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Live From DDL: LA Times’ Rob Barrett

The Drilling Down on Local conference kicked off this morning with a presentation and conversation with Rob Barrett, the LA Times' VP of Interactive. The underlying theme was how the Times is reengineering its online product to be ... an…

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Mixpo Launches New Platform

Mixpo today announced a new platform that brings together video production, editing and tracking/analytics. The production dashboard has drag and drop functionality for ad creative including existing still images and a library of stock footage, and Mixpo's signature call to…

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Alibaba: China’s Genie in a Bottle

Alibaba is China’s answer to Google and Yahoo!. The online site is 39 percent owned by Yahoo and recently entered a strategic partnership with Infomedia, the second-largest Yellow Pages publisher in India. The agreement with Infomedia provides Alibaba access to…

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MediaNews Group Adds Health Vertical

MediaNews Group, the fourth largest newspaper publisher with titles such as The Denver Post and The San Jose Mercury News, has teamed up with TauMed to launch a video-centric health vertical. The vertical launches this month at four of MNG’s…

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Yelp Invites SMBs to the Table

Yelp announced a series of tools today for businesses to interact with local reviewers and have more of an active voice. New features for SMBs include: Message customers who have reviewed their business See how many prospective customers viewed their…

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TKG Data and Analysis: A Weekly Recap

Here is a recap of posts from the last week in case you missed any. Click below to read each post in full. Eniro to Be an Online First Business in 2008 The Nordic directory publisher Eniro announced somewhat disappointing results for…

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Eniro to Be an Online First Business in 2008

The Nordic directory publisher Eniro announced somewhat disappointing results for the first quarter, with weaker than expected print results not fully offset by online revenues. Eniro President and CEO Tomas Franzén noted that the first quarter is seasonally weak for its online…

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See You in Seattle

We'll be in Seattle next week for the Drilling Down on Local conference. See the Agenda here. If you're at the show, do your best to tackle us between sessions or during networking events. We're interested in talking. Also check…

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Local Matters Lightens Up

Local Matters announced it will launch a new local search platform called Destination Search LE (Lite Edition). This essentially brings the concept behind its flagship Local Search platform to smaller players. It will be a hosted and SEO-friendly platform that…

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AdReady Focuses on SMBs; 9,000 Take Premade Creative

Search has its limitations for local businesses. In fact, many would just as soon place media rich display ads, but for the expense and creative challenge of developing the ads. That’s the hurdle being addressed by AdReady, a venture-backed Seattle company…

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White Beefs Up Management Team

The U.S. independent publisher White Directory has added two new members to its sales leadership team. Kevin Pavelski, vice president of digital expansion, and Pat Balles, vice president of global markets. From the press release:   "Pavelski comes to White…

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KP-Backed SpotMixer Enters Fray for SMB Video

The market to produce, distribute and/or enhance small-business videos has intensified in recent months, as TurnHere, Denver MultiMedia, DMC, Spot Runner, Mixpo, BuzzSpot, EZ Show, Spotzer and others have competed (often via third-party Yellow Pages and city guides) to land…

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DA and Voice Search Roundup

A lot has happened so far this week with directory assistance and voice search providers. Call Genie yesterday launched a new product suite. This includes three platforms that let DA providers, Yellow Pages publishers, carriers and search engines build branded mobile local…

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Yahoo! Local Lets Users Draw Circles

Yahoo! Local just integrated a drawing tool that lets users specify a radius within which to filter results. AskCity has a similar drawing tool (with additional shapes), and Urban Mapping has a platform that does this. On the advertiser side,…

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Kelsey Seattle Next Week: Google, Avvo, Loladex +++

At long last, The Kelsey Group’s Drilling Down on Local: Marketplaces program is just around the corner. Our version of Coachella (or Woodstock) takes place NEXT WEEK, Wednesday to Friday, April 30-May 2, at The Westin in Seattle. We think…

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