Where the Web 2.0 stars were born

Every year thousands visit the garages where Hewlett-Packard and Apple were hatched. But the hottest tech companies out there weren't all started in a car lot.

Craigslist
3. Craigslist
Founded: 1995
First Address: 1010 Cole St., San Francisco, CA
Newmark's classified-ad site grew from humble origins: a list of notable upcoming events that he e-mailed sporadically to Bay Area friends. He worked out of this two-bedroom apartment on Cole Street for six years; he moved the company to nearby offices in 2000 but lived here until he sold the apartment in December 2005. Now 17 million people visit Craigslist each month.

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