Classifieds

Vast.com launches Credit Card Search!

Vast.com has launched a new category, Credit Cards! Why waste your time doing comparison shopping, when you can get what you really want, free stuff! Our “deep” crawler now recognizes and extracts credit card numbers accidentally posted all across the web, and enables you to shop with them. What’s the business model, indeed! More
Apr 01 2006

Something Vast This Way Comes

The Vast.com (developer) Preview is finally available! If you’ve been wondering what we’ve been up to, here it is, in a nutshell – we are building a search service that extracts classified ads from across the web, structures them, and then makes them available via an open REST API for commercial and non-commercial uses. More
Mar 14 2006

Craigslist is Worth More than EBay

Rich Skrenta dissects why Craigslist is so effective, in a must-read piece. Now it’s time to consider exactly effective it is. If the Genie of the Market were to offer you all of the future earnings from EBay or Craigslist, which would you take? I’d take Craigslist. Note that I’m talking about the strengths of the business models here. More
Feb 07 2006