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Microsoft discontinues Live Expo for listings

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Microsoft closes down "Craigslist Killer" by Marlow Harris on 360Digest Two years ago, seeing the success of Craigslist, Microsoft created Windows Live Expo. Hopes were, it was going to be a "Craigslist Killer." It didn't work out that way, however, and MS announced that the site wil be discontinued at the end of July. According to a message on its homepage, users can no longer create a new account, post or extend listings, or upgrade listings to "premium." Although Microsoft hasn't commented on the reasoning behind Live Expo's departure, there's speculation that because the service wasn't as well advertised as it could have been, it never took off in the way the company would have liked. Online classifieds continue to be dominated by Craigslist, and none of the major players have been able to mount a good product to compete successfully. Google has GoogleBase, which hasn't seemed to take off with the real estate crowd, though here in the Pa...