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  • Craigslist Founder Launches craigconnects: "The Biggest Thing In My Life"

    Craigslist Founder Launches craigconnects: "The Biggest Thing In My Life"

    Craigslist founder Craig Newmark has just launched craigconnects, which he says is a long-term initiative to “connect and protect organizations that are doing good stuff”. Newmark on the site’s homepage says craigconnects is “the biggest thing” of his life, and that he’s committing 20 years to the project, which will initially focus on non-profits and… Read More

  • Craigslist Ad Looks For Undercover ‘Piracy Surveillance Investigator’

    Craigslist Ad Looks For Undercover ‘Piracy Surveillance Investigator’

    You are the sword and shield of the party! In this case, the party is a California-based private investigator looking to bank a few dollars by fighting piracy. An ad recently popped up on Craigslist San Antonio looking for “piracy surveillance investigators.” Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to sneak about town, seeking bars and other establishments that are… Read More

  • Hour.ly Lets Employers Interview Potential Temp Hires With Browser Based Video Chat

    Hour.ly Lets Employers Interview Potential Temp Hires With Browser Based Video Chat

    Hour.ly, a New York City startup that matches temporary job seekers and freelancers with prospective gigs and employers online, unveiled two new features and partnerships on Tuesday with Trufina and Tinychat. Co-founded by Brooke and Lynn Dixon (Left to right, in image below), Hour.ly has been in pre-revenue, beta mode since September 2010. The bootstrapped company’s newest site… Read More

  • Craigslist Shuts Down Aggregator Craiglook

    Craigslist Shuts Down Aggregator Craiglook

    Apparently used by some (it looks like primarily vehicle enthusiasts mostly) more than Craigslist.com itself, aggregator and search engine Craiglook was shut down by Craigslist, in a move reminiscent of when the company blocked Oodle back in 2005. Read More

  • All You Did Was Weaken A Country Today

    All You Did Was Weaken A Country Today

    Everyone is talking about Craigslist finally folding and taking down its adult services section. Earlier this month they took it down on the U.S. Craigslist sites without public comment, replacing it with a “censored” logo. A couple of days ago even that censored logo was removed. The debate is centered around prostitution. And in particular around sex slavery, sex crimes and… Read More

  • Craigslist Censored: Adult Section Comes Down

    Craigslist Censored: Adult Section Comes Down

    Bad news for Craigslist users who like to peruse the Erotic Services Adult Services section of their site. It’s gone, replaced by a large black and white “censored” logo. I’ve reached out to Craigslist for comment and await their reply. But the choice of words is significant – the section wasn’t simply removed, the censored word was used. The site has… Read More

  • Ebay Takes Down U.S. Access To Loquo Amid Sex Trafficking Allegations

    Ebay Takes Down U.S. Access To Loquo Amid Sex Trafficking Allegations

    Craigslist, embattled over the most recent allegations of sex trafficking and underage prostitution, pointed their finger at eBay yesterday. Craigslist has put significant efforts into moderating inappropriate listings on their site, says CEO Jim Buckmaster. But eBay continues to accept the worst kind of ads, depicting “young Asian females engaged in unprotected sex” on its… Read More

  • Craigslist Starts To Roll Out…Gasp…A Slightly New Design

    Craigslist Starts To Roll Out…Gasp…A Slightly New Design

    They say nothing is certain except death and taxes. And, maybe, you could be certain that no matter how many design fads come and go on the Internet, Craigslist would pretty much look the same as Craigslist has always looked. Designer types get downright pissy that the site’s design has stayed static. And makeover recommendations abound – Wired even dedicated several print pages to… Read More

  • BlockChalk Locates A New Co-Founder From Craigslist (Another Former Delicious Key Architect)

    BlockChalk Locates A New Co-Founder From Craigslist (Another Former Delicious Key Architect)

    It looks like another Delicious key architect is migrating to the new location-based startup BlockChalk. The latest is Josh Whiting, who was formerly a lead engineer at Delicious for three and a half years (he was actually one of the first members of the team before they were acquired by Yahoo,. we’re told) before he left that role to become a senior engineer for Craigslist. Read More

  • Conan O'Brien puts his Tonight Show set on craigslist

    Conan O'Brien puts his Tonight Show set on craigslist

    We forgot to mention this, but if you want to buy Conan O’Brien’s Tonight Show set make your way to Craigslist. Conan is asking for your best offer, or Coldplay tickets if you’re willing to trade. Boo, NBC! Read More

