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EBay CEO Donahoe Doesn’t Make Much of Craigslist Criminal Probe

When news of a criminal probe into dealings between eBay employees and Craigslist surfaced last month, it “came out of the blue,” said eBay CEO John Donahoe on Wednesday.

A leaked grand jury subpoena last month named several eBay employees, including Chairman Pierre Omidyar, more…

EBay moves to quash lawsuit by Craigslist


Paul Sakuma / AP

EBay Inc. shouldn’t have to face fraud and negligence claims by Craigslist Inc. in California because a similar case it won in Delaware upheld its minority investment rights in the online classified-ad service, a company lawyer said.

The Delaware court’s ruling last year, which supported eBay’s right to compete with Craigslist, more…

Classifieds Wars: Craigslist, Oodle Fight Over Safety

fighting dealIn its latest attempt to challenge Craigslist, Oodle is trying to portray the rival site as a stomping ground for criminals – and Craigslist is not pleased. Oodle put out a report with classifieds research firm AIM Group this morning noting that 330 crimes, including 43 violent ones, were tied to interactions on Craigslist over the last year. Oodle called its rival a “cesspool of crime” and posted an infographic titled “Mayhem On Craigslist” complete with more…