eBay Takes on Craigslist

Will the online auctioneer's Kijiji.com be able to lure advertisers away from the popular local classified-ad site?

Online commerce giant eBay knew Craigslist had the right idea when it purchased a 25% stake in the online classified ad site three years ago. EBay has become so enamored with online classifieds that it's about to go head-to-head against Craigslist with the launch of its international classified-ad site Kijiji in 220 U.S. cities. But battling Craigslist in its own backyard won't be easy.

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