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SF: Airbnb, Craigslist rentals need to 'play by the rules'

San Francisco officials are bringing down the hammer on short-term rental services like Airbnb and Craigslist by introducing legislation this week that holds organizations accountable, and forces residents to apply for the right to rent out their homes.

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Related Topix: AirBnB, Startups, Craigslist

Fri Apr 18, 2014

KOMO News

Police: alleged abduction ends in fast-food drive-thru escape

MILTON, Wash. -- Police are investigating an alleged kidnapping that ended in a woman jumping in a stranger's car, pleading for help, and speeding off to call authorities.

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Street Fight

Putting Small Businesses on the (New) Google Map

Google Maps is a key resource that businesses can use to get more local searchers to discover them online.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Entrepreneur Magazine

How the Coolhaus Founder Stayed Chill as One Food Truck Became a Frozen Treat Empire

In 2009, Natasha Case and Freya Estrella were selling ice cream sandwiches out of a beat up postal van they bought on Craigslist.

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Related Topix: Baked Goods, Life, Cookies, Dessert, Food, Urban Outfitters, Retail, Apparel, us Travel, Travel, Recipes, Marketing

New Westminster Newsleader

NWPD issue warning

Fred William Bilaway, 52, appeared in New Westminster provincial court March 20. He is alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman responding to a Craigslist posting for a waitress/bartender at a local bar.

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Digital Trends

Best Craigslist Alternatives

We all know Craigslist is more than a mere fad at this point. The popular classifieds site has become a magical place where you can buy, rent, or apply for almost anything since its 1995 inception as a emailing list distributed among friends in San Francisco - one conveniently burgeoning with all manner of goods and services one might desire .

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Related Topix: Startups, Craigslist, Email Spam, Internet, Science / Technology, eBay

Curbed

It Came From Craigslist: Rent This Dude's Nasty Couch For Only $275 Per Month

Looking for a new place to live? Well look no further, as you could be the lucky person who shells out nearly three hundred bucks a month to crash on this dude's gross couch .

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Related Topix: Real Estate

Street Fight

Recent Studies Show Mobile's Broadening Reach

Some recent studies have further substantiated the growth trend in mobile search by local consumers, showing that usage now cuts across generational boundaries and demonstrating that mobile platforms are inherently local in nature.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Jalopnik

This Mysterious $500 Subway 'Avocado Car' Is My Next Lemons Racer

Why spend all that time and money building a normal car into a ridiculous Lemons racer when the good people at Subway have already done all the hard work for you? For $500, meet the 2010 Fiat Avocado.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Avocado, Autos

Patch.com

Lexington Business Owner: No 'Yahoo' in Yelp Deal

A Lexington business owner is not shouting "Yahoo" over Yelp's new partnership. Yelp in February reached a deal with Yahoo to share its business reviews.

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Related Topix: Startups, Yahoo!, Lexington, MA, Search Engines

River Front Times

Lyft Plans Weekend Launch in St. Louis, But Will The City Shut It Down?

Lyft, the app-based, on-demand ride-sharing business based in San Francisco, plans to go live in St. Louis at 7 p.m. Friday.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Craigslist, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sys-Con Media

Real Estate Video Classifieds by ClassifiedsEarth.com Empowers Real...

That's the thought behind the new real estate listing website ClassifiedsEarth.com .

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Related Topix: Real Estate

Tue Apr 15, 2014

MediaPost

Older Generations Warming Up To M...

Some 47% of consumers searched for local restaurants on a mobile device in the past 30 days, followed by 44% for pizza and 38% for retail stores, per a survey from the Local Search Association and Thrive Analytics.

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Related Topix: Thrive, Internet, Science / Technology, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Musings of an Entrepreneur

Recommendations for Craigslist

As you can see from my article on The Evolution of Marketplaces , Craigslist is facing a great unbundling.

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Related Topix: Email Spam

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Daily Mail

Jamie Vester whose husband was murdered while purchasing an iPad...

Two sex offenders out on parole went on a savage rape and murder spree that left FIVE women dead... all while wearing their GPS ANKLE BRACELETS EXCLUSIVE 'They're not mine': Estranged husband of woman who admitted to killing six of her newborn babies says he isn't the father and that she was kicked out of the house for cheating Is this the worst ... (more)

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Related Topix: Ipad, Science / Technology, Craigslist., iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Twitter

KKTV

Woman Finds Missing Dog on Craigslist

This might be a dog owner's biggest fear, seeing an ad on Craigslist of your missing dog, posted by someone you don't know.

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Search Engine Journal

Business Owners Complain Of Positive Reviews Disappearing After Yahoo's Deal With Yelp

The Wall Street Journal reports many business owners are upset after years of positive reviews have vanished from Yahoo Local following their recent deal with Yelp .

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Related Topix: Startups, Yahoo!, Search Engines

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Examiner.com

Dog given away free on Craigslist found year later near death in Las Vegas wash

A dog given away for free through Craigslist was found severely emaciated a year later in a wash by the rescue organization, On My Way Home Dachshund Rescue .* The female Akita was so weak, she could barely lift her head.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Kitsap Sun

Thieves nabbed trying to peddle bike on Craigslist

A bicycle stolen in Seattle was recovered in Suquamish on Thursday when the owner tracked down the thieves as they tried to peddle it on Craigslist.

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Related Topix: Suquamish, WA, Kitsap County, WA

The News Item

Motion: Knife in Barbour case obtained with invalid warrant

Police confiscated the knife allegedly used to kill Troy LaFerrara using a search warrant that was invalid, and the knife should not be permitted as evidence in the case against Miranda Barbour, according to the woman's attorneys.

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Related Topix: Troy, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Northumberland County, PA

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