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by Mike Masnick

eBay Launches Craigslist Clone In Six Countries

from the so-that's-what-they-plan-to-do dept

While eBay surprised a lot of people by buying one quarter of Craigslist last summer (due to someone selling his shares to eBay, rather than the company looking for an investment), it looks like they're taking what they've learned... and launching competitors.BusinessWeek's Tech Beat points out that eBay has launched a free classified service in six countries under the Kijiji brand. While none of the locations are places where Craigslist has a presence, Craigslist has been expanding internationally -- so you have to wonder if the two will start to bump into each other. eBay says they're doing it to build up a sense of "community," though, you have to wonder if Craig and company feel particularly communal towards their step-parent in this situation.

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