« Previous entry | Home | Next entry »

Ebay dives deeper into classified ads

Ebay has launched more than dozen craigslist-like classifieds sites, its biggest expansion outside of its core auction business. The sites, under the brand name Kijiji, are all international. And the company said it has no plans to offer U.S. versions. Ebay has been telegraphing this move since last year, when it bought two European classified ads sites. Late last year, it acquired a 25 percent stake in craigslist.


This is a case of "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer". Ebay invested in Craigslist and Craig claimed that one of the areas where eBay would help them is in localizing their service Internationally. We'll that's exactly what eBay has done, but they did it themselves, without Craigslist, thereby sticking a dagger in the heart of Craigslist's international plans. It is just a matter of time before they launch a competing service in the US. They spent a billion dollars buying classified ad properties last year for a reason...

Mike on March 9, 2005 2:25 PM
Comment link

World cities Community is the way to go. Even we have at http://www.ojor.com which cover hundreds and thousands of cities

Ojor on March 26, 2005 11:33 PM
Comment link
This thread is closed to new comments.