Hi! I'm Dane Carlson, and welcome to the Business Opportunities Weblog. I've been publishing this website, by myself, and sometimes with the help of others for over twelve years now. You'll notice two things about this site right away:

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A reader wrote:

Ebay bought Craigslist? It’s a small business that didn’t have any major VC pumped into it and wasn’t even being marketed to a major player like eBay. It shows that either eBay is a perceiving them as a threat (unlikely) b) interested in the profitability of such a site (somewhat unlikely with such a small share) c) looking to get their foot in the door for a large purchase later possibly signaling a new service for ebay.

It’s also possible that if ebay owns part of craigs list they can copy the site without infringing.

I’m not a business guy though. I’m just a fly fisherman.

I don’t know if it’s really that big of a deal at all. Craig Newmark (the Craig in Craiglist) explains more on his weblog.

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Originally posted by Dane Carlson on August 13, 2004 in Ideas.


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