  • Best Job Application Ever: "Twitter Genius"

    Best Job Application Ever: "Twitter Genius"

    With its 140 character limit, Twitter is all about brevity. But if you think the same shouldn’t apply for a job application, well then, “you’re done.” This Craigslist job listing has some interesting rules, to say the least. While the eye-grabbing headline is asking for a “Twitter Genius” in Greenwich Village, the actual role is an “expert”… Read More

  • Craigslist Unclogs Yahoo Pipes

    Craigslist Unclogs Yahoo Pipes

    Two weeks ago we wrote about the story of developer Romy Maxwell, who had built a Craigslist mashup using Yahoo Pipes. A few weeks after sending his app to Craigslist founder Craig Newmark (who forwarded it to other members of the Craigslist team), the world’s largest classifieds site blocked Maxwell’s app. And then it blocked every other application built on Yahoo, much to… Read More

  • Craigslist Blocks Yahoo Pipes After Dev Shows Craig His New Mashup

    Craigslist Blocks Yahoo Pipes After Dev Shows Craig His New Mashup

    Developers take note: if you’ve got a mashup built off of Craigslist’s data, don’t even think about showing it to anyone who works there. At least, that’s the lesson learned by developer Romy Maxwell, who says that Craigslist has blocked both his mashup and every single project built on Yahoo Pipes a few days after a friendly Email exchange he had with Craigslist… Read More

  • Craigslist's Craig Newmark Joins Wikimedia Foundation Advisory Board

    Craigslist founder Craig Newmark will join the advisory board of Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization behind Wikipedia. The Wikimedia Foundation advisory board was created in January 2007. The main job of advisory board members is to attend a once a year meeting at the annual Wikimania conference. They also contribute in their specific areas of expertise. I guess that means… Read More

  • Judge Dismisses Ridiculous Craigslist Prostitution Lawsuit, Plaintiff Mulls Appeal

    Judge Dismisses Ridiculous Craigslist Prostitution Lawsuit, Plaintiff Mulls Appeal

    Thomas Dart, the Illinois sheriff who took Craigslist to court over erotic advertisements that appeared on the popular classifieds site, is unhappy with this week’s decision of a federal judge to toss the lawsuit (full ruling embedded below). In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Dart (pictured) said he was disappointed with the verdict and is now considering an appeal. Read More

  • The dangers of late night Internet

    The dangers of late night Internet

    Cruising Craigslist usually brings up some interesting things. And this is definitely one of the most terrible and yet oddly funny posts I’ve seen in a while. When doing the Empire Strikes Back costume of Chewbacca, most people would just get a few C3PO parts and throw them over their back. One resident of Austin, Texas however, wants to take it the next step. This guy is looking… Read More

  • OLX And hi5 Join Forces For International Expansion Plans

    OLX And hi5 Join Forces For International Expansion Plans

    OLX and hi5, both challengers to dominating juggernauts in their respective fields (online classifieds and social networking), have teamed up to expose each others’ admittedly vast but geographically spread audience to one another. OLX says it currently boasts 70 million unique visitors each month across 90 countries, largely thanks to existing partnerships with services that have… Read More

  • MySpace Tom Or CraigsList Craig: Who's Tougher?

    Anyone see Funny People this weekend? One of the best movies I’ve seen this year, despite the 10 minute MySpace commercial in the middle of it. The two main characters, Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen, visit MySpace for a $300,000 paid comedy gig. Among a variety of “f**ck Facebook, In the Face” jokes (said two or three times. really) was some really good material, including… Read More

  • For sale on craigslist: a porn laptop for $30

    For sale on craigslist: a porn laptop for $30

    You have to give it up to this guy for being so honest. He clearly states how he has used the 8-year old laptop and is now offering it up to whoever brings him $30. That’s not that bad of a deal if you look at his listing, which describes the years of dedication that went into crafting this notebook. Read More

  • Adultery Rampant Among South Carolina Governors. This Must Be Craigslist's Fault

    Another public official of South Carolina shames himself: Governor Mark Sanford is extremely sad that he got caught cheating on his wife. The video is here, the transcript is here. Bottom line, he says “I’ve been unfaithful to my wife.” Read all about it everywhere. All I’m wondering is, where’s South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster when we need him? Read More