The company that runs the Facebook Marketplace is exporting its technology to the open Web.
After its in-house classified ads system failed to take a bite out of Craigslist, Facebook turned to an official outside provider--a rarity for the social network--to revamp the feature.
Although the News Corp.-owned social network already has a classifieds section, partnering with aggregator Oodle will bring in more listings and better technology.
Oodle upgrades with better data, cleaner design.
On Monday, the classifieds aggregator Oodle will officially launch its personals service.
At ASPCA's request, Oodle Classifieds removes from Facebook ads selling dogs from unregulated "puppy mills."
Several months after the partnership was announced, the revamped Facebook classifieds section has gone live in a limited release. For example, you can't find an apartment on it yet.
Rumblings suggest the social network is considering a new classified-ad service for jobs, apartments and item sales. Of course, Facebook's last foray in this direction didn't end well.
Mobile apps that do more than drive buyers to buy auction items are key to eBay's growth.
Can an Iowa-based start-up undercut PayPal--and credit cards--by charging only a 25-cent-per-transaction fee?