How long do Craigslist paid ads last

The network is talking about it: embarrassing guerrilla warfare

Founder and boss Craig Newmark is known for not wanting to rake in billions at any cost, but only enough to make a living for the company. He has now submitted his revenge on Ebay to the California Superior Court: a counterclaim. In it, Newmark accuses Ebay of using company secrets to bring Kijiji, a Craigslist competitor, onto the market. In addition, Ebay would have placed advertisements under the "Craigslist" label on Google, which then led to Kijiji. How the guerrilla war will end cannot be estimated at the moment, but the fronts are hardened: Ebay wants more influence on Craigslist and Craigslist wants Ebay as completely as possible from the company.

Internet links

»Analysis and full counterclaim - at Silicon Alley Insider

»Short entry with numerous comments on the Craigslist blog

“The lawsuit fromEbay versus Craigslist on Reuters

Every major event raises the question of what role the media change plays and how much the modern forms of communication on the network are becoming a competition for conventional media. In the event of the earthquake that shook China a few days ago, Twitter turned out to be a platform that was unbeaten in terms of speed. Even before CNN, news agencies or major mainstream media websites reported, the news of the earthquake in China on Twitter was old hat. Numerous users wrote short messages referring to the quake. Video platforms such as YouTube or its Chinese counterpart Tudou were also used to present impressions from the region. All of these are just snapshots and eyewitness snippets that do not displace or replace journalistic analyzes, but they are definitely an incentive for the press and television. Or could a TV station serve such images in the first hours after the earthquake, like the student from Sichuan who put the following video online?

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»Silicon Alley Insider: Following The China Quake Using Google, Twitter

»Twitters beat media in reporting China earthquake - on Yahoo! News

»ReadWriteWeb: Did Twitter Really 'Outshine' the Mainstream Press?

Probably the most interesting network news of the week came from CBS. The media multinational is taking over CNET, a network of various Internet information services, including "ZDNet", "Gamespot.com", "TV.com" and "mp3.com". The price that CBS pays is 1.8 billion euros. While there are almost no synergies between the companies, the deal still makes sense from CBS's point of view. By buying Last.FM at the latest, the media group, which earns most of its money with television and radio, has shown that it wants to prepare for the future. And it should definitely be easier than building a large network of your own websites to take over a proven company with a large number of users. Interesting detail: in 1999, CNET was worth $ 12 billion. The 1.8 billion that have now been paid are a bargain in comparison.

Internet links

»Who is CBS? The English Wikipedia entry

»The message at paidContent.org

»Analysis at ReadWriteWeb

»GigaOM: Why Buying CNet Makes Sense for CBS

TechCrunch: Why CBS Bought CNET, And Not The Other Way Around