The New and Improved Yell.com

At our recent conference in Philadelphia, Yell Group's Eddie Cheng sought us out to tell us about his company's newly revised online directory, Yell.com, which Yell prefers to call a local search engine. One of the new features Yell is…

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AskCity Launches

As we wrote about briefly last week, AskCity has launched today. I will get a chance to play around with the new features today and will provide more detail in this week's Local Media Journal. In the meantime, Loren Baker…

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Ask Who? In the U.K., AskTheLocal

AskTheLocal.com is a new "shopping search engine" recently launched in the U.K. Started by husband-and-wife team Philip and Paula Abrahamson, along with Philip's brother Peter, AskTheLocal is similar in concept to ShopLocal in the U.S. (and to a lesser degree,…

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Happy Thanksgiving

To all of our U.S. readers, Happy Thanksgiving. Our offices will be open on Friday but blog posting will be light as we gear up for our ILM '06 conference next week. Hope to see you in Philadelphia.

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Google on Click-to-Call

Today I had the chance to chat with Dan Rubinstein, head of SME product initiatives at Google. Among many other things in the rapidly shifting online local marketplace, we spoke about Google's integration of click-to-call links in all its local…

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