Craigslist

‘F-u’ Zumper, Newmark’s wife tweets

The wife of Craigslist founder Craig Newmark says “no way” — or more accurately, “f-u” — to a series of billboards saying “Break up with Craig.” The billboards are from rental marketplace and listing network Zumper. It launched a campaign last month taking aim at Craigslist and pointing out that with Zumper a prospective renter can submit a rental...

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Canadian YACLW raises $34 million for virtual garage sales

Here at AIM Group, we write a lot about YACLWs (that’s our lingo for “Yet Another Craigslist Wannabe”). And at first blush, Canada’s VarageSale fits the description: it’s a free site that facilitates buying and selling ala Craigslist. But VarageSale seems to be on to something big. Last month, the company raised $34 million from two big venture capital funds, Sequoia Capital and...

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Craigslist turns 20, sets revenue record – but problems loom

Craigslist turns 20, sets revenue record – but problems loom ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Craigslist will generate about $381 million in revenue and more than $300 million in profits during 2015, according to a new report. But as the site marks its 20th anniversary, it faces serious new competition and a major security problem. “Craigslist has a great past, and it’s still a terrific site...

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Smart new YACLWs go live

The following new marketplaces go well beyond Craigslist’s stodgy format. Both compare themselves to that classified behemoth, however, so we’re calling them YACLWs – our term for Yet Another Craigslist Wannabe. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

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New Facebook Product Ads bigger worry for competitors than Groups

The just-revealed Facebook Product Ads, as with its other Facebook moves to marketplace such as its new big-data Atlas ad-network effort , should be of much more concern to classified and marketplace publishers than what the social giant is doing with Facebook groups. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click...

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Facebook goes live with ‘Buy-and-Sell’

It’s no surprise to us or our clients, but Facebook has finally formalized its buy and sell features for groups. The announcement yesterday showed screens in local markets with “Sell” and “Post” buttons. Facebook corporate never mentioned the word “Craigslist” in its news release, but it’s clear from the sites that were briefed in advance that this is being positioned as an attack...

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