Interesting trends of local markets and classifieds are available by the article cited below. As everywhere on the internet new services are started to serve these markets. This makes sense because of the prognosticated importance of local markets, but wonders as these new services are startups and not initiated by established local media to maintain one of their core businesses. But the launch of new local trade platforms and classifieds services is not the real reason for this post. There is another most remarkable trend, the shift of classifieds and local trade to the mobile internet. The following article links to a couple of new international services mostly based in the UK and USA of which at least the half are purely mobile based or do provide a mobile app.