MySpace Canada provides a safe and social marketplace for millions of
usersTORONTO, May 6 /CNW/ - MySpace Canada, the leading social portal in
Canada, today announced a new social classifieds service called MySpace Canada
Classifieds located at http://canada.classifieds.myspace.com/. Powered by
Oodle, MySpace Canada Classifieds offers users a safe - and social -
marketplace to buy and sell products and services within their trusted group
of friends for free.
Through MySpace Canada's social networking framework, users are able to
easily share information about what they are looking for with their friends
through MySpace bulletins and blogs. Because user profiles are attached to
each listing, MySpace users get a better understanding of who they're selling
to, trading with or buying from. These features make MySpace Canada
Classifieds a safer environment and provide a more efficient way to connect
buyers and sellers.
"The growing prevalence of social networking sites such as MySpace Canada
has enabled a new type of online classified service to emerge. By partnering
with Oodle, MySpace Canada has reinvented traditional classified services and
created a safer and more social marketplace for users to buy, sell or trade
items, on a local or national level," said Susan McGill, Executive Director,
Sales, Marketing & Business Development, MySpace Canada.
"Online transactions depend on trust, and by allowing users to understand
who they are selling to and buying from, MySpace can help lift the veil of
anonymity that can some times cause anxiety for any of the parties involved.
This is the next level of online classifieds which will give users a great
experience in a trusted environment of people they know," continued McGill.
"As a leader in this market, we are constantly innovating and evolving
the classifieds experience for our users, ensuring that these transactions can
take place with confidence," said Craig Donato, CEO of Oodle." We're thrilled
to be working with MySpace Canada to develop a truly unique service that
leverages the social aspects of MySpace."About MySpace - www.myspace.com
-------------------------------MySpace is the world's leading social portal for connecting people,
content, and culture. MySpace empowers its global community to experience the
Internet through a social lens by integrating personal profiles, photo
sharing, professional and viral videos, blogs, mobile, instant messaging, and
the world's largest music community. MySpace is the highest trafficked website
in the United States and includes an international network of more than 30
local community sites throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia,
and Australia. Fox Interactive Media is a division of News Corporation.
(NYSE:NWS - News, NWS.A - News; ASX:NWS - News, NWSLV - News).About Oodle
-----------Oodle is pioneering the next wave of e-commerce by bridging together
social media with online classifieds. The company operates the largest network
of classifieds services in the US, with a partner network of more than 200
leading brands including Comcast, Cox Broadcasting Facebook, MySpace and
Walmart. With access to more than 200 million users worldwide, Oodle provides
consumers and local advertisers with a great way to promote their listings.
Oodle also helps buyers by providing them with the most listings, over 500,000
new listings a day aggregated from over 80,000 different sites. With its next
generation platform, Oodle offers media companies and online communities a
great user experience and proven business model for free community classifieds
Oodle is also available in the United States (www.oodle.com), Canada
(canada.oodle.com) & UK (www.oodle.co.uk).
For further information: Sarah Jennings, NATIONAL Public Relations for
MySpace Canada, (416) 848-1709, firstname.lastname@example.org; Kirsten Bollen,
Director of Public Relations, Oodle, (416) 812-9749, email@example.com