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Facebook selects Oodle to power its Marketplace

We are thrilled to share the news that Facebook has chosen us to power Marketplace, their application for online classifieds.

Everyone has things they no longer use that they should give away or sell. Posting to a traditional classifieds site involves meeting strangers, which can be uncomfortable. Emailing all your friends is inefficient and potentially annoying.

This agreement gives us a great opportunity to extend our vision for a community marketplace – a new generation of online classifieds where you can buy, sell and pass along items with people you know or people you at least know something about.

In many cases, you simply want to find a good home for items you are no longer using. In these instances, who you are giving to or selling to is more important than selling to them at the highest price. For example, when a person has extra tickets to a concert, they might prefer to give them to a friend or sell them at a discount to a co-worker. Parents often prefer to give toys their children have outgrown to other parents from their school or neighborhood.

We plan to launch Facebook’s Marketplace in Q1 of 2009. They will be great addition to the Oodle Network. This partnership expands our network of online communities, which includes MySpace and Military.com.

10 Responses to “Facebook selects Oodle to power its Marketplace”

  1. December 2nd, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Facebook hands classifieds service to Oodle » VentureBeat says:

    [...] The app hasn’t gained significant traction in the last year and a half. Now, Facebook has found a partner: Classifieds listing service [...]

  2. December 2nd, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Facebook puts twist on ’shopping with friends’ « PANPA News says:

    [...] CEO Craig Donato announced the deal on his blog. The company already provides software for the Facebook rival, MySpace, owned by News [...]

  3. December 2nd, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Joe Zekas says:

    Congratulations, Craig, to you and your entire team.

  4. December 3rd, 2008 at 12:15 am

    praneetha says:

    Well Done Guys!!! Can we be your preferred partner in Africa?

  5. December 3rd, 2008 at 9:07 am

    De Koopman » Blog Archive » Belgisch Mobiya verheugd met Facebook classifieds says:

    [...] ‘Marktplaats.nl van Facebook’ wordt naar verwachting in het eerste kwartaal van 2009 [...]

  6. December 3rd, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Whateverebay says:

    This is great news! I am looking forward to it.

  7. December 3rd, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Oodle to handle Facebook Classifieds | WHATEVEReBay.com says:

    [...] 2 by Craig Donato.  They plan to launch Facebook’s Marketplace sometime 2009. For details click HERE [...]

  8. December 8th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Anthony says:

    Cant want for this addition…God job guys…

  9. December 10th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Oodle Blog » Blog Archive » My Interview with Cheezhead’s Joel Cheesman says:

    [...] « Previous My Interview with Cheezhead’s Joel CheesmanDecember 10, 2008 by Craig DonatoInterviews, Oodle · Trackback · [...]

  10. March 3rd, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Oodle Blog » Blog Archive » The New Facebook Marketplace Powered by Oodle says:

    [...] helping them buy and sell furniture and household items in a trusted environment. Late last year, Facebook turned to Oodle for our expertise with online classifieds, and we’ve built an entirely new version of [...]

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