Three months after Facebook announced it had hired Oodle to run its classifieds business, Marketplace “2.0” is launching on Facebook tonight. The new Marketplace takes a “conversational” approach to classifieds listings.
For example, take the example of trying to borrow a power washer to give your driveway its annual spring cleaning, Donato says.Find listings for popular breeds like Yorkshire Terriers, Chihuahuas, Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers, Boxers, Shih Tzus, Dachshunds, Beagles, German Shepherds, and Golden Retrievers.Explore Oodle Classifieds to find women looking for relationships, women looking for friendships, men looking for marriage, casual encounters, Christian singles, Jewish singles, Buddhist singles, Catholic singles, and more personal ads.Oodle is leveraging this by creating a way for Facebook users to sell items to benefit charity.Oodle has partnered with Network for Good to build a list of thousands of non-profits that users can “sell for.” When a Facebook user donates an item to sell for the cause, Marketplace promotes that along with the listing.
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Oodle aggregates listings from national and local sources, covering over 1000 regions in the United States, UK, Canada, Ireland, and India On March 6, 2009, Facebook launched a now defunct version of its Marketplace application powered by Oodle.In November 2010 Oodle acquired Grouply, a platform for building custom social networking groups.“In addition, we have a lot of infrastructure we’ve been building for the last 4 years designed to maintain quality control, do fraud and spam detection, auto-categorization of listings, and so on.”“Ultimately, classifieds are very social. You meet the person online first, but you always end up in a face to face interaction.In addition, Donato said the application won’t get any special treatment from Facebook in terms of APIs or promotion.