Watch: TKG Webinar on Local Media

Peter Krasilovsky, Matt Booth and I did a webinar this week, hosted by "the Commando" Dick Larkin. The content was essentially a preview of the topics we'll hit during our Interactive Local Media conference that takes place Nov 19-21 in…

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Yotify Goes for a Metasearch Approach

Search and alert service Yotify has entered the scene with a wide-reaching value proposition to do the legwork in finding people, places and events for you. On one level, it's similar to a lot of aggregators we've seen, like Oodle,…

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MapQuest Optimizes for the iPhone

MapQuest has announced the launch of a mobile site that is optimized for iPhone interfaces. It has a sharp design and is relatively quick to return maps and local search results. It must be made clear, however, that this is…

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Web Chatter: Excitement Over Android

On the eve of T-Mobile's launch of the G1 -- the first device based on Google's long-awaited mobile OS -- we've seen lots of excitement throughout the blogosphere. The Bloodhound blog has a positive review of the device, based on…

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Google Extends Reach in Television

Google announced today that it will partner with Harris Corp. in order to tap into its television inventory. Harris has an existing network that places television ads where there is remnant inventory. According to the release: Using current traffic system…

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MerchantCircle Enlists Feet on the Street

MerchantCircle today announced that it will tap into its base of merchant listings to aide in selling its local marketing services. This comes with the notion that these 630,000 businesses are already entrenched in the community and selling their own…

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Print Skepticism Abounds in Tough Times

I read two columns today that had similar themes regarding SMBs' general need to adopt better local marketing strategies. Carrie Hill's Search Engine Watch column argues the relatively weak ROI transparency of print advertising (compared with online), while Danny Sullivan's…

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A Conversation With Center’d

We've heard bits and pieces over the past six months about Center'd -- the company that was repurposed and re-branded from FatDoor. After information leaked out about the stealth-mode company back in April, we've been able to spend some time talking…

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