Tag: Craigslist



Canadian YACLW raises $34 million for virtual garage sales

Here at AIM Group, we write a lot about YACLWs (that’s our lingo for “Yet Another Craigslist Wannabe”). And at first blush, Canada’s VarageSale fits the description: it’s a free site that facilitates buying and selling ala Craigslist. But VarageSale seems to be on to something big. Last month, the company raised $34 million from two big venture capital fund



Craigslist turns 20, sets revenue record – but problems loom

Craigslist turns 20, sets revenue record – but problems loom

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. --- Craigslist will generate about $381 million in revenue and more than $300 million in profits during 2015, according to a new report. But as the site marks its 20th anniversary, it faces serious new competition and a major security


Smart new YACLWs go live

Smart new YACLWs go live

The following new marketplaces go well beyond Craigslist's stodgy format. Both compare themselves to that classified behemoth, however, so we're calling them YACLWs - our term for Yet Another Craigslist Wannabe.

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Facebook goes live with ‘Buy-and-Sell’

Facebook goes live with ‘Buy-and-Sell’

It’s no surprise to us or our clients, but Facebook has finally formalized its buy and sell features for groups. The announcement yesterday showed screens in local markets with “Sell” and “Post” buttons. Facebook corporate never mentioned the word “Craigslist” in its news release, but it


CPro offers slick mobile Craigslist search

CPro offers slick mobile Craigslist search

Escargot Studios, LLC, creators of Craigslist Pro (CPro), describe it as the best mobile app to search Craigslist. While it's quite easy to use, with many handy features,  we're not sure it rises to the level of best. To its credit, it is available for both IOS and Android.


Craigslist challenged for recalled-item ads – UPDATE

Craigslist challenged for recalled-item ads – UPDATE

Following a U.S.-wide ABC News undercover investigation of the illegal sale of recalled items, Good Morning America and ABC News broadcast that Craigslist, unlike Amazon and EBay, is allowing the sale of potentially-dangerous recalled items.  The AIM Group, in doing its own limited investigation, came to a slightly different conclusion.



Craigslist suffers denial of service attack

While some servers still have to clean out their cache to get Craigslist.com up and running again, its Sunday Nov. 23 denial of service attack seems to be over. According to TheNextWeb (TNW), Sunday-evening Craigslist visitors were redirected to  a site called Digital Gang



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