undercover investigation of the illegal sale of recalled items, Good Morning America and ABC News broadcast that Craigslist, unlike Amazon and EBay, is allowing the sale of potentially-dangerous recalled items.  The AIM Group, in doing its own limited investigation, came to a slightly different conclusion. This content is available to Classified Intelligence...

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Craigslist suffers denial of service attack

While some servers still have to clean out their cache to get Craigslist.com up and running again, its Sunday Nov. 23 denial of service attack seems to be over. According to TheNextWeb (TNW), Sunday-evening Craigslist visitors were redirected to  a site called Digital Gangster as a result of the DNS hijack. Ironically, Digital Gangster wasn’t ready to cope with the immense volume and it...

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Groupon debuts hourly reservation deals

Veteran deals marketplace Groupon has just introduced a deals platform that’s hourly rather than daily, for merchants that accept reservations to take appointments. Initially, it’s being offered to restaurants only. Here’s the announcement: Groupon Unveils Time-Based Deals for All Local Businesses that Accept Reservations or Take Appointments New technology lets users buy,...

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Classy debuts as mobile college YACLW

The new Blade incubator , flush with $20 million, has just introduced its first start-up –  an IOS classified app for college students. The new Classy, developed by a student at the University of Mass., Boston, is first launching on four Boston-area campuses: Boston University, Harvard, Northeastern and Babson. Classy fancies itself a mobile Craigslist, or what we call YACLW, which...

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Dress up Craigslist ads via Classify? Nah..

Classify Advertising is a bit of a weird, pretty-up-your-Craigslist-ads ad-agency duck that we’re not sure will ever catch on. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

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