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Oodle expands online classified ads

Search engine adds 3 metro areas to network

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Oodle, a search engine that aims to become the Google of online classified ads, has rolled out new sites in Phoenix, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Milwaukee, the company said Tuesday. The free, online service now accesses classified listings in 22 metropolitan areas, making it easier for consumers and businesses to buy, sell and give using local classified ads. Launched in April of this year, the areas Oodle supports represent more than 40 percent of the U.S. online population. The San Mateo, Calif.-based company eventually plans to make it possible for consumers to search every classified listing on the Internet, including local newspapers' online classifieds, and non-newspaper sites such as craigslist, eBay and In April, Oodle launched its service in Miami, and the latest three sites bring its listings to a total of 22 metropolitan areas, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C...