Here is a recap of posts from last week, in case you missed any. Click below to read each post in full.
Digital Newsstand: Food for Thought for YP Industry?
The New York Times reported yesterday that four leading magazine publishers — Time, Conde Nast, Hearst and Meredith — are jointly developing an “online newsstand.” The initiative has ambitions of becoming the “iTunes of magazines,” according to the article. (read more…)
Just in Time for Black Friday, Lucky Magazine Gets More ‘Actionable’
Fashion magazine Lucky has rolled out a new site that lets readers locate, get specs, and/or buy the products featured within its pages. Partnering with loyalty shopping network Mall Networks, the site will include 100,000 fashion items from 450 brands. They’ll be featured in daily picks from editors as well as searchable by category, designer, price range or specific stores. (read more…)
Philly CBS Broadcasters Team to Power 120 ‘Digital Newsstands’
Seven Philadelphia CBS-TV and radio stations have combined their news resources to create a new Digital Out of Home (DOOH) News Network utilizing 39 CBS Always On “Digital Newsstands.” The Newsstands include HDTVs and a 24 hour news ticker. (read more…)
OpenTable Goes Mobile; 1 Million Served
Online restaurant booking success story OpenTable has started to make moves into mobile — both building apps and distributing its reservation system to other app partners. This is a logical move, given that arts and entertainment is a big category of mobile content consumption, according to our recently released Mobile Market View study. Already, the company has served 1 million diners through its mobile apps (mostly iPhone). (read more…)
Local.com Reorgs Into 3 Business Units
Local.com has reorganized around three business units: “Owned & Operated,” “Sales & Advertiser Services,” and “Network.” The latter unit will consist of more than 700 regional media sites, formerly associated with PremierGuide and its successor, and the new Local Distribution Network. (read more…)
Geolocation Chatter Continues
The discussion volume for geolocation continues to be turned up. The latest example is the geolocation panel that took place at TechCrunch’s Real Time Crunchup on Friday. If you missed it, you can see the entire session here. (read more…)
WebVisible: SMBs Spent Average of $1,658 on Search in Q3; Google’s Share Drops a Little
Small businesses that buy search spent $1,658 on average in Q3 2009, a figure that was up 91 percent from 3Q 2008, according to a new report issued by WebVisible, a company that manages online marketing campaigns for SMBs. (read more…)