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Craig vs. EBay: Some valuable lessons

Craig vs. EBay: Some valuable lessons

            There's been a lot of smoke blown about the lawsuits between Craigslist and EBay, including coverage that's said Craigslist "should have chosen another partner" (as if it had a choice in the matter) and Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster "wouldn't have done business" with EBay if he had known what would happen. Yeh, right.

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Newmark takes the stand; EBay rests its case

As we write this, Craig Newmark is on the stand at the Georgetown, Delaware Chancery Courthouse, to answer the many allegations of plaintiff EBay. ..


EBay made intent clear to Craigslist, Meg says

EBay made intent clear to Craigslist, Meg says

By Charles McKinney

GEORGETOWN, Del. --- EBay founder Pierre Omidyar and former CEO Meg Whitman said that when they bought into Craigslist in 2004, they had hoped to eventually acquire the free-classified juggernaut outright. And when Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and CEO Jim Buckmaster weren't interested in selling, Omidyar and Whitman made it clear to them that EB



EBay-Craigslist trial now set for December; judge hands Craigslist a minor victory

A new date has been set for the EBay vs. Craigslist trial in Delaware. For now, chalk up a minor victory for Craigslist Inc.

The trial in the case, which had beenset to open this Monday, has now been pushed to December. But on Friday, judge William B. Chandler III of the Chancery Courtdismissed two of EBay'sseven claimsagainst Craigslist.

Five claims by EBay remain, charging that


Canadians love Google, games and Kijiji

Canadians love Google, games and Kijiji

Search engine usage constitutes 15 percent of all Canadian internet visits -- and Google gets 80 percent of them. (Canadians use search engines 52 percent more than Americans and 20 percent more than Britons -- so they're either more inquisitive or more confused.) And what are Canadians searching for? "Games" (or "jeux" in French) was the number one non-branded term searched over 12 weeks up to


Kijiji survey: Most want site free of adult ads

Kijiji survey: Most want site free of adult ads

In a survey commissioned by classifieds site Kijiji, 75 percent of the respondents said they would prefer to use a classifieds Web site that is free of erotic ads and other adult content.

Kijiji,which is owned by EBay, clearly is positioning itself as a "family-friendly" alternative to Craigslist, which this year has been criticized because it allows ads for erotic services, and because


EBay-GM deal: Fourth and long with nothing to lose

EBay-GM deal: Fourth and long with nothing to lose

By Jim Townsend General Motors said this week that it will extend through September its experiment of selling new vehicles to California consumers on EBay Motors. The program had been scheduled to stop Sept. 8. Whether GM intends to roll the initiative out U.S.-wide remains to be seen. Our take: GM and EBay have nothing to lose by a national rollout, even if California sales ar


EBay selling most of Skype

EBay selling most of Skype

EBay just announced sale of 65 percent of Skype to Silver Lake. a technology investment group whose prior investments include Ameritrade and Travelocity.  Included in the $1.9 billion sale is a $125 million note to EBay to include Index Ventures, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Andreesen Horowitz.  The deal,