Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, said Wednesday he plans to “boldly go where no nerd has gone before” in the world of philanthropy — despite news that a foundation he started is closing. Read More
The three major candidates for district attorney submitted their early 2011 fundraising numbers Monday, and while all raised significant amounts, expenditures left incumbent George Gascón with far less available cash than his competitors.
Factoring in campaign debts and challenger David Onek’s earlier fundraising, he and fellow candidate Sharmin Bock each now have slightly more than $150,000 on hand, compared to about $77,000 for Gascón. Read More
Meg Whitman, the Republican candidate for governor and former eBay CEO, will be the first witness on the stand today in a trial involving Craigslist. Whitman, who resigned as CEO in 2008, will testify in Georgetown, Del., as eBay tries to prove that Craigslist owners Craig Newmark and James Buckmaster diluted its minority stake in the online advertising company to eliminate eBay’s ability to elect board members. Read More
Craig Newmark is the founder of the popular find-anything Web site, Craigslist, which got its start in the San Francisco Bay Area in early 1995. In 2000, Newmark also founded the Craigslist Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to “strengthen communities and neighborhoods.” He tells us about his desire to help people help each other, how he gets through dark times, and the man that has greatly influenced his life.
Mayor Gavin Newsom loves his Twitter, having first announced his daughter’s birth and candidacy for governor on the micro-blogging site. Read More