Craigslist

EFF raps Craigslist, despite $1 million gift

This is called “biting the hand that feeds you.” The Electronic Frontier Foundation will be getting $1 million in donations from Craigslist Inc., whose founder Craig Newmark sits on its advisory board — but the organization has posted a slap at Craigslist on its website. “We’re … sorry to see Craigslist succeed at blocking new and innovative uses of their data,” Mitch Stoltz of...

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Craigslist data infringement cases settled

Craigslist was the big winner — to the tune of $3.1 million — in its intellectual property infringement lawsuits against data aggregator 3Taps and Lovely, a rentals site. It has also settled with PadMapper, another apartment site that generated terrific results using Craigslist data; no financial terms of that settlement were indicated in the agreement filed with the court. 3Taps...

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Craigslist, 3Taps settle infringement case

Last week, Craigslist Inc. closed out its longest-running lawsuit, the one with EBay, when EBay sold its 28.4 percent in Craigslist back to the company. Today it settled with one of the defendant in another major lawsuit — Craigslist vs. 3Taps Inc. and Padmapper Inc. Craigslist and 3Taps settled the lawsuit that Craigslist against 3Taps filed in July 2012, which aggregated content from...

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EBay sells stake back to Craigslist

(Editor’s note: We sent this ALERT to clients a few moments ago.)   In the end, EBay threw in the towel and sold its shares back to Craigslist Inc. But it probably got a 10x return on its investment, or more. Maybe even 20x or 30x. EBay today announced that it sold its 28.4 percent stake in Craigslist Inc. back to Craigslist, meaning Craig Newmark and Jim Buckmaster won their battle...

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Mobno: Craigslist’s new competitor in Turkey

That general classified sites are popular, and which one holds the No. 1 position, is well known in Turkey. But, now there’s a new player – Mobno.com – and it wants to be one of the popular classified sites. Mobno.com was developed by Ahmet Faruk Tuna and Selcuk Demirbas, who grabbed a share of the market by trusting in simplicity and a good user experience. The “Terms of...

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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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