EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 1089 - August 19, 2005     1 of 5

Oodle Classifeds Search Engine Now Covers 22 Metro Areas

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Oodle, the search engine for local classifieds, announced that with the rollout of its sites for Phoenix (, Minneapolis/St. Paul ( and Milwaukee (, it now supports 22 metropolitan areas.

Oodle covers classified listings from sites including, Craigslist and the New York Times to Trucker-to-Trucker, MyKidsCloset and the Greenwich Time. Oodle covers 22 metropolitan areas in the US (Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St.Paul, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC). Oodle Charity Directory, which offers comprehensive information on local charities, now features over 300 organizations.

"Since launching in April of this year, we've added 20 new cities, new, state-of-the-art features like dynamic mapping, and hundreds of new local and national classified sources" said Craig Donato, CEO and co-founder of Oodle. "Oodle now adds more than two million new classified listings to its index every week."

Oodle is funded by two Silicon Valley venture firms, Redpoint and Greylock.

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