Craigslist

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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Violate Craigslist TOS, pay up to $25k

While the financial cost of violating Craigslist posting violations has been built into the classified behemoth’s written policies for a few months, most folks hadn’t taken notice. So, as reported by GigaOm, Craigslist just increased its visibility.  GigaOm assumes, as do we, that the measurements are intended primarily to warn off “robots, spiders, scripts, scrapers,...

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EBay plans one-touch mobile payments

By way of its acquisition of Braintree, EBay’s PayPal will soon offer one-touch EBay marketplace payments via mobile device.  The only catch is that the merchants need to sign on, and activate the Braintree process at their end. Re/Code explained the process: “A shopper purchasing from a participating app for the first time will be redirected to the PayPal app to authorize the...

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