UPDATE: Official launch has been pushed back to later this week.
Expect to see an announcement tomorrow from classified search engine Oodle. We have advance word they’re announcing a new venture with the free newspaper Express (which is owned by the Washington Post) to launch ReadExpress.com (not live yet).
The new site will include a classifieds marketplace which will be powered by Oodle’s technology.
â€œThe Washington Post Company is an acknowledged innovator in the newspaper industry,â€? said Craig Donato, CEO of Oodle. â€œBy integrating Oodleâ€™s search experience into the new Express Web site, they are creating a unique service that meets the needs of their young and sophisticated audience as well as tapping into a rapidly evolving opportunity with online classifieds.â€?
More great partnerships like this one and Oodle won’t have to worry about defending its business model.