Mercari Inc., the operator of flea market app Mercari, has decided to wind up its operation in Europe from March next year. This is due to burgeoning operating losses in the region amid cut-throat competition from CraigsList and DePop, Nikkei Asian Review reported.
The rise and fall of Backpage is the subject of a 6,000-word article in Reason. How did the site go from law enforcement friend to ultimate foe, with its co-founders confined to house arrest?
LetGo has received a big infusion of cash in its ongoing battle to beat Craigslist as the leading horizontal classified product in the U.S.
Seattle-based OfferUp, a popular app for trading second-hand goods, has launched OfferUp Autos to focus on the needs of used car buyers, sellers and dealers.
Hired has raised $30 million to advance its bid as a subscription-worthy marketplace for top tech talent. But the field will be competitive, with Indeed, GlassDoor and others likely to up the ante as data collection gets increasingly sophisticated.
Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark has made a donation of $20 million to the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism (CUNY); inspiring it to rename the school in his honor, officials announced Tuesday.
Craigslist has shut down its popular personals category, which has long been criticized as a base for sex trafficking and prostitution, in response to new U.S. legislation.
Sentencing is set in May for a man who tried to scam an art museum out of $5 million by advertising on Craigslist that he had stolen Vermeer and Rembrandt paintings.
Classifieds app LetGo now includes real estate listings in the U.S. It’s the first time the startup has extended its categories beyond used stuff, and the move positions it as a stronger competitor to Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace.
Has Craigslist just joined cryptocurrency world? A new feature allows sellers to check a box indicating if they’ll take Bitcoin and others as payment.