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U.S. Newspapers Make $40 Billion Less From Ads Today Than in 2000 'The economic devastation would be difficult to exaggerate'

Here's a sobering statistic: From 2000 to 2013, annual U.S. newspaper ad revenue dropped from $63.5 billion to $23 billion.  That 64 percent plummet, noted by The Atlantic, was just one…

October 24, 2014, 9:03 AM EDT

Nonprofit Startup Redesigns Craigslist Ads for Free New firm wants to transform boring posts

A three-person nonprofit startup, Classify Advertising, has issued an open invitation to everyone around the world to “transform Craigslist posts from boring, ineffective ads into dynamic cash cows.” Ranked as the 10th most-visited…

August 15, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

JWT CEO Bob Jeffrey Says the Consumer Is Still in Control The revolution isn't about tech—it's about people expecting more from brands

With 15 years at the agency, Jeffrey now oversees more than 800 offices and 10,000 employees in more than 90 countries, working with such top brands as Ford, Nokia, HSBC…

November 10, 2013, 8:31 PM EST

The Digital Stimulus Package 2 million new gigs were created in 2011, says IAB study

Ad-supported Internet sites created twice as many jobs (2 million total) in 2011 compared to 2007, according to a study conducted by the Harvard Business School and commissioned by the…

October 1, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

11 Other Localish Companies Google Might Buy Following Zagat and Frommer's deals, look for search giant to continue to buy local

Early this week news broke that Google is acquiring the venerable guidebook publisher Frommer's. That comes on the heels of the search giant's eye-opening deal to purchase Zagat last year.…

August 16, 2012, 10:41 AM EDT

DOJ Launches eBay Probe Over Craigslist Spat Did eBay steal confidential information?

U.S. investigators have launched a criminal probe into whether eBay employees misappropriated confidential information from Craigslist to develop a competing service, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to a grand jury…

September 14, 2011, 11:04 AM EDT

Backpage.com a Hit, Filling Craigslist Sex Ad Void Village Voice site now a target of critics

Craigslist shuttering its Adult Services section has been a boon for Village Voice Media, the New York Observer reports. Backpage.com, the classifieds site owned by VVM, is now the only popular…

April 27, 2011, 8:25 AM EDT

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