SAN MATEO, Calif. - July 2, 2007 - Oodle, the search engine for classifieds, today announced the launch of Oodle Canada. This launch extends Oodle's listings outside of the U.S. and U.K. to include Canada, which, according to comScore (March 2007), is a wired leader with 70 percent of households currently online.
Oodle is a free online service that provides consumers with a great classifieds shopping experience. Users search the freshest, most comprehensive collection of classified listings across every major category, including: automotive, real estate, rentals, employment, personals, tickets, pets, services and merchandise.
Oodle Canada includes nearly one million listings across the country, servicing 38 metro areas and 31 universities, and draws from thousands of sources, both at the local and national level.
"Expanding to Canada is a crucial next step in reaching and connecting people worldwide," said Craig Donato, CEO and co-founder of Oodle. "Canada's rapidly expanding online industry shows that there is a definitive need for a free and competitive marketplace. Oodle is a perfect fit to fulfill this need."
For towns and cities residing near the Canadian/United States border, Oodle offers cross-border listings.
Oodle Canada incorporates the full spectrum of Oodle's services, allowing consumers to shop smarter and find better deals, including email alerts from Oodle that allow shoppers to note items they're looking for and have Oodle email them the moment they become available.
To experience Oodle for yourself, please visit http://canada.oodle.com.
Oodle (www.oodle.com) provides consumers with a great shopping experience for classifieds. Users search the freshest, most comprehensive collection of classifieds listings with over one million listings a day from more than 75,000 sites across every major category: automotive, real estate, rentals, employment, personals, tickets, pets, services and merchandise. Oodle is also available in the UK (www.oodle.co.uk) and Canada (canada.oodle.com).
Oodle also runs the Oodle network, a collection of sites that use Oodle to power their online classifieds. The Oodle Network encompasses major newspapers including the Washington Post and San Diego Union Tribune, business directory providers including Local.com and Yell.com, television broadcast including WTKR (Norfolk) and KLAS (Las Vegas) and large Internet sites including Lycos. To be included in the Oodle index or to learn more about the Oodle Network, please contact [email protected].
For more information, please contact:Kristofer Konietzko