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Best Craigslist Post Ever, for a Used Samsung Galaxy Note, Actually Isn't A not-quite-classic of the genre

Oh, hey, it's another crazy long-form classified ad. There was that sweet ode to a used snowblower, and the funny used-wetsuit auction, and the amusingly absurdist listing for a used…

October 29, 2012, 2:47 PM EDT

This Is What Happens When You Pretend to Sell a Chinese Baby on Craigslist It's all fun and games, until it's not

Terrible Copywriter relates a cautionary tale warning of unpleasant consequences if you pose as an upper-class mom offering to sell (or trade!) your recently adopted Chinese infant because of her…

October 3, 2012, 9:01 AM EDT

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

Most Absurd Craigslist Ad Ever for a '95 Pontiac Grand Am GT Unicorns, crowns and references to Jesus

It's become an advertising category all its own—the ludicrously over-the-top classified ad for someone's crappy used product. We had the used-wetsuit ad from England, and the used-snowblower ad from Canada.…

April 26, 2012, 11:43 AM EDT

Musical Based on Craigslist Ads to Premiere in Vancouver Songs about 'bald longing and tenderness'

Craigslist ads have given voice to the pathetic and desperate over the years, and the same can be said for musical theater. So, it's only natural that they join forces,…

January 17, 2012, 5:13 AM EST

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

Craigslist and Kutcher Make 'Best Roommate Ever' a Star But S.F. apartment seeker might lose his job in the process

It might cost him the very job that sent him apartment hunting in San Francisco, but we have a feeling Wade "Best Roommate Ever" Cothran will do OK for himself.…

August 24, 2011, 2:54 PM 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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