MSNBC’s new classified ads challenge newspapers’ turf

In an example of the new economy taking a page from the old, MSNBC.com adopted a longtime newspaper strategy yesterday, starting an online classifieds site.

The service, part of the broader joint venture between Microsoft Corp. and NBC News, lets users search for employment, real estate, personals, merchandise, and other types of listings from sites including eBay, cars.com, HomeGain. com and Match.com.

Sort of a classified ad portal is what it looks like. I wonder if this is their answer to Froogle. Now there’s a handy tool!

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