__/ [T.J.] on Wednesday 21 December 2005 12:53 \__
>> Speaking of Yahoo, what about TypePad, (as of yesterday) WordPress or even
>> acquisitions like del.icio.us, Flickr, and Geocities. A quick Web search
>> also helped discover the following:
>> * RocketMail
>> * eGroups
>> * OddPost
>> * Overture
>> * Launch
>> * ViaWeb
>> I'm sure they acquired another company recently, but I can't recall its
>> Google are no exception:
>> It's almost as though every start-up has its success measured by its
>> to get absorbed. ICQ (Mirabilis) were devoured by AOL many years ago. All
>> instant messengers are bound to giants, let alone information vendors.
> Wonder how long before craiglist goes the same way?
> eBay already have 25% of it.
Microsoft and Google have gone in the classified ads direction. Notice that
Craigslist is no longer a non-profit site:
Q: Is craigslist a nonprofit?
A: No, craigslist was incorporated as a for-profit in 1999*.
http://manchester.craigslist.org/about/pr/factsheet.html (one among many
*That's 4 years after it came into existence.
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