Edgeio launches classified platform for the masses

Edgeio launches classified platform for the masses

Summary: Edgeio started out as classified marketplace for the blogging masses a year ago, where bloggers post items they want to sell on their blogs, tag them as "listing," and then Edgeio's crawler plucks and indexes them on Edgeio.com.

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Edgeio started out as classified marketplace for the blogging masses a year ago, where bloggers post items they want to sell on their blogs, tag them as "listing," and then Edgeio's crawler plucks and indexes them on Edgeio.com. Classified Boards, the latest incarnation of Edgeio, just released in beta, unleashes the underlying platform, allowing Web site owners to create their own classified sections on their sites or blogs.

Edgeio provides the marketplace tools and takes care of hosting and commerce services. The classified boards are free to set up; for fee-based classified boards, Edgeio captures 20 percent of listing fees, which are set by Web site owners. In addition, Web site owners can build create their own affiliate network. Edgeio CEO Keith Teare calls it "an ecosystem for classifieds on the Web in the same way that AdSense is an ecosystem for advertising." Or, he could say it's a platform alternative to the Craigslist approach for classified marketplaces.

 

Edgeio Classified Boards is part of the growing mashup platform/ecosystem plays that are defining the next generation of Web services. SimplyHired, for example, launched a similar marketplace service, Job-a-matic, earlier this year but it focuses only on jobs.

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Scoble interviews Edgeio product manager John Dowd

Review of Classified Boards 

 

 

 

 

 



 



 


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  • Darmik is superior to Edgeio

    Darmik.com has been providing this service for two years and it also gives memebers the ability to sell digital and realworld products on any web page or social network. In additon to this darmik has just launced a new cutting edge social network.

    For the first time in history www.adelph.us and www.darmik.com give members the ability to easily sell and redistribute their products dynamically anywhere on the Internet

    Members can create profiles that allow adelph.us members to find their music and products.

    Members that have uploaded their items for sell and created stores on www.darmik.com can easily add their stores to their www.adelph.us profile page.

    This will give members of the ww.adelph.us the ability to purchase your products from your profile page.

    Stores that are created on www.darmik.com can also be used on myspace and can also be easily integrated into any website or social network.

    With the permission of the product owner other members can sell and redistribute items that they do not own.

    Sellers keep 90% of the revenue from the sell of any tracks or products

    Members that are part of the www.adelph.us network and www. Darmik.com can donate a portion of their sales revenue to a Darmik.com registered non
    profits.

    The adelph.us service also includes a cutting edge online green computing open office productivity suite (Lightapp) that is fully compatible with currently desktop applications.

    adelph.us and Darmik.com always donate a portion of their revenue to charity.
    darmik
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    I like http://www.verticlans.com better. Same type of service, easier to set up and use.
    Someguy2