If Facebook thought that its new Marketplace app might be immune of the kind of scams and fraud that have plagued more established buy-and-sell sites, such as Craigslist and Kijiji, over the years, the last few months have proved decidedly otherwise.
A blog item by Craig Newmark on Huffington Post provides just a little more light about why Craigslist is nothing like an average capitalistic classified company.
Craigslist is "the most profitable classified site in the world," with estimated revenue of almost $700 million in 2016 at a margin close to 80 percent, according to research by the AIM Group.
Captains of industry often create monuments to themselves.Craigslist founder Craig Newmark has funded a monument everyone can use in his New Jersey hometown. The self-described "nerd" will immortalize himself by funding a $10,000 composting toilet in the Early Street Community Garden, a project of three local "ladies," who rejuvenated a junkyard across the street from Newmark's childhood home in
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 innov
In the midst of ongoing Craigslist killer, rapist, con artist and thief coverage comes a story that reminds us of how classified listings - even those on Craigslist - much more often than not result in productive sales, delighted buyers, and even creative, entertaining and informative content.This story came by way of Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, who took a break from his bird-watching
On this morning's live event about veterans and jobs at Google headquarters in New York City, also streamed as Google Hangout , Google executives
A timeline of the litigation between Craigslist and its part-owner, EBay: August 9, 2004
- EBay, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and CEO and part-owner Jim Buckmaster, as Craigslist predecessor 1010 Cole Street, Inc. sign a shareholders’ agreement. According to the EBay complaint, this agreement “imposed certain transfer restrictions and rights
By Peter ZollmanWe’ve got a category at the AIM Group we call YACLWs --- “yet another Craigslist wannabe.” Today we’re officially adding a new category: “Yet another ‘Aw shucks, I’m just little ole me, Craig Newmark’ interviews.”This week’s offender is Inman News, a site we generally admire tremendously. Yet the ridiculous, for-no-apparent-reason Craig Newmark interview this w
Craig Newmark and his “team” --- not the Craigslist team, but a new team that’s running a philanthropy site he’s launched --- formally kicked off a site this week called CraigConnects.org. It’s “connecting the world for the common good,” focusing on seven areas where Newmark wants to make a difference. This is “a long-term effort, not a