Geokiwi: French startup aims to blend Foursquare, Craigslist and classifieds.

08 Dec 2011

Is France ready for geolocalised classifieds? Geokiwi hopes so as the start up launches with a message wall for classifieds of all kinds which are geotagged and proposed to mobile users on the move. “You could see Geokiwi as a mix of Foursquare, Craigslist, and Leboncoin” according to founder Jérémy Charoy.

The startup launches today with an iP

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Steve Shipside

Steve Shipside has been a technology and business journalist since 1990. He has written for numerous daily newspapers (Guardian, Times, Telegraph etc.), websites (including the BBC), and TV (he was a presenter for the Blue Chip business program on Sky TV). Over the years he has written just about everything from celebrity chef interviews for Healthy Eating magazine to Spice Girls profiles for French fashion magazine Citizen K. His specialty, however, is communications and marketing, which is a subject that he covered extensively for Wired as well as trade titles Campaign, Ads International, and Revolution. He has also published books on e-marketing (Capstone), presentations (Dorling Kindersley), communicating effectively (DK), and CVs (Dummies guides). He is based in Paris and London and writes news, features, and analysis on the U.K. and French markets for the AIM Group, as well as training French newspaper journalists in the dark arts of social media.