Craig talks media, rights and html

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Inman Connect San Francisco, Jul 17-20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- OK, there's the 12 billion page views per month and more than 30 million users per month, the blog report that the 26-employee company could be worth $5 billion, and the hundreds of markets in the United States and abroad where the company operates community Web sites. But the founder of this empire is still quite humble about his full-grown Web baby, which he launched as an e-mail list of San Francisco events in 1995. "There's nothing I feel noble or altruistic or pious about here," said Craig Newmark, the Craig behind craigslist. When he heard a report (see Inman News) on how much the company might be worth if it was sold, Newmark said, "It felt flattering for a moment -- then I had to go back to work." Newmark took the stage Wednesday during the annual Real Estate Connect conference. The conference ends Friday. Regarding a lawsuit filed by eBay in April (see Inman News), Newmark said, "My lawyer has pre-spanke...