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EBay Gives Classifieds Another Go

EBay is launching a new classifieds site, which is designed "to re-energize its classifieds business during a time when it is under attack," according to The New York Times' Bits blog. The company's existing classifieds site Kijiji has been a success in other countries, like Canada and Australia, and thus will remain unchanged abroad.

Stateside, however, Kijiji has never legitimately challenged Craigslist. In February, Kijiji had two million visitors, while Craigslist had 4.5 million, according to Compete. EBay is also releasing two new mobile apps -- one for listing and selling items for sale, and one for posting or searching classifieds -- along with a third app, for the iPad, early next month.

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