As of 2012, mashup sites such as and were overlaying Craigslist data with Google Maps and adding their own search filters to improve usability.
The move came shortly before e Bay's planned spin-off of Pay Pal, and an effort to divest other units to focus on its core business.
As a consequence, the young company was forced to rename to James Edition.
Analysts and commentators have reported varying figures for its annual revenue, ranging from $10 million in 2004, $20 million in 2005, and , there have been no substantive changes to the usefulness or non-advertising nature of the site—no banner ads, charges for a few services provided to businesses.
The company was believed to be owned principally by Newmark, Buckmaster and e Bay (the three board members).
The site initially replaced the adult services page link with the word "censored" in white-on-black text.
The site received criticism and complaints from attorneys general that the section's ads were facilitating prostitution and child sex trafficking.People trying to get technical positions filled found that the list was a good way to reach people with the skills they were looking for. User demand for more categories caused the list of categories to grow.The initial technology encountered some limits, so by Majordomo had been installed and the mailing list "Craigslist" resumed operations.It became a web-based service in 1996 and expanded into other classified categories. Having observed people helping one another in friendly, social, and trusting communal ways on the Internet via the WELL, Mind Vox and Usenet, and feeling isolated as a relative newcomer to San Francisco, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark decided to create something similar for local events.In early 1995, he began an email distribution list to friends.Community members started asking for a web interface.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating