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Help a Startup Out: A Craigslist for Startups

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Startups may need help recruiting online just like more traditional companies, but when it comes to also finding advice, getting feedback or seeking early partnerships, it's not easy to meet these needs in one handy location. Chris McCann and Brendan McManus, the co-founders behind the Startup Digest email event newsletter,...
Help a Startup Out: A Craigslist for Startups

YC-Backed Local Marketplace App Yardsale Launches Nationwide

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Yardsale, a mobile app to help folks sell goods to local buyers, is now available throughout the U.S., after a long, long period of testing in the San Francisco Bay Area. The latest version of the app, which hooks into Craigslist and enables users to easily list items for sale,...
YC-Backed Local Marketplace App Yardsale Launches Nationwide
Craigslist rolls out Map View feature for apartment listings in select cities
What if Craigslist had design sensibility? This is what you'd get

Craigslist cuts off its search engine to spite its face

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Craigslist, the once-loved classified site, is continuing its ill-tempered rampage against would-be competitors that offer cleaner designs and better user experiences. Last month, it sued popular site PadMapper for using information from Craigslist to plot apartments on a map. Weeks later, Craigslist changed its terms of service to say that...
Craigslist cuts off its search engine to spite its face

The Startup Rundown: While You Were Gone, It Got Warm

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Columbus Circle as seen from CityMaps WICKA WICKA. Turntable.fm is in the big leagues now as the young music based social platform signs deals with Sony BMG, Universal, EMI and Warner, TechCrunch reports. Turntable has over one million users now and a new mobile app since September. HIPSTARTER. San Francisco based Indiegogo,...
The Startup Rundown: While You Were Gone, It Got Warm

5 ways to declutter your life and give your stuff away for free

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Americans spend $1.2 trillion annually on goods and services they don’t absolutely need, according to The Wall Street Journal. Thankfully, the growing collaborative consumption movement, which promotes the gifting, sharing, and renting of things, can help deflate that bloated number. If you have been moving piles of things from one...
5 ways to declutter your life and give your stuff away for free

L.A. Stories: HipSwap Tries to Take the Creepy Out of Craigslist (Video)

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Last week, I visited Los Angeles to get a gander at some of the many digital companies that are doing some interesting things down south of Silicon Valley. First stop: HipSwap, a community-based marketplace that is now in 14 U.S. cities after initial tests in Los Angeles and New...
L.A. Stories: HipSwap Tries to Take the Creepy Out of Craigslist (Video)

A Guy Figured Out How To Send Emails By Playing Guitar

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A creative at Wieden + Kennedy, the agency that brought us Old Spice's "Man Your Man Could Smell Like" and the new Facebook ads, has invented something amazing: a way to write an email by playing guitar. David Neveel says that since everyone is always busy, trapped in front of a...
A Guy Figured Out How To Send Emails By Playing Guitar
Russian classifieds startup Avito.ru grabs $75M
WePay has 25K customers, processed $800K for the Occupy Movement

Man hires woman to slap him every time he's on Facebook

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Maneesh Sethi goes on Craigslist to find a woman who will hit him and therefore make him more productive. [Read more]...
Man hires woman to slap him every time he's on Facebook

3taps countersues Craigslist, accuses ad site of antitrust violations

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3taps has locked horns in a legal battle with Craigslist for nearly two months, and on Monday the company launched a countersuit against its rival. 3taps accuses Craigslist of antitrust violations and unfair competition. In response to growing grumbling over Craigslist’s shocking refusal to change its user interface or add features,...
3taps countersues Craigslist, accuses ad site of antitrust violations

Craigslist Is Trying to Squash The Best Apartment-Finding App Out There

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PadMapper is one of the best ways to find an apartment in a city. It pulls data from a bunch of listing sites — including Craiglist — to populate a Google Map with available apartments. It's much easier to use than a text-based site like Craigslist, and it points its...
Craigslist Is Trying to Squash The Best Apartment-Finding App Out There

Mobile marketplace Grabio aims to be a better Craigslist

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With Craigslist seemingly ignoring mobile entirely, the race is on for someone to offer the first great mobile marketplace. One contender is Grabio, which initially started out as a consumer to consumer marketplace, but is now seeking out local businesses to flesh out its ecosystem. Chicago-based Grabio launched version...
Mobile marketplace Grabio aims to be a better Craigslist

3 Key Takeaways from Search & Social

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Posted by LindsayLast week Jen and I attended the Search & Social Summit here in my backyard of Tampa Bay. This isn't your typical conference recap post, though. I wanted to focus on the action items that still stand out for me a week later, the things will make a...
3 Key Takeaways from Search & Social

3taps Is Raring to Fight Craigslist Over Data Access

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The CEO of a company sued by Craigslist earlier this week said he’s armed (with legal precedents, not weapons) and ready to fight the local classifieds giant. “We believe Craigslist is acting like a copyright troll,” said Greg Kidd, who founded the data exchange 3taps in 2009. He contends that...
3taps Is Raring to Fight Craigslist Over Data Access

