Craigslist

New YACLWs suggest smart classified differentiators

New YACLWs (yet another craigslist wannabe) are fewer than they used to be. The Craigslist-clone format simply can’t stack up, for engagement, safety and eye appeal, to the new breed of niche classified marketplaces. Here are a couple of YACLWs that try, however. Each is worth note for at least one fresh idea. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to...

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Apartments.com debuts MyMedia for Craigslist posts

Apartments.com is the latest in a long line of vendors and publishers that didn’t let the Craigslist html tag blocks destroy their template and other ad-design or posting  services to Craigslist advertisers.  Others include Zumper, Postlets, VFlyer and Rooof. MyMedia MyMedia allows rental-property advertisers to customize marketing communication templates. The property managers, owners...

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Legislators target sex-trafficking ads

A U.S. congresswoman from Missouri and an Illinois senator have announced legislation to criminalize online publication of ads that promote sex trafficking. The bills specifically target Backpage.com, and are designed to negate provisions of the federal Communications Decency Act that protect publication of such ads. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., yesterday announced that she had filed the “Stop...

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Students debut college YACLW Urbanboard

Urbanboard.com, the new marketplace platform created by and for college students, is really so much more than a YACLW (Yet another Craigslist Wannabe.) Urbanboard is attractive, easy to navigate, and includes not only items for sale by college students at Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach State College, but also lets students showcase their services. Along with sales of textbooks, sports...

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PayCollective to e-commerce enable, share revenue, with classified publishers

PayCollective, the startup tool that enables e-commerce for classified and marketplace platforms, actively seeks newspapers and other listing publishers as collaborators. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a client? Click here. ...

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CBS, CSI hunting Craigslist killers?

According to Vulture.com, the long-running CSI TV show is about to spin off yet again, this time to tackle Internet fraud and crime. CBS has confirmed. “Think CSI: The Internet,” wrote Vulture.  CBS said that the producer has worked as a cyber psychologist,  so the show will follow an FBI cybercrime special agent. Perhaps we’ll be able to watch the search for, and capture of...

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