Via John Battelle, news that classified ads search engine Oodle has been asked by Craigslist to stop scraping their listings. Oodle says most listings, 80 percent, don't come from Craigslist. Still, Craiglist has great data, and it's a blow for those to be gone. Looking over at Google, I see Craiglist seems to have no problem of Google indexing 12 million of its pages. Of course, there's a difference between indexing a page and scraping the content to be included in a more vertical service. Meanwhile, HousingMaps, a blend of Google Maps and Craigslist seems still OK. John's seeking reaction from Craiglist, so keep an eye out over there.
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