After going for-profit, CouchSurfing faces user revolt

After building up millions of users in the last eight years, DIY travel website Couchsurfing has stepped it up by going for-profit and taking venture funding. But some aggrieved users feel that they’ve become pawns in a game… and they aren’t happy.

Zaarly Looks To Be a Real Time Mobile Craigslist

Zaarly, a new start-up that is launching today, is hoping to speed up the pace of local commerce with a new mobile application that helps bring buyers of services and goods together with local sellers and providers in real time.

TaskRabbit Raises $5M for Nationwide Expansion

TaskRabbit has raised $5 million in a Series A funding round led by Shasta Ventures. The three-year-old startup, which currently brokers tasks in San Francisco and Boston, will use the money to expand its reach to other metro areas nationwide.

EBay Claims Victory Over Craigslist In Suit

EBay is claiming victory in its long-standing litigation with Craigslist, after a court reinstated its 28.4 percent stake in the classifieds…

Craigslist TV Gets Real About Ad-Posters

So I’m putting Shows About Craigslist into the Online Video Vault of Overdoneness. The only reason I feel comfortable calling it a day on this genre, though, is that the reality series Craigslist TV might be as good as it’s going to get.

Oodle + Twitter = Another Jab At Craigslist

Oodle continues to chip away at Craigslist’s domination of the online classifieds market by partnering with much larger sites like *AOL* and…

Why Google Is a Fair-Weather Friend

If you’re a startup that’s building its business using Google’s (s goog) services, be warned, because the Mountain View, Calif.-based search giant…