Game Changers Episode 17: Craig Newmark Revealed (Craigslist)

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Game Changers Episode 17: Craig Newmark Revealed

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"Bloomberg Game Changers" profiles Craigslist founder Craig Newmark. This program features interviews with Newmark; David Vinjamuri, author of “Accidental Branding;” Christina Murphy, founder of CM Recruiting; Mark Rasch of Secure IT Experts; Peter Zollman, founder of AIM Group; Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Pew Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism; Matt Zimmerman, senior staf
f attorney for Electronic Frontier Foundation; and Brad Stone, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek. (Source: Bloomberg)

Q: What is craigslist?
A: Local classifieds and forums - community moderated, and largely free.

Craigslist (styled craigslist) is a classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, personals, for sale, items wanted, services, community, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums.

Craig Newmark began the service in 1995 as an email distribution list to friends, featuring local events in the San Francisco Bay Area, before becoming a web-based service in 1996 and expanding into other classified categories. It started expanding to other U.S. cities in 2000, and currently covers 50 countries. Craigslist has a current market valuation of $2 billion and an estimated revenue of $166M in 2012. It is considered one of the most successful startups of all time by market valuation, growth, revenue and cultural impact.

An original Bloomberg documentary series providing a compelling look at the business leaders and entrepreneurs who climbed to the top and changed our world: Mark Cuban, Ralph Lauren, Mark Pincus, Warren Buffet and more.

An original documentary series, Bloomberg Television's "Game Changers" provides a compelling look at the business leaders and entrepreneurs who climbed to the top of their fields and changed our world. How did Warren Buffett become the most successful businessman in America? What drove Jeff Bezos to make the world's largest online retailer? How did Reed Hastings transform the world of movies with Netflix? These in-depth profiles and those of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Harry Potter's creator JK Rowling, entrepreneur Mark Cuban, fashion designer Ralph Lauren, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, tell their stories with candid, exclusive interviews and personal accounts from the people who helped these business leaders along the way.

Bloomberg Television offers extensive coverage and analysis of international business news and stories of global importance. It is available in more than 310 million households worldwide and reaches the most affluent and influential viewers in terms of household income, asset value and education levels. With production hubs in London, New York and Hong Kong, the network provides 24-hour continuous
coverage of the people, companies and ideas that move the markets.
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