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Online ad site launches in 100 cities

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The popular online classified site Craigslist is inspiring a host of businesses to launch their local classified channels online. The latest, Belmont, Calif.-based startup ZiXXo, this month launched its online classified services nationwide. ZiXXo combines free online classified advertising with printable coupons businesses use to attract new consumers with special discounts and free offers. The two-year-old company's free classified ads feature category-specific forms to guide advertisers through posting an ad, field-based search that is specific to each category, user ratings, ad ratings, anonymous e-mail and pictures. Classified categories include real estate, jobs, cars, rideshare, personals and services, among others. The site currently services about 100 metropolitan areas nationwide. It differentiates itself from other classified channels by offering additional search options. For example, consumers searching real estate classifieds can specify property features, address, ...