Mercari, a c-to-c used-goods marketplace based in Japan, announced some good and some bad news today. Firstly, the bad news: The site apologized for a leak of personal information of registered customers of the site. The good news: Facebook’s ex-linchpin John Lagerling joined Mercari as chief business officer.
OfferUp has a new board member: Darrell Cavens, the CEO of Zulily, a Seattle-based e-commerce site for moms and kids. Cavens will be OfferUp’s first, independent board member.
Forbes magazine takes an extensive look at Craigslist and its two major competitors, OfferUp and LetGo, in an impressive 5,000-word series from reporter Ryan Mac. The magazine "conservatively" values Craigslist at $3 ...
OfferUp, the stuff app founded in Seattle in 2011, has launched an initiative to promote safety with "meet-up" locations at police departments. The company is offering free kits with information and signs to departments that provide video monitoring of ...
Buzzfeed reporter Katie Notopoulos doesn’t like Facebook Marketplace. Her latest article is titled “Facebook Marketplace Kinda Sucks.” Are her criticisms fair? And what can we learn between the lines?
Facebook has made it official: the jobs functionality the company hinted back in November 2016, is now live in the U.S. and Canada. It includes a job tab and the ability to receive job applications via Facebook Messenger.
Facebook's latest technology matches search requests to images. Not tags and captions, but the content of the images themselves. It may be the killer feature in the competitive general classified app space. And it's something only Facebook could pull off.
Payments via Facebook Messenger have come to Europe, bringing closer the possibility that online payments will soon become part of Facebook Marketplace. An e-money license in Ireland has now crossed over to Spain via the EU's reciprocal EU agreements.
General classified app LetGo just leapfrogged over its main U.S. rival OfferUp with a new financing round of $175 million U.S..
Mercari, Japan's peer-to-peer trading app, has added another dimension to its "Americanization" with an internship program for top Japanese IT talents in the U.S.. It called the program Bold Internship in USA.