Craigslist cannot protect its listing under copyright law in its case against apartment listings site PadMapper, but the app may still be in hot water with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
RoomHunt integrates a rental directory with social networks to simplify the process of finding a place to live and roommates to live with.
After trading numerous blows with apartment mapping service PadMapper, popular classifieds site Craigslist has started to roll out its own “map view” of apartments listed on its site.
Editor’s Pick Data harvester 3taps is countersuing Craigslist to save the internet. Believe it or not, that just might not be an overstatement.
“Craiglist was an innovator at one time,” says 3taps chief executive Greg Kidd. “But time has moved on, and the concept of what the open web is today has evolved.”
Craigslist is creating its own version of PadMapper, the apartment-rental website that overlays apartment listing over a Google Maps. The feature was caught by TPM who says it is currently being tested in San Francisco and Portland areas.
Editor’s Pick Craigslist really, really, really does not want any of its listings showing anywhere else on the web.
Craigslist has never done things the way Silicon Valley wants it to. Naturally, that makes people here furious.
Last week, Craigslist blocked apartment search startup PadMapper from accessing its rental listings. This week, PadMapper founder Eric DeMenthon refocused on his apartments-for-rent sister service PadLister as a source to feed rental listings into both PadMapper and Craigslist … as well as several competing services.
Craigslist has blocked apartment-finding site PadMapper. Chief executive Eric DeMenthon made the announcement today on the PadMapper blog that all Craiglist-sourced rentals are being deleted from the PadMapper database.