These Features Make HotPads Great For Apartment Shopping

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If you're about to move to an unfamiliar area then HotPads could save you time, money and a hassle. On the surface HotPads is just like every other map based apartment and house search service that you've seen. You search by entering how many bedrooms you want, the city you're going...
These Features Make HotPads Great For Apartment Shopping

Renting Your Room Through Airbnb Can Get You Kicked Out of Your Apartment

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Mr. Dannen (airbnb.com) If you’re looking to make some extra cash, Airbnb can be an easy alternative to finding another weird Craigslist roommate or moonlighting as a rich dude’s arm candy. But if you’re going to go the room rental route, you probably want to make sure that doing so...
Renting Your Room Through Airbnb Can Get You Kicked Out of Your Apartment

Week in review: Craigslist creeps, Samsung Galaxy S III, and copyright trolls

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"Free babysitting": how would-be pedophiles use Craigslist—and how they get caught: Craigslist is full of outrageous and ridiculous ads. But what happens when the guy offering "free babysitting" and asking for young girls' panties isn't kidding—and when he wants to meet children in person for sex? Samsung Galaxy S...
Week in review: Craigslist creeps, Samsung Galaxy S III, and copyright trolls

The Real Victims of the Newspaper Collapse

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The Onion is on to something here. There’s something about big stacks of newspapers that appeals to a certain kind of person — I used to work with one of them, and actually, come to think of it, I kind of was one of them — and the creative destruction...
The Real Victims of the Newspaper Collapse

Craigslist backtracks, drops exclusive licensing on posts

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Craigslist v. Sites-Prettying-Up-Its-Content has been getting heated lately. At the beginning of the month, the classified king took perhaps its strongest action yet to block competitors. Craigslist added a click-through-demand where all posters had to agree to an exclusive license for their ads. The move meant Craigslist would have complete ownership of...
Craigslist backtracks, drops exclusive licensing on posts

AWESOME: Museum of Modern Tweets [ART]

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Listen up, y’all: I’ve got another delightful time-wasting Tumblr for you: Museum of Modern Tweets. On this inspired blog, artist Odessa Begay renders a visual representation of a celeb’s 140-word message every Tuesday. Although social networking could be seen as merely an outlet for mindlessly blathering into the abyss,...
AWESOME: Museum of Modern Tweets [ART]

EventNow Helps You Find Party and Event Vendors

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When I moved back to NYC in 2007, I wanted to throw a party for CN. The party worked out great but finding help to serve the food that I cooked was a real pain. I put notices on the tech boards and on Craigslist but only found a...
EventNow Helps You Find Party and Event Vendors

Why Aren't Entrepreneurs Developing Innovative Solutions For Renters?

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There are some 40 million rental units in America today. And that segment is growing fast as more Americans choose to rent instead of own in a tepid real estate market. While some technology providers have come to the rescue of landlords and prospective tenants, much opportunity remains. With home...
Why Aren't Entrepreneurs Developing Innovative Solutions For Renters?

Data firm hits Craigslist with monopoly claim

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In an ongoing fight over ad listings, data company 3Taps has made good on its threat to file an antitrust claim against classified giant Craigslist. In a claim filed Monday in San Francisco federal court, 3Taps accuses Craigslist of operating as an “unchallenged monopolist” to pull in $100-$300 million per...
Data firm hits Craigslist with monopoly claim

World's Biggest Douchebag Needs a 'Pretty, Thin' Girl to Favorite People on OKCupid for Him

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(Photo: Futurity.org) If you’re a “successful entrepreneur” whose ego is wildly mismatched with his actual value to the human race, you probably just don’t have time to comb through online dating profiles with the hopes of landing Ms. Right. And since you’ve made your bread and butter in Bubble 2.0,...
World's Biggest Douchebag Needs a 'Pretty, Thin' Girl to Favorite People on OKCupid for Him
If Your Name is Eric and You Love Talking About DOMA, There's a Person on Craigslist Looking For You

Must Hate Bacon: Internet-Savvy Mini Pig Seeks Forever Home on Craigslist

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Leo the pig. (Photo: Craigslist) If you’re in the market for a new pet, might we point you to this Craigslist ad, which is offering a “certified mini pig” named Leo. Leo maintains a robust social media presence both on Twitter and Instagram, and is looking for a forever home...
Must Hate Bacon: Internet-Savvy Mini Pig Seeks Forever Home on Craigslist

Accumulating Stuff is Easy, Bondsy Helps Us Get Rid of It

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Diego Zambrano moved to the US from Brazil and promptly taught himself English using Twitter. That part of his story is fairly unique, but the thing that inspired him to build a startup is quite common: He landed a decent paying job and discovered the joys of Amazon’s one-click shopping....
Accumulating Stuff is Easy, Bondsy Helps Us Get Rid of It
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