Retail giant is mounting a direct challenge to Craigslist with a beta of a free classifieds service, powered by start-up Oodle.com.
Gateway attempts to market its PCs through classified ads, and Yahoo invites LivePlanet's Ben Affleck online in what could be the first step of a relationship.
Net search behemoth Yahoo has launched Yahoo Computers, a resource for Net- and computer-related news, shopping, and information. The area's features include comparison shopping, try-and-buy software, auctions, product reviews, message boards, classified ads, and computer-related books. Partners include bookseller Amazon.com, online computer store NECX, Net auction site Onsale, and media firms ZD Net, Wired, and Reuters.
CareerPath.com announced partnerships with 11 newspapers, which will add employment classified ads to CareerPath.com's online offerings. CareerPath.com partners with more than 60 newspapers around the country.
There's a good reason online giants America Online, Yahoo, and Microsoft are jumping into the local content business. There's a lot of money to be made, especially when it comes to classified ads for cars, jobs, and real estate.
USA Today announced Marketplace, a commercial section of its online site. Marketplace links news to product information and in the future will allow users to place online classified ads. The first Marketplace area will launch in the site's money section.