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Apr 3, 2008

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Craigslist Valuation: $80 Million in 2008 Revenue, Worth $5 Billion (Silicon Alley Insider)

Henry Blodget | 8:00 AM EST
We're working on our list of the World's Most Valuable Startups, and Craigslist is a shoo-in. We think the company's worth at least $5 billion. But we'd love to get your input. Read >

Ed: 4 hours later...

Craigslist Launches Official Blog (Techcrunch)
Craigslist launches their official blog today at blog.craigslist.com. Previously founder Craig Newmark would get the word out via his personal blog, but now Craigslist has it’s own voice. The blog is lacking a RSS feed and has only rudimentary comments, but it is a true blog nonetheless...
Ed: 2 hours later...

How to Enjoy Craigslist's New Blog, Born Without an RSS Feed (ReadWriteWeb)

When they say Craigslist is simple, it really is remarkably simple. The company finally launched an official blog and it's every bit as functionally pared down as the rest of the site. Maybe even more so - there's no way to subscribe. What's a blog without subscription? A blog that gets read a lot less than it would be otherwise!

That's a real shame because there's already some very interesting looking content there. This is a solvable problem, though.

Michael Arrington, who saw the blog first, writes "The blog is lacking a RSS feed and has only rudimentary comments, but it is a true blog nonetheless." Why didn't they just through up a WordPress install? Nobody knows. While the bloggyness of it all seems debatable, we've got your RSS feeds right here.

Half for fun and half for work, we created an RSS feed for the new Craigslist blog that you can subscribe to below. That blog should be interesting, but if it ends up half as interesting as the Best of Craigslist section of the site - then look out Technorati 100.

The New Craigslist Blog

Full feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/craigslistblog2

The body of the posts won't be delivered in this feed, as we struggled to scrape a feed at all using Feed43. When I say we, in this case, I mean my dashingly handsome and brilliant co-blogger Josh Catone...

Ed: Or is it scooping the competition in real time? Where is the New York Times?

Craigslist Valuation: $80 Million in 2008 Revenue, Worth $5 Billion (Techmeme)
As we prepare to release our SAI 25: World's Most Valuable Startups list, we're running through some final valuation numbers.  One company that is a shoo-in for the list is Craigslist (yes, it has been around a while … Discussion: ClickZ and Deal Journal.

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