Craigslist

New York Times profiles Canada’s Kijiji

The New York Times last week ran an article about Canadian general classified leader Kijiji. The piece doesn’t reveal any new directions for the company, but it provides a good summary for newcomers to the Canadian classified scene. Among the data points: 12 million people visit Kijij’s website in Canada every month, which is triple Craigslist’s traffic there. There are 6.7 million...

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Geebo offers SafeTrade program

Geebo offers SafeTrade program to help protect buyers and sellers ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Geebo, a website that offers “safe community classifieds” in the United States, has launched a SafeTrade initiative to help buyers and sellers using Geebo ensure that they stay safe when conducting transactions. SafeTrade is offered by police and sheriff’s departments to encourage classified...

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‘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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